Draft agenda


August 23, 2021


12:00-5:00
Exhibitor Setup

1:00-5:00
On-water and pier side demonstration and workshops

August 24, 2021


7:00-8:30
Exhibit Hall
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:00
Welcoming Remarks

Sareth Neak, President, Homeland Security Outlook, Neak Media LLC


9:00-9:30
Keynote:  The State of Maritime Security in the Pacific Northwest

Rear Admiral Melvin Bouboulis, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Thirteenth District (Invited)


9:30-10:00
State of Puget Sound Area Security

Captain Patrick Hilbert, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound (Invited)


10:00-11:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

11:00-11:30
Joint Task Force North:  Supporting the Law Enforcement Communities in Detecting and Responding to Transnational Threats

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Randall V. Simmons, Commanding General, Joint Task Force North (Invited)


11:30-12:00
Balancing Trade and Security:  The Port’s Perspective

Port Representatives TBA


12:00-1:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Lunch

12:15-12:45
Lunch Speaker:  Interagency Information and Collaboration

12:45-1:00
MDA ESC Law Enforcement Award

Presented by the Maritime Domain Awareness Executive Steering Committee


1:00-1:45
Canadian Ports and Maritime Security Resources and Initiatives: Working with Our Canadian Partners to Secure Our Maritime Border

1:45-2:30
Modernization of Maritime Domain and Situational Awareness Technologies

2:30-3:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

3:00-3:30
The Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center: Coordinated U.S. Government response to threats against the United States and its interests in the maritime domain

Scott Genovese, Director, Global MOTR Coordination Center (GMCC), U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security


3:30-4:15
Maritime Domain Awareness Through Collaboration and Technology: The Cal OES Program

Brad Hepburn, California Maritime Security Program, California Governor’s Office/OES (Invited)


3:45-4:30
FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force-Maritime Security Program

5:15-6:30
Exhibit Hall
Networking Reception

August 25, 2021


8:00-9:00
Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45
Regional Maritime Table-Top Exercise Brief: Lessons learned from the June 9th, Miami Multi-Agency/International Partners TableTop Exercise

9:45-10:30
Collaboration Between Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement to Identify and Respond to Regional Maritime Security Threats

SA Sean Kelly, Maritime Liaisons Agent, FBI San Diego

SA Brendan Bowers, Maritime Liaisons Agent, FBI Seattle


10:30-11:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

11:00-11:45
Port Security Operation during the COVID-19 shutdown

Russ Read, Port Security Manager, Port of Seattle

Gerry Fiola, Chief of Security, Port of Tacoma


11:45-12:30
Cyber in the Maritime Transportation System: Coast Guard Perspective

Charles, Blackmore, Office of Port and Facility Compliance Representative, U.S. Coast Guard


12:30-1:30
Exhibit Hall
Networking Lunch

1:30-2:15
Cyber Requirements: From the Facility Security Officer Perspective

Laurie Thomas, Maritime Security Coordinator/Instructor, All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay/Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)


2:15-2:45
Port Security Today:  What are We Missing?

Russ Read, Port Security Manager, Port of Seattle


2:45-3:30
How the 12 New Washington State Police laws Effect Marine Law Enforcement

Speaker TBA


3:30-4:15
Leveraging Technologies for Training and Operations in a Post-COVID World:  Can virtual training work for law enforcement?