2012 National Homeland Security Conference Program Presentations

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OTHERWISE:  Presentations provided by presenters to the 2012 NHSA AV/COMM/TECH team are hyperlinked below in the program sessions, where applicable.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 22

 

Session 1

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Individual Breakouts by Track

 

1-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

Interagency Cooperation: When large disasters occur, rarely is it just one entity responding. It is this cooperation and coordination with outside agencies that must occur seamlessly for an efficient response to restore the incident location back to pre-disaster conditions. Our presenters will explain the proper procedures required to request and receive DOD support and what type of support they will be able to provide based on the damages and disaster at hand.

Moderator: Cliff Shrum, CSM, USA, Retired, Homeland Security and Community Preparedness Coordinator, Westmore County Community College. PA

Col. Steven Schenk – Defense Coordinating Officer, FEMA Region V

Dr. Stan Supinski – Director of Partnership Programs, US Naval Postgraduate School

 

1-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

Threats: A New Matrix. In addition to the new threat dynamic presentation, integration of public safety incident management operations into a virtual command center (VCC), effective information flow between Fusion Centers and non law enforcement disciplines, and how the National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative can be used by emergency management will be discussed. All of the presentations will address their virtual no cost and sustainable efforts.

Moderator: Keith Allen, Dallas Police Department, Dallas-Ft. Worth UASI

Cortney Chambers, PacClear, Hawaii State Fusion Center, Hawaii UASI

John Contestabile, John Hopkins University, National Capital Region UASI

Mr. David Sobczyk, Director, Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice

Jeffrey Stern, Homeland Security Institute Policy Analysis Division, DHS

 

1-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

Utilizing Volunteers in a Disaster: Success Stories; How Volunteer Groups Build Capacity for YOU: Community Volunteer groups discuss the value they add in building capacity and enhancing disaster response. Members of the Ohio Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Ohio Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Ohio Radiation Response Volunteer Corps (RRVC) and the American Red Cross (ARC) provide real world examples of their disaster response roles.

Moderator: Kathy Brown, Union County Public Health

Todd Barstow, Community Emergency Response Team State Coordinator, Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Mary Woodward, Ohio VOAD Director, Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Norm Hoffman, Regional Response Manager, American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, Ohio

Tessa Mott, Franklin County Columbus MRC Coordinator Franklin County/Columbus Public Health

 

1-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Best Practices in Planning Tools: Credentialing for Access to an Incident or Event Site: ASTM Standard Guide Development, Achieving Geospatial Information Sharing between Emergency Management Disaster Response Agencies and Training Tools for Regional Collaboration, Los Angeles Common Operational Picture Platform.

Moderator: Michelle Carnahan, Grant Manager, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Harris County – Houston UASI

Robert Fletcher, ASTM Standard Guide Development, NIC Credentialing Standard Guide Task Group, FEMA

Robert Horne, Technology Officer, Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center

Michael Alford, SRA Touchstone Consulting Group/Development Lead for DHS, Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center

Melissa Hebert, Program Manager, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Virginia

     Sergeant Eric Fox, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

     Deputy Geoffrey Chadwick, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

 

1-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Alternatives to UASI Funding and Sustaining Collaboration: With diminishing grant funds, collaboration among agencies and even between local agencies and the Department of Defense is a critical key to maintaining preparedness. The Orlando UASI will demonstrate how two programs are available to obtain surplus equipment from the Defense Logistics Agency. The Portland-Vancouver UASI will illustrate several applications of collaborative planning for building regional preparedness and resilience.

Moderator: Tammy Miller, Grant Planner Homeland Security, Sheriff’s Office, Orlando UASI

David Legvold, Sergeant Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Orlando UASI

Dan Arnold, Eastern Team Lead for LESO, Defense Logistics Agency

Sandra Davis, Portland-Vancouver UASI

Denise Barrett, Administrator, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization, Portland Office of Emergency Management

1-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Bombing Prevention Best Practices: This presentation will provide an overview of current efforts to revise the national counter-IED strategy and an update on DHS programs for enhancing Federal, State and local bombing prevention capabilities.

Shawn Stallworth, Office of Bombing Prevention, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS

 

1-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

Maritime Emergency Capabilities Ten Years after 9/11: Hot topics in maritime response operations today, designed to help fill the knowledge and experience gap for responders who formerly were strictly land-based: multi-disciplinary maritime safety and security training, maritime firefighting certification standards, a multi-agency exercise series funded by the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and on-water operations training for law enforcement.

Moderator: Mary Ann Chapman, Program Manager, PSGP, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

Bruce Clark, Director of Maritime Safety and Security Projects, California Maritime Academy

John Fetterman, Director of Law Enforcement, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Mark Dupont, Director of Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program, National Association of State Boating Law

Administrators

Assistant Chief Allen D. Vickery, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle UASI

 

1-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C 226

Regional Catastrophic Planning- The “How” of Whole Community Preparedness: Four years ago FEMA announced a new program - the Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program- to fund to multi state regions for planning for catastrophes. The result was a unique preparedness partnership of states and locals across a vast urban region- an area that includes not only New York City and northern New Jersey but also Long Island, several New York counties and portions of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. This presentation will discuss the goals of the program and how, by working together - with a shared accountability and a consistent approach – we enable meaningful connectively with all of our stakeholders. This is how we are getting “Whole Community” preparedness done in the NY/NJ/CT/PA region.

Moderator: Christy Blankenship, Grant Coordinator, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

Joseph F. Bruno, Commissioner, Office of Emergency Management, New York City UASI

     Scott DiGiralomo, Director of Public Safety, Emergency Management, Morris County NJ Newark UASI

 

1-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

Alternatives to UASI Funding and Sustaining Collaboration: With diminishing grant funds, collaboration among agencies and even between local agencies and the Department of Defense is a critical key to maintaining preparedness. The Orlando UASI will demonstrate how two programs are available to obtain surplus equipment from the Defense Logistics Agency. The Portland-Vancouver UASI will illustrate several applications of collaborative planning for building regional preparedness and resilience.

Moderator: Tammy Miller, Grant Planner Homeland Security, Sheriff’s Office, Orlando UASI

David Legvold, Sergeant Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Orlando UASI

Dan Arnold, Eastern Team Lead for LESO, Defense Logistics Agency

Sandra Davis, Portland-Vancouver UASI

Denise Barrett, Administrator, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization, Portland Office of Emergency Management

 

1-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Bombing Prevention Best Practices: This presentation will provide an overview of current efforts to revise the national counter-IED strategy and an update on DHS programs for enhancing Federal, State and local bombing prevention capabilities.

Shawn Stallworth, Office of Bombing Prevention, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS

 

1-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Maritime Emergency Capabilities Ten Years after 9/11: Hot topics in maritime response operations today, designed to help fill the knowledge and experience gap for responders who formerly were strictly land-based: multi-disciplinary maritime safety and security training, maritime firefighting certification standards, a multi-agency exercise series funded by the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and on-water operations training for law enforcement.

