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Past Events

CBP Day April 2015

In April 2015, the Government Technology & Services Coalition hosted its CBP day to focus on the budget and missions of U.S. Customs & Border Protection.


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.

VISION STATEMENT What the Agency aspires to become...

To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation's safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.


1:00 PM Welcome & Introduction

Kristina Tanasichuk, Founder & CEO, Government Technology & Services Coalition

1:15 PM An Overview of the CBP Budget

Michelle Mrdeza, Strategic Advisor, GTSC

and Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Government Affairs

1:15 pm Keynote or Budget Overview

Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, Border Patrol, CBP

1:45 pm Introduction & Remarks

Commissioner David Aguilar, Former Commissioner, CBP; Partner, GSIS; Strategic Advisor, GTSC

2:00 pm Keynote

Charles Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

2:30 pm “It’s About Mission” Panel

Moderator: Brad Cole, Vice President, Agilex; Chair of the GTSC Lion’s Den

Colleen Manaher, Executive Director Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation DHS/CBP/OFO

Woody A. Lee, Chief, Strategic Planning and Analysis, CBP

LaFonda Sutton-Burke, Director, Non-Intrusive Inspection Division, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, CBP

3:30 pm Keynote

Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Chief Acquisition Executive, CBP

4:00 pm Information Technology Panel

Moderator: Chuck Winwood, frmr Deputy Commissioner, Customs; Consultant & Strategic Advisor to GTSC

Valerie Isbell, Executive Director, Passenger Systems Program Directorate , CBP

Phil Landfried, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology, CBP

Richard Gunderson, Executive Director, Contracting Activity Office of Procurement, CBP

5:00 pm Closing and Reception

Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, Border Patrol, CBP

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