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Course #411-13-FXVA-1

Homeland Security: Who Does What, With What, For What? (Part 1)

Instructor: Patrick Forrest and Guest Speakers BIO

Dates: Mar-26-2013 - Mar-27-2013


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

Hours: 9:00am-4:30pm

$900 Government AFCEA Member
$1,000 Government Non Member
$1,100 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$1,200 Non-Government Non Member

Note: This course is confirmed as scheduled. 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:


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).  Students will receive access to the Homeland Security Digital Library hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School and a list of critical documents which explain homeland security responsibilities. 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!

This course has a companion course "Part 2" on the day following "Part 1".  Part 2 of the course focuses on business development in homeland security. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  If you support homeland security or want to do business with those who do, 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? 



Tuesday, March 26th     Day 1 Topic: Background, Missions, and Future Considerations



Introduction:  9:00a.m. – 9:15a.m. Vince Patton/Fred Rainbow/Sheila McCoy


Session One:  9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m. – The Homeland Security Enterprise: Strategic Overview, Part I –

Jim Flyzik   (confirmed)




DHS Structure  



Break:  10:45a.m. – 11:00a.m.


Session Two:  11:00a.m. – 12:15p.m. – The Homeland Security Enterprise: Strategic Overview, Part II –

Patrick Forrest (confirmed)

Key Definitions & Governing Documents – Authority 



Break:   12:15a.m. – 12:30p.m.


Session Three:  12:30p.m. – 1:45p.m. – Brownbag Networking Lunch.– Patrick Forrest  (confirmed)


Session Four (Part I):  1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. – Threats and Vulnerabilities – Norman Polmar (confirmed)



From Whom?

What Threats?

What Targets?

What Security?

What Countermeasures?

Questions/Discussion Preventing Terrorism & Enhancing Security


Break:   2:45a.m. – 3:00p.m.


Session Four (Part II)

3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. Anatomy of an Evolving Enterprise - The Honorable Kenneth P. Rapuano (confirmed)




Wednesday, March 27th     Day 2 Topic:  Operations, Components, and the Homeland Security Community



Session One:  9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m. – Emergency Management Capability Portfolio – RADM Mary Landry, USCG. (confirmed)

Anatomy of National Response & Preparedness

Key Challenges

  Optimizing for a Wide and Diverse Range of Mission Outcomes

  Integrating Key Functions, Unifying the Enterprise


Break:  10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.


Session Two:  10:45a.m. – 12:15p.m.  Managing Risk in Homeland Security, Dr. Greg Shaw and Patrick Forrest  (confirmed)

How do we assess and manage risk?

Ensuring Resilience to Disasters


Session Three:  12:15p.m. – 1:30p.m. – Featured Luncheon Speaker – Admiral James Loy, USCG (Retired)  (confirmed)


Break:  1:30p.m. – 1:45p.m. Break


Session Four (Part I):  1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. – DHS Acquisition & Resources – Elaine Duke and Dr. Cedric Sims  (confirmed)

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


Break:   2:45p.m. – 3:00p.m.


Session Four (Part II)

3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. Continued, DHS Acquisition & Resources – Elaine Duke and Dr. Cedric Sims  







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