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IDGA announces Border Management Southwest conference, releases full conference agenda


The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) has just announced its fourth-annual Border Management Southwest conference, set to take place May 29-31, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

According to the event website, this year’s conference promises to bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Department of Homeland Security, from efforts to build new partnership to modernizing security capabilities. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will converge in Tucson to network, share insights and best practices, as well as explore potential paths to fortify the U.S. border.

Speakers at this year’s event include C-level and executive representation from the United States Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Arizona State Legislature, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

For more information, to register or to view the complete conference agenda, visit the Border Management Southwest event website.

This year’s conference will tackle issues including the current and future requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, new technologies emerging in the space, practical use in the field, best practice for coordinating intelligence and information as well as increasing the roles of the Department of Justice, Department of Defence, State Department and local law enforcement along the southwest border.

IDGA’s Border Management North conference also takes place soon, March 25-28, 2013 in Detroit.

BiometricUpdate.com recently attended IDGA’s Biometrics for National Security and Law Enforcement conference in the Washington, DC area and gleaned information about the U.S. Military’s commitment to biometric technologies, as well a few new initiatives and significant acquisitions coming in the next two years.

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