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1 Program Version: National Homeland Security Conference June 9-11 th, 2015 San Antonio, Texas

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3 Rocky Vaz, President Greg Mammana, VP Programming Sharyn Zlotnick, VP Partnerships Dawn Fritz, Secretary Kathy Crandall, Treasurer Garry Lisiewski, Board Jonathan Schultz, Board Branch Strickland, Board Jeffrey Dean, Board Dear Friends: Welcome to the 2015 National Homeland Security Conference. The National Homeland Security Association Inc. (NHSA) hosts this conference each year and we are thrilled to partner with the City of San Antonio to bring you our 9 th annual conference. This premier event brings together over a thousand dedicated Homeland Security and Emergency Management professionals from across the county. We continue to expand our partnership with premier agencies and institutions that provide you the latest information and training in your respective fields. We have included tracks that bring you firsthand experiences on the most recent significant events that you have seen around the world. This conference is an opportunity for us to exchange best practices and build upon ideas learnt from each other. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the NHSA board of directors for their tireless work and endless hours spent in planning this conference. Our thanks to the City of San Antonio for the resources that were made available and hosting this conference. On behalf of the NHSA board, we hope you have a wonderful and productive week. Sincerely, Rocky Vaz President, Board of Directors National Homeland Security Association Inc. National Homeland Security Association P.O. Box 2226 Columbus, OH

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5 WELCOME TO SAN ANTONIO! Few destinations provide a sense of place like San Antonio. Here, the bell towers of Spanish colonial missions have greeted mornings for almost 300 years. Mexican, European, and Western cultures blend into a unique personality, and in the heart of it all, you ll find a downtown core with a river running through it. San Antonio s River Walk, Spanish colonial architecture, and parks and plazas make it one of America s most picturesque cities. As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, San Antonio offers modernity in the middle of a historic city with diverse artistry, ethnic cuisine, and exquisite culture. San Antonio is a city on the rise for the new face of America. It is a diverse, progressive and globally competitive city with a solid vision for national and international economic development. We hope you enjoy and experience all this exciting City has to offer! 5

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7 Col. Robert E. Williams Leadership Award Samantha Phillips Director, Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia The Colonel Robert E. Williams Leadership Award, named after one of the founders of NHSA, is awarded annually to a person who has shown exemplary leadership skills in the day-to-day management of homeland security operations or during a particularly crucial event. The award will be given to someone who consistently goes above and beyond in their duties and their dedication to their responsibilities. The 2015 Colonel Robert E. Williams Leadership will be awarded to Samantha Phillips, Director of Emergency Management of the City of Philadelphia. Samantha Phillips is the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia. Phillips joined OEM in 2007 as a planner. She quickly moved through the ranks and has served as a Program Manager, Deputy Director for Planning, and then as the agency s Deputy Director. Upon her appointment in June 2012, Phillips reorganized OEM to improve capacity, refocused the agency s attention on strategic planning, and concentrates on the operational integrity and implementation of citywide planning efforts. Phillips was integral in the City s response to several citywide emergencies, many of which received Presidential Disaster Declarations, including Superstorm Sandy (2012), Hurricane Irene (2011), and Tropical Storm Lee (2011), major snow storms, and record flooding events. She is also responsible for public safety coordination and planning for major special events. In addition to her position at OEM, Phillips is the Chair of FEMA Region III Regional Advisory Council, serves as a Board Member of Big Cities Emergency Management, Inc. (BCEM), and represents BCEM on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Advisory Board. In July 2014, Phillips was appointed to represent the emergency management discipline on FEMA s National Advisory Council. She will hold this position until July Prior to joining OEM, Phillips worked with George Washington University s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. She also served as a member of the National Preparedness and Response Corps with the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. Phillips has a Bachelor of Science from American University, a Master of Public Health from George Washington University, and a Master in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Phillips was a participant in the inaugural Leading for Change Fellowship; a partnership between Drexel University and the City of Philadelphia. 7

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9 Download the Official Conference Mobile App Up to Date Agenda Customizable Schedule Detailed Track Information Speaker Bios Search UASI Conference in the App Stores! 9

10 Conference Map Street Level Morning Keynotes & Lunch------Ballroom B Registration Walkway/Exhibit Hall B Vendor Hall Exhibit Hall B Conference Map Concourse Level (2 nd Floor) Prevent B Mitigate A Protect B Response A Recovery B Grants A NCTC

11 Conference Map Lower/River Level San Antonio City Social Grotto Coalition Meeting D POC Meeting C Vendor Demos B/A Knowledge Center Plus General Dynamics! Real-time reporting analytics and configurable displays for emergency management professionals! Knowledge Center and General Dynamics have partnered to provide powerful data visualizations with smart filtering options for displaying Essential Elements of Information. Visit booths 201 and 300 for a Knowledge Center and KC Plus demo! Website Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them. Visit booths 225, 227, 324 and 326 Website 11

12 Tuesday June 9 th Vendor Breakfast Ballroom B Opening Ceremony Welcome - San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Keynote - Lt. General Perry Wiggins, US Army North Ballroom B Ballroom B Ballroom B Break Keynotes Chief W. Nim Kidd, Texas Division of Emergency Management Edward J. Gabriel, Deputy Asst. Secretary, U.S. HHS Ballroom B Rope and Shoot Ballroom B Lunch Ballroom B Break Session 1 Prevent - Post-Event Crisis Reentry Planning and Preparedness Protect - Alabama SAF-T-Net: Using Tech to Alert/Prepare/Commn./Mitigate Mitigate - The Great 'Tank' Debate: Safety vs. Militarization of Armored Police Response - Medical, Health and Social Issues Arising From a Cat. Bio Incident Recovery DAFN Settlements Post-Disaster in LA and NYC Grants - THIRA and the SPR NCTC - What NCTC has to offer State and Local Partners Vendor Willdan Homeland Solutions / Haystax Technology 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A B / 007A Break Session 2 Prevent - HSIN Delivering Mission Success: Operations Strong Safety Protect - Chicago Police Department Crime Prediction Project Mitigate - Building a Private-Sector Program at the State Level Response - Improving Coordination Btw. Incident Command and the EOC Recovery CERT Mutual Aid Program: Response to Recovery Grants - Highlights from the New Supercircular NCTC - State and Local Response to Complex Terrorist Attacks Vendor Willdan Homeland Solutions / Haystax Technology 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A B / 007A Break Session 3 Prevent - Supply Chain Operational Solutions and Lessons Learned Protect - DHS/I&A's Big Data Solutions Mitigate - Passenger Rail Incident Reponses Team / Chicago Public Private TF Response - Emergency Management Following an IND detonation Recovery Preparing Limited English (LEP) Communities for Emergencies Grants - Lessons Learned from DHS Office of Inspector General Audits NCTC - Inspire 12 VBIED Device Vendor / POC Willdan Homeland Solutions / Haystax Technology / POC Mtg 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A 201 7B/7A/7C Break & MMRS National Meeting Ballroom B Vendor Social MMRS National Meeting 12 Exhibit Hall B Ballroom B

