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5) A Balanced Critical Infrastructure Strategy: Protection, Resilience, and Private Sector Outreach

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 demonstrated not only the need for effective infrastructure prevention and response programs, but also the necessity of statewide infrastructure resiliency programs for both government and private sectors. What is the focus of your state’s CIP plan? How resilient are you once an attack happens? What are you doing pre-incident so that you can stay in business? Are you equipped with a solid understanding of private sector information, its ability to assess risks, protect first responders, make prudent security investments, and take protective actions that are suitable? With proprietary information being the number one concern among the public-private sector, this panel addresses the question how much information do we really need?

Steve Mondul, Deputy Assistant to the Governor, Virginia Office of Commonwealth Preparedness

Jody Callahan, Principal Business Continuity Consultant, Constellation Energy
John McCarthy, Executive Director & Principal Investigator, Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, George Mason University
Roisin McCaffery, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security*


  Room #311
Homeland Security Directors & Corporate Partner Meeting (private meeting)
  Room #313
Motorola Board Meeting (private meeting)
12:15 p.m. –
1:45 p.m.
Hall A
Plenary Luncheon with Keynote: Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.*
1:45 p.m. –
3:15 p.m.    
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6) Common Language Initiatives in Voice Communications
Since most law enforcement agencies throughout the nation use 10 codes for the same message, localities are challenged to administer a common language protocol, which is essential to achieving interoperability. This session will discuss the NIMS requirement to use standard or common terminology for radio communications, the challenges felt regionally and necessity to maintain communications connectivity.

Chris Essid, Commonwealth Interoperability Coordinator, Governor’s Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, Beauty Reviews

Ray Hayling, Chief, Public Safety Communication, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
Robert LeGrande, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia*

  Room #307
7) Regional Fusion Centers and Their Role in Preparedness
Fusion centers are collaborative efforts to combine and analyze anti-terrorism information from multiple sources. In August of 2005, The Justice Department released its first Fusion Center Guidelines making recommendations about the centers’ law enforcement role, governance, connectivity standards, databases and security. This session will discuss a comparison of Fusion Centers from across the region; mission, core functions, priorities and products.

Capt. Charles Rapp, Director, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center

Lieutenant Steven Lambert, Virginia State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Capt. William T. Harris, Delaware State Police
Chuck Dodson, Public Safety, Oracle

  Room #309
8) Mid-Atlantic Preparations for a Regional Pandemic
What are states doing to prepare for Avian Flu? Discussion of vaccine and antiviral availability, and non-medical countermeasures that need to be planned for and employed, e.g., recommended sanitary etiquette, school and business closings, voluntary quarantine, etc… The session will also review local response capabilities and its impact on the community as a whole.

Michael Greenberger, Law School Professor and Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland

Dr. Reuben Varghese, District Health Director, Arlington County Virginia
Matt Minson, Director, Office of Preparedness and Response, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Kevin Hayden, Division Director, New Jersey Dept. of Health*

  Room #310
9) Regional CIP Interdependencies Workshop Debrief
Overview is sponsored by the Private Sector Working Group of the Anti-terrorism Advisory Council Maryland. This discussion will provide analysis and overview of an Interdependencies Workshop conducted the day before involving public and private asset owners from around the region.

Adam Trister, CIP Project Manager, Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security

Peter Hitt, Managing Partner, Corporate & Executive Trading Services, Wachovia Global Capital Markets
Marla Dalton, Executive Director, The Infrastructure Security Partnership

  Room #314
10) The Team Approach to Managing Your Homeland Security Grants
The session will cover who makes up the grants management team (Grants Management, Program Management, Fiscal Management, Procurement, Attorneys General), how they interact, how to drive results, and compliance requirements. Barriers and Best Practices should also be highlighted. blog.

Merril Oliver, Deputy Director, Maryland Governor’s Grants Office

Adria Martinez, Program Manager, Office of Grants & Training, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Gary Harrity, Grants Manager, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, State Administrative Agent
Richard Riffe, Director, Corporate Development, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
Catherine A. Riley-Hall, Grants Administrator, Office of Emergency Management, Fairfax County, Virginia

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