2020 Federal Law Enforcement Conference Speakers

 

Featured Speakers:

  Jeffrey Sallet
Associate Executive Assistant Director, Finance and Facilities Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Jeffrey S. Sallet was named associate executive assistant director of the Finance and Facilities Division in June 2019. In a chief financial officer capacity, Mr. Sallet is responsible for overseeing the FBI’s finances, facilities, and logistics functions. He had previously served as the special agent in charge of the Chicago Field Office. Mr. Sallet started his FBI career as a special agent in 1997 in the New York Field Office, where he investigated public corruption, labor racketeering, organized crime, and counterterrorism cases. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was responsible for identifying the funding for the attacks and tracking al Qaeda’s financial assets. Read more.

  Regina Lombardo
Acting Director, ATF

Ms. Lombardo is ATF’s first female Acting Director. Previously, she served as the Acting Deputy Director, with Head of Agency responsibilities. Ms. Lombardo’s duties included day-to-day operations for the entirety of ATF, which is charged with enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking. A member of the Senior Executive Service and an experienced law enforcement professional, Ms. Lombardo began her law enforcement career in 1992, as a special agent in the ATF Miami Field Division. Rising through the ranks at ATF, she served in many management positions including Assistant Director of the Office of Human Resources and Professional Development; Deputy Assistant Director of Field Operations’ Central Region; Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Division: Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division; Chief, ATF’s Leadership Institute; Group Supervisor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force in Miami, Florida; and as Assistant ATF Country Attaché in Toronto, Canada.

  Angela Bailey
Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS

Angela Bailey has dedicated close to 38 years to public service, with almost 32 of those years in human resources. Ms. Bailey was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) in January 2016. She is responsible for the Department’s human capital program, which includes human resources policy, systems, and programs for strategic workforce planning, recruitment and hiring, pay and leave, performance management, employee development, executive resources, labor relations, work/life and safety and health. Read more.

  Daniel A. Adame
United States Postal Inspection Service, Contraband Interdiction & Investigations
Daniel A. Adame is the Inspector in Charge of Contraband Interdiction and Investigations (CI2) for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). Daniel joined the USPIS in 2003, and was assigned to the Los Angeles Division, San Diego Domicile. During that time he worked identity theft, mail theft, robbery, burglary, violent crimes, narcotics and dangerous mail investigations in conjunction with federal and state task forces.
Inspector Adame transferred to the Fort Worth Division in 2006 where he was assigned to the Dangerous Mail Investigations (DMI) Team and worked numerous investigations involving the mailing of hoax substances and improvised explosive devices.  In 2011, Inspector Adame was promoted to the position of Program Manager, Dangerous Mail Investigations at National Headquarters. As Program Manager, Inspector Adame led a team that developed and deployed the Improvised Explosive Device Recognition and Response (IEDR&R) course in conjunction with ATF.

  Chuck Alvord
Senior Executive, Business Development, CACI International Inc.

Chuck is a seasoned IT Systems Professional holding a Ph.D. from Penn State in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, now with over 40 years of Defense, Intelligence and Civil Agencies experience. He spent the first 14 years of his professional career working for the US Army and the Intelligence Community in operational and scientific positions for ISR programs with many years of overseas service. Chuck joined CACI international in September 2014 as DHS Account Executive for the Enterprise IT Solutions Business Group where he serves today. Since that time, he has led or contributed to new business awards at DHS HQ, FEMA, ICE, CISA/NPPD, and TSA. Read more.

