District Of Columbia's 2021 Interoperability Summit

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Kellogg Conference Hotel

800 Florida Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

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20 Year Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, Attack on America: Never Forget.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on America. The 3rd annual D.C. Interoperability Summit will highlight interoperability and emergency communications successes and challenges through real-world accounts from responders who were on the scene of the attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The Summit will also touch on the heroic efforts by the passengers and crew of Flight 93, the creation of the memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the challenges faced in the hunt for and capture of Osama Bin Laden.

The Summit is organized by the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), Office of the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Emergency Communications Division (ECD).

AGENDA

0600-0700: REGISTRATION

  • Attendees must check-in in person or login virtually
  • Continental Breakfast served for in person attendees
  • Video presentation of 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania

0700-0730: WELCOME REMARKS

Charlie Guddemi

  • September 11, 2001, position: Sergeant, U.S. Park Police at the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
  • Current position: The District of Columbia’s Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)

Dr. Christopher Rodriguez

  • September 11, 2001, position: Graduate Student at the University of Notre Dame
  • Current position: Director, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Christopher Geldart

  • September 11, 2001, position: Continuing Education at the University of Maryland
  • Current position: District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice

Billy Bob Brown, Jr.

  • September 11, 2001, position: Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Frederick, MD.
  • Current position: Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications at the Cybersecurity and infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

0730-0830: NEW YORK CITY KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Joseph Pfeifer

  • September 11, 2001, position: New York City Fire Department (FDNY) First Chief at the World Trade Center, Battalion Chief
  • Current position: Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Author of Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11

0830-0900: U.S. COAST GUARD: COORDINATING THE MANHATTAN BOAT LIFT

Michael Day

  • September 11, 2001, position: Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Sector New York, Chief of Waterways Oversight in the Port of N.Y. and N.J.
  • Current position: United States Coast Guard (USCG) Rear Admiral (RDML)-Military Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

0900-0920: BREAK

0920-1030: ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS: NYC RESPONSE (PANEL DISCUSSION)

Moderator: Keil Green

  • September 11, 2001, position: Junior Associate at Lafayette Group
  • Current position: CISA ECD Support

Joseph Pfeifer

  • Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Director of Crisis Leadership at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University

Jay Kopstein

  • September 11, 2001, position: Deputy Inspector assigned to the Operations Division-New York City Police Department
  • Current position: Co-chair of the Communications and Interoperability Working Group for the Office of Interoperability & Emergency Communications of the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, member of SAFECOM (currently Second Vice-Chair)

Frank Fiumano

  • September 11, 2001, position: Commander, USCG, Sector New York, Chief of Engineering
  • Current position: Senior Port Security Specialist, USCG, Sector New York, Chief of Emergency Management/Contingency Planning

Dennis Letts

  • September 11, 2001, position: United States Secret Service, New York Field Office; Senior Special Agent
  • Current position: Security Representative, National Football League, Chairman of the Board of Advisors at the College of Business and Public Management, Kean University

1030-1115: MAKING OF A NATIONAL MEMORIAL: FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH, FLIGHT 93-SHANKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

Stephen M. Clark

  • September 11, 2001, position: Law Enforcement Ranger at Virgin Islands National Park
  • Current position: Superintendent of five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania

1115-1200: LUNCH

1200-1245: NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR) KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jim Schwartz

  • September 11, 2001, position: Assistant Chief of Operations, Arlington County Fire Department
  • Current position: Consultant, advisor, and lecturer on public safety leadership

1245-1315: NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AIR SPACE COORDINATION ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Ken Burchell

  • September 11, 2001, position: Pilot/Sergeant, Aviation Section, Special Forces Branch, USPP
  • Current position: Branch Chief, Special Operations, Emergency Management/Medical Operations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1315-1335: BREAK

1335-1500: ATTACK AT THE PENTAGON: NCR RESPONSE (PANEL DISCUSSION)

Moderator: Keil Green

  • CISA ECD Support

Jim Schwartz

  • Consultant, advisor, and lecturer on public safety leadership

Major General (Retired) James Jackson

  • September 11, 2001, position: Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s Military District of Washington
  • Current position: Retired

Cathy Lanier

  • September 11, 2001, position: D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Commander, Fourth District
  • Current position: National Football League, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer

James Murphy

  • September 11, 2001, position: Master Patrol officer for the Defense Protection Service (Pentagon)
  • Current position: Captain, United States Park Police , Commander, Central District

1500-1545: LESSONS FROM THE WAR ON TERROR

Leon Panetta

  • September 11, 2001, position: Chairperson of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, Chairperson of the PEW Oceans Commission
  • Current position: Chairperson of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy

1545-1645: SUCCESS AND TRAGEDY: FROM THE OSAMA BIN LADEN RAID TO THE DOWNING OF EXTORTION 17 AND THE RESCUE OF AN AMERICAN HOSTAGE IN AFGHANISTAN

Edward Byers

  • September 11, 2001, position: United States Marines: 2/2 Golf Co. 3rd Plt. Corpsman – Stationed at Camp Lejeune
  • Current position: Retired Navy SEAL Master Chief, Medal of Honor Recipient, Founder and CEO of Minerva 6

1645-1700: CLOSING REMARKS

Charlie Guddemi

  • The District of Columbia's Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)

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800 Florida Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

United States

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