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EMP SIG Dupont Summit December 1, 2017

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High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure

InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG ™) is pleased to announce the 7th year we have been part of the Dupont Summit. Our sessions are open to the public, please register.


December 1, 2017

Main Room, Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

WHY: Our Critical Infrastructure is vital to our country. It is important to be informed about threats and what is happening to be prepared

WHAT: InfraGard EMP SIG ™ has invited experts to present valuable information on various aspects of our critical infrastructure. The agenda is below and will be updated as invited speakers accept the invitation.

NOTE: Tickets purchases are NON-Refundable (Cost includes on-site lunch, beverages and a copy of the 2016 Proceedings)

(For secure DHS WEBCAST access on the day of event, go to the following web address and register as a Guest, preferably 15 minutes ahead of time: https://share.dhs.gov/empsig ) HSIN requires Flash Player to be installed. )

8:00 Registration and coffee

8:30 Greetings: Mary Lasky, Chairman, InfraGard EMP SIG; Gary Gardner, Chairman of the Board, InfraGard National Members alliance; FBI representative; Policy Studies Organization

9:00 Keynote Speaker

9:45 Rep. Trent Franks, Chair, Congressional EMP Caucus – introduced by William Harris (Accepted)

10:15 Panel on Solar Storms & Mitigation

11:00 Break

11:10 Kevin Briggs (DHS) on Communication Vulnerabilities & HEMP Mitigation (Accepted)

11:35 What Needs to Be Done?

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

12:15 Dr. William R. Graham, former Chair, EMP Commission, 2001-2008, 2016-2017, via Skype from CA (Accepted)

1:00 Jordan Kearns on Grid EMP Protection Cost Study conducted by the Foundation for Resilient Societies (Accepted)

1:15 Panel on EMP Commission results – Dr. George Baker , Senior Advisor, 2001-08, 2016-17 (Accepted); Dr. Randy Horton, EPRI Assessment of the Potential Impacts of MHD-EMP (E3) on the Continental U.S. Electric Grid (Accepted)

2:00 FERC Resiliency & Reliability Initiatives

2:30 John Houston, retired CEO from Center Point Energy, Houston, TX – award presentation

2:35 Industrial Control Systems Panel -- George R. Cotter, former Chief Scientist, NSA. (All invited, Cotter accepted; check other acceptances).

3:15 Donald (Doc) Lumpkins, Chief Financial Officer, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (Accepted)

3:45 Panel on Lessons Learned from Hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria -- Bob Janusaitis Harvey (Accepted),

4:30 Latest in Technology – (3 minutes for key resilient technology innovations) 6 to 7 presenters

5:00 Charles L. Manto, Chairman Emeritus - Reflections

5:05 Mary Lasky - Closing remarks

5:15 Closing


November 30, 2017: This year will also include a “by-invitation-only” planning day on Novemer 30 at the National Guard Association of the US at 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW in Washingon, DC. This day will review "Powering Through from Fragile Infrastructures to Community Resilience ", the action guide, for high-impact events and the work on Version 2.0. 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 igempsig@infragardmembers.org .

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