Moderator: Mary Ann Chapman, Program Manager, PSGP, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

Bruce Clark, Director of Maritime Safety and Security Projects, California Maritime Academy

John Fetterman, Director of Law Enforcement, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Mark Dupont, Director of Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program, National Association of State Boating Law

Administrators

Assistant Chief Allen D. Vickery, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle UASI

 

1-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C 226

Regional Catastrophic Planning- The “How” of Whole Community Preparedness: Four years ago FEMA announced a new program - the Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program- to fund to multi state regions for planning for catastrophes. The result was a unique preparedness partnership of states and locals across a vast urban region- an area that includes not only New York City and northern New Jersey but also Long Island, several New York counties and portions of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. This presentation will discuss the goals of the program and how, by working together - with a shared accountability and a consistent approach – we enable meaningful connectively with all of our stakeholders. This is how we are getting “Whole Community” preparedness done in the NY/NJ/CT/PA region.

Moderator: Christy Blankenship, Grant Coordinator, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

Joseph F. Bruno, Commissioner, Office of Emergency Management, New York City UASI

     Scott DiGiralomo, Director of Public Safety, Emergency Management, Morris County NJ Newark UASI

 

1-9 The Role of the State Administrative Agent - C124-125

SAA Grant Closeout: The role and responsibilities of the SAA in the close out of a Federal Grant and sub-grant awards. Describe the requirements of sub-recipient closeout, including delivery of final reports and closeout letter including delivery of final reports to FEMA. Explain inventory control requirements for State, local and tribal governments. Identify the Federal requirement for the retention of records. Describe the requirements for the final closeout package, including financial status report FFR (SF-425), performance/progress, and other required reports.

Moderator: Susan Dzbanko, Senior Strategic Planner, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Farrah Gosford, Senior Emergency Planner & Task Lead, Innovative Emergency Management (IEM)

Lisa Nine Accordini, Senior Staff Associate, National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)

 

Break and Exhibits - Vendor Area Hall C

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Community Mobile Alert Service Initiative Roll Out (By Invitation Only) - C120-122

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Capabilities Enhances Alerts and Warnings Systems in Nationwide Urban Areas: Employing a Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) is another way to better prepare a community. This presentation will provide participants with timely information on how enhanced alerts and warnings capabilities are making communities more resilient.

 

 

Session 2

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Individual Breakouts by Track

 

2-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

Emerging Threats: Terrorists are successful only if they continue to modify their methods of attack in non-traditional means. This session will focus on newly identified threats and suggestions on preventing these new threats in your community. Our presenters will discuss some of these new and emerging threats as well as resources available to educate and train our leadership and responders to ensure everyone is properly educated if or when disaster strikes.

Moderator: Marcie Bruner, MEP, CBRM, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Dr. Stan Supinski - Director of Partnership Programs, US Naval Postgraduate School

Mr. Dave Wilkins - Director of Senior Leadership Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Program, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

 

2-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

Regional Communications Planning that supports Critical Communications in Emergency and Disaster Situations: The Benefits to working with Regional Partners.

Regional collaboration is a key component of successful strategic planning for interoperable emergency communications and business continuity. It enables local jurisdictions and business partners to link disparate regional needs, foster collaboration, and establish an overarching strategy that meets the needs of all stakeholders. How can the Nation’s Urban Areas enhance regional communications planning? In an era of tight budgets, what are the financial benefits to regional planning? How have Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans, Regional Interoperable Communications Plans, and Priority Telecommunications Services improved capabilities in different parts of the country? This session will explore the benefits and challenges of Urban Areas regional communications planning and review lessons learned by wireless network disaster recovery teams.

Moderator: Emily Early, External Affairs, DHS OEC

Jim Jarvis, Regional Communications Coordinator, DHS OEC

John McClain, Communications Liaison, DHS NCS

Mel Samples, Public Safety Practice Manager, AT&T

     Jason Carlo, Public Safety Practice Manager, AT&T

 

2-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

Tactical EMS Teams: Strengthening Missions of Both EMS & Law Enforcement: Tactical EMS teams expand the traditional role of EMS as they interface with law enforcement and SWAT teams to improve emergency medical care required at a scene. The Columbus Fire Department will share trials and tribulations as it implemented a tactical EMS team for the Central Ohio community.

Moderator: Sgt. Michael Mourne, Columbus Division of Police Narcotics Bureau, Columbus UASI

Lt. Paul Weiner, Special Weapons and Tactics Units, Division of Police Narcotics Bureau, Columbus UASI

Chief Shawn Koser, Division of Fire Tactical EMS, Columbus UASI

Dave Whiting, Deputy Chief, Division of Fire, Columbus UASI

 

2-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Emerging Challenges in Planning Efforts: Developing a Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan and Detailed Planning for National Special Events:, The Development and Coordination of a Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan; Planning for the 34th America’s Cup Race 2012-2013 in San Francisco, and Preparing for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration: Best Practices and Lessons Learned.

Moderator Michelle Carnahan, Grant Manager Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Chuck Phinney, State Administrative Agency (SAA -TEXAS) Preparedness Coordinator

Captain David Lazar, San Francisco Police Department-Special Operations Bureau, Bay Area UASI

Brian Baker, Science Applications International Corporation

Peter LaPorte, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

 

2-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Grant/Program Closure for Subgrantee, Collaboration Post Funding: This session provides subgrantees with information needed to close out FEMA grant awards and programs, including final reports to FEMA; requirements for sub-recipient closeout; inventory control requirements for State, local, and Tribal governments; retention of records; and the final financial status report FFR (SF-425), performance/progress, and other programmatic reports. In addition, two former UASIs will share their uplifting success stories on how they maintained area collaboration, and continue to pursue alternative funding opportunities and continued advocacy for the program.

