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Mark Borkowski

Mark Borkowski

Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition and CBP's Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Assistant Commissioner Mark S. Borkowski leads the new Office of Acquisition, created within CBP in June, 2016. Borkowski’s office provides oversight for all CBP acquisitions and consists for three directorates: Acquisition Governance and Oversight, Acquisition Support and the Procurement Directorate. In addition, Borkowski serves as CBP's component acquisition executive, responsible for ensuring that the agency’s acquisition practices are cost effective, support mission requirements and are integrated across CBP as appropriate. Previously Borkowski was the assistant commissioner of the Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition starting in July 2010. As such, Borkowski was responsible for ensuring that CBP’s technology efforts are properly coordinated and focused on meeting CBP’s complex border mission. Prior to this appointment, Borkowski served as CBP’s executive director of the Secure Border Initiative, where he oversaw the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to develop enhanced situational awareness for frontline CBP personnel along the U.S. borders. Before leading the Secure Border Initiative, Borkowski served as executive director for mission support at headquarters for CBP’s Border Patrol. In this role, he supported the chief of the Border Patrol in executing a $2 billion annual budget and in managing a total workforce in excess of 17,000 agents and support personnel. He oversaw functions of workforce management, labor and employee relations, finance, logistics, recruitment, training, facilities and tactical infrastructure. As a DHS Level III certified program manager, Borkowski provided expert advice and support to the Border Patrol on the technology program within the Secure Border Initiative called SBInet. He also directed an expedited organizational development efforts to redesign and transform the Border Patrol to respond to unprecedented growth in the organization driven by Presidential orders and Congressional appropriations. His division staff included 75 personnel assigned to six separate geographic locations. Prior to his appointment with the Border Patrol, Borkowski served as director for asset management in CBP's Office of Air and Marine. In that role, he oversaw acquisition and sustainment for CBP's aircraft and marine assets. Before joining CBP, Borkowski was program executive for the Robotic Lunar Exploration Program in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA. In that role, he oversaw the development and operation of robotic missions to the moon as precursors to eventual human missions. He previously served as assistant deputy associate administrator for development programs in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Borkowski assisted in overseeing the technology, development and acquisition programs to implement the President's Vision for Space Exploration. Also while at NASA, Borkowski served as program executive overseeing the Hubble Space Telescope Robotic Servicing and De-orbit Mission and as the coordinator for NASA's Exploration Transportation Strategic Roadmap. During his time at NASA, Borkowski was elected vice president of the international lunar exploration working group, a consortium of national space agencies and key commercial partners supporting initiatives for international collaboration in lunar exploration. Borkowski served more than 23 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2004 at the rank of colonel. His last assignment in the Air Force was as system program director for the Space Based Infrared Systems program office. In that capacity, he oversaw satellite programs worth more than $40 billion. Borkowski earned a master's degree in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as a master's in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also has undergraduate degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and in mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. Borkowski has certification from both the Department of Defense and DHS at the highest level for acquisition management. An accomplished public speaker, Borkowski has represented the Air Force, NASA and CBP before international conferences, academic and professional symposia, Congressional hearings and with the news media. He has won numerous awards, including the Air Force Association, Lieutenant General John W. O'Neill Outstanding System Program Director Award; the Company Grade Officer of the Year and the Manager of the Year Awards from the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory; the Air Force Systems Command nominations for the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" award, several military medals and decorations and civil service performance awards. Borkowski is a native of Rochester, New York. He is married to the former Stephanie Miller of Lancaster, California. The Borkowski’s have three daughters.


Reginald Brothers

Dr. Reginald Brothers

CTO of Peraton

As CTO, Reggie leads a new organization responsible for strategic planning, technology solutions, business development, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the company. Most recently, Reggie was a principal with The Chertoff Group, a premier global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. Prior to that role, he served as Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for a science and technology portfolio that included basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation with the purpose of helping DHS operational elements and the nation’s first responders achieve their mission objectives. From 2011 to 2014, Reggie served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Department of Defense, where he was responsible for policy and oversight of the Department’s science and technology programs and laboratories. Earlier in his career, Reggie held senior technology leadership roles in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Communications and Networking business area at BAE Systems. Reggie earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Clay Goldwein

