DHS Silicon Valley - Homeland Security Day: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Menlo Park, CA
Friday, April 29, 2016
DHS Silicon Valley - Homeland Security Day: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Friday, April 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)

SRI International
333 Ravenswood Ave.
International Building Auditorium
Menlo Park, CA 94025

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) must rapidly identify and develop technologies to counter emerging threats. The mission of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is to safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.

DHS S&T and CBP will host a Homeland Security Day in Silicon Valley on April 29th. This event will provide technology startups and investors with an opportunity to learn more about CBP’s mission, what technologies are being used to complete their mission and where CBP is looking for creative ideas and solutions to enhance mission capability.

8:00-9:00 Registration 
9:00-9:15 Welcome & Introductions
9:15-10:30 Keynotes - Kevin McAleenan, CBP Deputy Commissioner; Dr. Reginald Brothers, DHS S&T Under Secretary
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
11:15-11:45 Lothar E. Eckardt, Director of the Southwest Region - Air & Marine Operations
11:45-1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15-1:45 Canine Demonstration with Peter de Souza and presentation by Damian E. Montes, Canine Training Program Director, Office of Training and Development
1:45-2:15 Dan Tanciar, Director, Travel and Tourism Initiatives, Office of Field Operations
2:15-2:45 Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner - Office of Trade
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30 Jim E. McLaughlin, Executive Director - Office of Information Technology, Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate
3:00-3:30 Closing Remarks
3:30-3:45 Closing Remarks

We will NOT be accepting Walk-in Registrations

Contact Information

  • Email: DHS-Silicon-Valley@hq.dhs.gov
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