Moderator: Dawn Fritz, Public Safety Grants Coordinator, Cleveland UASI

Farrah Gosford, Planning Specialist, IEM

Lisa Nine Accordini, GP-Certified Grants Management Specialist, National Criminal Justice Assn. (NCJA)

Anna M. McRay, Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Management, Henrico County Division of Fire, VA

Susan Duenas, Program Administrator, Ventura County (CA) Sheriff’s Office, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks UASI

 

2-6 Public/ Private Partnerships - C214-215

Integration & Coordination of Assets to Support Mass Fatality Incidents. Catastrophic mass casualty incidents created as a result of a natural or man-made event can rapidly exceed a jurisdiction’s capabilities and exhaust mutual aid resources. When these incidents include mass fatalities, handling of human remains in a dignified, respectful, timely, methodical and safe manner is imperative. Mass fatality operations may require long-term operations especially when the decedent remains are fragmented which presents a challenge when attempting to identify the decedent and certify the cause and manner of death. This session will emphasize public and private partnership resources available to support mass fatality management operations. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Recognize response triggers for implementing mass fatality operations, Identify opportunities for public and private partners to assist with mass fatality management operations, Discuss challenges associated with mass fatality management when all levels of government and private entities are required to support the operation, and Describe lessons learned from mass fatality incidents

Moderator: William K. Ginnow, MS, RPh, Program Manager, Hampton Roads MMRS, Chesapeake, VA

     Cynthia S. Gavin, MS, PMP, CCP, Senior Research Scientist, CBRNE Medical Specialist/Medical Readiness and Response, Battelle, Aberdeen, MD

 

2-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Inland Rivers and Terminals - National Security and Economic Impact: According to the 2012 Waterways Journal, more than 3000 motorized vessels and 20,000 barges operate on U.S. inland waterways, serving more than 400 MTSA-regulated facilities in the heartland of the nation. Their security is a strategic key element to the security of the nation. This session considers the importance of this unique economic element and the maritime security risk vulnerabilities, gaps, and mitigation factors unique to inland rivers.

Moderator: Randall C. Barr, Port Security Grant Program Branch Chief, U.S. Coast Guard

Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Incoming President, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals

Dr. Deirdre McGowan, Executive Director, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminal

John Marks (CAPT, USCG, Ret.), Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals

James Nolan, Port Security Specialist and TWIC Action Officer, U.S. Coast Guard District 8

 

2-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C 226

The Los Angeles Regional Alliance and City of Minneapolis Approach to Whole Communities Planning: How do Core Cities connect with their regional partners? This session presents two perspectives on how Cities enhance community partnering. The City of Los Angeles will describe how they created a “Regional Alliance” on multiple levels through planning initiatives incorporating public/private sector partners and establishing relationships with national and international partners. Our second presentation by the City of Minneapolis illustrates their approach to community inclusiveness in planning through a roundtable discussion of three specific projects that have enhanced unique community partnering.

Moderator: James Featherstone, General Manager, Emergency Management Department Los Angeles UASI

Ryan Rochabrand, Program Manager, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management

John Biggs, Battalion Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department

Antoine McKnight, Battalion Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department

Pam Blixit, Preparedness Manager, Minneapolis Depart of Health and Family Support

Don Harris, Lieutenant, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Minneapolis Police

Jonathan Bundt, Metro Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator, Minneapolis

 

2-9 The Role of the State Administrative Agent - C124-125

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Site Monitoring: Best Practices of Homeland Security sub-grantee monitoring programs. Discussion of the best practices for Arizona, New Mexico, and Nebraska. Each will provide an overview of their site monitoring program. Participants will learn how states develop their monitoring program including policy, monitoring tools and lessons learned.

Moderator: Susan Dzbanko, Senior Strategic Planner, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Cheryl Kennedy, Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Administrator, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Erica Cummings, Grant Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Nikki Webber, Federal Aid Administrator, Supervisor, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

 

Annual Point of Contact Meeting - C213

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual POC Business Meeting: Session attendance is limited to two pre-selected POCs from each of the 64 UASI. This is the Annual Meeting for the National Homeland Security Association Inc (the non-profit that now operates the conference). A key part of the upcoming UASI POC Meeting will be the election of the Board of Directors. Conference operation and Board membership is completely voluntary. A highlight of the meeting will be a grant program briefing with the latest information available. In addition to the meeting will be a discussion of 2013 UASI research projects (issues/topics to be researched and summarized in concise reports). Best practices, governance and funding have all been discussed in the past. Participants will suggest additional projects and then determine priorities to be addressed in the coming year.

Moderator: Bill Anderson, President

Board of Directors, National Homeland Security Association, Inc.

 

Vendor Social - Vendor Area Hall C6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

 

Breakfast and Registration - Vendor Area Hall C

7:00 am - 8:30 am

7:00 am – 5:00 pm - Attendee Support Outside C110

General Session II - Grand Ballroom 1 & 2

8:30 am -10:00 am

 

DHS Town Hall

Moderator: Bill Anderson, President, National Homeland Security Association

Elizabeth Harman, Assistant Administrator, Grants Program Directorate, FEMA

Scott McAllister, Deputy Under Secretary for State and Local Programs, Office of Intelligence & Analysis

Chris Essid, Director, Office of Emergency Communications, DHS

Kenneth Buell, Director, Policy Development and Coordination Unit, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate

Dan Walsh, Chair, National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

Doyle Raines, Director, Surface Division, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA, DHS

 

Break - Vendor Area Hall C

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

Session 3

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Individual Breakouts by Track

 

3-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

CBRNE / Preparedness and Response: Every community has threats and hazards that involve CBRNE. If a significant CBRNE event occurs, how will your community respond and what assets will you request? Our presenters will explain the active and layered CBRNE response capabilities of DOD and National Guard assets.

Moderator: Marcie Bruner, MEP, CBRM, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Mr. Scott Morris – Deputy Director for Incident Response, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

3-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

Information Sharing-A New Era: This session will focus on the recognition by law enforcement to develop easier methods of sharing information with non-law enforcement work groups. The relevance of this type of information sharing with Emergency Operation Centers/Unified Commands will be highlighted.

Moderator: Detective Keith Allen, Dallas Police Department, Dallas/Ft. Worth UASI

Captain David Azuelo, Tucson Police Department, Tucson UASI

Mr. Kelly Stone, North Texas Fusion Center

Chief Adam Thiel, Alexandria, Virginia, National Capital Region UASI

3-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

Health Intelligence in the Fusion Center: The Ohio Homeland Security Strategic Analysis and Information Center (SAIC) serves as a secure central fusion process for the collection, filtering, analysis and dissemination of terrorism related intelligence. The SAIC integrates local, state, federal and public and private partners. The resulting analysis is distributed not from the view of any one agency, but from a neutral homeland security perspective. Fusion Centers stand to gain a great deal by partnering with public health/health care (PH/HC) communities.

Moderator: Michael J. Fielding, Chief of Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Columbus UASI

Capt. Richard Baron, Executive Director, Ohio Homeland Security/Ohio State Highway Patrol

Matthew Caudill, Health Intelligence Analyst, Franklin Co. Homeland Security and Justice Program, Columbus UASI

Patrick Friscone, Intelligence Officer, Dept. of Homeland Security I/A

Melinda Malamoco, MMRS Program Coordinator, Health and Hospital Authority, Denver UASI

Heather Brown, DHS OHA

 

3-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Overview of National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the National Center for Biological Research and Training (NCBRT) and the National Emergency and Rescue Response Training Center (NERRTC) Core Competencies: An Overview of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the National Center for Biological Research and Training (NCBRT). The focus is on available training to respond to terrorist attacks; unique law enforcement, biological and food defense/agricultural related terrorism response and National Emergency and Rescue Response Training Center (NERRTC) focuses on incident management, medical, hazmat, public works, threat and risk assessment, senior executive programs, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber security.

