BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

September 9-11, 2015
Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington D.C

BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat our agency leaders have to better borders is terrorist travel. ISIS is desperate to move foreign nationals into its fold and presenting new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting tech sector need to harness to help curtail the travel. We have world support from the public and private sector for the most cutting edge, helpful and on-point international meeting on the subject.

This event is organized by BORDERPOL North Americas Director and former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart, also founder and CEO of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA).

Our speakers to date are:

Alan Bersin, INTERPOL Vice-President for the Americas as well as Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, former Border Czar, former US Attorney

Patty Cogswell, Chief Intelligence Officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and former Acting Deputy and Special Assistant to the President on transborder and homeland security

William Hochul, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York and former Chief of the Department of Justice’s Office’s Anti-Terrorism Unit and Chief of the National Security Division in 2006

Doug Gilmer, Deputy Unit Chief of National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) and Supervisory Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (originally Immigration and Customs Enforcement Investigations), the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigations tasked with overseeing 104 JTTFs throughout the US

David Alania, Border Patrol Chief, (country of) Georgia

Paul Good, Assistant Border Patrol Chief assigned to high tech procurement and liaison to FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), DoD Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA) and DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Geoff Shank, pending Director of INTERPOL Washington, formerly Deputy U.S. Marshal in the District of Columbia, having spent his career apprehending violent criminals

Joel Zlotnick, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Counterfeit Deterrence Laboratory as a supervisory physical scientist and Foreign Service Institute instructor on security documents and counterfeit detection at the Foreign Service Institute

Albina Yakubova, Programme Manager the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Transnational Threats Department, Border Security and Management Unit, formerly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

James Chaparro, former Deputy Under Secretary in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis and Director of the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center as well as Assistant Director for Intelligence, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Peter Vincent, former General Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security as well as the agency’s Director of International Affairs. Key advisor to senior leadership within DHS and the White House and other federal agencies on all aspects of international law, border security, visa issues, customs authorities, human trafficking and alien smuggling violations and narcotics investigations and prosecutions

Janice Kephart, BORDERPOL Americas Director and Secure Identity & Biometrics CEO, former border counsel to the 9/11 Commission and key author of “9/11 and Terrorist Travel”

We welcome exhibitors and sponsors. Please contact janice.kephart@borderpol.org or mmontgomery@sibassoc.org for more information or visit our web site.

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