13 Wednesday June 10 th Vendor Breakfast Welcome Keynotes - Pierre-Edouard Colliex, Police Attaché, Embassy of France Richard Kopel, Director of Homeland Counterterrorism Division Exhibit Hall B Ballroom B Ballroom B Break Town Hall - Harold Hurtt, ICE State and Local Director Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6 Administrator Ballroom B Vendor Break Lunch Ballroom B Break Session 4 Prevent - Preventing Attacks on Utilities Protect - Cyber Security Mitigate - Planning Your Neighborhood Community Full Scale Exercise Response - Unified Response to Active Shooter Incidents Recovery Recovery Planning Tools and Engaging the Private Sector Grants - SAA Town Hall NCTC - The Emerging Threat of a Complex Attack 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A Break Session 5 Prevent - Developing Prevention and Protection Program Impl. Urban Plans Protect - Creating a Culture of Collaboration Mitigate - Countering Violent Extremism Response - Family Reunification Center: Do You Know Your Involvement? Recovery Recovery Planning for Disproportionally Impacted Populationss Grants - What Does the Future of Homeland Security Funding Look Like? NCTC - Violent Extremists Targeting Law Enforcement 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A Break Session 6 Prevent - FirstNet Town Hall Protect TBD please visit the official App for the latest schedule Mitigate - Deepwater Horizon: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Response - Ebola in the USA: One Community's Response Recovery Ensuring Health Situational Awareness and Temporary Reassign. Grants - FY15 Port and Transit Security Grant Programs NCTC Directorate of Terrorist Identities and Terrorist Screening Center Brief 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A Break San Antonio Host Social The Grotto 13

14 Thursday June 11 th Vendor Breakfast Welcome Keynotes - Rocky Vaz, Director Emergency Management, City of Dallas Sana Syed, Public Information Officer, City of Dallas Exhibit Hall B Ballroom B Ballroom B Break Town Hall - Tim Manning, FEMA Deputy Administrator Brian Kamoie, FEMA Assistant Administrator Donald 'Doc' Lumpkins, FEMA Director for the NIC Ballroom B Break Lunch Ballroom B Break Session 7 Prevent Strengthen Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing Protect - Engaging Local Law Enforcement to Support an All-Threats Mission Mitigate - NORAD and USNORTHCOM Best Practices - Disaster Mitigation Response - Marine Operations, Port Resiliency and Tiered Response Recovery Exploring the Art and Science of Sheltering and Stockpiling Grants - The FY15 Homeland Security Grant Program: What's New NCTC - Violent Extremists Targeting Law Enforcement 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A Break Session 8 Prevent - Transit Security Grant & Security on the NYC Metro Transit Systems Protect Pilots on Body Worn Camera Objectives Mitigate - The Disaster of Mass Evacuation Response - Furthering Your Ability to Comply with FEMA's FNSS Guidance Recovery Mass Fatality Management Guide for Healthcare Entities Grants - Communicating the Impact of Homeland Security Grant Funds NCTC - The Emerging Threat of a Complex Attack 204B 203B 204A 203A 202B 202A Closing Ballroom B 14

15 Tuesday June 9 th Mayor Ivy R. Taylor City of San Antonio Ivy R. Taylor was appointed to serve as Mayor of San Antonio on July 22, Mayor Taylor was appointed by the San Antonio City Council to fulfill Julian Castro s unexpired term as Mayor. Prior to her appointment, Mayor Taylor served as the District 2 City Council Representative. Ivy R. Taylor was elected to serve as the District 2 Representative on June 13, 2009 and served two and a half terms for a total of five years. Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department. While at the City, she worked with a variety of neighborhood associations, developers and nonprofit organizations in order to facilitate inner city redevelopment. After six years, she left employment with the City of San Antonio to become Vice President at Merced Housing Texas. At Merced, she worked to create and implement programs to improve family stability for apartment community residents. Mayor Taylor is currently a lecturer at UTSA in the Public Administration Department. During her tenure on the City Council and as Mayor, she has remained focused on balanced growth throughout our city and targeted investment in areas where opportunities have been limited. She led the effort to bring over $50million in federal funding for revitalization of San Antonio s Eastside. As Mayor, she and the City Council worked with San Antonio Water Systems to achieve unanimous approval for the Vista Ridge Water Supply project which will help ensure water supply for our growing city. Mayor Taylor currently serves on the board for Healthy Futures of Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. She has served on the City's Planning Commission and as a Commissioner for the City's Urban Renewal Agency (SADA) and on the advisory board for Our Lady of the Lake's Center for Women in Church and Society. Mayor Taylor completed the Leadership San Antonio class sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and in 2004 was acknowledged by the San Antonio Business Journal as a "Rising Star" in their "40 under 40" class. In 2008, she completed Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Training Program. Mayor Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University. 15

16 Tuesday June 9 th Lieutenant General Perry L. Wiggins Commander, United States Army North (Fifth Army) and Senior Commander, For Sam Houston and Camp Bullis Lieutenant General Perry L. Wiggins assumed command of United States Army North (Fifth Army) on 4 September He had served as the Deputy Commanding General since 24 January He recently served as the Commanding General of First Army Division (West) at Fort Hood, Texas. Lieutenant General Wiggins previously served as the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army North (Fifth Army) from April 2009 through October Growing up as a son of an Air Force senior noncommissioned officer, Lieutenant General Wiggins lived in a number of locations throughout the world but considers Warner Robins, Georgia, as home. He earned his commission as an Infantry Lieutenant from Mercer University in Lieutenant General Wiggins has served with the Army throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He is an accomplished aviator and is qualified to fly a number of aircraft in the Army s inventory. As a Company Commander, he participated in OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM during the first Gulf War; as a Regimental Executive Officer in the 229th Attack Helicopter Regiment, he participated in OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR in Bosnia; as a member of the Air Force s 93rd Air Control Wing, he participated in OPERATION DESERT FOX, OPERATION DESERT THUNDER and OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH; and, as the Brigade Commander of the 82nd Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, he participated in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. After serving on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, Lieutenant General Wiggins became the Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 1st Infantry Division, on 7 July On 17 July 2008, he assumed duties as the Acting Commander of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley. Lieutenant General Wiggins is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College, where he earned a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies. Lieutenant General Wiggins is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal with V device, Army Commendation Medal (with six Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge. 16

17 Tuesday June 9 th W. Nim Kidd, CEM Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management W. Nim Kidd, CEM serves as the Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM); he is responsible for the State s Emergency Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation activities.. He was appointed to the position of Assistant Director for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on July 1, During his tenure, the state has managed four major disaster declarations, over 56 Fire Management Assistance Grants, and over 534 state and local disaster declarations. Prior to his appointment to DPS, Chief Kidd was appointed to the San Antonio Fire Department in April of He promoted through the ranks to District Fire Chief, and along the way was a Lieutenant in charge of the SAFD Technical Rescue Team and Captain of the SAFD Hazardous Material Response Team. From 2004 to 2010, Chief Kidd served as the Emergency Manager for the City of San Antonio, where he managed the city s response to over a dozen state, major, and presidential disaster declarations. He has been a member of the Texas Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team since 1997 and was the Task Force Plans Section Chief for the World Trade Center attack in September In July 2013, Chief Kidd was appointed as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC), a group that advises the FEMA administrator on all aspects of emergency management across the nation. He also serves as chair of the NAC Subcommittee on Response and Recovery. Chief Kidd holds two Associates Degrees, and completed his bachelor s degree with honors at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is a Texas and International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager (CEM ). Chief Kidd holds Texas Master Firefighter, Hazardous Materials and Emergency Medical Technician certifications. Chief Kidd and his wife, Dr. Emily Kidd, share three children together. 17

