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March 14, 2022


10:00-5:00
Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor Setup

2:00-5:00
Hotel Marina
On-Water Demonstration
Southern California Maritime Domain Awareness Innovation Cell Technology Demonstration

March 15, 2022


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

8:30-9:00
Main Session
Welcoming Remarks

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

Port of San Diego Leadership TBA


9:00-9:30
Main Session
Keynote:  Coast Guard District Eleven’s Missions, Initiatives, and Challenges

Speaker TBA


9:30-10:15
Main Session
State of Southern California Area Security

10:15-11:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

11:00-11:45
Main Session
Keynote:  Closing the Maritime Domain Awareness Gaps Through Interagency Collaboration and Information Sharing

11:45-12:15
Main Session
MDA Levels of Awareness

Rob Hall, Jr., Portfolio Manager, Maritime Security Department, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office


12:15-1:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Lunch

12:45-1:00
Main Session
Maritime Domain Awareness Executive Steering Committee Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner to be announced at Conference


1:00-1:45
Main Session
Southern California Maritime Domain Awareness Innovation Cell

LCDR Eric Watkins, San Diego ReCoM Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego


1:00-1:45
Main Session
Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise (BTCOE) Program

1:45-2:30
Main Session
Detecting the Small Dark Targets

2:30-3:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

3:00-3:45
Main Session
Maritime Domain Awareness Through Collaboration and Technology: The Cal OES Program Update

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


3:45-4:30
Main Session
Collaboration Between Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement to Identify and Respond to Regional Maritime Security Threats
Panelists TBA

4:30-5:00
Main Session
The Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center (GMCC): Coordinated U.S. Government response to threats against the United States and its interests in the maritime domain

5:15-6:30
Exhibit Hall
Networking Reception

March 16, 2022


8:00-9:00
Exhibit Hall
Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30
Main Session
FEMA Port Security Grant Update

FEMA Grant Leadership TBA


9:30-10:15
Main Session
Port Security Operation in the New Threat Environment

Port of San Diego Representative

Port of Los Angeles Representative


10:15-11:00
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

11:00-11:30
Main Session
The Role of the Marine Exchange and Vessel Traffic Service LA/LB in the Current Supply Chain Congestion

11:30-12:00
Main Session
Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) Coastal Trident Port and Maritime Security

12:00-12:45
Exhibit Hall
Networking Lunch

12:45-1:15
Main Session
Cyber Security in the Commercial Maritime Transportation System: Coast Guard Perspective

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


1:15-2:00
Main Session
Dockside Chat: Port Cyber Security Past, Present, Future

1:15-1:45
Shorebreak Room
Underwater Technologies for Threats Detection, Investigations and Recovery

1:45-2:30
Exhibit Hall
Networking Break

2:30-3:15
Main Session
MTSA Facility Security Planning in an Evolving Threat Environment:  Incorporating Cyber Security

2:30-3:15
Shorebreak Room
Drones use in Law Enforcement and Port Security Best Practices

Speaker TBA


3:15-4:00
Main Session
The Impact of COVID on Maritime Operations and Security

Speaker TBA


4:00
Main Session
Conference Adjourn