Collaboration & Agility: Using Data to Enhance Emergency Response
Date & Time
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


With so many connected devices in use, law enforcement and public safety agencies have access to massive amounts of data, but still struggle to get the right information at the right time. Data becomes more useful through collaboration, and having the right technology for agile operations. LEAPS organizations can improve Insights, Collaboration and Agility by creating a data-centric culture. That means not only being proactive about making sense of your own data, but also having the systems and processes in place to share data effectively with LEAPS partners. 

In this session, we’ll hear from leaders in the LEAPS community about their experiences – challenges and successes – in collaborative information-sharing within their own agency, across other agencies and to the public. 


  1. To learn how agencies can put the right technology, practices and policies in place to create a data-centric culture
  2. To improve data-sharing between agencies and jurisdictions to improve law enforcement and emergency response
  3. To ensure LEAPS resources are used efficiently and effectively


  • Derek N. Benner, HSI Executive Associate Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Director, ICE

  • Beth Cappello, Deputy Chief Information Officer, DHS

  • Melinda Rogers, Acting Chief Information Officer, DOJ

  • Gurvais Grigg, Assistant Director, S&T Branch, FBI Laboratory, FBI

  • Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network