Who: InfraGard Members and Guests (this meeting is open to the public)
What: Updates from the NCR's Protective Security Advisors and DC's Fusion Center
When: Thurs., 03/14/13 from 1:00p - 3:00p
Where: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002. (Directions can be found here: http://www.mwcog.org/contact/directions/default.asp)
Why: As the center of our military and government, the National Capital Region faces unique challenges in protecting its critical infrastructure. Come hear the NCR's Protective Security Advisors (PSA) from DHS speak about the Office of Infrastructure Protection and their roles as PSAs, specifically within the NCR. Additionally, we will hear from the Washington, DC fusion center - the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center (WRTAC) - as they discuss their mission and functions within the NCR.
How: Register at http://incrma031413.eventbrite.com. There is a $10 fee to attend. Coffee will be provided. **While there are no refunds, we welcome substitutions if the original registrant is unable to attend.**
**Please note there are new security procedures now in place at the MWCOG building. When you arrive, you will go to a self-service security wall terminal in the lobby where you will be asked to scan your driver's license or other form of identification. The terminal will print out a one day pass enabling you to pass the security officers and go to the elevator and to the 3rd floor. If you park in the garage, you will need to get off the elevator at the lobby level and get your pass. Building security officers in the lobby will verify your pass and assist if you have any questions.**
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and Introductions
1:15 - 2:00 DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection overview and Protective Security Advisor program
2:00 - 2:30 Washington Regional Threat Assessment Center (WRTAC) Updates (DC's Fusion Center)
2:30 - 2:50 Q & A
2:50 - 3:00 Wrap-up & Adjournment
Our speakers for this program are:
WRTAC Executive Director
Lee "Tip" Wight
Colonel (Ret.) Lee T. Wight is detailed as Executive Director, Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC), at Washington, DC’s Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency, while assigned to the Metropolitan DC Police Department. The Center’s mission is to facilitate information sharing and produce high-quality organic intelligence to detect, prevent and respond to all hazards to the National Capital Region. Col (Ret.) Wight is a Hobbs, New Mexico, native. Prior to retiring from the USAF after 27 years of service, Col (Ret.) Wight served as the Chief of Air Force Strategy at the Pentagon, where he focused on future threats, alternative force structures, and developed long term strategic policy. He was also Commander, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, where he led over 16,000 military, civilian and dependent personnel who maintained, deployed and employed F-16 and A-10 aircraft, TPS 75 radar systems and $2.5B of U.S. Protection level 1 assets. Col Wight has a son, Captain Taylor Wight, USAF (26) and daughter, Shanna (21). Col (Ret.) Wight holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Administration University of Oklahoma and 3 Master's degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Naval War College, and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He is also pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership at Trident University.
NCR Protective Security Advisors
Kelly Wilson and Matthew Wombacher currently serve as the Protective Security Advisors (PSA) for the National Capital Region Region within DHS's Office of Infrastructure Protection. They support homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity for State and District Homeland Security Advisors. They contribute to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing of risk to critical assets at the local level. As a PSA, Ms. Wilson and Mr. Wombacher facilitate, coordinate, and perform vulnerability assessments for local critical infrastructures and assets, and act as physical and technical security advisor to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
Ms. Wilson has spent the past 18 years of her career supporting the national homeland security effort through military intelligence, sworn law enforcement, fusion center leadership, and protective security endeavors. Kelly is currently a Department of Homeland Security National Capital Region Protective Security Advisor, charged with proactively engaging with Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (FSLTT) government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect the Nation's critical infrastructure. Previously, Kelly was the fusion process supervisor at the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center, the District of Washington's intelligence fusion center. WRTAC supports the local homeland security mission through preventing, detecting, deterring, and mitigating all-threats and all-hazards. Kelly spent nearly two years at the East Bay Terrorism Early Warning Group (EBTEWG) and spearheaded efforts to share valuable information and intelligence with private sector partners in the East Bay of California. Kelly conducted risk and threat assessments of key resources, critical infrastructure, and local high-profile events in the EBTEWG area of operations. Kelly was a sworn member of the Maryland State Police from 1999 to 2007 working in patrol, criminal investigations, and the department's Homeland Security and Intelligence Division (HSID). At HSID, Kelly was the sworn supervisor of the Intelligence Liaison Office and facilitated investigations of international criminal cases as the INTERPOL Liaison for the State of Maryland. In 2006, Kelly was a nominee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Parade Magazine Police Officer of the Year Award, and Trooper of the Year in 2001 for the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack. From 1995 to 2004, Kelly was an Intelligence Analyst and Technical Intelligence Analyst in the United States Army. In 2003, while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kelly was responsible for planning and carrying out missions to numerous locations within a combat zone. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, John Sperling School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
Mr. Wombacher served in the United States Secret Service for nine years prior to becoming a PSA. He served in the Technical Security Division, the component of the Office of Protective Research within the Secret Service which operates as the focal point regarding countermeasures for all environmental threats to Secret Service protected persons and facilities. Disciplines included in this field are counter-explosives and counter-IED measures, CBRN incident prevention and mitigation, Fire/Life/Safety and physical security planning, and continuity of operations planning among other countermeasures programs. This routinely involved domestic and worldwide travel as a member of Presidential Advance teams.
Mr. Wombacher brings extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge, in-depth training, and instructional aptitude with regard to the areas of security operations and planning. While assigned to the US Secret Service, Mr. Wombacher coordinated several key training programs for the Technical Security Division.
Prior to employment in the US Secret Service, Mr. Wombacher served eight years in the US Coast Guard performing a variety of assignments. Highlights include selection for duty assignment to the Presidential Honor Guard, and serving as Air Navigator onboard the HC-130H long range aircraft. Mr. Wombacher holds additional professional certification from the ASIS International organization as a Certified Protection Professional.
When & Where
InfraGard - NCR
It is the mission of the InfraGard National Capital Region Members Alliance (InfraGardNCR) to improve and extend information sharing between private industry and the government, particularly the FBI, for the protection of our critical national infrastructure. InfraGardNCR consists of a growing membership of professionals who are creating a more resilient critical infrastructure in the National Capital Region (NCR - Washington, DC and northern VA). These individuals are from all 16 sectors of critical infrastructure and represent the defense industrial base, water supply systems, energy grid, emergency services, law enforcement, health systems, gas and oil, transportation, banking, and telecommunications. Our membership is voluntary yet exclusive and strives to promote ongoing dialogue, education, community outreach and timely communication between public and private members in an effort to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from all hazards or events, and to minimize their impact on lives, property, and the economy.