2019 Federal Law Enforcement Conference Speakers


Keynote Speakers:

  Amy Hess
Executive Assistant Director for Criminal, Cyber, Response, & Services Branch (CCRSB), FBI

Amy Hess is the Executive Assistant Director for CCRSB, which was created in 2002 as part of the U.S. government's post-9/11 response. CCRSB is responsible for investigating financial crime, white-collar crime, violent crime, organized crime, public corruption, violations of individual civil rights, and drug-related crime. In addition, the Branch also oversees all computer-based crime related to counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal threats against the United States. In August 2016, Ms. Amy S. Hess was appointed by FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr. to serve as the special agent in charge of the Louisville Division with responsibility for all FBI personnel and operations throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. Read more.

  Kevin McAleenan
Commissioner, CBP

Kevin K. McAleenan became Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection March 20, 2018. As the agency’s chief executive, Mr. McAleenan oversees 60,000 employees, manages a budget of over $13 billion, and ensures the effective operations of CBP’s efforts to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity and security. Read more.

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

Ronald D. Vitiello is the Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On August 6, 2018, President Donald J. Trump nominated him to serve as the next ICE Director. His nomination is currently pending in the U.S. Senate. Read more.

  Bradley Saull
VP, Civilian Agencies, PSC

Bradley J. Saull is Vice President for Civilian Agencies at the Professional Services Council, where he leads the association’s policy and programming for federal government civilian departments and agencies with a particular focus on the Departments of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services. Read more.

  Brian Griffith
Criminal Justice Information Services, FBI

In his current position, Mr. Griffith manages the systems and IT infrastructure that enable the FBI’s support to state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies.  These critical components include Next Generation Identification (NGI), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx), Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), and the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP). Read more.

  Gurvais Grigg

Assistant Director, FBI Quantico Lab
G. Clayton Grigg is the Assistant Director of the FBI Laboratory.  He is a law enforcement leader with over 21 years of experience in criminal, white collar fraud, counterterrorism and national security investigations, operational and information technology systems and tool development, knowledge management, and supervision of laboratory and deployment of global forensic services. Read more.

  Heather Kowalski
CIO, Interpol-USCNB, Dept. of Justice

Heather Kowalski is the CIO of INTERPOL, the world’s largest international criminal police organization, and its 192 member countries. As CIO, she leads the U.S. Government’s efforts to share and exchange international criminal investigative, border security, and humanitarian assistance information across the INTERPOL Washington communications platform. Read more.
  Chuck Alvord
Senior Executive, Business Development, CACI International Inc.
  Paul Courtney
Chief Acquisition Officer, FBI
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  Paulina Orlikowski
Sr. Business Development Executive, DOJ & U.S. Courts, Perspecta
Paulina Orlikowski has 25 years in the IT industry ranging from technical, consulting and business.  She is currently the Senior Business  Development Executive with Perspecta Inc. for the U.S. Department of  Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Courts. In this role, she is responsible for the overall business strategy to best support the DOJ and Courts and their missions. Read more.
  Thomas Krall
Director of Consulting, CGI Federal
Thomas serves as a Director of Consulting at CGI Federal and works with the CGI Federal team to develop solutions for public safety and law enforcement. Thomas Krall joined CGI Federal in January 2019 following a 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he conducted and managed some of the FBI’s most complex criminal and terrorism investigations in the New York and Washington Field Offices, the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group and as a senior manager at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. Read more.
  Colleen Manaher
Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Colleen M. Manaher is currently the Executive Director of Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of Field Operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Before assuming her position as Executive Director, Ms. Manaher served as the Director of the Land Border Integration Program Management Office. Building on the successful implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) in 2009, the Land Border Integration Team was responsible for optimizing inbound passenger operations and leveraging technologies and process improvements for outbound, checkpoint and pedestrian environments. Read more.
  Austin Gould
Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, TSA
Austin Gould was named the Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis in June 2018. Prior to joining TSA, Gould served 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, achieving the rank of Captain. As Boat Forces Capability Manager, he was responsible for the management of the Coast Guard’s fleet of 2,000 boats. Gould also supervised the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to improve the Coast Guard’s operational capabilities. Read more.
  Jeremy Wiltz
Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Services Division, FBI IT
Jeremy M. Wiltz is the Assistant Director of the IT Enterprise Services Division within the FBI’s Information and Technology Branch. Mr. Wiltz oversees both the IT Enterprise Operations Section and the IT Customer Services Section, and is directly responsible for the overall customer experience across the FBI IT enterprise. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Wiltz served as the Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the FBI’s Information Services Branch, Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Read more.
  DJ Dart
Business Development Executive, DHS, Unisys Federal
Mr. Dart is an Information Technology consultant with Unisys Corporation who is dedicated to the Department of Homeland Security law enforcement mission to help protect against threats to national security and public safety.  He has 21 years of expertise in Information Technology with a concentration in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for 14 yearsRead more.