BORDERPOL to hold International Security Meeting in September

April 16, 2015 - 

BORDERPOL announced it will hold its BORDERPOL International Security Meeting – Curtailing Terrorist Travel on September 9-11 at Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington D.C.

The meeting will present new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting technology sector around the world need to implement in order to significantly curb terrorist travel.

The current speaker lineup includes Alan Bersin, INTERPOL VP for the Americas and assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security; William Hochul, attorney and former chief of the Department of Justice’s Office’s anti-terrorism unit; David Alania, border patrol chief for the country of Georgia; James Chaparro, former Deputy Under Secretary in the DHS Office of Intelligence; Peter Vincent, former General Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security; and Janice Kephart, who was named BORDERPOL Americas director in November.

The meeting will closely analyze a number of key issues, including the current threat environment, the areas where governments need help, lessons learned from how terrorists travel, ways to monitor and provide operational intelligence to border agencies, and how agencies can communicate and share intelligence with domestic and international partners in a secure manner.

Additionally, the meeting will address how border agencies can establish minimum standards for performance of border personnel, how to get these standards adopted worldwide, how to provide agencies with accurate information to make decisions in real time across the border portfolio, how to interdict illegal entries outside of ports of entry and how to accurately determine and identify recidivism, and the most effective solutions to detect and deter terrorist travel.

“We are the only organization that brings senior border agency personnel from around the world to meet together,” said Kephart. “We are just announcing our first speakers, which include the most senior US intelligence, border and legal government personnel, INTERPOL’s Americas vice president, OSCE and foreign nation border agency senior personnel. This conference is unprecedented, and of high need. Please join us.”

Visit Borderpol Americas to learn more.

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