OCTOBER 12

OCTOBER 12

8:30 a.m. –
4:30 p.m.    
Room #313
National Association of Counties Interoperability Training (private meeting)

8:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m.    
Room #316
Verizon Business User Group Meeting (private meeting)

8:30 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.    
Room #307
16) Identity Management Preparedness for All Hazards

This panel will discuss achieving Identity Management Preparedness for all hazards incident response across multi-jurisdictions. Panel members in the National Capital Region have collaborated in a distributed environment to provide a unified approach in which incident commanders use Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) technology to electronically validate the identities and attributes (skill sets) of emergency responders to make informed decisions for granting access privileges into the incident scene in a communication-in or -out environment. Additionally, the panelists will speak about the integration of attributes as defined in the National Response Plan (NRP) and National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).

Moderator:
Craig A. Wilson, First Responder Program Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Office of National Capital Region Coordination (ONCRC)

Panelists:
Anthony M. Cieri, Senior Consultant, Federal Interagency Advisory Board for FIPS 201 implementation, Director, DHS ONCRC for First Responder credential
Lemar Jones, Jr., Director, Antiterrorism/Force Protection Directorate, Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Mike McAllister, Deputy State Director, Security & Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Transportation
John N. Petrie, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety & Emergency Management, The George Washington University

  Room #308
17) Private Sector Partnering with Universities on Research and Training; Do’s and Don’ts

With the emphasis on partnering and interdisciplinary work by the government, partnerships between universities and private sector companies are a strategy to develop additional contracting opportunities. However, because of the contracting experience of universities (mostly grants) vs. private entities (contracts) and the difference in business cultures, this model does not always result in a smooth process. Strategies and methods to reduce barriers and improve communication between the university and private sector in business and contract management will be the focus of the discussion.

Moderator/Panelist:
Brian Darmody, Assistant VP, Research and Economic Development, University of Maryland College Park

Panelists:
Edward P. Pieters, Ph.D., Associate Director Research Agreements, Office Research Services, University of Pennsylvania
Alexandra A. McKeown, Assistant Vice President Research Administration & Advancement, Office of Research Administration & Advancement, University of Maryland
Jill McClune Myrick, Director, Contracts and Compliance, Smiths Detection*

  Room #309
18) Continuity of Operations Planning; What are Private Businesses Doing to Prepare?

What are private businesses doing to prepare for, continue and recover minimum essential functions in the event of a disaster? In this session, private-sector will share their employee emergency mobilization and business continuity plans so that government knows what the private sector needs in order to help keep businesses up and running. Sarbanes Oxley will be discussed as it relates to COOP planning and an analysis of the five major components of COOP planning: 1. essential functions and key personnel; 2. vital records, systems and equipment; 3. alternate work sites and relocation planning; 4. communications; 5. training, testing, and exercises.

Moderator/Panelist:
JoAnne Martin, Director, Emergency Planning Division, Beck Disaster Recovery, Inc.

Panelists:
Blaise D’Ambrosio, Vice President of Global Continuity, T Rowe Price o/b/o Association for Contingency
Kate Christensen, Assistant Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security*
Brittany Taylor Schaal, Emergency Management Planner, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

  Room #310
19) Mid-Atlantic Evacuation Plan Coordination

Regional states will share and compare their state’s evacuation plans.
Problems in Katrina evacuation management underscore the hard decisions that are necessary. How do you communicate an evacuation? When does it become mandatory? What federal, state, local, and private resources are engaged to evacuate the population? How to manage evacuation of those who cannot evacuate themselves? Where do you evacuate? What resources of shelter, bedding, food, water, medical supplies and expertise are necessary? When do you preposition those resources and from where do they come? How do you maintain public safety and security throughout an evacuation?

Moderator/Panelist:
Barbara Childs-Pair, Director, D.C. Emergency Management Agency

Panelists:
Capt. Dan Morocco, New Jersey Division of State Police
Christy Morris, Acting Secretary, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety*
Richard D. Flinn, Jr., Deputy Director of Operations, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

10:00 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.    
Room #311
Urban Rural Evacuation Planning Meeting (private meeting)

  Room #307
20) The Regional Need for Strategic Stockpile Distribution Readiness

CDC and DHS have created a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to assist local authorities in the event of a major disaster. This is a complex logistical task that requires a high level of coordination among federal, state and local agencies, hospital regions, medical professionals, volunteer groups and other organizations that normally do not work together. In this session, regional states will discuss their SNS state plans, funding implications and overall readiness for a disaster.

Moderator/Panelist:
Matt Minson, Director, Office of Preparedness and Response, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene*

Panelists:
Bob Mauskapf, State Planner for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Virginia Department of Health*
Clark Beil, Northern Virginia Emergency Planning Coordinator, Virginia Dept. of Health
Mike Staley, National Capitol Region SNS Coordinator, CDC

  Room #308
21) Increasing Maritime Domain Awareness Tools

The Coast Guard has identified Increasing Maritime Domain Awareness as one of six strategic elements for achieving homeland security. This session will discuss Maritime private sector efforts in the following technology areas: sensors; sensor platforms; data fusion/analyst management tools; situational awareness and command and control; operational presence and response. The goal of this session is to learn about capabilities for surveillance on and along the water.

Moderator:
Tom Steele, CIO, DE Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security

Panelists:
Joe Anderson, Project Manager, SureTrak, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Brian Kelley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, United States Coast Guard Sector Baltimore*
Colonel Steve Chaney, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police

  Room #309
22) The Role of State Government: Confronting Cyber Threats

The public and private sector cannot afford to overlook their responsibilities to protect critical infrastructure. Without the appropriate protections in-place, a single keystroke could touch off a cyber attack in the magnitude of the physical attacks of September 11 – potentially disabling or disrupting emergency communications, financial networks, power distribution or air-traffic control systems. This session will build upon discussions and next steps from the Maryland Cyber Security Consensus Symposium, bringing together major stakeholders to explore the appropriate roles of State government and private partners in securing cyber assets. The key objectives for the session include awareness- raising, organizing resources to leverage cyber capabilities, supporting statewide law enforcement efforts, utilizing cyber training curriculum, and how to secure State government agencies from cyber attack.

Moderator:
Leigh Middleditch, Criminal Justice Programs Director, Maryland Office of the Governor, Office of Homeland Security

Panelists:
Dave Musgrove, Federal Bureau of Investigation*
Dennis Schrader, Director, Maryland Office of Homeland Security

  Room #310
23) National Incident Management System (NIMS); How the States Are Training their Core Disciplines

Discuss the roles and response of police and fire in a decontamination transit environment. Incident command considerations will be discussed. What is needed for optimum safety and security of assets? What are transportation strategists doing to ensure the security of their assets?

Moderator:
John Droneburg, Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Panelists:
Al Fluman, Acting Director, NIMS Integration Center
Steve Grainer, Chief, IMS Programs, Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Daniel “Skip” Mahan, Regional Administrator – Eastern Shore, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

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