POC - 2023 Homeland Security Summit

2023 Homeland Security Summit | Potomac Officers Club


Protecting and securing the homeland from evolving and mounting global threats is top of mind for the United States government in this particularly complex era of defense and national security. As competition intensifies between the world’s major players, new pacing challenges, vulnerabilities and security concerns are uncovered. 


Today, respected leaders in homeland security and national security are working with industry to accelerate next-generation technology integration, modernization efforts and digital transformation initiatives in support of critical missions and national interests. 


Find out more about the country’s most significant threats and what’s being done to thwart them during the Potomac Officers Club’s 2023 Homeland Security Summit. This event’s distinguished public and private sector speakers will tackle the latest challenges our nation faces and discuss the innovations that lie on the horizon for homeland security. Elite leaders from DHS, CBP, CISA and other homeland-security focused agencies are scheduled to speak at this informative event.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7:00am - 2:15pm
Eastern Time Zone


The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043


Conrad Agagan

Account Executive for Homeland Security


Mark Andress

Global Vice President

Oracle Government Defense & Intelligence

RADM Christopher Bartz

CIO and Assistant Commandant for C4 and IT

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Tina Burnette

Program Management Director


Paul Courtney

Chief Procurement Officer

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sean Duguay

President and Chief Revenue Officer

M9 Solutions

Chris Hagner

VP, CTO, Intelligence Market


Jody Hardin

Executive Director for Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Shonnie Lyon

Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sunil Madhugiri

Chief Technology Officer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Keith McCloskey

Chief Technology Officer for Homeland Security and Justice business


David Patrick

Chief Acquisition Executive

U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Fiza Petro

Principal, US Federal SaaS Practice Lead


Scott Recinos

SVP, Homeland Security Market


Kristin Ruiz

Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, TSA

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Tadgh Smith

Deputy Assistant Director for the Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis (LESA)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Dina Thompson

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Contracting & Procurement

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Paula Wagner

Director Cloud Program Management Office

U.S. Department of State

Chris Wallace

Division Chief - Systems Delivery

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Mario Wilson

Assistant Administrator, Office of Acquisition Program Management

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome and Introductions
8:05am 8:45am Opening Keynote: Paul Courtney
Keynote Introducer: Scott Recinos
8:45am 9:45am

Securing Our Homeland: Technologies, Innovations & Priorities Panel: RADM Christopher Bartz, Chris Hagner (Moderator), Sunil Madhugiri, Keith McCloskey and Kristin Ruiz

9:45am 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am 10:55am Morning Keynote: Jody Hardin
Keynote Introducer: Conrad Agagan
10:55am 11:55am Homeland Security Acquisition at the Speed of Need Panel: Tina Burnette, Sean Duguay (Moderator), David Patrick, Dina Thompson and Mario Wilson
11:55am 12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm 1:30pm Citizen Development and embracing shadow IT Panel: Mark Andress, Fiza Petro (Moderator), Tadgh Smith, Paula Wagner and Chris Wallace
1:30pm 2:10pm Closing Keynote: Shonnie Lyon
Keynote Introducer: Sean DuGuay
2:10pm 2:15pm Closing Comments
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