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  • Border Management  Registration FormBorder Management Registration Form

    Download the 2015 Attendee Registration and submit your form to idga@idga.org. Don't forget to add your Customer Code in the MAC field if you have one

  • IDGA Homeland Security Conference after-action reportIDGA Homeland Security Conference after-action report

    This After-Action Report serves as a summary of the key takeaways from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) 2014 Homeland Security Week Conference. This report includes quotations and statistics from speakers at the Conference and key themes across their presentations.

  • 114th Congress’ back-to-school (border) guide114th Congress’ back-to-school (border) guide

    Welcome back, Congress. The 114th session is now in session. Freshmen, you’re just getting your legs under you as you learn the ropes. Veteran lawmakers, I know some of you are adjusting to the new Republican majority.
    I figured now is as good time as any for all of you, regardless of party and tenure, to get a primer on our nation’s borders. Consider this a sort of back-to-school guide on the border. For some of you it’s a refresher, but for others it’s all new material.
    First, know the players. When it comes to border security, there are two lead agencies: Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol.... Click on the link to keep reading!

  • Border Management Current Attendee Snapshot Border Management Current Attendee Snapshot

    Top military officers, Chiefs, Vice Presidents, Directors and more who are responsible for protecting and maintaining the U.S. borders are joining us at the Border Management Summit. Will you be there this February 23-25 inWashington, D.C., to meet and network with them?

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  • Meet Our SpeakersMeet Our Speakers

    Take a moment to get to know the backgrounds of our impressive speaker faculty before meeting them in person this February in Washington, D.C. You'll see how they're best equipped to consult on your most pressing border issues.

  • 2015 IDGA Calendar of Events2015 IDGA Calendar of Events

    Can't get enough of IDGA? Download our 2015 Calendar of Events to see what we have in store for this year. Topics range from military radar and vehicles to data analytics and UAS commercialization. Will we see you later this year?

  • As New Threats Rise and Budgets Fall; DHS Looks for the Simple, Cheap and InteroperableAs New Threats Rise and Budgets Fall; DHS Looks for the Simple, Cheap and Interoperable

    In the 12 years since its creation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been responsible for protecting Americans from terrorism, transnational organized crime and natural disasters, but new threats continue to spring up. Those threats, and ways to deal with them will be further discussed at the upcoming Border Management Summit this February 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Convince Your Boss LetterConvince Your Boss Letter

    Present your manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Border Management Summit and you'll be sure to receive approval to attend. 

  • Past Attendee SnapshotPast Attendee Snapshot
    Top military officers, Chiefs, Vice Presidents, Directors and more who are responsible for protecting and maintaining the U.S. borders have joined us at previous iterations of the Border Management Summit. Will you be there this February 23-25 in Washington, D.C., to meet and network with them?

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  • Enhancing Border Protection CapabilitiesEnhancing Border Protection Capabilities

    The 10 principle mission areas used by the DoD and IC in an effort to continually evolve to support the nation's border protection priorities are discussed in this past presentation with Rob Zitz, Senior Vice President of the National Security Sector at Leidos.

  • Infrastructure and Technology on the Southwest BorderInfrastructure and Technology on the Southwest Border

    What constitutes a successful resolution? According to Kevin Smith, Field Operations Supervisor (Ret.) at the Arizona Border Patrol, the procedure is as follows: detect, identify, classify, respond and resolve. Download the past presentation now to see what he means...

  • HSIHSI's Internet-Based Law Enforcement Activities

    The Internet-based law enforcement activities of Homeland Security Investigations are discussed in this past presentation by Dave Marwell, Special Agent in Charge at the Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Border Security Market Outlook 2014-2024 - Sample reportBorder Security Market Outlook 2014-2024 - Sample report
    Opportunities for Companies with Unmanned Systems, Biometrics and Perimeter Surveillance. What border security technologies and products will perform best, where – and when? What is the interplay between military and civilian border security provisions? Why will some market trends continue and others will fade out? The comprehensive analysis contains highly quantitative content delivering solid conclusions benefiting your analysis and illustrates new opportunities and potential revenue streams helping you to remain competitive. This definitive report will benefit your decision making and help to direct your future business strategy
  • The Global Maritime and Border Security Market 2014–2024 SThe Global Maritime and Border Security Market 2014–2024 S

    The Global Maritime and Border Security Market is set to see a growth of almost 7% over the next ten years

    The new report: The Global Maritime and Border Security Market 2014-2024 identifies promising areas for future growth, with a CAGR of almost 7% over the next ten years, reaching a value of over US$26 billion. By purchasing this report, you will acquire valuable data comparisons, enabling you to monitor the development of the Global Maritime and Border security market over time. You will gain an explicit understanding of the relationship between key drivers in the Global Maritime and Border security market allowing you to identify the key areas in which you want to compete in the future.

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  • Evolving the Border Strategy 2012-2016Evolving the Border Strategy 2012-2016

    There are three principal themes of the 2012-2016 Border Strategy: Information, Integration & Rapid Response. This video interview features Larry Belotti, Acting Chief Patrol Agent, Detroit Sector, U.S. Border Patrol - examining the latest changes to the new strategy, how the Border Patrol are meeting evolving threats on the northern border, and how mobile response and change detection give the U.S. an advantage at the border. Watch now...

  • Update from Border Patrol Sector ChiefsUpdate from Border Patrol Sector Chiefs

    Watch this full video presentation from IDGA's Border Management Conference & Technology Expo. Featuring John Smietana, JR, Chief Patrol Agent, Big Bend Sector, Rodolfo Karisch, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector, Leslie Lawson, Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson Sector - Nogales Station.

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  • Different Borders, Different ThreatsDifferent Borders, Different Threats
    The U.S.-Canada border has been called the longest non-militarized border in the world, but that may be changing given concerns about terrorism and drug smuggling. Luckily, there has been a 650% staffing increase in Border Patrol agents since 9/11, from 340 agents to more than 2,200, as well as many infrastructure enhancements along the 4,000-mile border. 
  • Securing the Most Expansive Border in the WorldSecuring the Most Expansive Border in the World
    The U.S. Canadian Border is the largest international land border in the entire world, stretching 5,524 miles. More than 300,000 people cross the border every day, and the amount of trade going back and forth daily has an estimated value of $1.6 billion. But a recent report stated that only 32 miles of the border is fully secure and the U.S.-Canada boundary poses a more significant terrorist threat than the southern border because of the expanse and limited law enforcement coverage. Read on to hear what Wolf Tombe, the Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection suggests for condensing the most expansive international border in the world.
  • Top 10 Strategies for Securing the U.S.-Mexico BorderTop 10 Strategies for Securing the U.S.-Mexico Border
    Increasing alarm at America’s illegal immigration figures – and the escalation of violence in the Mexican drug wars – has turned the need to secure its southern border into a hot political issue. Apprehensions of would-be immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped by 53 percent since 2008, which would appear to show the Department of Homeland Security is winning the fight in the never-ending border battle. 
  • Blurred Lines: How Mexican Drug Cartels Breach Our Physical and Cyber BordersBlurred Lines: How Mexican Drug Cartels Breach Our Physical and Cyber Borders
    Mexican drug cartels are creative. They’re creative with laundering their money across our physical borders and they’re creative with money laundering in cyber currency. Sylvia Longmire is a former Intelligence Analyst and USAF Special Agent. She is also the owner of Longmire Consulting and has extensive experience dealing with cartels and their money laundering.