  Vice Admiral Dan Abel
Deputy Commandant for Operations (DCO), US Coast Guard
Vice Admiral Dan Abel assumed the duties of the Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations in June 2018. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development of operational strategy, policy, guidance, and resources that address national priorities. This oversight of Coast Guard missions, programs, and services includes: intelligence; international affairs; cyber; the maritime transportation system; commercial regulations and inspections; search and rescue; maritime security; law enforcement; defense operations; environmental response; contingency planning; and the operational capabilities of cutter, boat, aviation, shore, and deployable specialized forces. 
  Casie Antalis
Chief of Staff, National Vetting Center, CBP
Casie Antalis currently serves as the first Chief of Staff of the National Vetting Center (NVC). The NVC was established pursuant to National Security Presidential Memorandum Nine (NSPM-9) which was signed on February 6, 2018. The NVC provides a coordinated process to facilitate how intelligence and sensitive USG information is used for national security and border security missions. The NVC began initial operations in December 2018. Read more.
  Patricia F.S. Cogswell 
Acting Deputy Administrator, Transportation Security Administration 
Patricia F.S. Cogswell is the Acting Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, overseeing the day-to-day operations of TSA in its mission, with particular focus on security of aviation (passenger and cargo) and surface (rail, bus, mass transit, and pipeline) transportation security. Read more.
  Matthew G. Donahue
Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Foreign Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
Matthew G. Donahue was appointed as Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Foreign Operations in July 2019.  In this capacity he is responsible for establishing seamless law enforcement strategies and supporting operations designed to disrupt and dismantle national and international drug trafficking organizations that have the most significant impact on the United States. Mr. Donahue began his career with DEA in March 1991 as a Special Agent in the Philadelphia Field Division, where he was assigned to the cocaine/crack investigative group and later to the Mobile Enforcement Team.  In 1999, Mr. Donahue was transferred to the Barranquilla, Colombia Country Office.  Mr. Donahue was relocated to establish DEA’s new office in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2001.
  Brent Goodwin
Deputy Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Operational Technology and Cyber Division

Brent Goodwin is currently an acting Deputy Assistant Director for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Operational Technology and Cyber Division, which directly supports HSI's law enforcement mission through electronic surveillance capabilities, Title III intercept support, IT systems development, facilitating information sharing and interoperability with other agencies, and providing technical surveillance equipment in support of criminal investigations and national security events.  
  Andrea McCarthy
President, Harp

Andrea C. McCarthy, President of Harp, is a results-oriented executive with over 20 years of business development, capture management, proposal and marketing experience. Skilled in executing the full lifecycle of cultivating, capturing and winning new business, Ms. McCarthy honed her expertise working for The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. She is highly networked within the Federal Homeland Security and Law Enforcement community with both government and industry. The information technology solutions she has experience with include application development, biometrics, cloud computing, legacy system migration as well as program management.
  Paulina Orlikowski
Sr. Business Development Executive, U.S. Department of Justice & U.S. Courts, Perspecta Inc. 

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.  She works directly with DOJ components and Federal Courts and their staff to consult, understand their needs, objectives and mission and then advises of how to use IT to best meet those needs.  Ms. Orlikowski also assists DOJ and Courts staff to understand the changing IT landscape, the impacts and benefits of adopting the latest and emerging technologies.   
  Andy Stickley 
Acting Unit Chief - Information Technology Acquisition Unit, FBI

Andy was named Acting Unit Chief of the FBI’s Information Technology Acquisition Unit after previously serving as the Supervisor for all Telecommunications procurements within the same Unit.  As the Acting Unit Chief Andy is responsible for the strategic execution of the FBI’s IT Category spend, approximately $1.4B per year (FY19 numbers). Andy is a collaborative, professional, and results driven Contracting Officer with 15 years of experience within Civilian and DOD spending the last 10 years with the FBI.  
 
Rolando Suliveras, Jr.
Executive Director, Customs and Border Protection

Mr. Suliveras is the Executive Director at the National Targeting Center Cargo. Mr. Suliveras oversees extensive cargo targeting operations thereby providing executive leadership and direction to ensure CBP remains focused to prevent dangerous and unlawful goods from entering and exiting the U.S. by effectively screening, reviewing, identifying and segmenting low and high-risk cargo across all transportation modes in order to identify, target and coordinate examination of shipments connected to terrorism or other transnational criminal activity. Mr. Suliveras was ppointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) position in August 2010.
  Mara Winn
Acting Director, Innovation Task Force, TSA

Mara E. B. Winn is currently working to establish TSA’s ability to foster innovation by identifying and demonstrating emerging solutions that increase security effectiveness and efficiency, improve passenger experience and the flow of commerce, and deliver solutions that secure the freedom of movement throughout the nation’s transportation systems.  She has twenty years of experience in all stages of acquisition management, systems engineering, project management and product development life cycles, from analysis through implementation and closeout. Ms. Winn joined TSA in 2014 and has served roles in Deployment and Logistics and Mission Analysis Divisions.  Prior to joining TSA, Ms. Winn worked for Schafer Corporation and Zeichner Risk Analytics supporting DHS in cybersecurity and nuclear detection.  She also spent 9 years in medical device product development with Abbott Laboratories..