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Southeast Region Security and Intelligence Conference

October 10-11, 2013

Francis Marion Hotel

An Expanded Print Version is Available Here.

CEU Credits will be offered to Conference Registrants. Click Here for more information. 

 Wednesday, October 9, 2013

4:00-6:00pm     Registration

Thursday, October 10, 2013

 7:00-2:00pm     Registration

 7:00-8:00am     Continental Breakfast

 8:00-8:45am     Opening Keynote:  Director Letitia Long, NGA

 8:45-9:00am     Coffee Break: Presented by The Bush School of Government and Public Service

 9:00- 10:30am     Session I Panels

Panel 1: Best Practices Port Security:  Project Sea Hawk Overview

Chair: Sheriff J. Al Cannon, Jr., Charleston County Sheriff’s Department

Sigrid Phinney, Lieutenant, IOC State Coordinator, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Edward Pumphrey IV., Lieutenant/ Supervisory Special Agent; South Carolina Law Enforcement CDR

Gina Freeman, CDR, United States Coast Guard

Panel 2: Challenges Confronting the Southeast: Human Trafficking Overview

Chair:  Carrie Fisher Sherard, Assistant United States Attorney

Patrick McDavid, Special Agent in Charge, ICE

Brian Womble, Special Agent in Charge, FBI

10:30-11:00am     Coffee Break: Presented by Anderson University

11:00-12:30pm     Session II Panels

 Panel 3:  Coast Guard Response - Mass Rescue Operations

Chair:  William Dwyer, CDR, USCG, D17 Staff Judge Advocate; Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Representatives from Charleston Coast Guard Unit

 Panel 4: Academic Support for the IC and DHS

Chair:  Dr. Martha Hurley, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel

Vicente Garcia, Jr., Captain, Director of Academic Partnerships, Scitor Corporation

Marilyn Peterson, Director, IC Centers for Academic Excellence Program Office

Dr. Stanley Supinski, Co-Director, Partnership Programs, Center for Homeland Defense and Security; Naval Postgraduate School, USAF (ret.)

 12:30-1:30pm     Lunch: Presented by Leidos

 2:00-3:30pm     Session III Panels

Panel 5: Port Resilience:  Why, What, and How

Dr. James Rice, Jr., Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL); Director of MIT Supply Chain Exchange

 Panel 6: Changing How the Intelligence Community Thinks About Cyber Security – From Risk Mitigation to Risk Acceptance

Chair:  Edwin Lugo, Adjunct, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel, U.S. Secret Service (ret.)

Stu Shea, President and COO, Leidos

Leo Fox, CEO Tenacity Solutions

Rosemary Wenchel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Coordination in the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security

3:30-4:00pm     Coffee Break

4:00- 5:30pm     Session IV Panels

Panel 7: Best Practices Fusion Centers

Chair: Richard Hunton Jr., Major, Office of Homeland Security, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

Earl "Buddy" Wilkes, Captain, SLED CJIS, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

Sigrid Phinney, Lieutenant, State Interagency Operations Center (IOC) Coordinator, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

Lauren Mosher, Intelligence Analyst - State IOC, Charleston Police Department

Panel 8: Best Practices Immigration, Port, and Border Security

Chair:  Jonathan Hoffman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Intergovernmental Programs

Jay Ahern, former Custom Border Patrol Commissioner

Panel 9: Student Poster Session


Friday, October 11, 2013

 7:00-11:00am     Registration

 7:00-8:00am     Continental Breakfast

 8:00-8:45am     Closing Keynote: Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 8:45-9:00am     Coffee Break

 9:00- 10:30am     Session V Panels

 Panel 10: Terrorist Challenges- People and Places to Watch

 Chair: Cynthia Storer, retired Senior Intelligence Analyst, lecturer at Coastal Carolina

Rick Orth, Business Development Manager, KS International, Col. U.S. Army (ret.)

Dr. Wendin Smith, Strategic Programs, Scitor Corporation

 Panel 11: Crisis Leadership Workshop

Bert Tussing, Director, Homeland Defense and Security Issues Group; Center for Strategic Leadership and Development, United States Army War College

 10:30-11:00am     Coffee Break

 11:00-12:30pm     Session VI Panels

 Panel 12:  Changes and Challenges in Intelligence Analysis Training

 Chair:  Randy Deitering, former Executive Director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB)

Dr. Joseph Pesce, CEO, Omnis Inc.; Adjunct Professor, George Mason University; former USG Senior Analyst

 Karen Morr, VP, Analytic Training Development, Leidos. Former USG Senior Executive

Panel 13:  Predictive Analytics Use for Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies

Alex Dunmire, Senior Director of Analytical Services, Digital Globe

 Panel 14:  Intelligence Challenges Confronting the Southeast US--Drug Trafficking

Chair: Dr. Brian Norris, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel 

Michael Braun, Managing Partner, Spectre Group International, LLC and former DEA Chief of Operations

Dr. David Gray, Associate Professor of Homeland Security, Campbell University

12:30-1:30pm     Lunch: Presented by General Dynamics

 1:30-3:00pm     Session VII Panels

Panel 15: Intelligence Challenges Lessons Learned   

Chair:  Preston McLaughlin, Deputy Program Manager for Operations, System High Corporation, Chantilly, VA.; Former Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment

Dr. David Gray, Associate Professor of Homeland Security, Campbell University

Dr. Tobias Gibson, Associate Professor, Westminster College

 Panel 16: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Challenges- Culture and Terrorism

 Chair: Dr. David Hurley, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel

Dr. Jim Schnell, Professor Ohio Dominican University, Colonel, USAFR (ret.)

David Morris, Vice President for Special Operations and Intelligence Strategy, DynCorp International

 Optional Events Friday, October 11, 2013:

TBD-AM:  Port Security Tour

Sign-up at Conference Registration; Transportation Provided

3PM:  Review of Corps & Citadel Parade

Sign-up at Conference Registration; Transportation Provided


 A copy of the  program that will be available at the conference is located here.