Clay Goldwein

VP, Consulting Services of CGI Federal

Clay Goldwein leads the U.S. Department of Homeland Security account at CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI, Inc. Mr. Goldwein has been responsible for the strategy and execution of DHS projects since 2011. Throughout his career, Mr. Goldwein has been a leader in IT modernization, cloud, and cybersecurity. His notable accomplishments include standing up the CGI federal cloud under the U.S. General Services Administration’s Infrastructure as a Service Blanket Purchase Agreement, and achieving one of the first Authority To Operate designations by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). He was also responsible for achieving an aggressive two-year schedule implementing a Credential Management solution at 26 Federal agencies under the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. With almost 25 years of dedicated experience at CGI, Mr. Goldwein is recognized for his technical and management leadership – both internally and externally. His prior work spans a range of Federal customers (Environmental and Health Care) across a breath of technical areas. Mr. Goldwein has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Partners Program and holds two United States patents for an environmental permit web portal.


Jonathan McEntee

Jonathan McEntee

Director (Acting) Border, Immigration & Maritime Science & Technology Directorate of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Mr. McEntee is currently the Acting Border, Immigration, and Maritime Director for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). He works closely with Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to research, develop, test, and evaluate technical alternatives to meet overall Homeland Security Enterprise capability gap needs. Mr. McEntee was the Deputy Director for S&T’s Borders and Maritime Security Division (BMD) from 2013-2018 and also held several Program Manager roles since 2011, which included managing maritime security systems, border information exchange architectures, and cargo security initiatives. Prior to that, he served one year as a DHS Fellow on Capitol Hill working as an advisor to a Senator on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. McEntee worked as the Chief of Business Operations for BMD. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. McEntee provided Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance to BMD as a Booz Allen Hamilton employee. Mr. McEntee also has a background in the Department of Defense working for BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, and AMCORP from 1999-2005. Specifically, Mr. McEntee was the Undersea Warfare Command and Control (USWC2) lead for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Requirements Office. He also acted as a liaison for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Program Executive Office of Integrated Warfare Systems (PEOIWS) in which he provided programmatic, systematic, and financial support for various USW programs. Mr. McEntee holds a Masters of Business Administration from Salisbury University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Frostburg State University.


John Sanders

John Sanders

Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

John P. Sanders currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In that capacity, Mr. Sanders works with the Commissioner to identify and address the operational requirements of the agency, and to provide strategic direction and oversight of enterprise services and operational support components. As a key CBP executive, Mr. Sanders participates on several boards and committees dealing with matters involving CBP. He also serves as a principal representative and consultant for CBP at interagency and international meetings, and leads efforts to partner with industry and other stakeholders to help drive innovation across the agency. Mr. Sanders brings more than 30 years of national security experience in developing, acquiring, deploying, and maintaining mission-critical technologies. His top areas of expertise include: - Working collaboratively with Congress, multiple federal agencies, state and local organizations, international partners, regulated parties, trade associations, and industry in support of national security; - Leading risk-based systems analysis to enhance both operational and overall security effectiveness; Managing developmental and operational test and evaluation to improve acquisition programs; - Attracting and retaining top talent across large, geographically dispersed organizations; - Testifying before Congress in open and closed sessions on topics of national significance to ensure continued funding; - Establishing and executing strategic goals in support of national security importance; - Leveraging public-private partnerships to achieve effective and efficient outcomes; and - Budget development and execution to accomplish organizational priorities Prior to joining CBP, he served as the Transportation Security Administration's Chief Technology Officer, where he oversaw the development and implementation of risk-based analyses to enhance transportation security. Mr. Sanders also led the effort to work closely with industry stakeholders and foreign governments to harmonize worldwide technology standards, and he helped spearhead the development of TSA PreCheck. Mr. Sanders’s private sector experience includes co-founding Reveal Imaging Technologies, a leading threat detection and screening systems solution provider (later acquired by SAIC). A seasoned entrepreneur and innovator, he has served on the Board of Directors for several leading providers of contraband detection, geospatial intelligence, and data analytics solutions. Mr. Sanders has a Master of Science in Physics from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California San Diego.