Welcome to the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable

Colleen Manaher
CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office

Colleen Manaher, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation Office of CBP Office of Field Operations, will join us to talk about the Entry/Exit Transformation Office. Colleen also serves as the led for the US-VISIT entry-exit transition to CBP. (Biography) The Entry/Exit Transformation team's mission is to enhance the integrity of the immigration system through assurance of traveler identity. The goal is to accurately verify who arrives and to determine who is abiding by the terms of their admission and who is not, while enhancing border security and facilitating travel. To accomplish this goal, CBP's strategy includes a holistic assessment of operational processes and evaluation of a variety of technologies; testing and deploying new biometric technologies while building on existing biographic data collection; and implementing a non-intrusive technology that is transparent to the traveler, enhances border security, and responds within seconds to the CBP officer and ensures our economic security. Although current legislation focuses on biometric exit, improvements must be made to the end-to-end process, from entry to exit, in order to be most effective to the integrity of the immigration system.

CBP's Strategy


U.S. Trade Delegation to Israel

Join WHSR for the second ever U.S. Trade Delegation to Israel! WHSR will lead a senior level Homeland Security Delegation to Israel November 12, 2016 - November 18, 2016. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge about some of Israel's strategic initiatives in Cyber, Aviation, Border and Infrastructure Security, and will forge and have opportunities to strengthen relationships between U. S. and Israeli companies. We hope you will join us for this incredible opportunity to build and strengthen security relationships that play key roles in making both countries more secure.

The trip will include one day at the Israeli International Homeland Security and Cyber Conference as well as behind-the-scene guided tours of some of the top Homeland Security and Cyber sites in Israel, including:

We anticipate having several top-level U.S. Government officials participating in the Delegation, including presenting the keynote address at the HLS and Cyber Conference.

For more information, or to reserve your spot in the delegation, please contact Emily Ceresa (eceresa@whsroundtable.org) or Will Simon (wsimon@whsroundtable.org).


Join WHSR for the 1st Annual Border Patrol Foundation 10K

Join WHSR and the Border Patrol Foundation for the First Annual Border Patrol Foundation 10K Run/Walk to be held on October 16. All proceeds from the race go to benefit the families of fallen Border Patrol Agents.

We are looking for individual runners/walkers, teams of runners/walkers, and volunteers to assist leading up to and the day of the race. We have teams from CBP and USCG already signed up, and anticipate many other Agency teams to participate, as well as many Industry teams.

There is a team costume contest, and the competition for that is already heating up — so sign your team up today! Come support the families of fallen Border Patrol agents, and have fun at the same time.

When: Oct 16, 2016 8:00 AM
Where: C&O Canal Towpath, Georgetown

GPS Address is the Washington Canoe Club at 3700 Water Street NW Washington DC. Meet at the pedestrian gates at the dead-end and a volunteer will guide you to the starting line.

Cost: $35 registration fee includes race bib and timing chip

For full details and registration information check out our bpf10k info

To register as an individual or a team go to register.bpf10k.org

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Wednesday January 11, 2016
Please join us for our next Roundtable session with Colleen Manaher, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation Office of CBP Office of Field Operations



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