Charlotte Chapter Meeting

Tue, 2014-08-05 18:00


Hello James Granozio,

Join us next Tuesday (08/05 @ 6PM) at the Dilworth Grille for a discussion about the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Threat.  Nationally recognized subject matter expert Charles Manto will be here to shed light on the topic. 

Register now:
and join us Tuesday for dinner and drinks. 


Manto, Mr. Charles   
Mr. Manto is CEO of Instant Access Networks, LLC a consulting and R&D firm that produced independently tested solutions for EMP protected micro-grids and equipment shelters for telecommunications networks and data centers. He is a leading expert in EMP. He received six patents in telecommunications; computer mass storage and electromagnetic pulse protection has another pending for a smart micro-grid controller.  He assisted other entrepreneurs and investors with their intellectual property strategies and developed valuation methodology accepted by the U.S. DOD, countries, and companies participating in industrial defense conversion. Mr. Manto founded and leads InfraGard National s EMP SIG. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of IL at Urbana/Champaign. He is a senior member of the IEEE and received the 2013 Gov30 Award.

August 2014 InfraGard Presentation

Mr. Manto will provide an overview of high-impact threats to critical infrastructure with a special emphasis on EMP and extreme space weather (with connections to cyber threats) and update policy and technology issues.  He will also discuss ways local communities are organizing to participate in the National EMP SIG, including the table top exercise being planned for the upcoming Dupont Summit during the first Thursday and Friday in December.  Participants will be encouraged to discuss specific activities that can be developed locally.