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Monte Hawkins

Monte Hawkins

Director, National Vetting Center of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Monte Hawkins currently serves as the first Director of the National Vetting Center (NVC). President Trump tasked the establishment of the NVC on February 6th, 2018 when he signed National Security Presidential Memorandum Nine (NSPM-9). The NVC will strengthen, simplify, and streamline the complex, ad hoc, and inefficient way that intelligence is used to inform operational decisions and allow each vetting partner to contribute its unique information, ensuring that adjudications of border security- and immigration-related benefits and protections are informed by all appropriate information available to the U.S. Government in accordance with law and while maintaining robust privacy, civil rights, and civil liberty protections. Prior to this position, Monte served as the Senior Director for the Border and Transportation Security Directorate in the National Security Council (NSC) for both the Obama and Trump administrations where he coordinated policy development in areas such as aviation and maritime security, immigration, screening and watchlisting, biometrics, and information sharing. He previously served in other roles at the NSC including as the Director for Law Enforcement Policy in the Bush administration in 2008, the Director for Identity Management and Biometrics Policy in the Obama administration from 2009-2011, and then as the Senior Advisor for Migrant Screening and Vetting for the Obama administration in 2016. Monte has also served in various positions at the National Counterterrorism Center, CIA’s Counterterrorism Mission Center, FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and the U.S. Secret Service. Monte is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University. He received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Tulsa and his M.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland-College Park.


Casie Antalis

Casie Antalis

Chief of Staff, National Vetting Center of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)


Gator Harvey

Gator Harvey

Director of Civil Solutions Business Unit, Global Services Division of Northrop Grumman

C.W. “Gator” Harvey is currently director of the Civil Solutions (CS) business unit for Northrop Grumman Technology Services. CS is a $500 million business with broad technical capabilities centered on key customer requirements delivery in software development, information technology, data analytics and cyber. As director, Mr. Harvey is responsible for all aspects of CS's business, including strategy, growth, customer relationships and program execution. Since joining Northrop Grumman in 2002, Mr. Harvey has held roles of increasing responsibility, including program manager, department manager, operating & business unit director. He has supported a wide range of government customers, including the Department of Defense (DOD), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), NationalSecurityAgency(NSA),DefenseIntelligenceAgency(DIA),U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Treasury (USDT). Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Mr. Harvey retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 24 years of operational and combat tours, supporting the DoD, CIA, DIA, USSOCOM and JSOC. His areas of expertise included infantry and special operations as well as human intelligence. Mr. Harvey is involved in numerous non-profit and advocacy organizations both at work and in his community. He serves as an executive sponsor for the company’s Building the Best Culture; Men Advocating Real Change. He is an executive advisor to theADELANTEandAfrican American Taskforce Group - Employee Resource Groups. Mr. Harvey is a lifetime member of the UDT-SEAL Association and The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); both non-profit veterans support organizations. Additionally he is a legacy member of the Office of Strategic Services Society, and member of the Marine Corps Mustang Association and the Marine Corps Counterintelligence Association.