2018-01-23 National Governors Association

GridEx IV State After-Action Workshop

Jan 23, 2018

January 23-24, 2018 | Washington, DC

Agenda

Presentations

January 23, 2018

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Speakers:

  • Jeff McLeod, director, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, National Governors Association, NGA Center
  • Sue Gander, director, Energy, Environment and Transportation, National Governors Association, NGA Center
  • Puesh Kumar, director of preparedness and exercises, U.S. Department of Energy

After-Action Discussions of GridEx IV
Moderator:

  • Alisha Powell, program director, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Bill Lawrence, director, electricity information sharing & analysis center, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Puesh Kumar, director of preparedness and exercises, U.S. Department of Energy

State Perspectives on GridEx IV
Moderator:

  • Maggie Brunner, senior policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

State Presentations:

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Topical Brownback Lunch Discussions
Session 1: Legal Challenges
Moderators:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • David Forscey, policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Will Polk, legal counsel, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Sam Rozenberg, engineering services security manager, American Public Power Association

Session 2: Emergency and Internal Communications
Moderators:

  • Tom Simchak, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • Michael Garcia, policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Kathryn Condello, senior director, national security/emergency response, Century Link
  • Mark Grubb, Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Session 3: Information Sharing
Moderators:

  • Alisha Powell, program director, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center
  • Maggie Brunner, senior policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Roisin Suver, senior LNO, National cybersecurity Communication Integration Center

Prioritizing Top Tier Requests and Resource-Sharing Between Public and Private Entities
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Major General Richard Hayes, adjutant general, Illinois National Guard
  • Josh Dozor, regional branch planning chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Barry Lawson, senior director, regulatory affairs, government relations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Cybersecurity and the grid
Moderator:

  • Michael Garcia, policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Art House, chief cyber security risk officer, Connecticut
  • Richard Ward, director, national security policy, Edison Electric Institute

January 24, 2018

Cybersecurity and the Grid
Moderator:

  • Michael Garcia, policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Robert Lee, ceo and founder, Dragos

Public Messaging
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Karima Holmes, director, DC Office of Unified Communications

State Team Time

State Round Robin, Recap and Parting Thoughts
Moderators:

  • Jeff McLeod, division director, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center
  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Participants Adjourn

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