8:30 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.    
Room #314
1) Opening Plenary Session: Homeland Security Directors Roundtable

Join Mid-Atlantic State Homeland Security Directors in an exclusive roundtable discussion on regional coordination, state challenges and best practices as it relates to keeping our region safe from all hazards.

John M. Contestabile, Acting Assistant Secretary, Maryland Dept. of Transportation

Dennis R. Schrader, Director, Maryland Office of Homeland Security
Richard L. Canas, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Robert Crouch, Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness, Virginia
Edward D. Reiskin, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety & Justice, Government of the District of Columbia
Christy Morris, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
Edward H. Smith, Homeland Security Advisor, Delaware Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
James Powers, Director, Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security, Office of the Governor*

10:00 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.    
Room #307
2) Data Sharing Initiatives in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Explore the Capital Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN) incident management & coordination across agencies, regions, and public safety and transportation disciplines. Discuss Maryland’s Suite of Tools for emergency management: WebEOC, the Emergency Management Mapping Application (EMMA), and Maryland Emergency Geographic Information Network (MEGIN). Presentation will also discuss the impact of XML standards, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and share regional state success stories.

Thomas J. O’Reilly, Senior Policy Advisor for Information Sharing, National Criminal Justice Association

Roddy Moscoso, Communications Manager, CapWIN
Matt Felton, Director, Center for Geographic Information Services, Towson University
Warren Campbell, Assistant Director, Technical Support Directorate, MEMA*
Michael Pack, Lab Manager, RITIS Project Manager, University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Lab (CATT Lab)

  Room #308
3) The Team Approach to Constructing Your Homeland Security Grant Proposal

This session will cover who should make up the team, and the process for developing a strong, competitive proposal. Strategic planning, implementation considerations, financial and program management will be addressed.

Steve Talpas, Grants Coordinator, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Adria Martinez, Program Manager, Office of Grants & Training, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Joe Wessels, Grant Administrator, Delaware Emergency Management Agency*
Richard Riffe, Director, Corporate Development, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service

  Room #309
4) Residential Readiness & Community-Based Planning for a Disaster

Despite the prevalence of web sites such as Ready.Gov, the idea of personal preparedness for disasters has not been taken seriously. The first responder and public health communities are strongly of the view that personal readiness and readiness in the business place can substantially mitigate disasters. This session will discuss the attributes of personal preparedness, including household supplies, “go” bags, and business contingency plans for disasters.

Rocky Lopes, Homeland Security Project Manager, National Association of Counties

Janet L. Clements, Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Barbara Childs-Pair, Director, D.C. Emergency Management Agency*
Manish Nasta, Director, Atlantic South Region, Verizon Business

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