Moderator: Bill Anderson, Minneapolis UASI

Al Davis, Colonel USMC (Retired), National Training Director, National Emergency and Rescue Response Training Center (NERRTC)

Tom Tucker, Colonel, USA (Retired), National Training Director, National Venter for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT)

 

3-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

2012 Accelerated Drawdown/Revised Allowable Expenses for Maintenance & Sustainment: Join Tonya for a candid discussion of how to accelerate program implementation. She’ll discuss Information Bulletin #379, facilitating program change requests, getting EHP approvals the first time, and other tips for ensuring that Management and Administration doesn’t jeopardize timely implementation.

Moderator: Garry Lisiewski, Grants Manager, Homeland Security, Police Department, Tampa UASI

Tonya D. Schreiber, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Grants Programs Directorate

 

3-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Virtual City Project: The Virtual City project is focused on geospatially enabled collaboration tools for all-hazards planning and response and daily decision support which will integrate and display multiple sources of information related to the security of city and county infrastructure, assets and other data. The project directly addresses information management and cross-organizational and cross-jurisdictional information sharing requirements for city, county, and state emergency management, and supports information sharing with federal agencies involved in border protection and neighboring emergency management organizations.

Moderator: Jeffrey A. Friedland, HSEM Director, St. Clair County Port Huron, MI

     Tim Franz, Fire Chief , City of Memphis, Memphis UASI

     Tom Konik, Fire Chief, City of Marysville, Marysville, MI

 

3-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

The Disappearing Barrier Between Landside and Maritime Security: Increasing collaboration between shore-side and maritime agencies has resulted in more effective service to the entire community. This session will highlight successful, effective response and grant programs in two busy port cities, and follow up with the Coast Guard’s new effort to integrate all agencies into Interagency Operation Centers.

Moderator: Mary Ann Chapman, Program Manager, PSGP, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

Charles Cordova, Battalion Chief, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle UASI

Charlene Wynne, Grants Coordinator, Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles/Long Beach UASI

Randall C. Barr, Port Security Grant Program Branch Chief, U.S. Coast Guard

 

3-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C 226

From Findings to Action to Impact: This panel showcases the impact that recent trends in data can have on your community preparedness strategy and provides local examples of the value of effective messaging and public information, essential partnerships, and connections to community leaders that enhance community resilience. Find out what works well RIGHT NOW to advance preparedness priorities in communities and ensure the needs of everyone are met before during and after a disaster.

Moderator: Christy Blankenship, Grant Coordinator, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

Paulette Aniskoff, Director, Individual & Community Preparedness National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA

Herman Schaffer, Director of Community Outreach, Office of Emergency Management, New York City UASI

 

3-9 The Role of the State Administrative Agent - C124-125

State Preparedness Report/Core Capabilities Assessment: The National Preparedness Assessment Division (NPAD) at FEMA Headquarters will present an overview of the new State Preparedness /Core Capabilities Assessment Reporting Tool.

Moderator: Susan Dzbanko, Senior Strategic Planner, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Everett Yuille, Management and Program Analyst, FEMA National Preparedness Assessments Division

Dr. Jason Thomas, Associate Director, CAN

 

Lunch - Battelle

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 

National Homeland Security Award Presentation

Bill Anderson, President, National Association; Elizabeth Harman, Assistant Administrator, FEMA GPD; Marty Pastula, EM Magazine

 

Preview of the 2013 Conference

City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles/Long Beach UASI

 

 

Session 4

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Individual Breakouts by TrackWEDNESDAY

4-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

The Adjutant Generals’ Town Hall: Every state has a TAG (The Adjutant General) located within their state boundaries responsible for responding during times of emergencies when requested. Do you know the resources your TAG can bring to your community? Various TAGS from around the US will be presenting on the resources and expertise they can bring when called upon to assist.

Moderator: Cliff Shrum, CSM, USA Retired, Homeland Security and Community Preparedness Coordinator, Westmore County Community College. PA

Adjutant General’s Department of Pennsylvania

Adjutant General’s Department of Ohio

 

4-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Communications Critical Infrastructure Protection / Ohio’s Migration to a 21st Century Public Radio “System of Systems.” Ten years after the events of September 11, 2001, public safety agencies throughout the United States are still struggling to attain true multi-agency, multi-discipline interoperable communications. Part of the struggle is the plethora of 20th century radio systems still in existence, and the reluctance to migrate toward currently-available 21st century technology. This session will discuss governance barriers and progress made toward a 21st century shared public safety radio system, which is goal-orientated toward saving significant taxpayers’ dollars, maximizing interoperability, and saving lives. The presentations will also provide information on increasing security of remote communications towers in order to prevent/deter copper theft or other criminal activities that degrade or destroy the facility and is paramount in providing hardened infrastructure protection.

Moderator: James Jarvis, Regional Communications Coordinator, DHS OEC

Darryl L. Anderson, Director, Ohio MARCS

Gregory Holcomb, E911 Coordinator, Lake County, Florida

 

4-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

Coordinated Hospital Planning, Communicating & Unified Response for Disasters: A Community Model for a Hospital Incident Liaison: No single hospital can care for dozens of simultaneously, critically-injured victims in a large-scale community disaster. Although hospitals are required by The Joint Commission to establish disaster plans, a community’s hospitals are often disparate when it comes to a coordinated, unified response in a disaster. The Central Ohio Trauma System (“COTS”) is a non-profit who serves as quasi-incident commander for 27 hospitals across 15 Central Ohio counties to coordinate a medical response in a large-scale disaster. COTS will share its model of coordination and collaboration as well as multiple communication tools it uses to coordinate hospitals’ response in disasters in Central Ohio.

Moderator: Nancie Bechtel, Chief Nursing Director, Asst. Health Commissioner Public Health, Columbus UASI

Michael Gregory, CSP, MSOH, Director of Safety, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Caitlin Spontelli, MMRS Coordinator, Public Health, Columbus UASI

Gina Birko, MBA, System, Safety and Emergency Management Administrator, Mt Carmel Health System

Clifford Mason, EMTP,OFE, Hebron, Mayor, Hebron Ohio

Marie Robinette, RN,BSN,MPH, Executive Director, Central Ohio Trauma System

4-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Overview of National Domestic Preparedness Consortium: Core competency featuring the National Nuclear Safety Agency Nevada site office NNSA/NSO -Counter Terrorism Operations and Support (CTOS), Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), and New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Training Center NMT/EMRTC: An Overview of the training opportunities available to locals through three NDPC members: National Nuclear Safety Agency and Counter Terrorism Operations and Support with training focus on prevention, deterrence and response to radiological/nuclear attacks and The Energetic Materials Research and Training Center focuses on explosive and incendiary attacks. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) offers chemical, biological, explosive, radiological, and hazardous materials advanced, hands-on training which enables first responders to effectively respond to real-world WMD/CBRNE incidents.

