InfraGard National Capital Region monthly meeting - An Afternoon with the NCR's Protective Security Advisors & Fusion Center representatives - 03/14/2013 from 1:00p - 3:00p
Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Who: InfraGard Members and Guests (this meeting is open to the public)
What: Updates from the NCR's Protective Security Advisors and DC's Fusion Center
When: Thurs., 03/14/13 from 1:00p - 3:00p
Where: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002. (Directions can be found here:
Why: As the center of our military and government, the National Capital Region faces unique challenges in protecting its critical infrastructure. Come hear the NCR's Protective Security Advisors (PSA) from DHS speak about the Office of Infrastructure Protection and their roles as PSAs, specifically within the NCR. Additionally, we will hear from the Washington, DC fusion center - the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center (WRTAC) - as they discuss their mission and functions within the NCR.
How: Register at http://incrma031413.eventbrite.com. There is a $10 fee to attend. Coffee will be provided. **While there are no refunds, we welcome substitutions if the original registrant is unable to attend.**
**Please note there are new security procedures now in place at the MWCOG building. When you arrive, you will go to a self-service security wall terminal in the lobby where you will be asked to scan your driver's license or other form of identification. The terminal will print out a one day pass enabling you to pass the security officers and go to the elevator and to the 3rd floor. If you park in the garage, you will need to get off the elevator at the lobby level and get your pass. Building security officers in the lobby will verify your pass and assist if you have any questions.**
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and Introductions
1:15 - 2:00 DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection overview and Protective Security Advisor program
2:00 - 2:30 Washington Regional Threat Assessment Center (WRTAC) Updates (DC's Fusion Center)
2:30 - 2:50 Q & A
2:50 - 3:00 Wrap-up & Adjournment
Our speakers for this program are:
WRTAC Representative (bio forthcoming)
NCR Protective Security Advisors
Kelly Wilson and Matthew Wombacher currently serve as the Protective Security Advisors (PSA) for the National Capital Region Region within DHS's Office of Infrastructure Protection. They support homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity for State and District Homeland Security Advisors. They contribute to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing of risk to critical assets at the local level. As a PSA, Ms. Wilson and Mr. Wombacher facilitate, coordinate, and perform vulnerability assessments for local critical infrastructures and assets, and act as physical and technical security advisor to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
Ms. Wilson (additional bio forthcoming)
Mr. Wombacher served in the United States Secret Service for nine years prior to becoming a PSA. He served in the Technical Security Division, the component of the Office of Protective Research within the Secret Service which operates as the focal point regarding countermeasures for all environmental threats to Secret Service protected persons and facilities. Disciplines included in this field are counter-explosives and counter-IED measures, CBRN incident prevention and mitigation, Fire/Life/Safety and physical security planning, and continuity of operations planning among other countermeasures programs. This routinely involved domestic and worldwide travel as a member of Presidential Advance teams.
Mr. Wombacher brings extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge, in-depth training, and instructional aptitude with regard to the areas of security operations and planning. While assigned to the US Secret Service, Mr. Wombacher coordinated several key training programs for the Technical Security Division.
Prior to employment in the US Secret Service, Mr. Wombacher served eight years in the US Coast Guard performing a variety of assignments. Highlights include selection for duty assignment to the Presidential Honor Guard, and serving as Air Navigator onboard the HC-130H long range aircraft. Mr. Wombacher holds additional professional certification from the ASIS International organization as a Certified Protection Professional.