18 Tuesday June 9 th Edward J. Gabriel Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Mr. Gabriel is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. In this role, he serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on all matters pertaining to and in support of the Department s public health emergency preparedness and response and recovery activities, programs, and policies. Mr. Gabriel provides strategic oversight to the organization with an emphasis on enhancing state and local preparedness, policies and plans relating to public health and medical emergencies, emergency response operations, financial analysis and advanced development of and manufacturing of critical medical countermeasures for man-made and naturally occurring public health threats. Prior to joining ASPR, he served as Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity, for The Walt Disney Company. He was responsible for the development and implementation of global policy, planning, training and exercises to manage crisis, provided leadership and direction to east and west coast medical and emergency medical operations, the Walt Disney Studio s fire department and provided crisis support with global business units. During Crisis incidents his department managed response operations, communications methodology and disaster and business recovery. Preceding this private sector position, Mr. Gabriel held positions in New York City. He was a twenty-six year Paramedic veteran of FDNY s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) retiring as an Assistant Chief/Division Commander. He was assigned to New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC*OEM) as Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Preparedness and was responsible for all preparedness and planning-related strategy, projects and initiatives until he retired from NYC Government. Mr. Gabriel has served on several National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (NAS-IOM) committees including Chair of the Standing Committee for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Health Threats Resilience, and IOM Committee on Crisis Standards of Care and the Disaster Resource Guide Editorial Board. He currently serves on the DHS, FEMA, National Advisory Council (NAC). Additionally he served on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors for the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. Mr. Gabriel lectured to international leaders at General George C. Marshall School of International Studies Program on Terrorism and Security Studies presenting on methodologies for crisis planning and preparedness. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally on crisis management, business continuity, emergency management, policy strategy, planning and preparedness, WMD, terrorism and emergency medical topics. He has published articles on related subjects and still actively participates on a number of national terrorism, all hazards preparedness and health related committees. Mr. Gabriel is credentialed, through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and by the State of New York as a Paramedic (AEMT-P). He holds a BA from the College of New Rochelle and a MPA from Rutgers University. 18

19 Wednesday June 10 th Pierre-Edouard Colliex Police and Homeland Security Attaché, Embassy of France Pierre-Edouard COLLIEX has been serving as France s Police and Homeland Security Attaché in the United States of America since September A Commissaire Divisionnaire of the French National Police, he represents the French Interior Ministry and acts as a technical advisor to the Ambassador of France in the United States. As a representative of France s two Police Forces in the USA, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, he facilitates operational cooperation between the French National Police and the Gendarmerie and the US Law Enforcement Agencies and Police Departments. Pierre-Edouard Colliex joined the French National Police in Upon graduating from the Police Academy in 2000, he was appointed to the Department of Public Order at the Paris Prefecture de Police. He served as Chief of the Protection Division of the French Presidency from 2001 to 2003 and then joined the headquarters of the Paris Police Departement, where he became the chief of the control and command room. In 2005, he was in charge of security and traffic issues for Paris 2012 Olympic bid. In 2006, he was appointed sous-préfet (state representative), and chief of staff to the préfet of the Pyrénées-Orientales départment (South-West French territorial division) where he served until He then spent four years as the Head of the Security and Protection Division of the Interior Ministry, in charge of defence and security issues for the ministry s headquarters and police buildings. In 2009, he was promoted Commissaire Divisionnaire. He then became chief of staff of the director for human resources, finance, logistics, training and social action of the national police force, from 2011 until September A graduate of Sciences Po in Paris, he also holds a Master in Law. Pierre-Edouard Colliex was born in He is married. 19

20 Wednesday June 10 th Rick Kopel Director, Homeland Threats Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis Mr. Kopel is a career Senior Executive in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Homeland Threats Division. In this role, he is responsible for providing the DHS Secretary, Deputy Secretary and the Department Leadership, and Components with counterterrorism threat assessments and support for Departmental programs, plans, and counterterrorism actions. Prior to his assignment to the Homeland Counterterrorism Division, he served as the DHS Senior Representative to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). In addition to his day to day liaison responsibilities, he served as an advisor to DHS Senior Leadership on issues related to the NCTC and other U. S. government counterterrorism efforts. In the two years before his NCTC assignment, Mr. Kopel served as the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for the Office of Plans, Policy, and Performance Management in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). In this position, he was responsible for all aspects of the I&A policy development, strategic planning, information sharing, and performance. Before serving as the Associate Deputy Under Secretary, he was the senior DHS official assigned to the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), where he served as Principal Deputy Director (PDD). In his role as PDD, Mr. Kopel directed the development of operational policies and procedures for fostering cooperation, information sharing and interoperability on terrorist watch listing among intelligence and law enforcement organizations as well as the private sector. Mr. Kopel also served as the senior U.S. Government official for negotiations with foreign governments on the sharing of terrorist watch list information. For six months in 2007, he served as the Acting Director of TSC. Following September 11, 2001, Mr. Kopel was assigned to the U.S. Customs Service (USCS) Office of Anti-Terrorism as the lead for all intelligence analysis, targeting, and information sharing efforts. He became the Deputy Director of the office in 2002 and served in this capacity until he was designated the Acting Director in March In July 2003 he moved to the DHS Office of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) where he was assigned to the Terrorist Screening Center. Mr. Kopel entered government service with the USCS in 1988 as an information analyst in the Office of Data Systems. During this time he led many different efforts and was designated as the subject matter expert for all screening and analysis efforts and was the program manager for the Automated Targeting System (ATS). He also served as a senior liaison to other government agencies and foreign governments for screening initiatives and technical issues. Mr. Kopel graduated from West Virginia University. 20

21 Wednesday June 10 th Harold Hurtt Assistant Director, Office of State, Local and Tribal Coordination, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Harold Hurtt is the assistant director of the Office of State, Local and Tribal Coordination for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Hurtt oversees outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies and groups, tribal leaders, non-governmental organizations and elected officials. Mr. Hurtt is a law enforcement professional with more than 40 years of experience and a record of significant accomplishments. In 2004, he was selected to serve as the police chief for the Houston Police Department, the country's fourth largest police department, overseeing a staff of nearly 7,000 personnel. Prior to his time in Houston, Mr. Hurtt served as the police chief in Phoenix, the nation's fifth largest police department. For six years, he also led the Oxnard Police Department in California. Hurtt began his law enforcement career with the Phoenix Police Department in Mr. Hurtt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Arizona State University (1977) and a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix (1991). 21

22 Wednesday June 10 th George A. Tony Robinson Regional Administrator FEMA Region 6 Tony Robinson is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 Regional Administrator. In this position, Mr. Robinson is responsible for the administration of emergency management programs in the FEMA Region 6 states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He also is responsible for oversight and implementation of response and recovery operations for presidentially declared disasters in the five-state region. In January 2013, Mr. Robinson was selected to serve as the first career SES Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 6. He has over 25 years of service with FEMA and has held various management positions throughout his career, including Deputy Regional Administrator, Response and Recovery Division Director and Administration and Resource Planning Division Director. He has provided leadership and oversight during more than 50 federally-declared disasters, including Hurricane Andrew, Loma Prieta Earthquake, Typhoon Pongsona, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav. Mr. Robinson was appointed by Secretary Napolitano to serve as the Deputy Federal Coordinator for Super Bowl XLV in 2011, in Arlington, Texas. He has served on FEMA s National Response Teams for National Special Security Events (NSSE) including the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics and the 2004 G-8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia. He has also served in special International assignments with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) in Argentina and the Border Governors Conference in Mexico. Mr. Robinson was presented the Nancy Doherty Special Achievement Award by the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board recognizing the Federal Employee of the Year in He successfully completed the inaugural FEMA Management Intern Program in Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Robinson worked for the Department of the Army at Fort Belvoir Research and Development Center. 22

23 Thursday June 11 th Rocky Vaz Director of Emergency Management, City of Dallas Rocky Vaz has been employed with the City of Dallas for the last 27 years in various capacities. Since joining the City of Dallas in 1988, Rocky has served in several City departments starting with Dallas Police Department in charge of its Criminal Documents section. In 1990 Rocky moved to the City s Office of Intergovernmental Services, overseeing the City s Fund Development Unit. In this role, Rocky managed City-wide grant coordination, oversaw a staff of grant writers, and was responsible for reviewing proposals for state and federal grant funding. In December 2012, Rocky was appointed the Director of Emergency Management (OEM) for the City of Dallas. As the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City, Rocky is responsible for coordinating the activities of volunteer, public and private agencies in all phases of emergency management (Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation). OEM also manages the implementation of all public safety grant programs with a team of grant coordinators/analysts and auditors. In addition, Rocky serves as the Principal Point of Contact for the DFWA Urban Area and in this capacity manages the implementation of the Dallas area UASI strategic plan and provides leadership to the DFWA UASI region. Rocky is also currently serving as the President for the National Homeland Security Association, a 501(c)3 dedicated to information sharing and increased collaboration between the nation s homeland security professionals. The National Homeland Security Association host s the annual National Homeland Security Conference (formerly the National UASI Conference). 23

