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August 12, 2024

10:00-5:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor Set Up

1:00-5:00

Paradise Point Marina

On-Water Technology and Vessel Demonstrations

1:30-2:45

Garden Room

Training Session:  Funding Port Security Projects:  What grants are available and how to win them

April Danos

Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

2:45-3:45

Garden Room

Training Session:  Issues in Facility Security Planning:  How to navigate the new rules and regulations on MTSA regulated facilities in 2024 and beyond

Laurie Thomas

Maritime Security Coordinator
The University of Findlay
Vice Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

3:45-5:00

Garden Room

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Closed Meeting

August 13, 2024

7:30-6:30

Exhibit Hall

Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Solutions Exhibition

7:30-8:45

Exhibit Hall

Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:45-9:00

Main Session

Pledge of Allegiance and Opening Remarks

Sareth Neak
President
Neak Media LLC

9:00-9:30

Main Session

Opening Keynote Address

Incoming U.S. Coast Guard Eleventh District Commander Confirmed

9:30-10:00

Main Session

Keynote:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations

N. Clark Lanzendorf
Director, Air and Marine Operations Center
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

10:00-10:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Break

10:30-11:00

Main Session

U.S. Coast Guard Southern California

Captain James W. Spitler
Commander, Sector San Diego
U.S. Coast Guard

Captain Stacey L. Crecy
Commander, Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach
U.S. Coast Guard

11:00-12:15

Main Session

Port Security Roundtable Discussion

  

David Foster
Homeland Security Program Manager
Port of San Diego

 

Bridgett D. Lewis
Manager of Security Operations
Port of Long Beach

    

Lacy Edwards
Security Analyst
Port of Stockton Police Department

    

Colin J. Millan
Director, Port Security
Port of Tacoma

12:15-1:00

Main Session

Networking Lunch

1:00-2:00

Main Session

Regional Leadership Roundtable Discussion

  

Brandon Tucker
Director, Air and Marine Operations San Diego Air and Marine Branch
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Captain James W. Spitler
Commander, Sector San Diego
U.S. Coast Guard

Captain Stacey L. Crecy
Commander, Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach
U.S. Coast Guard

Additional Panelists TBA

2:00-2:45

Exhibit Hall

Networking Break

2:45-3:15

Main Session

NMSAC Topic Out-Brief:  Task T–2023–2: Active Shooter/Active Threat in the Maritime Environment

Moderator – April Danos
Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Task Chair – Henry Russell
Director of Maritime Security
SSA Marine

Additional Panelists TBA

2:45-3:15

Garden Room

Presidential Executive Order on Port Cyber Security

3:15-3:45

Garden Room

NMSAC Topic Out-Brief:  Task T–2023–3: Unmanned Systems in the Maritime Environment

Moderator – April Danos
Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Task Chair – John Rowan
General Manager and FSO
Tioga Marine Terminal, Delaware River Stevedores

Additional Panelists TBA

3:45-4:15

Garden Room

NMSAC Topic Out-Brief:  Task T–2023–1: Update of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-03 – Implementation Guidance for the Regulations Mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 for Facilities

Moderator – April Danos
Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Task Chair – Laurie Thomas

Maritime Security Coordinator
The University of Findlay
Vice Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Additional Panelists TBA

3:45-4:15

Main Session

Commercial Industry Views of Global MDA: Risk and Volatility

 

Cesar Morales

Portfolio Manager, Defense & National Security
S&P Global Intelligence and Analytics

4:15-5:00

Main Session

Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions Presentations

4:15-4:45

Garden Room

NMSAC Topic Out-Brief: Task T2024-01: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System

 

Moderator – Captain Andrew Meyers
Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance
U.S. Coast Guard

Task Chair – April Danos
Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

5:00-6:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Social

August 14, 2024

8:00-4:00

Exhibit Hall

Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Solutions Exhibition

8:00-8:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Breakfast

8:30-9:00

Main Session

Keynote:  Port Security Grant Program Award Review and Updates

   

Kerry L. Thomas 

Director, Preparedness Grants Division
Grant Programs Directorate
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

9:00-10:00

Main Session

National Maritime Security Advisory Council Open Topic Briefs and Public Discussions and Inputs

 

Moderator – Captain Andrew Meyers
Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance
U.S. Coast Guard

Chair – April Danos
Vice President
OD Grant Solutions, LLC
Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Vice Chair – Laurie Thomas

Maritime Security Coordinator
The University of Findlay
Vice Chair, National Maritime Security Advisory Committee

10:00-10:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Break

10:00-10:45

Garden Room

Cyber Security Stakeholders Roundtable:  Resources and best practices

10:30-11:00

Main Session

Part One:  The Overview of the Bay Ferry VI Exercise:  Multi-agency collaboration in preventing, responding to, and recovering from Active Threat (AT) incidents

  

Brandon Chapman
Security and Emergency Management Specialist
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, & Transportation District

11:00-11:45

Main Session

Marine Exchange Leadership Roundtable:  Engaging industry in the safety and security of our maritime domain

11:45-12:15

Main Session

Exercise Base Shield 2024

Commander Kris J. Szczechowicz (USCG Ret.)
Security Specialist (Port)
U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego

12:15-1:00

Exhibit Hall

Networking Lunch

1:00-1:45

Main Session

Part Two:  Lessons learned from Bay Ferry VI Exercise

  

Brandon Chapman
Security and Emergency Management Specialist
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, & Transportation District

 

Additional Panelists TBA

1:45-2:30

Garden Room

Vessels and Blue Technologies Presentations

2:30-3:00

Exhibit Hall

Networking Break

3:00-3:45

Main Session

Dept. of Homeland Security CWMD Securing the Cities Program and Mobile Detection Deployment Program

  

LCDR Tim Jones
Securing the Cities Program, Maritime Specialists
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    

LCDR Enrique L. Quinones, USCG, CEM
Region 5 & 6 Federal Lead
Mobile Detection Deployment Program
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

3:00-3:45

Garden Room

Information Sharing and Fusion Center Roundtable

3:45

Conference Adjourn