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EIS Summit VIII The Eighth Annual World Summit on Infrastructure Security

7/24-25/17 United States Capitol Building
Washington, DC

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“Working Together to Secure Our Future: Cross-sector collaboration to achieve robust goals.”
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Monday, July 24, 2017
08:00 Registration & Coffee
08:30 Introductory Briefings
The Black Sky Domain – Civilization-scale risks.  Windows of opportunity
Avi Schnurr, CEO, EIS Council
The Future Question: Choosing a Path Forward: The fundamental question underlying Black Sky planning.  
Overview:  EIS Council’s Black Sky Initiatives
Video Presentation: “Black Sky ‘Lessons Imagined’”
08:40 Learning from the Past: Historical, civilization-scale risks in times of rapid transition
Avi Schnurr, CEO, EIS Council
08:45 Where are we today?
Overview of today’s interdependent infrastructures and global-scale risk

Brig. Gen. (ret.) John Heltzel; Director of Resilience Planning, EIS Council; Former Director, Kentucky Emergency Management Division
08:50 Choosing our Future: Building a “Bridge” Through a Period of Black Sky Disruption – The EPRO III Vision for Black Sky Coordinated planning, Restoration Support and Population Sustainment

Dr. Paul Stockton; Editor-in-Chief, EPRO Handbooks, Managing Director of SONECON, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense.

> Discussion
09:05 Working together to secure our future: Looking to Israel’s experience in coordinated disaster planning as a template for progress, and lessons learned

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, and Former Head of Israel’s National Security Council

> Discussion
09:20 Emergency Communication for a Resilient Future: The Black Sky Emergency Communication and Coordination (BSX) System, and 2017 Prototype Project

Bran Ferren; Cofounder, Cochairman and Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds, Inc. Former CEO, Disney Imagineering.

> Discussion
09:40 Coffee Break
10:00 Session One
Malicious Black Sky Hazards

Session Chair: The Hon. Trent Franks (R-AZ). The U.S. House of Representatives

The panels reviewing these hazards will be preceded by a review of key, emerging, strategic considerations for this hazard class
10:10 Terrorism: A New Dimension in Existential Threats to Western Nations

Terror attacks have been increasingly focused on crippling critical infrastructure, preventing attempts to repair/restore these systems, and disrupting response. As terror organizations reach for ever larger impacts, they represent a growing risk of attacks that could lead to Black Sky events.

Professor Boaz Ganor, Founder and Executive Director, the International Institute for CounterTerrorism (ICT), at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel.

Note: The International Institute for Counter Terrorism is considered the world’s preeminent research institution addressing national and transnational terrorism.

> Discussion
10:30 Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): High Altitude (30 – 200km) Detonation of a Nuclear Warhead

With footprints that would blanket subcontinent-size regions, EMP represents one of the largest scale Black Sky hazards deliverable by any adversary that could acquire a nuclear missile, for launch from land, from a disguised freighter or by other means.

Subject Matter Expert: Michael Rooney, Branch Chief, Nuclear Survivability, U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Note: Michael Rooney is one of the principal United States Government officials tasked with ensuring the Department of Defense is equipped to survive a nuclear event.
10:50 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Report on New SARA EMP impact study
“EMP Damage Assessments of Electric Grid Components.” Based on recent work of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency:

Dave Fromme, Senior EM/EMP Scientist, Scientific Applications Research Associates

> Discussion
11:00 Panel 1: EMP

Panel Chair: Terry Boston, Vice Chair, Grid Protection Alliance; Energy Security Advisor to the President of the United States; Board Member and Former CEO, PJM Interconnection

Robin Manning, Vice President for Transmission, Electric Power Research Institute
Ian Grant, Transmission Engineering, Tennessee Valley Authority
• Dr. Shlomo Wald, Former Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Energy and Water

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/305315622 https://vimeo.com/305319267 https://vimeo.com/305328814 https://vimeo.com/305328329 https://vimeo.com/305327909
11:30 Cyber Attack – Broadly Targeted at Critical Lifeline Infrastructure Sectors

Increasingly sophisticated cyber weapons are now in the hands of a growing number of potential adversaries. Attackers are unlikely to do us the favor of attacking only a single infrastructure sector. Instead, to maximize the effects of their attack, they will strike multiple sectors simultaneously and create cascading failures across essential systems.