24 Thursday June 11 th Sana Syed Director, City of Dallas Public Information Office Sana Syed is the Director for the City of Dallas Public Information Office, overseeing media relations, external communications, the city s community news site, graphic arts production, public access channel programming and open records. Syed previously worked as the PIO/Managing Editor for the City of Arlington. She started her career as a broadcast journalist and over a period of ten years held positions as assignment editor, producer, reporter, and news anchor. Sana has worked at KDFW and KTVT in Dallas, KOKH in Oklahoma City, OK and WBRZ in Baton Rouge, LA. Syed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Science in Journalism from the TCU Schieffer School of Journalism. She is completing her PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UTA. 24

25 Thursday June 11 th Tim Manning Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, FEMA Timothy W. Manning was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Administrator of FEMA for Protection and National Preparedness in May of Working with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations across the country, and though the coordination of FEMA s preparedness, prevention, and protection initiatives, Mr. Manning is responsible for the federal government s efforts toward building whole community based resilience. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Manning served as the Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisor to former Governor Bill Richardson, where he directed the State s efforts on border security, information and intelligence sharing, and disaster response. Tim is a former firefighter, EMT, mountain rescue specialist, and geologist; he has served in a variety of emergency management positions at the State and local levels and in non-governmental organizations, including Director of the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management and Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for Emergency Services. He has served on regional and national policy boards and committees across the Homeland Security spectrum, and been actively involved in the training and education of homeland security professionals throughout his career. He brings two decades of diverse, frontline emergency management experience to FEMA. Deputy Administrator Manning earned a Bachelors of Science in Geology from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Letters in the study of Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St. Andrews, and is a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School. 25

26 Thursday June 11 th Brian E. Kamoie Assistant Administrator, Grants Program, FEMA Brian Kamoie was appointed by President Obama as Assistant Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Grant Programs in April In that capacity, he oversees over $17 billion in grant programs to build, sustain, and improve our national capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kamoie served as Senior Director for Preparedness Policy on the White House National Security Council from 2009 to Mr. Kamoie received his bachelor s degree in Policy Studies and Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and a law degree and master s degrees in Public Health and Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was managing editor of The George Washington Law Review. 26

27 Thursday June 11 th Donald Doc Lumpkins, J.D. Director National Integration Center, FEMA Donald Doc Lumpkins is the Director of the National Integration Center (NIC), National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA. In this role he leads national efforts to develop preparedness doctrine, implement the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and provide technical assistance. The NIC s efforts reach Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency management communities, as well as nongovernment entities and the private sector. In addition to NIMS, the NIC is responsible for the design and maintenance of the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Preparedness Goal (NPG), and a suite of Comprehensive Preparedness Guides (CPG). Prior to his current position, Mr. Lumpkins has held a number of leadership positions which were focused on transforming national preparedness. These included serving as the Director of the National Exercise Division, Executive Director of the Presidential Policy Directive 8 Program Executive Office, and Chief of National Planning Coordination and Assistance. Prior to his time at DHS, Doc spent five years in working on domestic preparedness programs at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Mr. Lumpkins earned his Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School. 27

28 Session 1 Tuesday June 9 th Prevent Post event Crisis Reentry Planning and Preparedness Join this panel discussion to learn and share current efforts and opportunities regarding access and entry to areas affected by natural disasters, major storms, etc. Discussion points will focus on issues related to past events, current strategies, guidance and best practices which will assist attendees in developing decision points on planning requirements. Jim Bryne, Operations Lead, Crisis Reentry Programs for ER-ITN Donald Doc Lumpkins, Director National Integration Center Protect Mitigate Alabama SAF-T-Net: Using Technology to Alert, Prepare, Communicate, and Mitigate Born of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak across Alabama, Alabama SAF-T-Net is a cost-free, statewide alerting, preparation, communication, and mitigation system designed to provide Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs)and other public safety officials with state-of-the-art severe weather information and twoway damage mitigation notification. The 2015 NHSA Conference presentation will overview the Alabama SAF-T-Net initiative and its progress and demonstrate the SAF-T-Net computer software program for real-time severe weather tracking. Steve Turner, National Director of Government Operations, Baron The Great "Tank" Debate: Safety vs. Militarization and the Ethics of UASI Funded Armored Vehicles for Police Criticisms against the use of armored vehicles by police and the use of UASI funds to pay for them will be explored in detail. A better understanding of the criticisms will be mapped out and discussed. Law enforcement responses to these criticisms and the varying degrees of their success will be analyzed. The presentation will take a closer look at specific incidents of perceived misuses of UASI funded armored vehicles and the incidents where their use and availability has been praised. Finally, ethical approaches that both critics and supporters rely on to support their arguments will be categorized and discussed. 28 Robert Lord, St. Petersburg, FL Police Department

29 Session 1 Tuesday June 9 th Response Medical Care, Public Health and Social Issues Arising From a Catastrophic Biological Incident of Regional/National Significance Operating in an environment where mission critical resources are in short supply or exhausted, a framework for integrating healthcare providers into regional catastrophic preparedness and response efforts will be developed based on lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic. Mitchell Moriber, Catastrophic Guidelines and Triage Cmte Chair Mike Beimer, EMS Director, Hardeman County, TX Michael Elliot, Division Chief ATCEMS Mike Megna, UTMB Galveston Hospital Exec. Director (Retired) Michael Lambert, Senior HS Planner, Galveston Co. OEM Recover Grants/ SAA Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs Settlements Post- Disaster in Los Angeles and New York City Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) lawsuits are nothing new; the Department of Justice has been enforcing ADA standards across many industries since the 1970s. However, emergency planning for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs ( DAFN ) is a relatively novel concept that has begun to be developed in greater depth in recent years. As the DAFN body of law continues to evolve so too does DAFN emergency planning, and the municipalities. James Foster, DAFN Settlement Coord., NYC Emergency Management Paul C. Hernandez, Emergency Management Coord., Los Angeles Threat/Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and the State Preparedness Report (SPR)- FEMA continues to emphasize the importance of the Threat/Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and the State Preparedness Report (SPR). States and UASIs have taken very different approaches to completing these requirements. This session will feature presentations by two states on their processes, along with a presentation by FEMA representatives on the SPR and how the data is used to complete the National Preparedness Report (NPR). Denise Bulling (U. of Nebraska), Nolan Fry (N. Carolina OEM), Dan Paulette-Chapman (FEMA), Andrew Jahier (FEMA) 29

