ACEO ICT Laulualetaulauniu Angelo Chan Mow was nominated by the US Embassy Apia, Samoa to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) under the Cybersecurity cohort which is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.

Through short-term (3-week) visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in various fields experience the country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participant’s professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.
The IVLP is a unique opportunity for international visitors to learn about the United States, develop their professional skills, and build connections with American experts in their field. The program has a long history of success, and its participants have gone on to make significant contributions to their communities and countries.
While in Washington, DC, Laulu met with a variety of cybercrime and cybersecurity experts, including the United States Department of Justice’s Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Cyber Crimes Center, Department of Defense (Pentagon), US Department of State to discuss ways to enhance international cooperation to combat multinational cybercrime.
Through the International Visitor’s Leadership Program (IVLP), Laulu’s main objective is to gain comprehensive insights into the evolving landscape of cybercrime and threats, best practices for protecting critical infrastructure, diverse policy approaches, and the impact of emerging new technologies on our region.
We are especially proud that Laulualetaulauniu Angelo Chan Mow is the only participant from Samoa and the Pacific region to be selected for this program.
Working together for a safer blue Pacific region.