CITES Employee is a Moderator at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference

Capture Manager for Chenega IT Enterprise Services (CITES), Alexandra (Alex) Helwig, is a moderator at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference from July 17-19 in Atlanta, GA.

AFCEA International, in partnership with AFCEA Atlanta Chapter, is hosting the first Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Conference. The conference will focus on today’s infrastructure and how it is connected to many other infrastructure assets, and the geographic complexities within infrastructures. This year’s event will highlight the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience. It will also focus on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its efforts to enhance the strength of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure.

Alex will moderate the panel discussion, “Human Trafficking: Advances in Bad Actor Recognition and Deterrence,” on July 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Panelists for this discussion include Lisa Caselli, Officer and Program Manager, External Engagement and Initiatives Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Tim Echols, Vice-Chairman, Georgia Public Safety Commission; and Scott Williford, Founder, The Table on Delk.

Alex is an excellent choice for a moderator for this talk because she previously worked with the Operations and Command Center and Office of General Counsel for INTERPOL as a contractor with CITES. In this role, she supported and collaborated with various DHS and Department of Justice (DoJ) agencies in order to conduct emergency and routine dispatch operations and collect data on various types of fugitives, persons of interest, and missing persons. Additionally, she supported several alien smuggling and human trafficking-related inquiries and cases. As a result, Alex has knowledge and a unique perspective on the discussion topic.

“I am very excited that AFCEA is allowing me the opportunity to moderate the panel titled ‘Federal Track: Human Trafficking: Advances in Bad Actor Recognition and Deterrence’ at their Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This group of panelists are experts in their knowledge of human trafficking at the federal, state, and local agency levels, and I am honored to be able to facilitate this important conversation. While it is my first time moderating a panel at a conference of this size, I am excited for this opportunity to grow as an AFCEA Emerging Leader and to represent Chenega at this event,” said Alex.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about the work Chenega MIOS does with DHS, click here.

AFCEA is a non-profit professional association that connects people, ideas, and solutions globally. They develop networking and educational opportunities and provide them worldwide, enabling the military, government, industry, and academia to align technology to meet the needs of those in critical areas, including defense, security, cyber, and intelligence.