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Best Practices for High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure
InfraGard National EMP SIG Sessions of the Dupont Summit
December 2, 2016
Main Room, Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
The focus of this year's summit will be to examine current and emerging best practices in resilience needed to protect ourselves from high-impact threats to critical infrastructure.
NOTE: Tickets purchases are NON-Refundable (Cost includes on-site lunch, beverages and a copy of the Conference Proceedings)
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8:30 Welcome and Introductions -- Mr. Charles Manto, INMA Board and Mr. Brad Brekke, Director, Office of Private Sector, FBI Director's Office
9:00 Congressional perspective -- Hon. Roscoe G. Bartlett, PhD; Congressman Trent Franks
9:30 PSA Program and ties to EMP SIG -- PSA Director Scott Breor –
9:50 Recent Developments in DHS and Space Weather Executive Order -- Hon. Caitlin A. Durkovich, DHS Assistant Secretary
10:20 Panel: Recent State Legislation and Actions
Mr. Ron Jacobus representing Sen. Bob Hall, Texas; Hon. Andrea Boland, Maine; Virginia, North Carolina
11:00 Report from the New EMP Commission -- Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Dr. George Baker
11:30 “Powering Through” and the Dec 1 Workshop -- Ms. Mary Lasky
11:50 Implications for Best Practices -- Mr. Charles Manto
1:00 Best Practice Needs for Disaster Medicine and Public Health -- Dr. James J. James (Exec Dir SDMMPH)
1:20 Medical Panel – Best Practice Assessment underway by DHS, NIHS Hospitals for Resilient Hospital Microgrids
Dr. Terry Donat, MD; Dr. Earl Motzer, Dr. James J. James
2:00 Preparation for Best Practices for EMP-protected Microgrids
Amb. R. James Woolsey; DHS SHARES; Mr. Robert Lachenmayer, COO, Pos-EN; Mr. David Geary, Power Analytics; Mr. Douglas Kiesewetter, Carpe Solar; Mr. William Kaewert, SENS
2:30 Space Weather Executive Order -- Mr. Robert Rutledge, Space Weather Prediction Center, NOAA
3:00 Recent Power Grid Studies – Mr. Thomas Popik, Mr. Bill Harris
3:30 Regional Activities of INCOSE and EMP SIG -- Mr. John Juhasz, Comm. Peg Littleton, Mr. Steven Volandt
4:00 Power and Water Utility interdependencies Best Practices – Dr. Paul Stockton
4:30 Cameo Presentations -- Amb. Hank Cooper, Mr. Jack Pressman, Ms. Cindy Ayers
5:00 EMP SIG Next steps
The InfraGard National EMP SIG expresses special thanks to this years sponsors, Pos-En and Cyber Innovation Labs.
(Note for prospective volunteers: If you are able to work during the conference as a volunteer, contact Mr. Frederick Ferrer at Frederick.Ferrer@mcac.maryland.gov for approval in order to be shifted from the waitlist to a ticketed position.)
Video recordings of last year's 2015 Dupont Summit can be seen at: http://www.ipsonet.org/conferences/the-dupont-summit/dupont-summit-infragard-2015-videos
DECEMBER 1, 2016: This year will also include a “by-invitation-only” planning day on December 1 at the National Guard Association of the US at 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW in Washingon, DC. It will feature the emerging regional EMP SIGs and their counterparts in the National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor Program. This day will review "Powering Through",the planning guide for high-impact events and begin work on an expanded volume for next year leverage the "Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise" table top exercise book available through Westphalia Press, Amazon and local InfraGard chapters. Members from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) will also provide planning support. For an invitation, contact Ms. Mary Lasky at: Mary.Lasky@jhuapl.edu
About InfraGard National EMP SIG: The EMP SIG is a nationwide program under the InfraGard National Members Alliance addressing high-impact threats, especially manmade or natural EMP, that could impact infrastructure nationwide for a month or longer. The EMP SIG facilitates public/private information exchange with the goal of enhancing the resilience of local communities. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
About INCOSE: The International Council on Systems Engineering (See www.INCOSE.org ) INCOSE just established a counterpart to the EMP SIG as their own Critical Infrastructure Protection and Recovery Working Group and plan on having members on hand to assist industry and government with the systems engineering implications of the cascading effects of complex infrastructure systems experiencing high-impact threats. The working group will co-sponsor EnergyTech2015 in Cleveland, OH. For information contact email@example.com .
About the DHS PSA Program:
The PSA Program’s primary mission is to proactively engage with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect critical infrastructure through five mission areas including:
- Planning, coordinating, and conducting security and resilience surveys and assessments of nationally significant critical infrastructure through Enhanced Critical Infrastructure Protection visits, Infrastructure Survey Tool, Rapid Survey Tool, and the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program.
- Planning and conducting outreach activities and providing access to critical infrastructure security and resilience resources, training, and information for critical infrastructure owners and operators, community groups, and faith-based organizations.