Vine Report to be discussed at RUSI Border Security Conference
The recent release of the Vine Report, commissioned by the British Home Secretary Theresa May, has heightened interest in the UK's provisions for border security ahead of this year's RUSI Border Security Conference.
Above: Home Secretary Theresa May with Metropolitan Police officers at Exercise Forward Defensive. Courtesy UK Home Office
The Report, which outlines a number of recommendations for improving border operations, will be central to discussions at the RUSI event being held in Whitehall in a fortnight's time (Wednesday 14th March).
Ensuring a constant and consistent level of security at the UK’s border represents an integral part of the Government’s efforts to maintain public safety and ensure national resilience within today’s evolving threat environment. Against the backdrop of recent disputes over the control measures being introduced at the UK's border, and as the UK prepares to host the world's single largest sporting event of the decade, overcoming the challenges of border protection will therefore undoubtedly become an increasingly important feature on the Government's agenda in the period ahead.
This year's RUSI Border Security Conference will be bring together senior figures from across the public and private sectors, to examine the range of threats emanating from the transnational cross-border flow of people, information, and illicit goods and will provide a critical evaluation of the strategies, partnerships and technologies that are currently being used to combat them.
Confirmed participants include:
- Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Immigration
- Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman, House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee
- Keith Bristow QPM, Director General, National Crime Agency, Home Office
- John Donlon QPM, National Co-ordinator PROTECT & PREPARE, ACPO TAM
- Andrew Trotter OBE QPM, Chief Constable, British Transport Police
- Tony Smith, Senior Director, London 2012 Olympic Programme, UKBA
- Tim Figures, Head of Aviation Security, Aviation Directorate, Department for Transport
- Phil Luxford, Head of Borders and Aviation Unit, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), Home Office
- Seamus Tucker, Deputy Director, CBRNE and Science & Technology, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), Home Office
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