30 Session 1 Tuesday June 9 th NCTC What National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) have to offer State and Local partners NCTC leads our nation s effort to combat terrorism at home and abroad by analyzing the threat, sharing that information with our partners, and integrating all instruments of national power to ensure unity of effort. NCTC accomplishes this mission by providing products and services to federal, state, local tribal and territorial partners, including presentations of current threats and trends, Terrorist Identities DataMart Environment (TIDE) training, Countering Violent Extremist (HVE) workshops and specialized briefs on terrorist use of explosives, weapons, and tactics. In this session, you will hear from the experts on many of these counterterrorism capabilities and resources Vendor Willdan Homeland Solutions Information is the currency that drives emergency operations center (EOC) planning, operations and decision making. If you think your EOC could function better with a cohesive planning process and workflow, then we'd like to invite you to attend one of three Willdan/SenseMakers presentations on the EOC Coordination Process Playbook and tools you can use to plan, communicate, and manage information within your EOC more effectively. Haystax Technology Digital Sandbox/Haystax Technology will host a meeting to share new developments, demonstrate new capabilities, provide attendees the opportunity to learn about and share best practices, and meet and learn from other users of Digital Sandbox, including: Haystax, and some of our California customers, will present and demonstrate the CalCOP cloud-based data sharing platform. Haystax, and some of our Texas and California customers, will present and demonstrate Mobile Applications for Fire and Field Intelligence. Haystax Technology offers both services and software for the State and Local/UASI public safety community that directly address the Cybersecurity Core Capability. 30

31 Session 2 Tuesday June 9 th Prevent HSIN Delivering Mission Success - Operation Strong Safety (OSS) This panel will cover Operation Strong Safety (OSS) which brings together air, ground, and marine saturation patrols from 15 different agencies to coordinate operations and disrupt the activities of transnational criminal gangs working in the areas between official ports of entry. Donna Roy, Exec. Director, Information Sharing Environment Office Hanh Truong, Mission Advocate, HSIN Program Greg Carnevale, Critical Manufacturing Section Chief, DHS Protect Chicago Police Department Crime Prediction Project (Intel and Info Sharing) The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois Institute of Technology will discuss their National Institute of Justice-funded Predictive Policing Project. A goal of the project is the ability to predict the probability that an individual criminal subject will be involved in a violent crime in the future, either as a victim or as an offender. We have come to refer to such a person as a party to violence (PTV). Deputy Chief Jonathan Lewin, Chicago PD Dr. Miles N. Wernick, Illinois Institute of Technology Mitigate Building a Private-Sector Program at the State Level The Maryland Emergency Management Agency has developed the Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) in order to collaboratively work with Maryland businesses on preparedness planning, risk reduction, and interdisciplinary disaster response and recovery. The presenters will delve into the heart of the program and discuss best practices for engaging the private sector and for jointly creating a private sector-specific exercise program that serves to both augment businesses preparedness and, in turn, improve the State s response to and recovery from disasters. Christina Fabac, Maryland Emergency Management Agency Chas Eby, Maryland Emergency Management Agency 31

32 Session 2 Tuesday June 9 th Response Bridging the Gap: Improving Coordination Between Incident Command and the Emergency Operations Center On September 16, 2013, a gunman walked into a building at the Washington Navy Yard and opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding several others. As a result, HSEMA sponsored the development of plans that were designed at the operational and tactical levels to bridge the coordination gaps between field-incident response personnel, department operation centers, and the District s EOC. Brian Baker, Chief of Staff, HSEMA Justin Pierce, Senior Emergency Management Consultant, Tetra Tech Recover Grants/ SAA CERT Mutual Aid Program: Response to Recovery The first and only Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Mutual Aid Program (CMAP) was started in 2005 in Orange County, California. The CMAP enhances their training and provides them an opportunity to assist 34 cities in the Orange County Operational Area during and after a disaster. Over 250 volunteers CMAP volunteers were activated to support first responders in 2007 and 2008 fires in Orange County that scotched over 1.4 million acres. The presentation will review the CMAP organization as well as the response and recovery efforts after the fires. Brenda Emrick, City of Costa Mesa Fire Department. Brevyn Mettler, City of Huntington Beach Fire Department Lan Nguyen, Willdan Homeland Solutions Highlights from the New Supercircular - 2 CFR Part 200 The Supercircular was published at the end of 2014 and will have an important impact on the federal grants process as we enter FY2015. The Supercircular consolidates language from several OMB circulars into one document that provides a standardized set of rules for the administration and management of federal grant awards by all nonfederal entities. During this session, the Supercircular will be reviewed in detail, highlighting key points that both grants managers and subrecipients need to know. Stacey Street, Director for Grant Operations, FEMA GPD Ryan Corle, Attorney Advisor, FEMA s Office of Chief Counsel. Brian Doering, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness 32

33 Session 2 Tuesday June 9 th NCTC State and Local Response to Complex Terrorist Attack The Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series (JCTAWS) is an initiative jointly sponsored by the NCTC, DHS/FEMA, and the FBI/Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) to improve city or regional preparedness and response to a complex terrorist attack. The panel will discuss the workshop, its findings, best practices that may be modeled by other cities, and present ways cities have addressed some of the identified gaps and shortfalls of their response capabilities, including training and grants available from DHS/FEMA. Senior leaders from both DHS and NCTC will moderate the discussions Vendor Willdan Homeland Solutions Information is the currency that drives emergency operations center (EOC) planning, operations and decision making. If you think your EOC could function better with a cohesive planning process and workflow, then we'd like to invite you to attend one of three Willdan/SenseMakers presentations on the EOC Coordination Process Playbook and tools you can use to plan, communicate, and manage information within your EOC more effectively. Haystax Technology Digital Sandbox/Haystax Technology will host a meeting to share new developments, demonstrate new capabilities, provide attendees the opportunity to learn about and share best practices, and meet and learn from other users of Digital Sandbox, including: Haystax, and some of our California customers, will present and demonstrate the CalCOP cloud-based data sharing platform. Haystax, and some of our Texas and California customers, will present and demonstrate Mobile Applications for Fire and Field Intelligence. Haystax Technology offers both services and software for the State and Local/UASI public safety community that directly address the Cybersecurity Core Capability. 33

34 Session 3 Tuesday June 9 th Prevent Protect Supply Chain operational solutions and lessons learned for both industry and government Lessons learned from a series of Supply Chain Resilience Workshops conducted by the State of Texas for both off-shore and traditional drilling, and fracking oil and gas supply chains. Panelist will share their unique perspectives on the supply chains workshops and multisector participation that are designed to draw on a network of State, local and regional partnerships with the goal of finding operational solutions for both industry and government. Greg Carnevale, Strategic Planner, Texas Office of Homeland Security Barney Welch, Director, Homeland Security, Permian Basin Reg. Plan Maria G. Burns, Director of Logs. and Trans. Policy, U. Of Houston Kevin Clement, Strategic Planner, Texas Office of Homeland Security DHS/I&A s Big Data Solutions The DHS/I&A supports the U.S. Government's effort to identify, track, deter, and prevent terrorists from traveling to the Homeland using unique statutory authorities. In doing so, DHS/I&A s role is to enable effective information sharing among the federal government and its state, local, tribal and private sector partners, ensuring all involved have a clearer understanding of the nature of the threats that we face collectively. DHS/I&A faces challenges that arise when attempting to prepare for or mitigate natural disasters: requirements for available, easily accessible data, and requirements for reliable data. Dr. G. Clark Smith, Chief Information Officer and Director, DHS I&A Benjamin Stefano, Senior Advisor for Analysis, DHS I&A Mitigate Implementing a Passenger Rail Incident Response Team Amtrak has implemented a comprehensive incident response program to efficiently and effectively manage serious rail incidents. Mary Carlson, Senior Manager. Training and Exercises, Amtrak City of Chicago Public Private Task Force Relationships and Results In Chicago, we have created a permanent venue for such collaboration with the development of the Chicago Public/Private Task Force. This presentation will discuss the evolution of Chicago s partnership and key lessons learned. Ted Berger, Chief of Staff, Chicago OEMC Marc Khatchadourian, Health Liaison, Chicago OEMC 34

