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Further research into the cross-sector dependencies of critical infrastructure sectors and the cascading effects of a breach to any of these sectors is necessary to ensure the country’s critical infrastructure, and this research demands cross-sector collaboration and information sharing at nearly all levels. This meeting explored: 

(1) the state of critical infrastructure security in the United States and identified R&D priorities;
(2) methods of modeling and assessing vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure security to prevent breaches or minimize cascading effects;
(3) how communication across sectors and public-private partnerships can enhance critical infrastructure security, and
(4) how pending legislation impacts physical and cyber infrastructure security.

Meeting Materials

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address
"Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems: What It Is and What Is Actually Happening"

  • Joe Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions, LLC
  • Moderator:  Dr. Jacques Gansler, GUIRR University Co-Chair; Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland at College Park
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks 

  • Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chairman, V1 Analytical Solutions, Inc.
8:15-9:45 am 

National Plan for Critical Infrastructure Security

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Bob Kolasky, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security
  • Margaret Grayson, Member, National Infrastructure Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security
  • Moderator: Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair
10:15-12:15 pm 

Modeling Potential Threat and Impact Scenarios 

  • Brandon Wales, Director of the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  • Lori Parrott, Program Manager at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Iris Tien, Assistant Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Matt Bohne, Product Cyber Security Leader and Chief Engineer at GE
  • Moderator: Kelly Sullivan, U-I Partner and Manager of Institutional Science and Technology Investments at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1:15-2:30 pm 

Congressional Update

  • Nick Leiserson, Legislative Assistant in the Office of Rep. James R. Langevin
  • Kirsten Duncan, Senior Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Homeland Security
  • Daniel Castro, Vice President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Moderator: Amanda Arnold, U-I Partner and Executive Director of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University
2:30-3:00 pm

GUIRR Project Updates

  • Federal Demonstration Partnership, FDP – Ms. Cynthia Hope, Assistant Vice President for Research, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Alabama
  • Webinar Series – Megan Nicholson, Associate Program Officer, GUIRR
  • T-Summit 2016 – Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR
  • Other, New
3:00 pm

Keynote Presentation by Joe Weiss
Managing Partner at Applied Control Solutions, LLC


Joe Weiss on Industrial Control Systems from The Academies on Vimeo.