Rescheduled: Toward Strategic Outcomes: Envisioning the Future of the Homeland Security Enterprise

  • Thursday, Nov 29, 2012
  • The CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and The MITRE Corporation cordially invite you to an event:

    Toward Strategic Outcomes: Envisioning the Future of the Homeland Security Enterprise

    For the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the larger homeland security enterprise, the coming years hold the potential for significant change. While broad shifts in the structure or mission of the homeland security enterprise are unlikely, there are a number of specific areas in which tangible advances can be made. These include cyber threat information sharing, enterprise screening and credentialing, border security intelligence and information sharing, and investment planning and execution. Yet in order for needed progress to occur on these issues, policymakers and planners must have a clear vision for the future and an understanding of desired strategic outcomes. To offer perspectives on the complex systems dynamics of the homeland security enterprise, CSIS is collaborating with MITRE, operator of the DHS’s Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HS SEDI) FFRDC, to characterize key crosscutting homeland security enterprise missions and frame transformational outcomes for the Department. You are invited to an on-the-record conference on October 30, 2012 in order to foster a dialogue regarding strategic visions for the homeland security enterprise in these areas and explore how these visions might be implemented.


    8:00-8:30AM: Registration
    8:30-8:40AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS
    • Rob Zitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Architect, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, SAIC

    8:40-9:50AM: Maturing the Homeland Security Enterprise

    • David Berteau, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Program, CSIS
    • Alan Cohn, Assistant Secretary, Office of Strategy, Planning, Analysis, and Risk, Office of Policy, DHS
    • Admiral James Loy, Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
    • Chad Sweet, Co-Founder and CEO, The Chertoff Group
    • Moderator: Ken Rapuano, Director of Advanced Systems and Policy Analysis, Homeland Security, The MITRE Corporation

    9:50-9:55AM: Break
    9:55-11:05AM: Enterprise Screening and Credentialing

    • Monte Hawkins, Deputy Group Chief, National Counterterrorism Center
    • Victoria Newhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Risk Based Security, TSA
    • Blas Nunez-Neto, Professional Staff Member, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
    • Kelli Ann Walther, Senior Director, Screening Coordination Office, Office of Policy, DHS
    • Moderator: Barbara Toohill, Vice President and Director, Homeland Security, The MITRE Corporation and CSIS Non-Resident Senior Associate

    11:05-11:10AM: Break
    11:10AM-12:20PM: Border Security Intelligence and Information Sharing

    • Michael Fisher, Chief, Office of Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • Don Bowers, Chief Technology Architect, Cybersecurity Solutions, SAIC
    • Robert Mocny Director, U.S. Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology, DHS
    • Joshua Kussman, Senior Vice President, The Sentinel HS Group, LLC and CSIS Non-Resident Senior Associate
    • Eileen Larence, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office
    • Moderator: Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS

    12:20-12:35PM: Lunch

    12:35-1:45PM: Cyber Threat Information Sharing

    • Chris Folk, Cybersecurity Portfolio Manager, Homeland Security, The MITRE Corporation
    • Robert Pate, Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions, SAIC
    • Roberta Stempfley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Cyber Security Division, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS
    • Moderator: Evan Wolff, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP and CSIS Non-Resident Senior Associate

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