Subject Matter Expert: Erez Kreiner, Former Chief; Israel Cyber Authority

Note: Erez Kreiner is an expert on policies and implementation of Israel’s Nationwide cyber shielding of critical infrastructures, and is credited with helping to found Israel’s unique and flexible national cyber regulatory framework. > Discussion
11:50 Panel 2: Cyber Attack Panel

Chair: Marc Sachs, Chief Security Officer, NERC 

Nick Santillo, Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Security Officer, American Water
• Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, US Army, retired, former Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber, Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO
Tamara Lance, Director of Information Security, Atmos Energy Corp.; Chairwoman, American Gas Association Cybersecurity Task Force
 Robert Kolasky, Deputy Undersecretary (Acting), National Protection & Programs Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/305312674 https://vimeo.com/305322249 https://vimeo.com/305322699 https://vimeo.com/305327378 https://vimeo.com/305325293 https://vimeo.com/302445141
12:20 Lunch
01:10 Session Two Natural Black Sky Hazards

Session Chair: Lord Toby Harris, Co-chair, EIS Summit Series; Member, House of Lords, U.K.

Expanding civil Infrastructure interdependency: an unprecedented problem, with efforts just beginning, internationally, to analyze the problem

The rapidly growing interconnection and interdependency of our critical infrastructures – at nearly every level – has led to increased efficiencies and expanded economic growth. On the other hand, these interdependencies now make possible cascading failures of multiple infrastructures an ever-increasing concern.
01:20 Expanding Civil Infrastructure Interdependency: An Unprecedented Problem, with Efforts Just Beginning, Internationally, to Analyze the Problem

Prof. Brian Collins, Professor of Engineering Policy at University College of London; Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF); Formerly, special adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee; Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to the British Government (Transport, Business Innovation and Skills)

> Discussion
01:40 Extreme Terrestrial Weather

With climate related disasters expanding and increasing in recent decades, concerns have grown for potential for catastrophic combination of extreme weather events that could lead to a Black Sky scenario.

Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, U.S. NOAA

Note: Dr. Uccellini monitors and predicts terrestrial weather of all kinds, and is especially focused on the increasing severity of such events as climate patterns have changed in recent years. > Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302428018 https://vimeo.com/302430285
02:00 Panel 1: Extreme Terrestrial Weather

Panel Chair: Dr. Kevin Morley, Manager, Federal Relations, American Water Works Association

Tom Galloway, CEO, North American Transmission Forum
Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Emergency Management Administration (invited)
Steve Bieber, Chief, Urban Watershed Programs and Homeland Security, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator (Invited)

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302430944 https://vimeo.com/302427365 https://vimeo.com/302451373 https://vimeo.com/302444482 https://vimeo.com/302435410 https://vimeo.com/302398055
02:30 Extreme Space Weather

With coronal mass ejections (often referred to as “solar storms”) occurring typically several times per year, NASA estimates the risk – in any decade – of a “direct impact” at approximately 12%. With the last two such occurrences taking place in 1859 and 1920, another direct impact could occur at any time, driving unwanted currents through electric grids and other large conducting systems, with possibly catastrophic impacts to multiple infrastructure domains. 14:30

Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Daniel Baker, Director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado; Chair of the NASA/NAS Study on Societal Impacts of Space Weather

Note: Dr. Baker is a world-renowned expert on Solar and Space Weather physics and the impacts of space weather on critical infrastructures.

> Discussion
02:50 Update on FERC Order 779: Space Weather

Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

> Discussion
03:00 Panel 2: Extreme Space Weather

Panel Chair: Dr. Daniel Baker

Bill Hackett, Director, Connecticut Department of Emergency Management
Michael Bryson, VIce President of Operations, PJM Interconnection
Charley English, National Emergency Management Liaison, American Red Cross
Michael J. Gaffney, Senior Director, Gas Distribution Field Construction, Public Service Electric and Gas Company; Coordinated Natural Gas Response Activities for Superstorm Sandy

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302419932 https://vimeo.com/302407935 https://vimeo.com/302435410 https://vimeo.com/302434852 https://vimeo.com/302398512 https://vimeo.com/302405540
03:30 Coffee Break
03:50 Earthquakes: Extreme regional earthquake zones

Extreme earthquake zones in regions heavily populated with critical infrastructures such as natural gas and water/wastewater pipelines, could cause Black Sky scenarios both directly, due to local failures of power generation equipment and many other systems, as well as indirectly, with impacts well beyond the area where physical damage is focused.

Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Thomas Pratt, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Dr. Pratt is an earthquake expert, and participated in the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) study of the New Madrid Fault zone.