35 Session 3 Tuesday June 9 th Response Right of Boom: Response and Emergency Management Following an Improvised Nuclear Device Detonation This presentation discusses what responders and emergency managers need to know in order to plan for and respond to the detonation of a 10 kt IND, or improvised nuclear device. The presentation reviews the principles of ionizing radiation and discusses what measures responders need to take to protect themselves and the public, including emergency public communications following such an incident. Erik Gaull, Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Programs for Applied Research Associates. Recover Preparing Limited English Proficient (LEP) Communities for Emergencies After Hurricane Sandy in an effort to aid in the recovery of LEP communities, NYC Emergency Management produced "The Storm," an episode of the We Are New York series geared towards Englishlanguage learners. This session will present how The Storm addresses barriers to information among linguistically isolated communities, incorporates various programmatic strategies, and leverages local level community networks in building resilience. Emily Accamando, Citizen Corps Program Manager at NYC Emergency Management Grants/ SAA Navigating Your DHS Office of Inspector General Audit (OIG) Every state that receives Homeland Security Grant Program funding is subject to an audit by the DHS OIG. While the importance of the OIG's role in assessing the grant programs is undeniable, these audits can be stressful, time-consuming, and otherwise challenging for grants managers and their sub-recipients. This session will feature lessons learned and best practices from states on their recent experiences with OIG audits, along with a presentation on trends in terms of OIG findings from across the nation by FEMA. C. Gary Rogers (FEMA), Charles Madden (DC HSEMA), Deborah Scott (FEMA) 35

36 Session 3 Tuesday June 9 th NCTC VBIED Device The Inspire 12 VBIED device briefing will describe the propane and oxygen explosive device described in issue 12 of Inspire magazine. Details will include the device s design and construction and will also describe Intelligence Community and law enforcement tests carried out last year to determine the viability and lethality of the device. Vendor Information is the currency that drives emergency operations center (EOC) planning, operations and decision making. If you think your EOC could function better with a cohesive planning process and workflow, then we'd like to invite you to attend one of three Willdan/SenseMakers presentations on the EOC Coordination Process Playbook and tools you can use to plan, communicate, and manage information within your EOC more effectively. Haystax Technology Digital Sandbox/Haystax Technology will host a meeting to share new developments, demonstrate new capabilities, provide attendees the opportunity to learn about and share best practices, and meet and learn from other users of Digital Sandbox, including: Haystax, and some of our California customers, will present and demonstrate the CalCOP cloud-based data sharing platform. Haystax, and some of our Texas and California customers, will present and demonstrate Mobile Applications for Fire and Field Intelligence. Haystax Technology offers both services and software for the State and Local/UASI public safety community that directly 36 address the Cybersecurity Core Capability.

37 Session 4 Wednesday June 10 th Prevent Preventing Attacks on Utilities Intelligence and information sharing presentations on preventing attacks on assets within the public utility sector. A recap of two attacks on electric providers will be provided as situational awareness. Measures taken as a result of public/private partnerships will be discussed. The perspective of a private asset owner of an electric provider and how that owner views the relationship with public safety jurisdictions will be part of the presentation. Included will also be the role of the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) and how they serve as a resource for state, local, and private partners. Charles F. Buck Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor, El Paso, TX Jim Stockton, Director of Corporate Security, Oncor Protect Cyber Security The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is able to provide a presentation at the 2015 National Homeland Security Association Conference that highlights the combined results of recently completed and ongoing studies of cyber threats to state and local interests. The overview will include threats to state and local networks, emergency services, and government facilities. Understanding threats to these areas will assist state, and local government officials in making resource decisions regarding information security. Christopher Button, DHS/I&A Mitigate Planning Your Neighborhood Community Full Scale Exercise In the wake of a major disaster, emergency response services will be inundated with requests for support. Community members must be prepared to help one another until support becomes available. This means practicing neighbor helping neighbor and the provision of a well thought-out and tested Neighborhood Disaster Plan to outline what roles community members can fulfill, who may need extra help, and what strategies can be used for community response. This session will lead attendees through the process of planning and executing a community-based full scale exercise in their local neighborhoods. Mona Curry, Emergency Management Coord., City of Los Angeles 37 Michelle Constant, CEO of Constant and Associates

38 Session 4 Wednesday June 10 th Response Regional Policy to Local Practice: Unified Response to Active Shooter Incidents A man killed nine people at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach and killed nine people and changed the Orange County, California fire service forever. As a result, a regional policy was written and adopted by 24 law enforcement and 12 fire agencies in the county to send medical resources into the warm zone with force protection to provide immediate medical aid and evacuate victims during a high risk incident. This presentation will review tactical operations for law enforcement, fire and EMS. Battalion Chief Mike Morganstern, Orange County Fire Authority Lan Nguyen, Senior Analyst, Willdan Homeland Solutions Recover Grants/ SAA Engaging the Private Sector Once the Dust Settles The San Francisco Bay Area UASI will discuss ongoing community resiliency efforts to include guides for establishing Public/Private Partnerships in the EOC; Continuity of Operations / Continuity of Government Plan (COOP-COG) Toolkit; and Local Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) and Recovery Support Functions (RSF) Job Aids and Templates. The NYC Office of Emergency Management will present some of the solutions that have been used to make public/private partnerships effective year round and across all emergency management mission areas. Janell Myhre (Bay Area UASI), Corinne Bartshire (Bay Area UASI), Srijesh Thapa (Bay Area UASI), Kathryn Howard (NYC OEM) SAA Town Hall This session will provide the State Administrative Agencies an opportunity to discuss current issues and concerns related to grants and reporting requirements. This Town Hall will feature participation from FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate, including Assistant Administrator Brian Kamoie.) Brian Kamoie, Assistant Administrator, FEMA GPD 38

39 Session 4 Wednesday June 10 th NCTC The Emerging Threat of a Complex Attack This presentation will examine complex attacks that have occurred an US soil and compare that to the current active shooter planning. We will review one case in detail, Santa Monica College attack, and examine the current elements of an attack. Active Shooter The active shooter briefing is an oral presentation on terrorist use of the tactic against Western targets, to include the 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and the 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, France. Chief Kathleen Stanley, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Vendor 39

40 Session 5 Wednesday June 10 th Prevent Protect Developing Prevention and Protection Program Implementation Plans for Urban Jurisdictions Although Prevention and Protection are distinct mission areas within the National Preparedness Framework, some jurisdictions may benefit from joining these two mission areas for the purposes of integrating local and regional program planning efforts. The State of New York and the District of Columbia will provide case studies on new approaches and the benefits. Data and trends to outline the increasing frequency, scope and complexity of the threat environment and recent disasters will be shared. Annah Akasa (DC HSEMA), Andrew Coffey (DC HSEMA), Detective Keith Allen (Dallas PD), Robert Wynne (Kansas City MO PD), Deputy Chief Jonathan Lewin (Chicago PD) Creating a Culture of Collaboration The Northern New Jersey UASI is achieving secure real-time multimedia interoperability for operational communications as a core capability for the Response Mission Area. Learn how the region s Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network addresses emergency management challenges by closing communication gaps between various public agencies and private entities across jurisdictions. Hear use cases that demonstrate the benefit of achieving interoperability, not just for voice, but also incorporating video and data in a secure environment: Hurricane Sandy, Garden State Plaza mall shooting, and Super Bowl XLVII. Rob Wright, Business Development Director NJ Mitigate Countering Violent Extremism The presenters will provide an overview identifying and defining the challenge that violent extremism presents in local communities, and strategies to identify and counter violent extremism while developing a resilient community. They will explain what violent extremism is in the larger context of terrorism and identify the challenges posed to local law enforcement and the community in identifying and countering individuals or small groups of ideological extremists. Commander Horace Frank, Los Angeles Police Department Dina Morales 40

