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From: (b) (6)


To: (b) (6)
Subject: FW: Comms IPT
Date: Monday, March 24, 2008 12:14:23 PM

(b)
(6)
I will in Detroit again this week so I won't be at the Comms IPT. Please see below for updated
information so you are prepared if you go to the meeting. Basically, SBI will draft the document with
input from the Sector and IPT.

(b) (6)
Assistant Chief
Headquarters, Office of Border Patrol
Northern Border Operations Division
Office (b) (6)
Cell (b) (6)
(b) (6)
-----Original Message-----
From: (b) (6)
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:52 PM
To: (b) (6) (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Comms IPT

Good afternoon (b)


(6)
For better or worse, I think the Northern Border Demonstration is going to be a test case.

I can understand the Sector's reluctance to draft the memo. I propose that SBI drafts the memo, and
runs it through the Sector and the IPT. The IPT will then forward it to the ESC for approval.

Would that approach work for both of you?

(b) (6)
Secure Border Initiative
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(b) (6)
For more information about the Secure Border Initiative, visit www.cbp.gov/sbi or contact us at
SBI_info@dhs.gov.

-----Original Message-----
From: (b) (6)
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:04 PM
To: (b) (6) (b) (6)
Subject: Re: Comms IPT

Gentlemen,

As a follow up to yesterday's IPT, I am concerned about the Sector having to draft a memo through
channels on outreach and proposed messaging. The Sector was ready to go ahead with the talking
points and approved slide set before being requested to put all external efforts on hold. I think it would
be beter served if direction to the Sector now came from the top down. They need to know from the
Comms IPT or another high level communications forum what efforts and messages are approved for
dissemination or communication from any inquiries of external sources.

For the time being, the Sector will continue with internal communication related to coordinating the
demonstration but will wait for guidance on any external messaging or outreach.
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Is there another way to get this before the ESC? How was it done for P-28, understanding that it might
not have been as robust as it needed to be. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

(b) (6)
Assistant Chief
Headquarters Border Patrol
Northern Border Operations

----- Original Message -----


From: (b) (6)
To: (b) (6)

Cc: (b) (6)


Sent: Tue Mar 18 17:14:49 2008
Subject: RE: Comms IPT

Good afternoon.

The tentative agenda for tomorrow’s Communications IPT will include:

* Update from (b) (6) on levee status


* Next steps regarding NBD outreach
* Next steps regarding Boeing’s Integrated Outreach Plan
* Update from (b) (6) regarding messaging

We have set up a conference call for those who are out of town:

* Phone: (b) (6)


* PIN No: (b) (2)

Attached below are minutes from last week’s meeting:

(b) (2)

(b) (6)
Secure Border Initiative
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(b) (6)
For more information about the Secure Border Initiative, visit www.cbp.gov/sbi or contact us at
SBI_info@dhs.gov.