/ice /cream Break

4:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.    
Room #307
11) Federal Interoperability Efforts and their Application at the Local Level

Hear state and industry perspectives on the need to develop better technologies and processes for the cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary coordination of existing systems and future networks. DHS SAFECOM Program will discuss current initiatives to include the interoperability continuum and nationwide baseline survey and the applications to localities, regions and states.

Marilyn Praisner, Montgomery County, MD Councilmember, National Association of Counties (NaCo)

Tony Frater, Deputy Director, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
Major Dean Hairston, City of Danville, VA Police Department
Barry West, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint Nextel

  Room #308
12) What is the Role of Command Vehicles and Who Should Have Them?

Funding command vehicles has become a chore for law enforcement agencies faced with shrinking budgets. As a result, everyone involved in the process of buying a command center has been forced to become more proactive. This session will explore 1) How localities and states throughout the region can increase coordination and leverage existing vehicles and 2) How would they be deployed in a regional incident?

Ellis Kitchen, Chief of Information Technology, State of Maryland

Jim Weed, Director, Anne Arundel County Emergency Management Agency
Steve Lambert, Lieutenant, Virginia State Police
Major Wesley Waugh, Commander, Bureau of Technology Services, Pennsylvania State Police

  Room #309
13) Improving Asset Data Collection: The Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS)

Approximately 85% of critical infrastructure sites in the region are owned by the private sector. Therefore, state critical infrastructure protection & resilience plans rely greatly on information voluntarily provided by the private sector. When government is equipped with a solid understanding of private sector information, its ability to assess risks and take protective actions is substantially enhanced. How much information needs to be shared to accomplish these goals? With proprietary information being the number one concern among the public-private sector, this panel addresses the question how much do we really need? Key topics discussed are DHS Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS) and other regional best practices.

Mel Blizzard, Former Domestic Preparedness Manager, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Lieutenant II Thomas J. McDonald, Officer-in-Charge, Program Director, ARCHANGEL
Dave DeAngelis, Protective Security Division, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Cherrie Black, Assistant Director, Assistant Attorney General, New Jersey Office of Counter-Terrorism

  Room #310
14) Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) & Citizen Corps and Their Roles in Emergency Response

The Community Emergency Response Team program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. This panel will discuss what the real roles of Professional Responders are? What are the states doing to link Citizen Corp councils and CERT teams together and what is the mission for them in each jurisdiction?

Howard E. Butt, New Jersey State Citizen Corps Coordinator, New Jersey State Police

Suzanne R. Simmons, Volunteer Coordination Program Manager, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Deborah Staigerwald, Emergency Management Coordinator, Maryland Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism

  Room #314
15) Regional Mass Transit; Rail and Subway Security

Transportation security panel will explore different aspects of transit security such as: the technologies employed such as video surveillance, passenger screening methods and communication systems; the concept of operations and the challenge of resources once the technology is installed. Discussion on the evolution of transportation security in the United States and lessons learned from the transit attacks in London.

Matt Greenwald

Regional Transit Working Group, Mark Miller, WMATA
Local Rappahannock Bus, VA
MTA Police, Baltimore

6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.    
VIP Reception at the Baltimore World Trade Center sponsored by CISCO and M/A-Com
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