Moderator: Bill Anderson, Minneapolis UASI

Randall Whit, National Training Director, NNSA

Brian Richardson, National Training Director, NNSA

Joe Burkel, national Training Director, CDP

Dr. Dan Walsh, National Training Director, EMRTC

 

4-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

Finding and Applying for Alternative Funding Opportunities: This discussion will focus on those strategies, lessons learned, and best practices to better equip urban areas with the tools to pursue all the available funding streams; to include a 10-step method encompassing all the important aspects of a successful grant solicitation and grant writing techniques.

Moderator: Dawn Fritz, Public Safety Grants Coordinator, Cleveland UASI

Tyler Rossmaessler, Consultant, Touchstone Consulting

Teresa Serata

John White, Emergency Response Chief, Northern Virginia

Stephen Larson, MBA, Manager, Grants Administration, Port of Stockton, CA

 

4-6 Public / Private Partnerships - C214-215

Partnership Resiliency: “Learn three “rules” for dealing with the private sector and simple steps you can take today to make businesses in your community effective partners, saving you time and resources. Chris Terzich, Chair of the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (one of three councils identified in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan) will demonstrate how the private sector can be a “force multiplier” in your homeland security efforts.

Speaker: Christopher Terzich, Chair/Regional Consortium Coordinating Council, NPPD/IP

 

4-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

Operational Approaches for Enhancing Intermodal Security: Panel members will discuss use of drills, exercises, and visible deterrence methods to sharpen the abilities of agencies and stakeholders to deter would-be terrorists who are attempting to identify and assess potential targets, and plan and prepare for attacks. Port panelists will focus on requirements and successful examples of the Area Maritime Security Exercise Program (AMSTEP) and MTSA-required drills and exercises. The transit portion will cover TSA’s “Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response” (VIPR) program. It involves all modes of transportation including aviation, commercial transport over highways, maritime, mass transit and pipeline. Both best practices and lessons learned will be covered, and audience members will be invited to add their own successful experiences.

Moderator: Anne Ruppel, Grants Branch, Surface Division, Office of Security Policy & Industry Engagement, TSA

Daryl E. Shanley, Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement, Columbus Airport Federal Air Marshal Service, TSA

Randall C. Barr, Port Security Grant Program Branch Chief, U.S. Coast Guard

Mary Ann Chapman, Program Manager, PSGP, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

4-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C226

Deeping Community Resilience: Unique Elements of Wide-spread Partnering and Training. This session focuses on unique forms of local and national partnering training strategies. The presentation introduces a nationwide Community College Preparedness Program (3PC2): a new model Train the Trainer for the community college that is based in five different schools across the nation.

Moderator: Jonathan Bundt, Minneapolis UASI

Cliff Shrum, Homeland Security and Community Preparedness Coordinator, Westmore County Community College. PA

Dr Patrick Gerity, Vice President, Continuing Education, Work Force & Community, Development, Westmore County Community College, PA

 

4-9 The Role of the State Administrative Agent - C124-125

SAA Round Table: This session will provide the State Administrative Agencies (SAA) an opportunity to discuss current issues and concerns related to grants and reporting requirements. Any take-aways from this session will be provided to Federal DHS

Moderators: Lisa Hansen, Assistant Director, Planning and Preparedness, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Cheryl Kennedy, Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Administrator, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

 

Break - Vendor Area Hall C

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

 

Session 5

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Individual Breakouts by Track

 

5-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

National Weather Service and Emergency Management: The National Weather Service has a multitude of applications, resources and experience to be able to assist the local emergency management program whether it be during significant special events or severe weather season. The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to establish the nation’s first urban weather demonstration network in the DFW Metroplex. A panel of experts from CASA, the NWS and Fort Worth Emergency Management will discuss how this high-resolution radar network can improve severe weather and flash flood forecasting, and benefit emergency management operations and local stakeholder decision-making in the DFW Metroplex. Survey results will also be presented about current tornado warning operations in Texas.

Moderator: Irish Hancock, Emergency Management Administrator, Office of Emergency Management, City of Arlington Fire Department

Mark Fox – NWS

Brenda Phillips – CASA

Molly Thoerner – North Central Texas COG

     Eric Carter – Fort Worth OEM

 

5-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

Practicable Information Application: This is a practicable product session. All presentations will expose attendees to usable solutions available now. Bombing prevention, Explanation of how the current NLETS system can be partnered with the “Save Our Children” campaign, utilizing current Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative (LESI) services to protect communities will be discussed. Cost and sustainment will be addressed.

Moderator: Detective Keith Allen, Dallas Police Department, Dallas/Ft. Worth UASI

Elizabeth Haight, Office of Bombing Prevention, DHS IP

Steven Cooper, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative, DHS

Michael Koroluk, Project Director, BAE Systems

 

5-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

Social Media During Emergencies - Real Events and True Stories: Social Media has the ability to reach the public hours before traditional media. It is an important tool that can save lives when used effectively; however, unofficial information and rumors sent via social media channels can turn a small incident into a larger one. Agencies/responders need to be the official source for information regardless of the medium.

Moderator: Mike McNutt, Public Relations Specialist, Public Health, Columbus UASI

Tamara McBride, Chief of Public Affairs, Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Maurice Watkins, Outreach Coordinator/Business Development Liaison, Wilberforce University, Disaster Management & Recovery

Donna Willis, Multimedia Content Producer, WCMH- NBC 4

Jim Lynch, Senior Director of Media Relations, Ohio State University

Bob Armstrong, Director of Emergency Management & Fire Prevention, Ohio State University

 

5-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Emerging Communications: Regional Collaboration in Crisis Communications and Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Capabilities Enhances Alerts and Warning Systems in Nationwide Urban Areas. Through public and private partnerships, the recently deployed Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) provides emergency managers and alerts and warnings officials nationwide with the capability to effectively alert the public of imminent threats to life and property based on geographically-targeted locations. While CMAS will offer a much needed tool to geo-target audiences, a regional approach to crisis communications that builds trust and fosters collaboration remains indispensable to successful outcomes.

Moderator: Michelle Carnahan, Grant Manager, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Francisco Sanchez, Public Information Officer, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Denis A. Gusty, Program Manager , Support to the Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders Group

Science and Technology Directorate, DHS

Henry Jackson, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Office of Emergency Management

 

5-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Guidance and Practice: DHS/FEMA will discuss the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) guidance, with respect to Management and Sustainment. The State of Arizona will share their approach to satisfying this requirement, with the assistance of Steve Davis from All Hands Consulting. In addition, the Houston UASI will discuss their approach to completing a THIRA for their urban area.

