Counter Terror Expo US to Feature Highest Caliber of Speakers and Conference Program Addressing Critical Issues Facing the Counterterror Community
Three keynote sessions and six educational tracks featuring 60+ speakers offer attendees depth and breadth of knowledge and insight
ARLINGTON, VA – May 2, 2012 – Counter Terror Expo US , being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will feature some of the nation’s foremost experts in counterterrorism including Kenneth Buell, Office of Infrastructure Protection's Policy Development & Coordination Unit, DHS Infrastructure Protection Directorate; Chris McLaughlin, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations; Michael Johnson, Special Agent, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, National Program Manager, Border Enforcement Security Task Force teams; Honorable Jayson P. Ahern, Former Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protections, DHS and currently Principal, The Chertoff Group; and Andy Purdy, former White House cyber team member, and DHS cyber lead heading the National Cybersecurity Division and US-CERT, now Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, CSC.
The event’s keynote lineup includes two distinguished and respected counterterror experts and a panel featuring some of the U.S.’s leading members of the media who spend their days reporting on the critical news impacting the community:
Wednesday: Michael Leiter, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the U.S. government agency responsible for the analysis and integration of all terrorism intelligence as well as strategic operational planning for counterterrorism activities
Wednesday: “Media Perspectives on Covering Global Counterterrorism,” featuring a panel of elite counterterrorism journalists from AP, FOX News and The New York Times to discuss the challenges that they face in covering global counterterrorism issues.
Thursday: Thad Allen, Former US Coast Guard Commandant; Senior Vice President, Booz Allen will discuss “Where Counterterrorism and Disaster Response Meet.”
The conference will feature six paid educational tracks to address critical issues facing the counterterror community:
Global Counter Terrorism – Session topics are: Counterterrorism, Homeland Security and Budgets in the Next Administration; Extremism, Foreign and Domestic; Event Security; The Iranian-Hezbollah Threat; and Transnational Criminal Financing: How global crime and terrorist groups hide, launder and move their illicit revenue
Securing and Managing our Borders - Session topics are: Patrolling the Border: The New National Strategy; Patrolling the Border: Special Issues in the South; Unmanned Technologies for Border Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection - Session topics are: Impact of Interdependent Infrastructure, Risk Assessment Metrics, Methods, and Tools; CBRN: Information and Analysis; Integration of Sensors to Air Handling Systems to Contain and Mitigate CBR Threats; New Standards and National Policy for Integrated Risk Assessment and Supply Chain Security Management; and Safety ACT
Incident/Disaster Response - Session topics are: Improving Incident Response with Interoperable Communications; Incident Response and Public/Private Partnerships; and The National Network of Fusion Centers - Secure Information and Intelligence Sharing
Transportation and Security - Session topics are: No Weak Links: Cargo, Trade and Supply Chain Security; Navigating Maritime and Port Security; and Aviation and Airport Security
Cyber Terrorism and Security - Session topics are: Balance Between Security and Information Sharing; Anonymous: Guarding Against Complex Threats; Hacktivism: A New Terror Vector?; and Business Espionage Countermeasures
Registered attendees represent a cross-section of the counterterror community including more than 40 U.S. government agencies, the New York Police Department and tier one defense contractors.
Counter Terror Expo US is being organized by the Arlington, VA-based US division of Clarion Events, the UK’s largest independent event organizer.
Media and analysts register here: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/ctex052/media/regInfo.asp
About Counter Terror Expo US:
Counter Terror Expo is a unique expo and conference designed specifically to address the issues facing all of the disparate groups responsible for countering terrorism in the United States: the DoD, DHS, police, government and state agencies, along with those responsible for securing the nation’s vital infrastructure in both the private and public sectors. Counter Terror Expo US is based on the highly successful and award-winning Counter Terror Expo staged annually in London. For more information visit www.counterterrorUS.com.