2019 Federal Law Enforcement & Public Safety Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


The 2019 PSC Law Enforcement Conference will be where senior executives from the government technology and professional services industry will convene to hear from top government officials across the agencies to discuss critical industry policy and acquisition priorities. Register today and join your fellow federal law enforcement colleagues for the PSC law enforcement event of the year. 

Breakfast & Registration
7:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8 a.m.
David Berteau, President & CEO, PSC

1993 World Trade Center Anniversary – Moment of Silence

  Opening Keynote Address
8:10 a.m.

Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner, CBP


Traveler/Passenger Experience - Balancing Security and Commerce
8:30 a.m.
Various trusted traveler programs such as CBP Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, help protect national security and traveler safety, while promoting faster security screening and alleviate long lines at transportation hubs. This session will explore how law enforcement and security agencies can work with industry to balance the security imperative while also promoting customer service for a safe, efficient journey. How can security be enhanced, risk mitigated, while eliminating passenger inconveniences? 

  • Colleen Manaher, Executive Director of Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
  • Austin Gould, Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, TSA
  • Moderator: DJ Dart, DHS Business Development Executive, Unisys

Networking Break
9:30 a.m. 

Technology Trends in Law Enforcement - Innovation, Adoption and Sharing
9:45 a.m.

This session will explore how emerging technologies (such as Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Rapid DNA, among others) are being utilized by law enforcement and how it is complementing their investigations. Though industry continues to make tremendous advances in these areas; how do program managers make sure the requirements of the Front End User (law enforcement agent/officer) are captured so they will utilize the technology? This session will also discuss how to effectively share the information and what are the technical/de-confliction challenges with sharing the data across the entire Law Enforcement community (federal/state/local/NGO partners).


Networking Break
10:45 a.m. 

  Keynote Address
11:00 a.m. 
Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director for Criminal, Cyber, Response, & Services Branch (CCRSB), FBI

FBI Industry Day
11:20 a.m.
FBI acquisition officials discuss an overview of the procurement landscape at the FBI and their move of operations to Huntsville, Alabama. Several FBI acquisition officials will discuss the status of a few major FBI procurements. What can you expect the remainder of FY19 and into FY20?

  • Paul Courtney, Chief Acquisition Officer, FBI
  • Mike Konchesky, Contracting Officer for SOAPS, FBI
  • Jeff Markovich, Contracting Officer for ITSSS, FBI
  • Adam Rhodes, Huntsville Strategy Team Controller, FBI
  • Ria Sliger, Procurement Unit Chief for ITSSS, FBI
  • Jana Thoma, Supervisory Contracting Officer for SOAPS, FBI
  • Moderator: Andrea McCarthy , President, HARP

Closing Keynote Address
12:05 p.m.

Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Director, ICE 

  Wrap-up and Summary
12:20 p.m.
Bradley Saull, VP, Civilian Agencies, PSC
  Optional Add-On: Vision Lunch* 
12:30 p.m.

PSC Vision Forecast Team Insights
Description: Learn the latest insights from the PSC Vision Forecast research team.  Walk away with a better understanding of the agency's budgets, programs, priorities and issues.  Registrants for this session will obtain the full PSC Vision Forecast materials for DHS and DOJ.

  • Michael Bruce, Vice President, Leidos
  • Paulina Orlikowski, Sr. Business Development Executive, Perspecta
  • Michael Bruce, Vice President, Leidos
  • Moderator: Bradley Saull, Vice President, Civilian Agencies, PSC

*Additional charge applies.