Moderator: Garry Lisiewski, Homeland Security Grants Manager, Police Department, Tampa UASI

Donald “Doc” Lumpkins, J.D., Chief, National Planning & Coordination, Protection and National Preparedness, FEMA

Steve Davis, President, All Hands Consulting

Lisa Hansen, Assistant Director, Planning and Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security, Arizona

Melanie Bartis, Lead RCPGP Planner & Program Manager, Houston UASI

Alison Belcher, Lead UASI Planner, Houston UASI

 

5-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Critical Infrastructure Regional Initiatives that Strengthen Public/Private Partnership: NPPD/IP is working to enable regions to establish public-private partnerships that will further the development of local critical infrastructure communities of interest for the purposes of sustained regional collaboration, coordination, and information sharing. This session will discuss the current status of the Office of Infrastructure Protection Regional Initiative specific to Federal Regions I, II, IV, VIII and IX and provide a roadmap for the way forward.

Speaker: Ken Buell, Director, IP/Infrastructure Protection DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate(NPPD)

 

5-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

Port and Transit Town Hall: This will be an open, facilitated session for the Port Security and Transit Security Grant Program stakeholders to discuss current issues with senior leadership from the FEMA GPD, the US Coast Guard, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Participants will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on this year’s conference and discuss the future of these programs.

Moderator: Tarek Khedr, Program Analyst, FEMA Preparedness Grants DHS/FEMA Grant Programs Directorate Leadership (TBD)

Alexander R. Mrazik, Jr., Branch Chief, FEMA Transportation Infrastructure Security Branch

Anne Ruppel, Grants Branch, Surface Division, Office of Security Policy & Industry Engagement, TSA

Randall C. Barr, Port Security Grant Program Branch Chief, U.S. Coast Guard

 

5-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C226

Implementing the Whole Communities Concept- Best Practices/Lessons Learned: This session highlights innovative programs and joint ventures formed by locals to engage the whole community in the preparedness environment. The Cincinnati Urban Area will show how they have developed and expanded their unique multi-state, multi-county regional partnerships and what their region does to develop and sustain new partnerships as they come to grips with the reality that one agency or jurisdiction cannot “do it alone.”The second offering is presented by the Shelby County Office of Preparedness discussing their partnership with the faith based community to create Shelby Cares. This highly effective program reaches beyond the conventional approach and illustrates how the diverse faith based community can help meet sheltering and mass care needs in natural disasters.

Moderator: Christy Blankenship, Grant Coordinator, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

Bary Lusby, Operations Manager, UASI, SHSP, CCP, PSGP, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

Bob Nations, Director, Shelby County Office of Preparedness

 

5-9 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C124-125

Regional Continuity of Operations through Raven 911: RAVEN911 is an award winning, internet based mapping system developed from the perspective of an emergency operator utilizing exemplary technical expertise, and the latest in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) computer technology. This highly visual, interactive presentation will provide an overview the evolution of the RAVEN911 system, data collection methods, a brief demonstration of the program and real-life examples of its utilization.

Moderator: Steve Siereveld, Technology Planner, Cincinnati UASI

Edward Dadosky, Assistant Chief, Cincinnati Fire Department

Christine Grimmelsman, MMRS Planner, Cincinnati Fire Department, Homeland Security Unit

David Shuey, GIS Manager, Ohio Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments

Renee Kopczewski, Analyst, Ohio State University Police

 

 

Host City Social Reception - Columbus Zoo

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy an exciting and relaxed evening at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as you greet old friends and meet new ones. The Columbus Zoo is closed to the public and reserved exclusively for the enjoyment of conference participants on this special evening. Every delegate and vendor is an “invited guest” to participate at no cost. If you have a spouse or guest with you not registered for the conference, arrangements can be made so they can attend too. See the Attendee Assistance Desk for assistance.

This is a “rain or shine” event. The night begins with the departure of buses at 5:00pm from the Convention Center. You’ll be swiftly transported to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium known around the country as the “Zoo that Jack Hanna built.” Dinner, drinks and an evening of musical entertainment by McGuffy Lane will keep the animals hopping all night. Zoo staff will provide opportunities to see, touch and smell some of the Zoo’s most famous animals. The newest exhibit, the Polar Frontier, will give you a chance to see these majestic Polar Bears in a natural habitat.

Bus transport back to the Convention Center starts around 8:30pm and runs continuously until all are safely back downtown. The event ”officially” ends at 10:00pm. That’s the magical hour when all the animals need their beauty sleep.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 24

 

Breakfast - Vendor Area Hall C

7:00 am - 8:30 am

 

General Session III - Grand Ballroom 1 & 2

8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

The Federal Family Town Hall

Moderator: Bill Anderson, President, National Homeland Security Association

Steven Schenk, Colonel, U.S. Army, Defense Coordinating Officer, FEMA Region V

Debbie Dietrich, Associate Administrator for Homeland Security, USEPA

Tracey Trautman, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Programs, DOJ

Josh Ederheimer, COPS Principal Deputy Director, DOJ

 

Break and Exhibits - Vendor Area Hall C

10:00 am - 10:30 am

 

 

Session 6

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Individual Breakouts by Track

6-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C 216

National Exercise and Program: Exercises are designed to test participants in their level of readiness by challenging their training, education, and varied levels of experience. Presenters will discuss the background and recent history of the National Exercise program and the challenges involved with capturing the observations and lessons learned in real-world and training events.

Moderator: Irish Hancock, Emergency Management Administrator, Office of Emergency Management, City of Arlington Fire Department

Doug Johnston – Chief of NORAD & USNORTHCOM Training and Education Program

Jim Jenista – Deputy Chief, Joint Exercise Division – NORAD & USNORTHCOM / J7 Training and Exercises

Mark Glandon – FEMA Region VI Exercise Officer

 

6-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

LTE Broadband Planning for Public Safety - the Non-Technical Issues: With the passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2012, including title VI – “the Spectrum Act” – the concept of a truly interoperable nationwide public safety wireless broadband network is much closer to becoming a reality. The establishment of the Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability and the pending establishment of the First Responder Network Authority have inevitably raised more questions than answers. This stellar panel, including the Chairman of Interoperability Board, will help unravel where we go next!

