Monte Hawkins, the director of the National Vetting Center for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will be featured as the keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on August 14th.
During the event, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector will discuss Phase One of the National Security Presidential Memorandum-9 implementation plan and how Phase Two will continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of vetting through a series of enhancements.
Hawkins has served as the first director of the National Vetting Center (NVC) since President Trump assigned the task to him in Feb. 2018. His role is to strengthen, simplify and streamline the complex and inefficient ways that intelligence is used to inform operational decisions and allow each vetting partner to contribute unique information and ensure that adjudications of border security and immigration-related benefits and protections are informed by all appropriate information available to the government while also maintaining robust privacy, civil rights and civil liberty protections.
Prior to his tenure as NVC’s Director, Hawkins served CBP as a senior advisor for Intelligence Integration between Aug 2017 and Feb. 2018. Hawkins served in a range of positions with the National Security, National Counterterrorism Center and National Security Council. He’s also been an intelligence analyst for the FBI and a uniformed division officer for the Secret Service.
In addition, Hawkins has served as an adjunct professor with Georgetown University since Aug 2013. He graduated, cum laude from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1999 and earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2001.
On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.