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DISASTER RESILIENCE [clear filter]
Monday, July 23
 

9:15am

Disaster Resilience: Election Infrastructure & Cybersecurity
Following last year's successful Disaster Resilience Symposium in Portland, we are organizing another gathering of leaders and decision makers from throughout the region to address common issues, examine solutions, and promote information sharing.  Co-hosting the Disaster Resilience Symposium within the larger PNWER Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to interact face-to-face with elected officials and legislators and increase awareness for important disaster resilience issues.

Election Infrastructure & Cyber Security 
Elections were designated as part of our nation's  critical infrastructure in late 2016 by the Department of Homeland Security. The topic is both timely and relevant to our elected officials who will be in attendance at the PNWER Summit. The session will examine federal guidance for state and local election officials; current threats to election infrastructure; policies to protect election infrastructure; and methods to reassure the public.

Speakers
  • Patrick Massey, Regional Director, Office of Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Chad Houck, Deputy Secretary of State, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Idaho
  • Julie Wise, Director,  King County Department of Elections, Washington State
  • Dave Matthews, Cyber Expert, Consultant
  • More speakers TBA

www.regionalresilience.org

Speakers
avatar for Eric Holdeman

Eric Holdeman

Director; Working Group Co-chair, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local governments. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus... Read More →
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Chad Houck

Deputy Secretary, State of Idaho
Prior to working with the Secretary of States office, Mr Houck was a private consultant advising in operational and process improvements in the IT and commerce space. He has served on the Idaho Governors Cybersecurity Task Force, and is currently participating in the development of... Read More →
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Patrick J. Massey

Regional Director, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Massey serves as the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection responsible for assisting private and public sector partners enhance the resiliency of critical infrastructures in the Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho... Read More →
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David Matthews

Cyber Expert, Consultant
David Matthews is the former Director of Global Incident Response for Expedia, Inc. and the former Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Seattle. He has facilitated five regional cyber event exercises. He is also the founder of the Cyber Incident Response Coalition and... Read More →
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Julie Wise

Director, King County Department of Elections
Julie Wise was elected as the King County Elections Director in November 2015 and will serveduring the 2016-2019 term. King County is the 13th largest county in the nation and hasapproximately 1.28 million registered voters.Prior to her election in 2015, Wise served as the Deputy... Read More →



Monday July 23, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 10

2:30pm

Disaster Resilience: Drones
Following last year's successful Disaster Resilience Symposium in Portland, we are organizing another gathering of leaders and decision makers from throughout the region to address common issues, examine solutions, and promote information sharing.  Co-hosting the Disaster Resilience Symposium with the larger PNWER Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to interact face-to-face with elected officials and legislators and increase awareness for important disaster resilience issues.

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) in partnership with Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute (GRI) have been awarded a 2017 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grant for critical infrastructure. The project seeks to develop technologies for UAS (drone) employment to technically inspect critical infrastructure in post disaster scenarios.

There is a need for rapid damage assessment of critical infrastructure immediately following a disaster. Emerging UAS technology is allowing for an expedited and detailed damage assessment of  infrastructure such as bridges and other steel and concrete structures within the built environment.
  • Current and Emerging Federal and State Policy
  • Drones and UAS Impacts on Response and Recovery
  • Private Sector Use of Drones for Critical Inspections
  • Drones in Wildfire Response
  • Privacy Considerations

Speakers

  • Robert Hodgeman, Senior Aviation Planner, Washington State Department of Transportation, Aviation Division  
  • James Yates, Emergency Manager Coordinator, Thurston County Emergency
    Management
  • Taskin Padir, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Greg Thies, News Operations Manager, King 5 News
  • Tom Hagen, President, AUVSI Cascade Chapter
  • Charlton Evans, Principal Consultant End State Solutions
  • Jaethan Reichel, CEO, Lightship
  • Evan Reis, Director, PE, SE, Executive Director, Co-Founder, U.S. Building Resiliency Council 
 
More speakers TBA
www.regionalresilience.org

Speakers
avatar for Charlton Evans

Charlton Evans

Founder and Principle Consultant, End State Solutions
Charlton has been a direct participant and contributor to the advancement of the aviation industry since he first began flying. His experiences first in civil aviation then in the United States Marine Corps have “firmly instilled a love of aviation, technology and leading teams... Read More →
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Tom Hagen

President, Enterprise Initiatives, Inc.
Tom Hagen is the president of Enterprise Initiatives, Inc., a company he founded in September 2003 to provide consulting, management and education services to the aerospace community and government agencies in aerospace and unmanned systems. Tom Hagen is also the president of the... Read More →
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Robert Hodgman

Senior Aviation Planner, Washington State Department of Transportation
With nearly 30 years in aviation and government service, Robert has stated that he is committed to advancing  many aviation and aerospace initiatives, including the facilitation of aviation safety, the enabling  of an efficient systems of airports, the improvement of modal connections... Read More →
avatar for Eric Holdeman

Eric Holdeman

Director; Working Group Co-chair, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local governments. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus... Read More →
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Lightship

Lightship is your complete incident dashboard during an emergency. Real-time operational data is available to decision-makers, helping them make the best decisions possible without delay. Field observations submitted through digital forms on your mobile device are instantly available... Read More →
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Taskin Padir

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Dr. Taskin Padir received his PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. He also has a BS in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Dr. Padir's research interests include supervised autonomy... Read More →
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Evan Reis

Director, PE, SE, Executive Director, Co-Founder, U.S. Resiliency Council
Evan Reis, SE, is the Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council. He graduated from Stanford University in 1988. The following year he was back down on the Farm, helping the University recover from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, as the structural engineer for the retrofit of its... Read More →
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Greg Thies

News Operations Manager, King 5
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James Yates

Emergency Manager Coordinator, Thurston County Emergency Management
James Yates is currently an Emergency Management Coordinator for Thurston County, Washington where he is responsible for emergency operations and continuity plans. Mr. Yates has been involved in Emergency Management for over15 years, at the local, state, and federal government level... Read More →



Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room 10