Moderator: Darryl L. Anderson, Ohio SIEC

Ryan Felts, Touchstone Consulting

Dusty Rhoads, Office of Emergency Communications

Chief Harlin McEwen, Chairman, Public Safety Spectrum Trust

Wim Brouwer, Senior Architect, LTE solutions, Alcatel-Lucent

 

6-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Closed Points of Dispensing: Planning for the utilization of closed points of dispensing (PODs) is an important strategy for the success of dispensing medical countermeasure to the entire population of an urban area. Personnel from 4 different urban areas will present lessons learned and success stories from their closed POD experiences and planning efforts. These efforts include working with first responders, sheltered in populations, local critical infrastructure, hospitals, long-term care facilities, Resorts, casinos, and private companies. Examples of success stories from private companies include mid to large size companies along with a fortune 100 and a fortune 500 company.

Moderator: Penny Mills, CRI Coordinator, Public Health, Columbus UASI

Dave Nutini, Coordinator, Cincinnati UASI

Jerry Bower, Logistics and SNS Coordinator, Oklahoma City

Elizabeth Daoust, Program Supervisor, Santa Ana/Anaheim UASI

Misty Robinson, Public Health Preparedness Planner, Las Vegas UASI

Adrienne Donner, Senior Reg. CRI Coordinator, Portland UASI

 

6-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Best Practices in Exercises: Evacuation Planning, EOD/Swat Integration, and Technical Decontamination for HazMat incidents: Best Practices in Exercises: 1) Evacuation Planning 2) EOD Swat Integration 3) Technical Decontamination for HazMat incidents

Moderator: Julia Janka, Program Administrator/Director, Metro Atlanta UASI

Rodney Rancifer, , Director of Public Safety Compliance, Metro Atlanta UASI

Captain William E. Brobst Jr., HazMat Supervisor, Columbus Ohio Division of Fire

Jim Held, Director of Business Development, Tactical Electronics and Military Supply, LLC

 

6-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Best Practices to Prepare for an Audit - including Regional Asset Management:

Representatives from four separate agencies share their experiences on how to successfully prepare for and respond to an audit, including an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit. Participates will learn how to better manage their inventory using the Regional Asset Management System (RAMS), compatible with WebEOC, developed and funded by the former Ft. Lauderdale UASI, for inventory management.

Moderator: Mariel Diaz, Director, Finance and Grants Management, Office of Emergency Management New York City UASI

Susan Duenas, Program Administrator, Ventura County (CA) Sheriff’s Office, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks UASI

Deirdre Joseph, Homeland Security Grant Accountant, Police Department, Tampa UASI

Meghan Dudley, SAA, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), State of New York

Edward Donoso, Unit Head/Federal & State Revenue Unit, New York City Office of Management and Budget, New York City Urban Area Working Group

Josh Green UASI Inventory Coordinator, Department of Emergency Management, City of Miramar, Miami - Ft. Lauderdale UASI

 

6-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Securing Voice Data Systems in the Emergency Services Sector: The urgent need to protect our Emergency Services Sector systems from cyber attack has prompted the public and private sector to step forward and develop an organized strategy for cybersecurity. These efforts have produced a vision and supporting framework of goals and milestones for protecting voice and data systems in the sector. This panel will discuss the ESS Cybersecurity and Risk Management Approach (CARMA), a strategic national level cyber risk assessment conducted by the sector from July 2011-December 2011. This process provided the sector with a better understanding of the cyber dependencies and interdependencies’ of critical functions and complements the sectors Cybersecurity Roadmap, also completed within the last year.

Moderator: Chief Mark Hogan, Public Works Department, City of Tulsa Security, Tulsa UASI

Lt Philip Raum, National Capitol Region Exercise and Training Coordinator, Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

Lt George Perera, Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami UASI

 

6-7 Port & Transit Security - C114-115

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Transit System Preparedness for Hurricane Irene: This session is intended to provide Transit Agencies with insights into the decision making process and course of action taken during a potential natural weather disaster such as what occurred in August 2011. Panelists from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will outline and discuss their agency’s preparation, response, and recovery efforts during Hurricane Irene.

Moderator: Sandra Abelayete , Public Transit Division, Department of Transportation Services, City & County of Honolulu, HI

Peter LaPorte, Director of Emergency Management, WMATA, Washington, DC

Ron Hopkins, Director of SEPTA Control Center, SEPTA, Philadelphia, PA

Peter Stuebe, Deputy Director of Planning and Evaluation, New York MTA, New York

 

6-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C226

How Youth Can Really Enhance Community Resilience: This presentation showcases the successful “Safety Village” program in Cobb County Georgia. The village was opened in 2009 and has taught tens of thousands of children the importance of safety while providing a fun place for kids to interact with law enforcement. FEMA Speakers discuss how its youth outreach efforts nationwide have successfully engaged teens in preparedness and response activities to build a stronger community.

Moderator: Christy Blankenship, Grant Coordinator, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati UASI

David Hankerson, County Manager, Cobb County, GA Atlanta UASI

Regina Moran, Youth Preparedness Director, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, NPD, FEMA

 

6-9 The Role of the State Administrative Agent - C124-125

NOTE:  THIS SESSION HAS MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS - DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Overview: An overview of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRA) requirements and how this supports Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD8). The presentation will describe the process that is being used to ensure emergency management and public health requirements are being met to increase efficiencies, partnerships, collaboration, and coordination. It will conclude by sharing best practices in developing a THIRA for the whole community and an example of a cloud-based computing system to demonstrate the process.

Moderator: Susan Dzbanko, Senior Strategic Planner, Arizona Department of Homeland Security (SAA)

Donald (Doc) Lumpkins, Executive Director of the PPD-8 Program Executive Office

George E. DeTella, Chief of Risk and Emergency Management, DuPage County Health Department

Steve Davis, President, All Hands Consulting

David F. Bunge, Planning Coordinator, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

Lunch - Battelle

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 

Presentation “Investigation of Terrorism – Three Major Columbus Cases” Since 9-11, the Columbus FBI office has successfully investigated three major terrorism cases with national or international implications involving Columbus residents. These include the following: Lyman Faris, who scouted the Brooklyn Bridge as a possible al-Qaida target; Nuradin Abdi, who plotted to blow up a shopping center and was providing material support to al-Qaida and other terrorists, and Christopher Paul, who conspired to help al-Qaida bomb European targets including tourist resorts frequented by Americans and U.S. interests. The investigations spanned several years and countries with all three of the suspects eventually pleading guilty to various federal offenses. Steve Flowers, a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Columbus FBI Office will detail the investigations and discuss the radicalization, planning, and motivation of these individuals and what it took to successfully prosecute these cases.

 

 

Session 7

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Individual Breakouts by Track

 

7-1 Federal Support for Emergency Managers - C216

Enhancing Management Capabilities / Program Management Sustainment Panel Discussion with Presentation.The purpose of the Presentation is to provide the audience with information about the EMAP Peer Review Process and how it provides a practical cost effective approach to assess Urban Area emergency management program capabilities.