> Discussion
04:10 Panel 3: Earthquakes

Panel Chair: Randy Garrett, Director, Disaster Relief, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Xavier Irias, Director of Engineering and Construction, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Jay Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Kiinder Morgan; Vice Chairman, Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council
• Dani Sosnovitch, Manager of Development Projects (Water) and Emergency Readiness Officer, Hagihon Ltd.,
Bridgette Bourge, Director, Legislative Affairs, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association 
> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/305312313 https://vimeo.com/305314701 https://vimeo.com/302441600 https://vimeo.com/302407386 https://vimeo.com/302454255 https://vimeo.com/305330324
04:40 International Cooperation 

Israel’s Vision of Opportunities for Expanding International Security Cooperation, as a Template for Progress in Preparing for International Impacts and Support for Black Sky Hazards.

Jacob (Kobi) Wimisberg, Defense Attaches Coordination, NATO & Organizations Unit, Policy and Politico Military Bureau, Israel Ministry of Defense > Discussion

Conclusion: Where are we?
05:00 Highlights and Summary from EISS VIII Day One

Avi Schnurr
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
08:00 Registration & Coffee
08:30 Introduction to the EPRO SECTOR Executive Committee, Summer 2017

Terry Boston
, EPRO SECTOR Executive Committee Chairman; Board Vice Chair, Grid Protection Alliance; Energy Security Advisor to the President of the United States; Board Member and Former CEO and President, PJM Interconnection
08:40 Session Three: Critical Lifeline Utilities – Electricity, Oil and Natural Gas, Water

Session Chair: The Rt. Hon. Lord James Arbuthnot, Member, House of Lords, U.K.

(a) The most critical resilience investments needed
(b) Resources, policy changes and planning needed from partner industry and government sectors
08:50 The EPRO SECTOR vision

Brig. Gen. (ret.) John Heltzel, Director of Resiliency Planning, EIS Council
Panel 1:  The Electric Subsector

Panelists will consider key Black Sky electric subsector resilience measures and external support needed, including:  Emergency communication and situational awareness; Black Sky hardening and fuel-security for designated, regionally distributed black start cranking paths; nuclear power plant policy opportunities; approaches to move beyond mutual support for critical labor requirements in highly disrupted scenarios.

Panel Chair:  John Twitchell, EPRO Electric Subsector Coordinator, EIS Council
Ian Grant; Transmission Engineering, Tennessee Valley Authority
 David Gladey, Director of Asset Management, PPL Corporation
Frank Koza, Executive Director, Infrastructure Planning, PJM Interconnection
Naomi Etzion, Expert Engineer, Israel Electric Corporation
 Peter Chandler, Control Implementation Manager, National Grid UK
>   Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302507391 https://vimeo.com/302500837 https://vimeo.com/302493153 https://vimeo.com/302483898 https://vimeo.com/302479653 https://vimeo.com/302478801 https://vimeo.com/302465612
09:50 Panel 2: Oil and Natural Gas Subsector

ONG Panelists will consider the wide range of resilience measures required, implied by the breadth of the subsector, including sustained minimal levels of production, storage and distribution for natural gas, oil and diesel fuel. External support from partners needed, including infrastructure and regulatory sectors, will also be reviewed.

Panel Chair: Dave Miller, EPRO ONG Subsector Coordinator, EIS Council Panelists:
Kimberly Denbow, Security, Operations, and Engineering Services Director, American Gas Association
• Additional Panelists TBD

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302484519 https://vimeo.com/302494049 https://vimeo.com/302465294
10:30 Coffee Break
10:50 Panel 3: The Water Sector

The water sector panel will review primary Black Sky resilience opportunities for the water sector, including emergency communications and situational awareness; expanded emergency generation and generator fuel tankage; Black Sky policy development for reduced water and wastewater pressure and treatment quality; decisionable reductions in service to designated geographic regions; mechanisms to address critical labor requirements in highly disrupted scenarios.

Panel Chair: John Organek, EPRO Water Sector Coordinator, EIS Council
• Dani Sosnovitch, Manager of Development Projects (Water) and Emergency Readiness Officer, Hagihon Ltd.,
Steve Bieber, Chief, Urban Watershed Programs and Homeland Security, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Xavier Irias, Director of Engineering and Construction, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Nick Santillo, Vice President International Audit and Chief Security Officer, American Water

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302511945 https://vimeo.com/302514007 https://vimeo.com/302514777 https://vimeo.com/302515385 https://vimeo.com/302516156 https://vimeo.com/302512453
11:40 Special Presentation: Black Sky Coordination. Approaches for preplanned and real-time functional coordination across lifeline infrastructure, corporate, NGO and government organization boundaries.

