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  Monday, April 11, 2011
EISS Washington Final Report
Short video summary of EISS Washington
International Infrastructure Security Roadmap – 1st edition
07:45-08:15 Morning Reception and Coffee
08:15-08:30 Welcome and Introduction
"Dealing with Unprecedented, Continental-Scale Infrastructure Failure.  A Call for Leadership."
Congressman Trent Franks
08:30-09:00 Session I: Keynote Presentations
Chair:  Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“National Security Implications: DoD Perspectives”

Undersecretary of Defense Dorothy Robyn 
Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Stockton
“Severe Space Weather: NOAA’s Role.”  Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
09:00-12:00 Session II: Problem and Impact- Severe Space Weather and EMP
09:00-09:30 Introduction
Chair: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“Addressing the Challenge: the Role of Congress.”  Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“Societal Risks:  A Swedish Perspective.”  Mikael Odenberg, CEO of the Swedish Grid and former Defence Secretary of Sweden
09:30-10:00 PANEL- Severe Space Weather: Understanding the Global Threat
Chair: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Dr. Daniel Baker, NAS Severe Space Weather Study Director
▪ John Kappenman, Principal Investigator, NAS Severe Space Weather Study and U.S. Congress EMP Commission
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 PANEL- EMP: Threat and Impact- EMP Commision Perspective
Chair: Congressman Trent Franks
▪ Dr. Michael Frankel, U.S. Congress EMP Commission Executive Director
Earl Gjelde (invited), U.S. Congress EMP Commissioner
▪ Robert Hermann, U.S. Congress EMP Commissioner
▪ John Kappenman, Principal Investigator, NAS Severe Space Weather Study and U.S. Congress EMP Commission
▪ General (ret.) Richard Lawson, U.S. Congress EMP Commissioner
▪ Dr. Peter Pry, EMP Commission Senior Staff
12:00-01:00 Lunch
01:00-01:30 Session III: Keynote Presentations
Chair Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“Electromagnetic Threats and Energy Policy: DoE Perspectives.”  Bruce Held, Director, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
“Electric Infrastructure Security: DHS Perspectives.” DHS Assistant Secretary Douglas Smith
01:30-03:15 Session IV:  The Cause – Solar statistics, terrorists, rogue states, and government challenge: Imagining the Unimaginable
01:30-02:30 PANEL- Introduction: Understanding the Challenge
Chair: Rt. Hon. James Arbuthnot MP
“Societal Risk vs Protection: Defining National Priorities.”  Rt. Hon. James Arbuthnot MP, Chair, UK Defence Committee
“Facing Unprecedented Societal Threats: The Legislative Challenge.”  Congressman Dan Lungren
“Severe Space Weather: Solar Statistics, Societal Impacts.”  Thomas J Bogdan
Director, Space Weather Prediction Center, National Weather Service, NOAA
“Understanding the problem: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear EMP.”  Curtis Birnbach, President and Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Fusion Systems
02:30-03:15 PANEL- “Rogue States and Trans-National Terror Groups: Current and Future Threat vs Vulnerability” 
▪ Rt. Hon. Dr. Kim Howells, former Chair, United Nations Security Council; Former Chair, UK Intelligence and Security Committee; Former Minister, Counter Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation, UK. 
Patrick Miller, CEO EnergySec, Principal Investigator, DOE’s National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Project
▪ Honorable R. James Woolsey Jr, Former Director, Civil Intelligence Agency; Chairman, Woolsey Partners LLC
03:15-03:45 Break
03:45-04:45 Session V:  The Solution: Policies and Approaches
Chair: Congressman Trent Franks
“Policy and Process: The cascading effects of a secure energy infrastructure.”  William Bryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy
“Getting there: Approaches and Policies for Grid Protection.”  Cheryl LaFleur, FERC Commissioner
“Where we are, where we need to go: Summarizing the FERC/ DOE/ DHS Study.”  Joe McClelland, FERC Director, Office of Electric Reliability
“The International Electric Infrastructure Security Roadmap: Milestones on the Path.” Avi Schnurr, Coordinator, EIS Summit.
04:45-05:00 Closing Remarks
EISS Washington D.C. Co-Chairs and Coordinator – Rt. Hon. James Arbuthnot MP, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Trent Franks, EISS Coordinator Avi Schnurr

  Tuesday, April 12, 2011
07:45-08:15 Morning Reception and Coffee
08:15-08:30 Greeting and introduction
Roundtable Co-Chairs, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Trent Franks
08:30-09:00 Threat Summary
John Kappenman, Principal Investigator, NAS Severe Space Weather Study
and U.S. Congress EMP Commission
Robert Hermann, U.S. Congress EMP Commissioner
09:00-10:15 Government Perspectives
U.S. Congress: Representative Trent Franks
Representative Yvette Clarke
FERC: Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur
Director, Office of Electric Reliability, Joseph McClelland
Department of Energy: Patrick Willging
NARUC and State Regulatory Commissions: Miles Keogh, Director of Grants and Research, NARUC Commissioner Elizabeth (Lib) Fleming, Public Services Commission, S.C., Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure
UK Department of Energy and Climate Change: Head of Energy Resilience Michael Rutter
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Industry Perspectives
United States: Gerry Cauley, NERC President and CEO
John Houston, Vice President, Centerpoint Energy
Michael Heyeck, Executive Vice President, AEP
Curtis Birnbach, President and Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Fusion Systems
United Kingdom: Chris Train, Director, Network Operations, National Grid, UK
Ian Glading, CIO, IBM Corp. Business Continuity Program Mgr
12:00-12:30 General Discussion
Facilitators: U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, U.S. Congressman Trent Franks,
U.K. DECC Energy Resilience Head Michael Rutter



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