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National Infragard EMP Special Interest Group Program 2014


Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Issues
Friday December 5th at the Historic Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington DC
The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concerns. While presentations are part of the program, the other equally important aspect is the networking opportunities provided throughout the day as speakers and attendees are encouraged to mingle. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the day at no cost. 
National Infragard EMP Special Interest Group Program
Planning Resilience for High Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure 
*You may register separately for this event by clicking HERE
Distinquished presenters and panelists will include US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), FERC Commissioner Philip D. Moeller, former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, former Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Paul Stockton, Ambassador Hank Cooper, VA Commonwealth Senator Bryce Reeves, Honorable Andrea Boland, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center staff and senior FBI HQ officials. Top experts will update measures being taken to plan for and mitigate high-impact threats such as EMP, extreme space and cyber to critical infrastructure including power, communications and medical infrastructure. This year's conference will also review recent emergency management table top exercises providing insights into practical steps that can be taken to reduce the tragic effects of these high-impact scenarios.
To see this year's program in detail, click HERE
See the 2013 InfraGard National EMP SIG Dupont Summit conference videos by clicking HERE
OrganizerCharles Manto, Infragard National EMP SIG 
Session 1: Auditorium
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 8:35am
Charles Manto, Infragard National EMP SIG 
John Pi, Federal Bureau of Investigations
8:35am - 8:50am
Remarks: "A US Senator's Perspective on the Importance of EMP and High-Impact Threat Planning and Protection"
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight & Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
8:50am - 9:10am
Infragard and High Impact Threats
John Riggi, Federal Bureau of Investigations
9:10am - 9:50am
Pre-traumatic Stress Disorder and High Impact Events, Maintaining Public Calm and Order
Roscoe Bartlett, Former US Congressman of MD
Mary D. Lasky, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Richard M. Krieg, Krieg Group
Ben Sheppard, George Washington University
Jessica Wieder, Environmental Protection Agency
9:55am - 10:25am
Federal, State and Utility Plans for Grid Protection
Roscoe Bartlett, Former US Congressman
Chris Beck, Electric Infrastructure Security Council
Bryce Reeves, Virginia Commonwealth Senate
Andrea Boland, Outgoing Maine State Representative
10:30am - 10:55am
Updates on Space Weather Threats for Power and Communications, Why 2012 Storm Became News in 2014
Robert Rutledge, Lead of NOAA Space Weather Forecast Office
Gale Nordling, Emprimus
11:00am - 11:20am
Dispelling the Myths about EMP
Curtis Birnbach, Advanced Fusion Systems
11:25am - 12:10pm
Role of DHS Programs for EMP Protected Emergency Communications and Planning
Kevin Briggs, HS Unit Chief 
George Baker, James Madison University
Bronius Cikotas, Defense Nuclear Agency
Michael Caruso, Government & Specialty Business Development
12:10pm - 12:15pm
Cameo Presentations
12:15pm - 12:50pm
Lunch Break Procedures and Working Groups Announcement
Mary Lasky,  John Hopkins University
12:55pm - 1:00pm 
Welcome Back/Cameo Presentations
NY Regional EMP SIG
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Targeted, Prudent Investments Against EMP: Buliding Practical Resilience Strategies
Paul Stockton, Former Homeland Defense
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Role of EMS and Table Top Exercises -- Planning for EMP and High-Impact Disasters
Moderator: Paul Stockton, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Richard Andres, National War College
Thomas MacLellan, National Governors Association MG (ret’d)
Robert Newman, US Army (ret’d) and former Adjutant General of Virginia
Cynthia Ayers, US Army War College 
David Hunt, Workshop and Exercise Lead Facilitator
Dennis Schrader, DRS International 
2:15pm - 2:55pm
Resilient Hospitals in Large Scale Disasters, (The role of alternative technologies and sustainability in electric power grid mitigation)
James Terbush, Martin Blanck and Associates
Terry Donat, Health Policy and Emergency Medicine
Sierra Bainbridge, MASS Design Group
Donald Donahue, American Academy of Disaster Medicine
3:00pm - 3:40pm
Growing Inter-Dependency of Gas and Electric Grids
Philip D. Moeller, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
3:40pm - 4:15pm
Next Steps for States and Local Communities in Light of Vulnerabilities and Limited Federal Remedies
Bill Harris, Foundation for Resilient Societies
Tom Popik, Foundation for Resilient Societies
Andrea Boland, former Maine State Representative
Hank Cooper, High Frontier
4:15pm - 4:25pm
One More EMP Knot to Untie
George Baker, James Madison University
4:30pm - 4:55pm
Cameo Prsentations; Solutions Update
Sponsors and Others

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Economic Impact Studies and Concluding Remarks and Next Steps for EMP SIG Working Group
Charles Manto, Infragard National EMP SIG
FBI Coordinators
Session 2: 1527 New Hampshire Avenue*
4:20pm - 5:25pm
Electric Grid Security Fabric Panel
Emerging mobile application innovations for mitigating/responding to threats to our electric grid and advancing community resiliency and recovery
Denisa Scott
CAP Innovations/Services qpplicable to mitigating/responding to threats to our electric grid and advancing community resiliency/recovery
Elysa Jones
Introducing wireless, surveillance and affordable UAS remote sensing platforms strengthening communities critical infrastructure protection capacities
Joel Coulter
An Orientation: Forward Trace’s service oriented horizontal information exchange enterprise architecture’s ability to optimize the performance of communities security investments, and proactive response to physical/cyber threats
David Bither

*This session will not be webcast