United States Border Patrol
For more than 15 years, Washington-based Assistant Chief Patrick Stewart has built a career supporting homeland security missions.
Currently serving as the Branch Chief of the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) program for the United States Border Patrol and the program lead for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Stewart and his team are responsible for supporting risk-informed, intelligence-driven operations. This has assisted the US Border Patrol in setting new benchmarks in homeland security, including apprehending nearly a million illegal aliens and seizing more than two million pounds of cannabis since 2016.
These achievements have been recognised at the highest levels, with Stewart and his team receiving multiple awards for their geospatial service, including the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Intelligence Achievement Award and the internationally recognised Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award.
Beyond his role overseeing Border Security’s geospatial programs, Stewart is also responsible for the National Intrusion Sensor Infrastructure program, including agent dispatch, blue-force tracking and situational awareness systems. Stewart has previously served at Headquarters as the Assistant Chief responsible for Information Technology and Infrastructure Services, and the Operations Officer with oversight of the Intelligent Computer Assisted Detection (ICAD) application and team. Before serving at Headquarters, Stewart spent several years patrolling the border as an intelligence supervisor and a field agent.