41 Session 5 Wednesday June 10 th Response Family Reunification Center: Do you know your involvement? As a consequence of emergencies and disasters, family reunification becomes one of the most challenging events to plan for, implement, and accomplish. There is no established national document that outlines standards, strategies or resources required to coordinate a family reunification site. The Chester County Department of Emergency Services collaborated with several response agencies within the County to develop a guidance document. Learn how you can replicate our findings to make them fit for your jurisdiction. Chrissy DePaolantonio, Safe Schools Planning Coord., Chester County Stacey P. Songer, Exercise Design, Chester County Recover Inclusionary Recovery Planning for Disproportionally Impacted Populations: Best Practices and Case Studies Ensuring that people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, as well as other underserved populations in the community, are integrated into emergency management planning is both an ethical and a legal obligation. Cities across the country are currently challenged to examine their existing plans to see if they adequately meet the requirements and best practices for inclusion and integration. Dee Grimm, BCFS Health and Human Services Grants/ SAA What Does the Future of Homeland Security Grant Funding Look Like? Since 9/11, Congress has appropriated more than $40 billion in funding for homeland security grant programs. The priorities, requirements, and policies guiding these programs are constantly evolving. This session will feature different perspectives on the future of homeland security grant funding, ranging from FEMA to representatives from a large Urban Areas that have a major stake in these programs. C. Gary Rogers (FEMA), Jeff Garofalo (FDNY), Chief Bob Ingram (FDNY), Craig Dziedzic (Bay Area UASI) 41

42 Session 5 Wednesday June 10 th NCTC Violent extremists targeting law enforcement NCTC Briefing/Spotlight Summary The briefing focuses on extremists targeting of US Government personnel including law enforcement and the military and delves into tradecraft adaptations to US counterterrorism measures. About 20 percent of US-based violent extremists who have carried out attacks or been disrupted since 2011 discussed targeting law enforcement or attacked them opportunistically. The recent uptick in targeting US government personnel highlights the current threat environment and underscores the enduring threat to military, police and first responders within the Homeland. Sean Evans, Intelligence Officer, Office of National Intelligence Vendor 42

43 Session 6 Wednesday June 10 th Prevent FirstNet Town Hall Join this town hall format for an interactive dialogue regarding the national wireless broadband network for law enforcement and first responders. FirstNet was created as a force-multiplier for first responders to give public safety 21st-century communication tools to help save lives, solve crimes and keep our communities and emergency responders safe. Joshua Ederheimer, Senior Law Enforcement Officer, FirstNet Kyle Richardson, Public Affairs Specialist, FirstNet Protect Track will be updated shortly. Please refer to the official conference App for the latest program. Mitigate Case Study: Deepwater Horizon: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly We will take an interactive, 360 degree examination of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from an insider s perspective, carving out critical lessons learned from its planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Return to your own jurisdictions with concrete, actionable steps to increase safety and resiliency of your own infrastructure, environment, workforce, and reputation. Most importantly, focus on the irreplaceable public-private partnerships, realistic exercises, and crisis communications for incidents, big or small. Robert Katz, Homeland Security Advisor and Firefighter-Paramedic 43

44 Session 6 Wednesday June 10 th Response Ebola in the USA: One Community s Response The presentation begins with a timeline of Ebola cases in the United States then the presentation will highlight a suspected Ebola case in Miami Beach. We will continue with the Fire Department s timeline from event, to creation of a policy, to training their personnel to planning and coordinating with Emergency Management, Fire and Police Dispatch, Law Enforcement and other City departments along with the local hospital to execute a full scape exercise. During the presentation, a volunteer member of the audience will be dressed out in full PPE to a Level C which will include an impermeable coverall, rubber boots, gloves and a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Juan Ramón Mestas, Operations Chief, Miami Beach Fire Department Recover Grants/ SAA Ensuring Health Situational Awareness and Temporary Reassignment during Public Health Emergencies This presentation will cover two public health directives. First, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 calls for the establishment of a near real-time, electronic nationwide public health situational awareness capability through an interoperable network of systems to share information. Second, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has the discretion, after declaring a public health emergency, to authorize the temporary reassignment of state, tribal, and local personnel funded under Public Health Service programs. Katie Reid, Team Lead, U.S. Department of Health FY2015 Port and Transit Security Grant Programs FEMA, the TSA, and the US Coast Guard will host a special session devoted to the Port and Transit Grants. This will feature an overview of the programs (TSGP, PSGP, IBSGP, IPR (AMTRAK)) and key changes; timelines for application deadline, review process, allocation announcement, and award processing; brief review of EHP and Budget requirements; Coast Guard and TSA Security Priorities and how they relate to the grant programs; and Town Hall/Q&A for 2nd half of session. Brian Kamoie, Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs, will be available during the second half of the session for the Town Hall/Q&A forum and to solicit feedback from stakeholders. Alex Mrazik Jr. (FEMA), Ginny Wise (TSA), Brian Kamoie (FEMA), Gerald DelRosario (US Coast Guard), Anthony Mercogliano (MTA) 44

45 Session 6 Wednesday June 10 th NCTC Directorate of Terrorist Identities and Terrorist Screening Center NCTC/DTI and TSC will present and educate conference participants on its mission, goals, capabilities and products focusing on how identity intelligence helps prevent terrorist operations and protect the Homeland by detecting, disturbing and deterring terrorist operations against the U.S. and its allies abroad. The presentation will also show how the NCTC/DTI-TSC partnership helps prevent attacks and protect the homeland. Detective (Ret.) Ken Larson, Fairfax County, VA Major Tim Gibbons, U.S. Army Vendor 45

46 Session 7 Thursday June 11 th Prevent Strengthen, Improve and Promote Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing Recent Executive Orders address the need for the public and private sectors to share information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents. Attendees will take away specific aids developed through the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C3) Voluntary Program and participate in an interactive dialogue with DHS about how the harmonizing of cybersecurity approaches across DHS, the Federal government, and industry partners are continually improving information sharing mechanisms as preventive measures against cyber attacks. Mike Echols (DHS), Greg Carnevale (DHS) Protect Engaging Local Law Enforcement to Support an All-Threats/All- Hazards Mission The presentation will outline the multi-pronged approach the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center utilized to fully engage the local law enforcement of the District in an effort to strengthen relationships, allowing for effective information sharing and collaboration on issues/threats to the District. The WRTAC saw the bridging of the two agencies as a way to aid in the prevention, protection, and mitigation efforts of the District. Rebecca Brocker, Lead Intelligence Analysis, WRTAC Elizabeth Horsley, Intelligence Analysis, WRTAC Mitigate NORAD and USNORTHCOM Best Practices - Disaster Mitigation The purpose of this interactive discussion is to generate a conversation among practitioner teammates from federal, state, and local organizations. We will discuss the collection of best practices and observations from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command USNORTHCOM) Exercise ARDENT SENTRY 14. This large scale event, linked with the 2014 National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise, featured a significant earthquake in Alaska, and engaged personnel from all levels. Dr. Phil Brown, Deputy Joint Resources and Readiness Division, Training and Exercise Division, NORAD 46

47 Session 7 Thursday June 11 th Response Marine Operations, Port Resiliency and Tiered Response The FDNY has utilized UASI and Port Security grant funds to build, modernize and greatly expand the capabilities of the Marine Operations to meet the growing challenges and vulnerabilities within the Port of New York and New Jersey. The presentation will explore the following areas: area of operations, threat and hazard environment, FDNY s Mission, marine fleet, tiered response, building marine response and resiliency capabilities, and building regional capabilities and training resources. Chief Michael Buckheit, FDNY Captain Michael Ansbro, FDNY Recover Grants/ SAA Humanitarian Logistics: Exploring the Art and Science of Sheltering and Stockpiling in NYC Emergency managers in the logistics field have the responsibility of providing the right personnel, equipment, supplies and support in the right place at the right time, and in the right quantities across the full range of response and recovery options. The panel of mass care disaster logistics experts will discuss their current stockpile operations, their recent deployment and the lessons learned from Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy, as well as potential future solutions for effective resource management. Diandra Hayban (NYC OEM), Robert L. Hill (FEMA), Janell Myhre (Bay Area UASI), Cathey Elde (City of Oakland) The FY2015 Homeland Security Grant Program: What's New? In early April, FEMA released the grant guidance for the FY2015 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). This session will feature a presentation by FEMA highlighting what's new in terms of the FY2015 grant, along with briefs from a State and UASI on how they are structuring their project management approach to this year's grant. Gary Rogers (FEMA), Michelle Hanneken (Illinois EMA), Lin Bonesteel (Denver UASI), Scott Kellar (Denver UASI) 47