Mark Ghilarducci, Director, California Office of Emergency Services
• Brig. Gen. (ret.) John Heltzel, Director of Resilience Planning, EIS Council
Jonathan Monken; Senior Director, Systems Resiliency and Strategic Coordination, PJM Interconnection

> Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Session Four: First Responders, Emergency Management and State and Federal Government Roles
Session Chair: The Hon. Yvette Clarke (D, NY); United States Congress
01:30 Panel 1: State Emergency Management Sector State Emergency Management

Sector panelists will consider a wide range of Black Sky resilience opportunities, including emergency communication and situational awareness; coordinated public-private sector coordinated planning; improved emergency generation reserves; preplanning for emergency fuel distribution; Black Sky security requirements.

Panel Chair: John Madden, EPRO State Emergency Management Sector Coordinator, EIS Council
Bill Hackett, Director, Connecticut Emergency Management Department
Mike Sprayberry, Director, North Carolina Emergency Management Division
Brian Baker, Interim Director, Washington D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302501885 https://vimeo.com/302503286 https://vimeo.com/302502466
02:10 Afternoon Keynote Address: “Resilience Efforts in London”

Matt Hogan, Manager, London Resilience Forum, University of London

> Discussion

02:30 Panel 2: Black Sky Roles of the U.S. Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy is uniquely positioned to help build resilience for Black Sky power outages, through planning and exercises addressing the unique needs that would characterize subcontinent scale power outages.

Panel Chair: Jim Kish, EPRO Federal Sector Coordinator, EIS Council
Devon Streit, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, US Department of Energy
Andy Bocmahn, Energy Sector Security, Idaho National Lab, U.S. Department of Energy
Scott Aaronson, Executive Director, Security and Business Continuity,Edison Electric Institute

> Discussion
https://vimeo.com/302472820 https://vimeo.com/302470379 https://vimeo.com/302470865 https://vimeo.com/302468524 https://vimeo.com/302466630
03:20 Coffee Break
03:40 Panel 3: Black Sky Roles of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

DHS and FEMA represent unique capabilities in the federal family, with opportunities to help both structure and advance Black Sky planning, and to host key elements of the real time public / private sector coordination that will be essential to support restoration and sustain the affected population following Black Sky events. The panelists will consider opportunities to utilize these capabilities to help host the resilience requirements needed for these severe scenarios.

Panel Chair: Jim Kish, EPRO Federal Sector Coordinator, EIS Council Panelists:
Josh Dozor, Director, Planning Division, Response Directorate, FEMA
Scott Zaffram, Federal Preparedness Coordinator and Acting Director, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region X
Brandon Wales, Director, Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, DHS
Scott Breor, Director, Protective Security Coordination Division, DHS
https://vimeo.com/302500558 https://vimeo.com/302499790 https://vimeo.com/302498945 https://vimeo.com/302497903 https://vimeo.com/302497084 https://vimeo.com/302496313 https://vimeo.com/302495549
04:20 Discussion
04:30 Panel 4: The Regulatory Sector

The regulatory sector represents a vital interface between the public sector, and the mostly private lifeline infrastructures that manage the resources sustaining our lives and our economies. The panelists will consider the path toward implementing highly leveraging resilience policy approaches that could accelerate private sector resilience, while exercising their due diligence mandates to meet public expectations for cost, environmental quality and other considerations.

Panel Chair: David Miller, EPRO Regulatory Sector Coordinator, EIS Council Panelists
Gladys Brown, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Joseph McClelland, Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security, FERC
https://vimeo.com/302508572 https://vimeo.com/302508799 https://vimeo.com/302511709 https://vimeo.com/302509509
05:00 Discussion
05:10 Panel 5: The Mass Care NGO Sector

The United States and allied nations depend on private sector, mass care NGOs which take a crucial role in responding to major disasters. These organizations, made up primarily of volunteers in the communities they serve, could have a vital role in supporting infrastructure restoration and in sustaining the affected population in Black Sky hazards. The NGO Sector panelists will consider the resilience measures and plans that would be needed for the sector to take such roles, and a range of associated policy implications.

Panel Chair: David Maxwell, EPRO Mass Care NGO Sector Coordinator, EIS Council
John Berglund, Director, U.S. Western Territorial Emergency Services, Salvation Army
Eddie Blackmon, Disaster Response Coordinator, North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention
Charley English, National Emergency Management Liaison at American Red Cross
https://vimeo.com/302488035 https://vimeo.com/302487409 https://vimeo.com/302488461 https://vimeo.com/302489704
05:25 Discussion
05:30 EPRO SECTOR Executive Committee, Summer 2017 – Highlights and Summary

Terry Boston, EPRO Sector Executive Committee Co-Chair
05:35 EISS VIII Concluding Remarks

Avi Schnurr, CEO, EIS Council