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CBP Day 2017

CBP car along the border

With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs. Annually, CBP facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in legitimate trade while enforcing U.S. trade laws.

CBP Day 2017 takes a deep dive into the missions of CBP's components including Border Patrol, Air & Marine, Office of Field Operations, and the Office of Trade to see how to prepare and engage industry to assist meet CBP's mission.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO, Government Technology & Services Coalition

CHAIR: Alan Carpenter, Vice President, Amyx

CHAIR: Kristin Cooke, Director, Acuity

INSIDE CBP’s Quest for the Cloud

Opening remarks: Valerie Isbell, Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology (OIT)

Ed Mays, Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management & Engineering Directorate, Office of Information and Technology

Thomas Mills, Chief Systems Engineer, Office of Information and Technology

Shannon Laurenz, Chief , Enterprise Data Center Operations Branch, Enterprise

Data Management and Engineering, Office of Information and Technology, Enterprise Services

Kyle Barnett, Lead ITSPEC (APPSW), Cargo Systems Development Division, Office of Information and Technology

Land Mobile Radio Communications – The Lifeline for Agents in the Field

Kraig Moise, Acting Director Tactical Air, Land & Marine Enterprise Communications (TALMEC)

The Contracting Outlook

Earl J. Lewis III, Director, Information Technology Contracting Division

The Budget Outlook

Michelle Mrdeza, Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Government A airs & Strategic Advisor, GTSC; former Majority Staff Director of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Luncheon Keynote: Protecting the Border, Our Citizens and our Border Patrol

Ron Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Keynote Panel: Developing New Capabilities in the Office of Trade

Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade

Troy Riley, Executive Director, Trade Remedy and Law Enforcement Directorate (TRLED)

Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations and Entry Division, Trade Policy and Programs (TPP)

Debbie Augustin, Executive Director, Trade Transformation Office (TTO)

Resource Optimization Strategy and Innovation

Colleen Manaher, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field operations, Entry/Exit Transformation

Future Strategy for Field Operations

John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations

Hiring Up! CBP’s Human Resources Mission

Linda Jacksta, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Human Resources Management Adjourn

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