Maritime Security Symposium


The Future of Intelligent Maritime Operational Readiness

June 25-26, 2013: Mary M. Gates Learning Center

Alexandria, VA


DSI’s Maritime Security Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium will focus on intelligence driven operations to reduce potential threats to National Security.


About the Symposium

  • Lead Advisory Board Member:

  • RADM James Olson, USCG (Ret)
  • All New Speakers for 2013 Include:

  • RADM Samuel Cox, USN, Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office and Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence
  • MajGen Randolph Alles, USMC (Ret), Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine, US CBP
  • BGen Steven DePalmer, USAF, Deputy Director, JIATF-South
  • James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Dr. Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, GAO
  • CAPT Katherine Tiongson, USCG, Commander, Coast Guard Cryptologic Group
  • Dr. Julie Pullen, Director, DHS Center for Maritime Security
  • Why Should You Attend the Symposium:

  • Natural and manmade threats to the Maritime Domain continue to present challenges to the community responsible for the safe and reliable maritime transportation system as well as US Homeland Defense. The United States is a Maritime Nation, dependent on our national security partners to maintain the US economy and protect our citizens and natural resources.
  • Given the security threats to critical infrastructure and economic gateways, Homeland Security and Defense Organizations cannot afford to be a reactive. They must rely on intelligence driven operations to remain effective.
  • This symposium will allow you to hear from US Coast Guard and CBP Leadership on the future of intelligence based operations, thought leaders and experts within the Homeland Security Community, as well as capability development and acquisition executives responsible for defining and procuring ISR assets to meet the Government’s strategic needs.The symposium will provide valuable information on efforts from the intelligence and operational communities on how future operations will be conducted and the capabilities necessary to meet the evolving threat.

2013 Symposium Highlights


  • - Deterring, Disrupting, and Defeating Transnational Terrorist Organizations
To include drug cartels, organized piracy operations, and radical militant groups  
  • - Leveraging multi-source intelligence to make the best use of limited operational resources
  • - Coast Guard recapitalization efforts to improve readiness and capability
  • - Public/private partnerships to improve the safety and security of vital assets and infrastructure
  • - Advances in information sharing and cross organizational efforts to maximize effectiveness and reduce costs
    • - Capability requirements for ISR assets necessary to improve Maritime Domain Awareness
  • - Homeland Defense integration and the role of the DoD
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMPLIANT:
The Maritime Security Symposium is compliant with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office:
*Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards
*Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.
*The Maritime Security Symposium is open to all Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas. We are proud to provide opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to luncheon and cocktail receptions.

Download Exhibit & Sponsorship Prospectus Here