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Course #401-13-FXVA-3

Homeland Security: Who Does What, With What, For What?

Dates: Mar-26-2013 - Mar-28-2013


AFCEA Headquarters (Map)
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

$1,200 Government AFCEA Member
$1,300 Government Non Member
$1,500 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$1,600 Non-Government Non Member

Note: Special feature: The second day of the course includes a networking luncheon with ADM James M. Loy, USCG, Retired. Admiral Loy served as Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 and United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from December 4, 2003, to March 1, 2005. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Secretary, he served as the second administrator of the Transportation Security Administration from 2002 to 2003, and before that as the Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1998 to 2002.

Course Description:

COURSE OVERVIEW:   This course, started by Jim Flyzik, former Senior Technology Advisor in the White House Office of Homeland Security, explores the complexities of Homeland Security and provides an arsenal of information which will arm you do business with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Included in course material provided to each student will be: USB drive or CD with copies of critical documents which explain DHS responsibilities, a book written by a homeland security expert, as well as information on relevant journals and other sources of information.  By participating in this course students will have the opportunity to meet guest speakers who represent various portions of DHS and other U.S. Government organizations which have homeland security or homeland defense responsibilities. These experts will provide insight into DHS and decipher roles and responsibilities of the various organizations and agencies that interact with DHS. If you are doing business or want to do business with DHS you cannot afford to miss this opportunity!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  If you work with DHS or want to, or are in anyway involved with homeland security and homeland defense, this course will connect the many dots that define this complex environment.

Homeland Security: Who Does What, With What, For What? 

Welcome and Introductions - Vince Patton/Fred Rainbow/Sheila McCoy

Day 1  –  The Homeland Security Enterprise: Strategic Overview

          Session One:  8:45a.m. – 10:00a.m. - Jim Flyzik

    • Background
    • Organization
    • DHS Structure   (22 agencies)
    • Relationships/Reporting

Break:  10:00a.m. – 10:15a.m.

           Session Two:  10:15a.m. – 11:45a.m. -  Patrick Forrest

    • Key Governing Documents – Authority  (now and into the future)
      • Homeland Security Act of 2002
      • National Strategy for Homeland Security
      • National Response Framework
      • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
      • Presidential Directives (HSPD
    • Partnerships  (External Relationships – DoD, National Guard, National Communications System, International UK/Canada/Mexico)
    • Challenges
    • Doctrine  –Problematic as it is not uniform across the components, but may be in theory

Break:   11:45a.m. – 12:00p.m.

12:00p.m. – 1:20p.m   Featured Luncheon Speaker – Admiral James Loy, USCG (Retired)

1:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.  Day 1 (Afternoon) – DHS Missions & Activities - How and Where Does DHS Operate - VADM James Hull, USCG (Retired) - Invited


    • Preventing Terrorism & Enhancing Security
    • Securing & Managing Our Border
    • Enforcing & Administering Immigration Laws
    • Safeguarding & Securing Cyberspace
    • Ensuring Resilience to Disasters
    • Providing Essential Support to National & Economic Security

8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. Day 2 (Morning) – Capability Portfolio - Ken Rapuano

    • DHS Environmental Scan
      • Holding Company Versus Operating Company Tensions
      • USG Interagency Process
      • Congressional Oversight
    • What is Homeland Security?
    • Anatomy of National Response & Preparedness
    • Key Challenges
      • Optimizing for a Wide and Diverse Range of Mission Outcomes
      • Managing Risk and Enhancing Resilience
      • Integrating Key Functions, Unifying the Enterprise

10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m. Break

10:45a.m. – 11:45a.m.  Threats -  RADM Jay M. Cohen, USN (Retired) - Invited

11:45a.m. – 1:00p.m. Break

1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. Day 2 (Afternoon) – DHS Acquisition & Resources - Elaine Duke and Cedric Sims

    • Functional Integration Business Model and Management Integration
    • Integrated Investment Lifecycle Model
    • DHS Acquisition: The Evolution from Past, Present, and to the Future  
    • Managing and Balancing Resources in a Declining Budget Environment
    • Challenges and Gaps

8:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.  Day 3 – DHS – Industry Engagement  Opportunities

Kristina Tanasichuk and Jose Arrieta

    • How Does/Can Industry Play?
    • Contract Vehicles
    • Private Opportunities

11:30a.m. – 11:45a.m. Break

11:45a.m.– 12:45p.m.   Day 3 – Wrap Up  - Paul Schneider, Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee   

    • How Best To Strengthen DHS
    • Answer Remaining Questions



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