BORDER NEWS WATCH
4-1-2014 through 4-16-2014
4/7/2014 M3 Report - Illegal Immigrants with Criminal Convictions Released; Additional Border Patrol Agents not Enough to Beat Smugglers; Unsecured Border Encourages Child Victimization, says Former Border Patrol Org
40 ‘Acts of Love’ ... and Counting -- Serious border atrocities. Please read.
Coronado National Forest Road Construction Project - Read to see how those drugs are getting in, and the dangers to which residents are exposed!
Border Patrol shooting leaves two U.S. citizens injured – Suspect drove a truck at the agent.
Leadership Outlines a Vision For The Future
at 8th Annual Border Security Expo
8Th Annual Border Security Expo Keynote and Panel Speakers Discuss Challenges and Opportunities to Secure and Manage Border
Phoenix, AZ (April 1, 2014) – On March 18th and 19th, the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, was host to the 8th Annual Border Security Expo, the largest and longest running border security conference and exhibition serving federal, state, local, and international law enforcement. Attendees traveled from 38 states and 14 countries. Government attendees were employed by 72 different agencies, departments, and municipalities.
“Securing and managing the border is an enormous task requiring collaboration from federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as well as public-private partnership,” says Paul Mackler, President & CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, the producers of the annual event. “This year’s event embodied that spirit, with 72 different agencies and departments in attendance, and featuring expert speakers from more than 12 different law enforcement agencies, as well as private-sector companies. The event also hosted the largest exhibition of products and technology focused on border security, anywhere.”
Border Security Expo’s 2014 corporate sponsor was Raytheon, a major supporter of the event. Other key sponsors included General Dynamics, Axis Communications, Unisys, Motorola Solutions, Telephonics, and Harris. More than 130 exhibiting companies displayed products, services, tactical gear and technologies ranging from state-of-the-art surveillance and communications systems, robots and firearms, to the latest in unmanned aerial systems.
The 8th Annual Border Security Expo conference program’s Opening Keynote was presented by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, followed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, confirmed just 10 days prior the Expo’s opening day. Day two kicked off with a keynote address by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, followed by keynote presentations by U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher, and Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mark Borkowski.
Closing the 8th Annual Border Security Expo to a packed ballroom was a procurement panel presentation delivered by Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Bill Weinberg, Director and Head of Contracting, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This closing panel session provided insights to private industry on technology strategies, future trends and procurement practices.
Border Security Expo also served as the launch venue for the Border News Network (BorderNewsNetwork.com), a multi-media global news network available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic, providing the latest breaking news, analysis, and product information on all aspects of border security worldwide. BNN’s Editor-in-Chief, David Silverberg, was given an exclusive interview with Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski regarding his vision for border procurement over the next five years.
This year, Border Security Expo honored Thomas S. Winkowski, former Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, who was just appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with the prestigious Excellence in Border Security Initiatives Award, presented during the awards luncheon ceremony. This annual award acknowledges Mr. Winkowski’s lifetime of service and accomplishments. In addition, Border Security Expo honored four CBP officers, two Phoenix police officers and one Arizona Department of Public Safety officer, during the 3rd annual Salute to Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony, proudly sponsored by General Dynamics.
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, a leading producer of conferences, trade shows and digital media, produces US/Canada Border Conference, Sept. 16-17, 2014, Cobo Center, Detroit MI, Border Security Expo, April 21-22, 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, and is the publisher of the Border News Network (www.BorderNewsNetwork.com) Covering All The World’s Borders.
For more information, visit www.EagleEyeExpos.com.
SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY
NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
AZ BORDER DEFENDERS
HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
FEATURED WESTERN AUTHOR: J.P.S. BROWN
Wolves At Our Door a novel by J.P.S. Brown
Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012
Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism
The Reapers Line - Life and Death on the Mexican Border by Lee Morgan II
10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon
SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER by Terry Kirkpatrick
The SHADOW CATCHER: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS by Hipolito Acosta
Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America – Largely for law enforcement at all levels. Will open your eyes even more.
OTHER READING TO CONSIDER:
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez
The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer
"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
2010 BOOK: Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
Broken Borders, Broken Promises by Todd Staples
End of Border News Watch 4-1-2014 through 4-16-2014