Launch of 2023 Border Security Summit

Event Border Security & Intelligence Summit
Organiser Defense Strategies Institute
Event Date 26.04.2023
Press Release Date 08.02.2023

Defense Strategies Institute presents the 11th Annual Border Security & Intelligence Summit. This forum will bring together DHS, IC, Federal Agencies, and Industry to discuss the protection of U.S borders through enhanced technology and intelligence solutions. The summit will be held April 26-27, 2023 at The Sunset Room in National Harbor, MD.

As the dangers presented by terrorism and organized crime continue to grow, US border agencies must adapt to address new and evolving challenges. Successful efforts to utilize intelligent systems and data are critical to achieving current security objectives and ensuring the safety of citizens and migrants alike. At this forum, senior-level leaders from the across the US government will detail intelligence strategies and solutions toward combating transnational organized crime, illicit trade and travel, human smuggling/trafficking, and other threats to the U.S. homeland.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Detecting and Dismantling Transnational Criminal Threats to Increase Security and Defend US Security Interests
  • Facilitating Safe and Lawful Trade and Travel at Points of Entry across the US Border
  • Increasing DoD-LEA Interoperability to Strengthen US Borders and Protect the Homeland
  • Modernizing Border Protection to Ensure Safety and Security Against Existing and Emerging Threats
  • Embracing Innovative Technologies and Systems to Establish a 21st Century Border Security Strategy
  • And more!

2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Raul L. Ortiz- Chief, US Border Patrol
  • Blas Nuñez-Neto- Assistant Secretary for Border & Immigration Policy (Acting), DHS
  • Pete Flores- Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, CBP
  • MG Matthew D. Smith, USA– Commanding General Joint Task Force North, NORTHCOM
  • Ryan T. Young- Executive Assistant Director Intelligence Branch, FBI
  • Dennis J. Michellini- Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Air and Marine Operations (AMO)
  • Theresa Cardinal-Brown– Managing Director, Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available. To find more information regarding the Border Security & Intelligence Summit, please visit

About Us: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) was created to form a non-partisan, relevant, sustainable, and ethical organization operating primarily within the Department of Defense and Federal Government sectors. Our Founding Partners created DSI with the vision of using their expertise in political/military affairs, government relations and military operations to help advance mission critical success through necessary dialogue and debates amongst the respective offices and industry while at the same time helping to support those that deserve it most: our Nation’s Veteran & Injured Service Members.


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