Educational Opportunites

  • 15 Jan 2019 15:14
    Reply # 7003247 on 5066429
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security which will be held March 21 & 22, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.

    Following is the link to the Conference website:

    Lodging reservation information can be found on the same link as the registration under the top tab , “Location & Lodging,” this will direct you to the Kalahari Resort reservation system.

    The pre-conference training (See below) which will be on March 20, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center is available for registration on the WEM Training Portal:

    - Rapid Needs Assessment

    - ICS/EOC Interface

    - Leveraging Tools for Coordinated Community Disaster Communications 

    - Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities 

    For general Conference questions please contact: Gary Wieczorek, Training Section Supervisor, WEM, (608) 242-3213,

    For payment and registration questions please contact: Dawn Zanoni, Director, WI Office of Marketing Services, (608) 266-3978,

  • 11 Jan 2019 10:59
    Reply # 6995558 on 5066429
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Insider Risk in the Transportation Industry – and Lessons Learned for Any Business

    Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:16 PM
    Subject: InfraGard Training Webinar: Insider Risk in the Transportation Industry – and Lessons Learned for Any Business

    Attention InfraGard member,

        You have received a new broadcast message.

    Event Start: 01/29/2019 2:00 PM Eastern
    Event End: 01/29/2019 3:30 PM Eastern

    The importance of the transportation industry to the world’s economy makes it a prime target for threat actors seeking to incite terror, disrupt transportation and communications networks, or engage in criminal behavior.  It is a diverse community that perceives risk in different ways, and the responsibilities (and vulnerabilities) associated with individual operators of our air, land, and water transportation make an effective insider threat program more important than ever.

    The first hour of the briefing will discuss the implementation of an insider risk program within a transportation (or any other) company, some tools to manage an insider threat program whether you have 5 or 50,000 employees, and best practices that have emerged from an industry whose operators, staff, and support can be a tremendous asset or a tremendous liability to a company.  Our five featured speakers, who will hold an optional Q&A for 30 minutes after the initial briefing, have a variety of private sector and government expertise, and more information will be provided about the InfraGard National Members Alliance’s program for the Transportation Sector.

    This webinar is open to all business professionals, and InfraGard members can forward the invitation to any trusted interested colleagues.  Connection and dial-in details will be delivered via an automatic email from the Zoom software after registration.

    To register, go to .  Pre-registration is required, limited to 1,000 attendees nationally.

    This webinar will be recorded, and handouts will be provided afterwards to attendees.  Questions about logistics for this webinar can be emailed to  For all other InfraGard matters, please contact your local representatives.

    Speaker Bios:

    Ollie Luba is a Product Management Director with over 30 years of experience in defining, modeling and designing complex analytic systems for government and commercial clients.  Most recently, Ollie has been the Product Manager and Technical lead for Leidos’ insider threat identification solution with extensive experience working directly with clients in helping them to mature their insider risk posture.    His educational background includes a BS in Engineering and a MS in Technology Management both from the University of Pennsylvania.  Ollie is based in Valley Forge, PA.

    Dan Leyman, Director for Insider Risk Services, Leidos.  Dan has over 25 years of complex investigations, operations, and personnel management experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He is a proven Program and Project Manager. Dan has (ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

    Polly Hanson is the Director of Security, Risk, and Emergency Management at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation in North America. To strengthen and improve public transportation, Ms. Hanson coordinates with stakeholders to develop transit security, risk and emergency management standards and policies. Hanson performs peer reviews and assists with safety audits and serves as an advocate for transportation security and well as a source matter expert on transit security, risk and emergency management issues and concerns.  Previously, Ms. Hanson was the Chief of Police for AMTRAK where she led a national police department protecting 30+MM passengers.  Prior to Amtrak, Polly was a career SES 1811 serving as the Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security for the Department of the Interior.  At the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C., Polly was the Executive Director, Strategic Services Bureau where as a civilian Assistant Chief she oversaw the development of policy and procedures, tactical crime analysis and research, strategic planning, applicant and promotional testing.  Polly began her career at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) where she progressed through the ranks. As the Chief of the Metro Transit Police, Polly led a tristate police department comprised of 1,500 square miles and oversaw a budget of $50MM, with 553 personnel and led the response to the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London, help create public awareness campaigns and was an original member of the Peer Advisory Group (PAG) for the TSA Administrator.  Polly received her Masters degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins and her Bachelors degree in Communications from Temple University.  In addition, Polly continued her education by attending the F.B.I. National Executive Institute, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and the F.B.I. National Academy.  Polly is the recipient of WMATA’s Carmen E. Turner Award and was awarded a COMTO Women Who Move the Nation Award.

    Todd Steinmetz, ISAC Program Manager, IIT.  Todd manages the Public Transportation (PT), Over the Road Bus (OTRB), and Surface Transportation (ST) Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs). He has more than 12 years of practical experience supporting a broad range of commercial and government clients with intelligence analysis, critical infrastructure protection, training and exercise development, and disaster preparedness, management, and response. He holds a Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies."

    Bruce Churchill is the President Emeritus of the InfraGard San Diego Members Alliance, an FBI-affiliated 501(c)3 corporation, having served in that capacity from 2007 to 2014.  He is currently the Pacific Region Representative and the National Transportation Sector Chief for the InfraGard National Members Alliance and the InfraGard Critical Infrastructure Sector Chief Coordinator for the InfraGard San Diego Members Alliance.  Bruce also consults for his former company, Parsons Transportation Group in the areas of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Homeland Security.  Bruce’s 25-year Navy experience included combat carrier operations; fleet logistics management; air anti-submarine warfare; Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C4I); and program management for the Chief of Naval Operations Staff. He was Commanding Officer of the USS Kansas City (AOR-3), Executive Officer of the USS Constellation (CV-64) and Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Air Antisubmarine Squadron 33 embarked on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).  After retirement from the Navy, Bruce served as Project Manager for 21 counties in California to build the world’s largest motorist aid call box system – a system still in use today throughout the state.  He then became a senior project manager for Intelligent Transportation and Public Safety Systems for Delcan Corporation and its successor, the Parsons Transportation Group.

    Technical Support Note: Some company networks (and official government networks) may have an automatic filter against software on webinar websites in general.  If you get an error message or are otherwise unable to access the Zoom website, please contact your local network administrator.

  • 6 Sep 2017 16:29
    Message # 5066429
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

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