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

• Patrick J. Lechleitner- Acting Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, ICE

• 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