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2022 NSA Winter Conference
J.W. Marriott Washington DC
Washington, DC


Conference Registration

7:00am – 1:30pm
Room:  Capitol Registration B (B Level)

Exhibits Open / Coffee in Exhibit Hall

SPONSOR: Wexford Health
8:00am – 12:00pm

Room:  Grand Ballroom (B Level)


8:00am – 12:00pm
Room:  State (M Level)

Committee of State Sheriffs’ Associations

8:00am – 3:00pm

Chair:  Byron Oedekoven, Executive Director, Wyoming Association of Sheriffs & Chiefs of Police
Vice Chair:  Jarrod Bruder, South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association
Staff Liaison:  Woods
  Capitol Ballroom, Salon D/E (B Level)

Seminar – Free Investigative and Fraud-Tracking Databases From the Federal Trade Commission

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Your agency can have free access to the same law enforcement databases and cyber tools that federal and state agencies nationwide use to investigate and track consumer fraud. The Consumer Sentinel Network database has more than 16 million consumer complaints about government impostor, tech support, home improvement and other scams, charity fraud, identity theft, and more. Use it to investigate fraud-based crime in your jurisdiction. Search by full or partial names, phone numbers, addresses, and more, identify suspects and witnesses, and connect with law enforcement in other jurisdictions. The ExploreData cyber tool lets you access aggregate data to track top complaints and trends in your state and metropolitan area. See fraud trends by loss amounts, payment and contact methods, and consumer age. Download visualizations for presentations and reports. The discussion will include live demonstrations of the Consumer Sentinel Network and ExploreData and information about other free FTC resources for law enforcement.
Presenter: Seena Gressin, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Consumer & Business Education
 Justice (M Level)

Traffic Safety Committee

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff (R.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma County, OK
Vice Chair:  Sheriff (R.) James Voutour, Niagara County, NY
Staff Liaison:  Sabol
Room:  Capitol Ballroom, Salon F (B Level)

Border Security Committee

SPONSOR: Bi2 Technologies
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Chair: Sheriff Mark Dannels, Cochise Co., AZ
Vice Chair:  Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Rockwall Co., TX
Staff Liaison:  Barksdale
Room:  Capitol Ballroom, Salon G (B Level)

UAS Working Group

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood County, OH
Staff Liaison:  Brown
Room:  Treasury (M Level)

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, Orange County, VT
Vice Chair:  Steve Casey, Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs’ Association
Staff Liaison:  Woods
Room:  Commerce (M Level)

Seminar – Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Following Cataclysmic Events  

2:15pm – 3:15pm
While the country has made remarkable strides in preparing for and responding to major disasters–from hurricanes and floods to wildfires, tornadoes and more–there is another tier of destruction that we have been spared, witnessed in other parts of the globe. Earthquakes, tsunamis and pandemics all threaten a degree of damage and disruption whose enormity, immediacy and enduring impact will dwarf the effects of anything we have witnessed in the last half century. Were such cataclysmic events to occur in our country, whether by nature or at the hand of our enemies, the military would be called upon to supplement any number of functions normally borne by state, local, territorial or tribal governments. But before recovery can begin, security must be restored and maintained. No function of government, therefore, will be more important, or more compelling to reinforce, than law enforcement. How that support will be realized will be contingent upon how we prepare and, in particular, how we plan.
Professor Bert B. Tussing, Director Homeland Defense & Security Issues, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA
  Justice (M Level)

Seminar – Going Dark: Combatting Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Cybercriminals and Drug Cartels in the Age of Warrant Proof Encryption

3:00pm – 4:00pm
NSA General Counsel Tom Wheeler moderates a panel discussion on obtaining lawful access to information on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, as they begin to implement warrant proof encryption, so called “going dark”. The panel will discuss the recent concerns expressed by both Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray over the impact of this warrant proof encryption on law enforcement and discuss some potential solutions.
Service providers, device manufacturers and application developers are developing and deploying encryption that can only be decrypted by the end user or customer, and they are refusing to provide technology that allows for lawful access by law enforcement agencies in appropriate circumstances. As a result, law enforcement agencies are increasingly prevented from accessing communications in transit or data stored on cell phones or computers, even with a warrant based on probable cause to believe that criminal activity is underway. Because, in the digital age, the bulk of evidence is becoming digital, this form of “warrant proof” encryption poses a grave threat to public safety by extinguishing the ability of law enforcement to obtain evidence essential to detecting and investigating crimes. It allows criminals to operate with impunity, hiding their activities under an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. As you know, some refer to this eclipsing of the Government’s investigative capabilities as “going dark.” – AG Barr
Moderator: Tom Wheeler, former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, NSA General Counsel
Panelists: Sujit Raman, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Darrin E. Jones, Assistant Director, IT Infrastructure Division, Washington, D.C.
Room:  Senate (L Level)

Seminar – Building Bridges: Lessons Learned from Expanding Access to MAT in 16 Jails

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Nearly one in five people entering local jails has an opioid use disorder (OUD), and the high prevalence of OUD in the jail population is especially concerning given the high rates of overdose post-release. Studies have estimated that formerly incarcerated people are significantly more likely to die of a drug overdose in the two weeks immediately post-release than are members of the general population. Individuals with OUDs who leave jail untreated also may continue their drug use, which can contribute to recidivism and reincarceration. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the gold standard treatment for OUD and has been shown to reduce fatal overdoses and illicit drug use but, unfortunately, treatment access is limited in most communities and absent in many jails.

This session will highlight strategies for successfully providing MAT to individuals with OUD in jail and ways to effectively connect these individuals to treatment in the community upon release.
Presenters: Jennie Simpson, Senior Policy Advisor, IPA; Michael Gordon and Shannon Gwin Mitchell, PhD, Friends Research Institute, Inc.; Tara Kunkel, Senior Drug Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C.
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Plenary Session

4:30pm – 5:30pm
U.S. Attorney General William Barr; Rick Smith, Founder & C.E.O., Axon Enterprise
Grand Ballroom, Salons I/II (B Level)