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Tuesday May 13 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Opening Ceremony & Keynote

America’s Foreign, Defense & Cyber Policy: An Insider’s Perspective

Thomas Donilon
former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama

Please join us for the opening of GovSec 2014 which includes the presentation of colors and singing of the national anthem, followed by our opening keynote.

In his capacity as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama until June of 2013, Tom Donilon oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provided the President’s daily national security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts.

From an overview of presidential decision making to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden to perspective on U.S.-China relations, Donilon breaks down the issues that are impacting the U.S., locally and globally.

Wednesday May 14 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Morning Keynote Panel

Boston Marathon Bombing: A Collaborative Approach To Catch A Terrorist

Richard DesLauriers
former Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Colonel Timothy P. Alben
Superintendent, Massachusetts State Police

Edward F. Davis
former Police Commissioner, City of Boston Police Department

Brian McGrory
Editor of The Boston Globe (Moderator)

Former FBI Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy P. Alben, and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis worked together as well as with many other federal, state, and local agency heads throughout the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation.

In this keynote panel session, moderator Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory, will host a discussion with the panelists on the importance of information sharing and collaboration among policing and intelligence community partners (federal, state & local) to successfully combat terrorism.

As leads of the Boston Marathon bombing incident, Special Agent DesLauriers, Colonel Alben, and Commissioner Davis will share their experiences with the audience on how teamwork and partnering among all levels of law enforcement as well as citizens across America helped capture the Boston Marathon bombers.



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