WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer, David J. Glawe, provided the keynote address at the Orange County Corporate Security Symposium (CSS) on Oct. 15, 2019 in Orange County, Calif. The symposium was hosted by Allergan and facilitated by I&A in partnership with the FBI and the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center. Under Secretary Glawe discussed the Department’s Intelligence Enterprise in response to the dynamic threat environment and the importance to increase support to the private sector. The event drew over 300 federal, state, local, and private sector partners. Topics discussed included cyber threats, intellectual property threats, local government resources available to the private sector, insider threats and active shooters, and security considerations for soft targets.
“This is our 50th Corporate Security Symposium being held since the program’s inception in 2010 and it is our eighth one this year for 2019,” said Under Secretary Glawe in his address. “It is important for us to continue to engage with our partners to ensure that we facilitate the proper resources and tailored intelligence to secure the Homeland from our adversaries.”
Following the CSS, Under Secretary Glawe met with executives from the healthcare and public health sectors to discuss threat priorities and opportunities to enhance information sharing with DHS, including senior leaders from across the pharmaceutical subsector. Additionally, Under Secretary Glawe met with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michael Moore to discuss the importance of state and local partnerships to safeguard critical infrastructure from emerging threats, specifically with regard to the upcoming 2028 Olympic Games that will be held in Los Angeles. Under Secretary Glawe emphasized to the LAPD that the DHS Intelligence Enterprise is working not only to counter terrorist threats, but also cyber, transnational organized crime, and foreign influence threats.
Similarly, Under Secretary Glawe discussed efforts from across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise with the Chair of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Committee. The DHS Intelligence Enterprise is actively working to detect threats and boost information sharing efforts with state, local, and private sector partners to assist in defending against emerging threats.
“It is our mission across the Intelligence Enterprise to provide as much information as possible to our partners,” said Under Secretary Glawe. “Specifically for large events such as the Olympics, and to safeguard the American people and our partners across the globe that will be visiting the United States for the games.”
Throughout the remainder of the trip, Under Secretary Glawe held discussions with other partners and stressed the important role public and private sector partners have in securing the homeland.
DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis Under Secretary David J. Glawe (right) presents Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michael Moore (left) with the Office of Intelligence & Analysis medallion