Southwest Border Security Week 2016

March 30 - April 01, 2016

Casa de Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel, McAllen, Texas


Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen, Tx

2016 Speakers

Hon. Francisco Cabeza de Vaca
Hon. Francisco Cabeza de Vaca
Senator, State of Tamaulipas
Federal Government of Mexico
Anh Duong
Director, Borders and Maritime Security Division
Department of Homeland Security
 Manuel Padilla
Manuel Padilla
Sector Chief, Rio Grande Valley Sector
Customs and Border Protection
 Austin Skero
Austin Skero
Director of Use of Force Center of Excellence
Customs and Border Protection
 Colleen Manaher
Colleen Manaher
Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CAPT Jonathan Spaner
CAPT Jonathan Spaner
Sector Captain, San Diego Sector
United States Coast Guard
Major JD Robertson
Major JD Robertson
Commander, Special Operations
Texas Rangers
Ms. Margeret Stock
Ms. Margeret Stock
Counsel to the Firm
Cascadia Cross Border Law

Welcome to the only event directly supporting state and local law enforcement efforts in securing our nation’s southwest border. Scrutiny of the southwest border protection initiatives have been growing in recent years, particularly due to a surge in transnational crime, the emergence of sophisticated terror organizations, the threat of lone wolves and malicious actors, and other illicit activity.

Consequently, we discuss macro strategies to better protect our borders.  However, the men and women that are in the field, risking their lives on a daily basis, require advanced capabilities that can be tactically executed… today.

Southwest Border Security Week 2016 will bring together the key stakeholders with direct responsibility for finding workable solutions to border protection challenges and that can be implemented in the field.

Don’t miss the only border security event located on the border as we head to McAllen, TX to discuss requirements for developing the tools, technologies, and techniques that will support our state, local, and federal law enforcement leaders in the field as they tackle one of our nation’s most difficult challenges!

Topics we’ll cover during the main conference include:

  • Data Management: Information Sharing to Facilitate Law Enforcement Operations
  • Border Patrol Operations, Equipping our LEO for success
  • Tunnel Detection Strategies
  • Local Sheriff Panel - Local Initiatives and Strategies
  • Unmanned Vehicles in Air, Ground, and Sea
  • WMD Security along the Border
  • Facilitating Trade and Travel while Halting Illegal Activity
  • Biometrics in Law Enforcement
  • Monitoring the Waterways: Enforcement on the Sea and Rivers
  • Clearing the Backlog of Immigration Court Cases: Strategies for Streamlining
  • Border Security from the Other Side: Collaboration with our Mexican Allies
  • ….and many more!

  • ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ systemALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ system
    As the need to monitor and secure America’s borders intensifies, Coral Gables, Florida based Altametry, Inc., unveils its new ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ system at the 2016 Southwest Border
    Security Week conference at the Casa De Palmas Renaissance hotel on from March 30 to April 1.  Keep reading here
  • Strengthening Border Security via Rapid Deployment of SmartBalloons™Strengthening Border Security via Rapid Deployment of SmartBalloons™
    Increasing security of U.S. national borders has been thrust into the forefront of public opinion. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies tasked with border security missions continue to work at capacity to keep America safe.

    Air support is crucial in helping prosecute alien and smuggling interdiction missions, but it is not always available. Agents on the ground must be able to rapidly deploy “eyes in the sky” to provide or obtain situational awareness and provide surveillance capabilities.

    The ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ system provides operators with a compact, cost efficient, and highly portable kit for initiating on-demand Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) by day or night across a variety of terrain, with transmission of encrypted data feeds back to command and control units.  Keep reading to learn more.
  • Eyes On The Southwest Border Eyes On The Southwest Border
    An in-depth look at the United States Southwest border with statistics on California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. This includes budget, boots on the ground, arrests, seizures, deaths, amount of agents nationwide/on the border and more!

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Velodyne LiDAR Inc
BluTek Solutions
Media Partners