Moderator: Tammy Little, Assistant Attorney General, Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Otis James Latin, Director, City of Austin, Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Laurel Nelson, Deputy Director, City of Seattle Emergency Management

Kevin Penney, Deputy Director, City of Nashville, Office of Emergency Management

 

7-2 Interoperable Communications & Information Sharing - C112-113

Next Generation 9-1-1: Technology has outpaced the Nation’s legacy 9-1-1 systems. Increased call volume is making these systems more susceptible to overload conditions and public expectations do not match the realities of 9-1-1 capabilities during crisis situations. This session will discuss the benefits of collaborative efforts when upgrading legacy 9-1-1 systems and will provide lessons learned when forming effective governance structures that support Next Generation 9-1-1.

Moderator: Jim Jarvis, Regional Communications Coordinator, DHS OEC

Jackie Mines, Director, Emergency Communication Networks, Minnesota Dept of Public Safety

Pat Lustig, Director, Jackson County, IL 9-1-1;

Ernie Cook, Deputy Chief, Trumbull County Ohio Sheriff’s Department

Michael McGrady, President, MCM Consulting

 

7-3 The Emergency Medical Community - C221-222

In the Aftermath of an Improvised Nuclear Detonation: Patient Considerations of Triage, Treatment and Mass Burn Care: The management of the large number of survivors from an Improvised Nuclear Detonation in an urban area will present numerous medical care challenges. These include triage of injuries, triage of non-injured but radiated and those suffering burns. With expected casualties to number in the thousands this session will discuss the current planning efforts surrounding triage and treatment of large numbers of casualties from an Improvised Nuclear Detonation. This will include a review of the evolving National Burn Surge Strategy/Framework.

Moderator: Sidney Miller, MD, FACS, Director, Ohio State University Burn Center

Gregg Lord, MS, NREMT-P Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center, ASPR - DHHS

John Koerner, Director, CBRNE Branch, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, ASPR - DHHS

Dr. Marc Gautreau, Fellow, Emergency Care Coordination Center, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Region 1 - NDMS

 

7-4 Enhancing Emergency Capabilities - C223-224

Regional Coordination with the Mega Joint Field Office (MJFO). As part of their comprehensive approach to catastrophic planning, the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) saw a need to develop a site for a “Mega” Joint Field Office (JFO). The Mega JFO is based on the need for a large regional coordination facility in the event that a catastrophic event takes place in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, an area which includes 30 counties in four states and includes three FEMA regions. The project includes a Mega JFO Site Requirement Plan, the identification of primary and backup sites for two categories of Mega JFOs in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; and the development of six facility-specific Mega JFO Playbooks for opening the center.

Moderator: Michelle Carnahan/Grant Manager, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Kelly McKinney, Deputy Commissioner for Preparedness, NYC Office of Emergency Management , NYC UASI

Steven C. Davis, President, All Hands Consulting

Terrence Flynn, Preparedness Analyst, Planning Officer – FEMA Region II

 

7-5 Program Management & Sustainment - C210-212

Ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and Face the Strain): Findings from the Strategic Foresight

Initiative: Come hear Dave (Kaufman, not Bowie) share findings from FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, which aimed to examine how the emergency management community will need creativity and collaborative thinking to address the profound ways in which our world is changing.

Moderator: Dawn Fritz, Public Safety Grants Coordinator, Cleveland UASI

David J. Kaufman, Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, DHS

 

7-6 Public & Private Partnerships - C214-215

Healthcare Institutions & Evacuation. Evacuation of a healthcare institution due to an imminent or actual threat presents a significant challenge to any community. Residents and patients in these facilities already have compromised clinical conditions and are susceptible to further clinical deterioration throughout the evacuation process. Evacuation is usually a decision of last resort and requires collaboration with emergency management, responders and community partners. This session will emphasize the importance of public and private partnerships to minimize adverse consequences during an evacuation.

Moderator: Carmine J. Centrella, Program Director/Planner, Capitol Region MMRS/Homeland Security, Hartford, CT

Zachary Corrigan, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance

Carolyn Wells, MSN, RN, Trauma/EP Coordinator, Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO

 

7-7a Transit Security - C114-115

Transit Public Awareness Campaigns: Panelists from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Maryland Transit Administration (MD MTA) and Amtrak will outline and discuss successful public outreach/awareness campaigns that their respective agencies have participated in. Panelists will outline the framework of their programs and provide an analysis of the feedback they have received and the impact it has had on their agencies.

Moderator: Sandra Abelaye, Public Transit Division Department of Transportation Services, City & County of Honolulu, HI

Lisa Brennan, Homeland Security Grants Specialist, WMATA, Washington D.C.

R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Chief-Emergency Preparedness and HLS Projects Program Manager, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD

Barbara Petito, Security Awareness Strategist, Amtrak Police Department, Washington, DC

Philip Hoffman, Risk Manager, MTA Office of Security, New York City

 

7-7b Port Security - C124-125

Managing Adverse Events: “Occupy the Port:” Law enforcement agencies increasingly face challenges when an exercise of First Amendment rights develops into a law-and-order conflict. If a protest event occurs at a port, the further challenges are to avoid adverse effects on maritime commerce and maintain security of critical port infrastructure. Ensuring safe and effective flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, as well as vessel movement, can also be a problem. This session discusses management issues created by these events and lessons learned.

Moderator: Rob Mendel, Critical Incident Response, Special Operations Section, King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle UASI

Michael A. Lewis, Lieutenant, Homeland Security, Long Beach Police Department

Jim Knight, Business Development Manager, Port of Olympia

 

7-8 Preparedness Partnerships for Whole Communities - C226

Personal Preparedness and Unique Community Needs: This session focuses on the unique requirements present in any community and how they can be addressed. The first presentation provides options and opportunities for designing an emergency planning program for people with disabilities and their families, including the new immigrant community based on work done under grants on National Significance (ISII, University of Hawaii, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Delaware and New Jersey Center on Disability) funded by the Administration of Developmental Disabilities and FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination. The second presentation will discuss effective outreach strategies for first responders in working with the autistic community in emergencies.

Moderator: Jonathan Bundt, Minneapolis UASI

Julie Kenny, Executive Director, IPSII

Beth Roberts, Sergeant, Richfield Police

Gary Mears Ed.D., Research Associate, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware

Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration & Coordination, FEMA

 

Break and Exhibits - Vendor Area Hall C 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Closing Session - Grand Ballroom 1 & 2

3:30 pm -4:00 pm

 

Introduction of newly elected officers and Board Members

Conference Recap

Conference evaluation and discussion of the way forward for next year.

Attendee Feedback/Open Microphone

Closing Remarks – New Association President

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

 

Post Conference Activities

 

Ohio State University - (D130)

 

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Large Athletic Venue Security Briefing. Attendance is limited to 100 preregistered participants.

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Stadium Tour. Buses will load at the Hyatt Hotel.