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The 2015 Homeland Security Seminar has been cancelled.

HOMELAND SECURITY SEMINAR

Cyber-resilience, Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and Emergency Management


October 14-15, 2015

Emergency Operations Training Center
TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field
College Station, Texas



Contents

Registration
Keynote Speaker
Agenda
Contact Information

Registration

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The Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Certificate in Homeland Security Program at Texas A&M University and the Emergency Services Training Institute of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) are co-sponsoring a Homeland Security Seminar on October 14 and 15 at the Brayton Fire Training Field. The seminar will focus on Cyber-resilience, Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and Emergency Management.

Professor Andrew Natsios will give the keynote address. Other speakers during the two-day event include scholars from Texas A&M University and experts from the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, the FBI, and the State of Texas. The seminar will consist of presentations by subject matter experts on emergency management topics, the current cyber security policy and operations, and community preparedness for high impact infectious diseases.

A $70 registration fee is required except for members of the National Guard Bureau’s Homeland Security Institute and the Texas Military Forces. Agenda and registration information can be found on the seminar website: https://teex.org/Pages/events/homeland-security-seminar.aspx.


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Keynote Speaker

Andrew S. Natsios

Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and Executive Professor
Andrew Natsios was most recently a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and former administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). As USAID administrator from 2001-2006, Natsios managed reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. He also served as US special envoy to Sudan in 2006-2007. Retired from the US Army Reserves at the rank of lieutenant colonel after twenty-three years, Natsios is a veteran of the Gulf War. From 1993 to 1998, he was vice president of World Vision US, the largest faith-based nongovernmental organization in the world, with programs in 103 countries.

Agenda


October 14, 2015

8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30–9:45 a.m. Welcome / Opening Remarks Keynote Address
Andrew Natsios, Director, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

10:00–11:30 a.m. Session #1
  • Cyber-Resilience Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, Professor of Practice, Texas A&M University
  • Medical Preparedness & Response Rose Ann Elmore, Instructor, TEEX WMD EMS/PH Program
  • Emergency Management David Lilly, Grimes County (TX) Emergency Management Coordinator

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–3:00 p.m. Session #2
  • Cyber-Resilience TDB
  • Medical Preparedness & Response Ernie Whitener, Training Specialist, TEEX WMD EMS/PH Program
  • Emergency Management Andy Stowers, Associate Training Specialist, TEEX WMD Incident Management Program

3:00–3:30 p.m. Break / Tour Brayton Fire Training Field

3:30–5:00 p.m. Session #3
  • Cyber-Resilience Special Agent Angela Haun, FBI Infraguard Coordinator, Houston Division
  • Medical Preparedness & Response John Rinard, Sr. Training Specialist, TEEX WMD EMS/PH Program
  • Emergency Management Dr. Jason Moats, Program Director, TEEX WMD Incident Management Program


October 15, 2015

8:30–9:15 a.m. Featured Speaker, Opening
Dr. Gerry Parker, Vice President, Public Health Preparedness and Response, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Interim Director, Institute of Infectious Animal Diseases

9:15–9:30 a.m. Break

9:30–11:00 a.m. Session #4
  • Cyber-Resilience Tyler Burwitz, Security Analyst, TEEX Network Information Services
  • Medical Preparedness & Response Andy Stowers, Associate Training Specialist, TEEX WMD Incident Management Program
  • Cyber Incident Exercise, Part 1 This is limited to 20 participants who must attend both sessions

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00–2:30 p.m. Session #5
  • Cyber-Resilience Carla Collins, Program Director, TEEX Knowledge Engineering
  • Emergency Management Andy Stowers, Associate Training Specialist, TEEX WMD Incident Management Program
  • Cyber Incident Exercise, Part 2 This is limited to 20 participants who must attend both sessions

2:30–3:00 p.m. Break / Tour Brayton Fire Training Field

3:00–3:45 p.m. Featured Speaker, Concluding Remarks Al Davis, Deputy Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

***Each session will consist of three simultaneous 90 minute presentations. Participants can only choose one presentation from each session.***


Contact Information

Dr. Danny Davis
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
dannywdavis@tamu.edu
830-556-4069

Dr. Jason Moats
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
jbmoats@tamu.edu
979-458-8551



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(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
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Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


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