48 Session 7 Thursday June 11 th NCTC Violent extremists targeting law enforcement NCTC Briefing/Spotlight Summary The briefing focuses on extremists targeting of US Government personnel including law enforcement and the military and delves into tradecraft adaptations to US counterterrorism measures. About 20 percent of US-based violent extremists who have carried out attacks or been disrupted since 2011 discussed targeting law enforcement or attacked them opportunistically. The recent uptick in targeting US government personnel highlights the current threat environment and underscores the enduring threat to military, police and first responders within the Homeland. Sean Evans, Intelligence Officer, Office of National Intelligence Vendor 48

49 Session 8 Thursday June 11 th Prevent NY/NJ/CT Regional Transit Security : How a Decade of Transit Security Grant Funding has enhanced security within the NYC Metro Transit Systems A panel composed of several of the NY/NJ/CT region s transit subject matter experts in the security field will describe system risks, vulnerabilities and potential consequence, discuss security pathways designed to reduce risk in their open environments, expound on the challenges encountered and successful problem solving methodologies, and describe the evolution of the Regional Transit Security Work Group (RTSWG). Anthony Mercogliano (MTA), Kevin Amberg (NJ Transit Police), Vincent M. Coogan (NYPD), Charles Agro (NYNJ Port Authority) Protect Pilots, Body Worn Camera Objectives (Transparency & Accountability) The Cleveland Department of Public Safety and Cleveland Division of Police has always been committed to being on the leading edge of technology and recently conducted body worn camera pilots, released and awarded a body worn camera RFP and has begun implementation and deployment of 925 out of the 1500 body worn cameras for the City. Larry A. Jones II, City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety Mitigate The Disaster of Mass Evacuation This session will focus on ways to improve evacuation plans by understanding past lessons learned, describing how to establish zone based and phased evacuation approaches, and reducing evacuation clearance times and the distance evacuees must travel to seek safe shelter. Additionally, innovative and common sense approaches will be offered to rethink the way emergency management initiates evacuations in the future. Brock Long, Executive Vice President, Hagerty Consulting 49

50 Session 8 Thursday June 11 th Response Furthering Your Jurisdiction s Ability to Understand, Comply and Integrate FEMA s FNSS Guidance as it Relates to Shelter Operations.and the Repercussions if Found Non-Compliant This presentation will educate on the meaning of FNSS through sharing lessons learned from community-based ADA mitigation work, shelter operations, and assessments. Additionally, learn how to identify methods for achieving a lawful program, integrate services necessary, and allow individuals to stay in the most integrated setting. It will provide a case study from the City of Fort Worth s FNSS Integration Project. Carlos E. Gomez (City of Fort Worth), Linda Mastandrea (ADA Expert), Courtney Ring (Hagerty Consulting) Recover Mass Fatality Management Guide for Healthcare Entities The Guide and this presentation incorporate lessons learned from mass fatality incidents throughout the world. Presenters will guide attendees through the mass fatality planning process and introduce them to all Guide materials. The presentation will give participants the knowledge and tools to work within their region to develop their own mass fatality plans and spearhead collaboration and cooperation long before a mass fatality incident occurs. Elaine Forsyth, Disaster Program Manager, LA County EMS Agency Michelle Constant, CEO, Constant and Associates Grants/ SAA Communicating the Impact of Homeland Security Grant Funding How prepared are we? How prepared to we need to be? What advancements have been made through grant funding? These questions are consistently being asked by Congress, DHS, the media, and the general public with regards to homeland security grant funding. This session will feature unique ways that stakeholders have built programs and shared their success with the broader community. Given all of the negative stories and reports regarding homeland security funding, this session will highlight mechanisms to share examples of the positive impacts of this funding. Beverly Bell (NEMA), Major Tom Grady (Berkshire County Sheriff s 50 Department)

51 Session 8 Thursday June 11 th NCTC The Emerging Threat of a Complex Attack This presentation will examine complex attacks that have occurred an US soil and compare that to the current active shooter planning. We will review one case in detail, Santa Monica College attack, and examine the current elements of an attack. Active Shooter The active shooter briefing is an oral presentation on terrorist use of the tactic against Western targets, to include the 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and the 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, France. Chief Kathleen Stanley, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Vendor 51

52 Conference Vendors Booth 216 3south Booth 213 Buffalo Computer Graphics Booth 206 AgileMesh, Inc. Booth 112 CDP Booth 200 Alastar, an SCRA Technology Booth 317 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Booth 304 Amec Foster Wheeler Booth 303 Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems Booth 401 ANRC Booth 228 Chinook Medical Gear Booth 306 AQYR Booth 415 Columbia Southern University Booth 314 I m AOK Autism Safety Identification Booth 418 Constant & Associates Booth 202 Axis Communications Booth 106 CTOS Vehicle Space Bubble Technology Industries Booth 120 Defense Logistics Agency 52

53 Conference Vendors Booth 328 Deployed Logix Booth 219 Federal Resources Booth 226 Dept. of Homeland Security Booth 318 FITS Crescent Sock Co. Booth 217 DHS Office for Bombing Prevention TRIPwire Booth 214 FLIR Systems, Inc. Booth 406 Elliot Mobile Solutions Booth 319 G&H International Services, Inc. Booth 204 Emergency Communications Network Booth 214 GP Strategies Booth 110 EMRTC Booth 101 Grainger Booth 403 EOTech Booth 302 Griffin Logistics Booths 225, 227, 324 and 326 ESRI Booth 413 Hagerty Consulting Booth 231 Farber Specialty Vehicles Booth 502 Harvard Kennedy School 53

54 Conference Vendors Booth 316 Haystax Technology Vehicle Space Lenco Armored Vehicles Booth 107 IEM Booths 407, 506 and Vehicle Space - Motorola Booth 124 IMAAC/Defense Threat Reduction Agency Booth 203 Mutual Link Booth 402 Infoblox Federal Booth 215 National Information Sharing Consortium Booth 514 Intl. Association of Emergency Managers Booth 118 NCBRT Booths 201 and 300 Knowledge Center Enterprises, LLC Booth 125 NCTC Booth 224 Kwikpoint Booths 108, 114 and 116 NDPC Booth L.R. Kimball Booth 122 NERRTC (TEEX) Vehicle Space LDV Inc. Vehicle Space Nomad GCS 54

55 Conference Vendors Booth 105 Nova Southeastern University Booth 115 Tactical Training Systems Booth 205 Paratech Inc. Booth 404 Tetra Tech, Inc. Booth 103 PowerFlare Safety Beacons Booth 414 The Red Guide to Recovery Booth 416 ProPac, Inc. Booth 315 TrapWire Inc. Booth 305 Rave Mobile Safety Booth 127 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Booths 119 and 218 Safeware Inc. Booth 104 U.S. Department of Energy Booth 313 Satcom Direct Communications Booths 301 and 400 U.S. Security Institute Booth 307 Security Solutions International Booth 500 Vigilant Solutions Booth 131 Southwest Electronic Energy Booth 229 Waldorf College 55

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