CBP Day 2015

In April 2015, the Government Technology & Services Coalition hosted its CBP day to focus on the budget and missions of U.S. Customs & Border Protection.


Welcome & Introduction

  • Kristina Tanasichuk, Founder & CEO, Government Technology & Services Coalition

An Overview of the CBP Budget

  • Michelle Mrdeza, Strategic Advisor, GTSC and Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Budget Overview

  • Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, Border Patrol, CBP

Introduction & Remarks

  • Commissioner David Aguilar, Former Commissioner, CBP; Partner, GSIS; Strategic Advisor, GTSC


  • Charles Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

“It’s About Mission”

  • Moderator: Brad Cole, Vice President, Agilex; Chair of the GTSC Lion’s Den
  • Colleen Manaher, Executive Director Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation DHS/CBP/OFO
  • Woody A. Lee, Chief, Strategic Planning and Analysis, CBP
  • LaFonda Sutton-Burke, Director, Non-Intrusive Inspection Division, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, CBP


  • Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Chief Acquisition Executive, CBP

Information Technology Panel

  • Moderator: Chuck Winwood, frmr Deputy Commissioner, Customs; Consultant & Strategic Advisor to GTSC
  • Valerie Isbell, Executive Director, Passenger Systems Program Directorate , CBP
  • Phil Landfried, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology, CBP
  • Richard Gunderson, Executive Director, Contracting Activity Office of Procurement, CBP

Closing and Reception

  • Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, Border Patrol, CBP