Welcome to New Mexico Members Alliance Chapter

2015 Theme: Getting to Know the Sectors

  • 20 March:  Defense Industrial Base  
  • 17 April:  NM Department of Health
  • May:  Service Industries
  • August:  Emergency Services
  • October: NM Infragard Infrastructure Protection Summit

 May 2015 Training Highlight:  Live fire shoot using FBI weapons
WHO: NM Infragard Chapter meeting
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WHEN:  11:30 a.m. (sharp) – 1 p.m. Friday, March 20th, 2015
WHERE: Honeywell 9201 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM
(No weapons, No cell phones)
Rhonda Peyton - Defense Industrial Base

Rhonda Peyton, ISP, joined Applied Technology Associates (ATA) in March of 2014 as the Corporate Facility Security Officer (FSO) for ATA and one joint venture, ATA Aerospace.  In addition to her security role, Rhonda assumed the role of Human Resources Manager in October of 2014 for ATA and two of its joint ventures, ATA Aerospace and ATAMIR-WSMR. 

Prior to joining ATA, Rhonda was the Corporate Security Officer (CSO) for Schafer Corporation where she worked from 1989 to 2013. Rhonda managed security operations for the 7-site, 573-employee corporation.  Schafer, formed in 1972, is a leading-edge technology company providing high-quality products and professional services to the US government and industry customers. Schafer supports all branches of the DoD, as well as DOE and NASA providing products and services including laser technology, directed energy, technology management, missile defense, commercial space, unmanned ground systems, public affairs, and modeling and simulation.

In her role as CSO, Rhonda was responsible for a network of security and IT professionals supporting collateral, Special Access Programs and Sensitive Compartmented Information Programs. She has hands on, as well as leadership experience in all areas of industrial security. Under Rhonda’s leadership, Schafer’s Albuquerque Operation received Commendable ratings from the Defense Security Service from 2006-2009 and Superior ratings from 2010-2012.  Schafer’s Albuquerque Operation received a Cogswell Award in 2012. The average DSS rating through for all Schafer facilities through September 2014 was Commendable.

Jeff Murray - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Protective Security Advisor – New Mexico
Jeff will speak about U.S. DHS’ efforts to counter violent extremism and will provide links to services and tools to assist the public and private sector address this growing issue..

Jeffrey T. “Jeff” Murray currently serves as the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) assigned to
the Field Operations Branch New Mexico district. Mr. Murray supports liaison activities among
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies, State and local
governments and the private sector on security matters relative to the protection of the Nation’s
critical infrastructure and assets. He also reviews and interprets new directives, program changes,
legal initiatives, and/or DHS guidelines concerned with safeguards and security activities
affecting the critical infrastructure of the nation. As a PSA, he is the Federal focal point of
contact for infrastructure owners and operators and meets regularly with site security personnel
and officials to share information, review protection plans and identify requirements for protection support by DHS and other Federal Agencies.

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NM InfraGard Point-of-Contact:
Audrey Piñeda

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