Richmond Meetings

Recent events hosted by the Richmond Chapter of InfraGard:

Meetings

Greetings InfraGard Richmond Members,

Please join us for our next general body InfraGard meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)- Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located at the Virginia State Police complex located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23235.  Please RSVP for this event via email to: Barton.Plant@ic.fbi.gov

Additionally, if you have NOT yet contacted InfraGard and obtained Login credentials in order to sign-in to the new Secure InfraGard Portal (located at www.infragard.org), please do so ASAP!  In the very near future, ALL relevant messaging to InfraGard members will be conducted solely via the Secure IG portal.  If you have any questions, encounter any issues or simply need to update your InfraGard profile, please contact the InfraGard HELP DESK at 877.861.6298.

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 Agenda for September 10th (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) meeting:

  • Current Threat Briefing—SA Barton E. Plant, FBI
  • Overview of the Virginia EOC, the Virginia Fusion Center and the critical functions that both entities perform
  • Overview of recent updates to the National Planning Frameworks and what it means to both the public and private sectors
  • EOC Tour

Previous Meeting Information

March 13, 2012

InfraGard Richmond Chapter Members,

Please find attached the agenda for our next General Body meeting.  We are excited to announce that the meeting will be a joint event with the Virginia Homeland Security Working Group (VHSWG), exploring the topic of Cybersecurity.

The meeting will be held on March 13, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Virginia War Memorial-Freedom Hall, location at 621 Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220. We look forward to seeing you there!

Any Questions?  Please email me directly at barton.plant@ic.fbi.gov, or contact Richmond InfraGard Chapter President Megan Samford at Megan.Samford@vdacs.virginia.gov.

Regards,

Barton
InfraGard Richmond Coordinator
FBI
1970 E. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
804-289-7278

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Joint FBI Richmond InfraGard Chapter and Virginia Homeland Security Working Group **Special Meeting for Cybersecurity** March 13, 2013 (2:30pm-4:00pm) Virginia War Memorial-Freedom Hall
621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23220

  • 2:30 p.m.   Welcome/Introductions
    Mike McAllister, Deputy Secretary, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, Corey Jackson, Vice President, Richmond InfraGard Chapter, IT Leader - Software Security Assessments, General Electric (GE) SA Barton Plant, FBI Richmond Field Office
  • 2:35 p.m. Overview of Governor’s Office Cyber Initiative Mike McAllister
  • 2:50 p.m. The Current Cyber Threat
    Richmond FBI Field Office, SA David Crisafi
  • 3:30 p.m. Private Sector Cyber Initiatives
    Corey Jackson
  • 3:45 p.m. Open Discussion/Closing Remarks

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January 7, 2013

Click here to view flyer (PDF)

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May 24, 2012

The next quarterly meeting of the Richmond Chapter of InfraGard will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at General Electric, Information Security Technology Center, 5640 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA - 1st Floor Conference Room.

At this meeting we will be introducing, and hearing presentations from, several of our key federal and state partners in infrastructure protection. From the Department of Homeland Security, we will hear from Richmond's new Protective Security Advisor (PSA), Robert Mooney; from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Services, we will hear from Benjamin Muncy, Private Sector Liaison; and, from the Virginia Department of Veteran's Affairs and Homeland Security, we will hear from Richard Hairston, Homeland Security Projects Administrator. Find out what resources and services are available to you and your business through these agencies, and what you may be able to do to assist them in fulfilling their missions to protect our critical infrastructure and key resources.

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May 22, 2012

I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a special meeting of the Richmond Chapter of InfraGard to be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, 100 Darden Boulevard, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. The topic of the meeting will be: Current and Emerging Cyber Threats to the Financial Sector. The featured speaker will be FBI Supervisory Special Agent Melissa A. Horvath, Cyber Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington DC.

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May 16, 2012

On May 16, 2012, Virginia Tech Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance will be hosting an InfraGard meeting and workshops on a variety of topics in the area of Cyber Threats, Cyber Security, and Counterintelligence. There will be speakers from the Richmond Office of the FBI to discuss how the InfraGard Program meshes with the mission and goals of the FBI, and the vital role InfraGard members and others can and do play in the protection of our national critical infrastructure. Speakers will discuss current threats facing our nation, state and communities; and, how private citizens and businesses can join in the effort to protect our nation's critical assets. The goal of the meeting aims to further the institutional sharing of expertise and experiences between the government, private sector, and universities, and to encourage the implementation of joint activities in the field of information technology within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Furthermore, the presentations will strive to complement the initiatives of the InfraGard Program, specifically focusing on emerging threats in cyber space, discuss new technology and trends, and continue the development of effective measures to prevent and prepare for cyber-threats.

Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center VCOM II Conference Center
2280 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Quarterly Meeting, February 23, 2012

Protect your Intellectual Property Rights!  Defend against the Theft of Trade Secrets!

This will be the focus of the next quarterly meeting of the the Richmond Chapter of InfraGard to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at General Electric, Information Security Technology Center, 5640 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA - 2nd Floor Suite - Manchester Conference Room.

The FBI's strategic objective in this area is to disrupt and dismantle international and domestic manufacturers, distributors, and criminal organizations engaged in Intellectual Property Rights crime.  Investigations focus on complex and high impact areas critical to maintaining our national security and protecting public health and safety.  Theft of trade secrets, the distribution of counterfeit goods that pose a legitimate and immediate threat to health and safety, and copyright and trademark infringement cases with a national security, organized crime, or significant economic impact are investigative priorities.  The FBI pursues these objectives in partnership with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center in Arlington, VA.  At our meeting, we will discuss the threats that are out there and how you can protect what might be your company's most valuable asset.

Remember, this meeting will also include elections to the Board.  If you have not done so already, I urge you to consider placing your name in nomination for a leadership position within our organization.  Below you will find the text of Gregory Bell's email from December 12, 2011 setting forth the roles and responsibilities of the Board members.  If you have any questions, please contact Gregory (gregory.bell@tax.virginia.gov) or myself.  The deadline for nominations is January 15.

Please RSVP your attendance by February 20 to the email address below. As this meeting will include elections, and seating will be limited, we will give priority to current members; however, I anticipate we will have room for some additional guests, so please feel free to submit the names of business associates/colleagues you feel might benefit from this presentation.  As always, I will need you to provide me with the name, title, and employer of any guests.

Thanks and hope to see you February 23.

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November 17, 2011 Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Richmond Chapter of InfraGard will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Henrico County Library, Tuckahoe Branch, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229.

The meeting will focus on SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) computer systems and the national security implications of attacks/compromises to these systems. Never heard of a SCADA system? Don't see how this could possibly relate to you? Well, SCADA systems are used to monitor and control critical infrastructure systems, such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining, and transportation. Basically, they control many of the functions we rely on (and take for granted) every day. What happens if one of these systems goes down? These are the things we will discuss (in terms even a non-computer person can understand) at the meeting.

Please RSVP by November 14 to the email address below. This meeting will be open to non-members, so please respond early to reserve your place. If you know of others who would benefit from this presentation, please feel free to invite them. I will need you to provide me with the name, title, and employer of any guests.

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October 6 Meeting

The Richmond Chapter of InfraGard will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23294.

As October has been designated Cyber Security Awareness Month, we have organized our meeting around that topic. We are pleased to have Randy Marchany, Chief Information Technology Security Officer, Virginia Tech, as our guest speaker. Randy will address Cyber Security in his presentation entitled "The More It Changes, The More It Stays the Same". Specifically, he will discuss how the same cyber attack techniques used 10 years ago, still work today.

Following Randy, we will have 4 government attorneys who specialize in cyber prosecutions discuss what they are seeing at the federal, state and local levels; how they are addressing these issues; and, what role the private sector can play in fighting cyber crime. These speakers will be: Thomas Dukes, Trial Attorney, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice; Brian Hood, Criminal Supervisor, Richmond Division, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia; Gene Fishel, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Computer Crime Section, Virginia Attorney General's Office; and, Bob Wood, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Henrico County, Virginia.

Please RSVP by September 30th to SA Paul Messing, FBI InfraGard Coordinator by sending him an e-mail to paul.messing@leo.gov . This meeting will be open to non-members, so please respond early to reserve your place. If you know of others who would benefit from this presentation, please feel free to invite them. Please provide Paul with the name, title and employer of any guests.

See you on October 6th!

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May 26 Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Our second meeting for 2010 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 26th and it will be hosted at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Our Speaker is Supervisory Special Agent Peter J. Lapp. SA Lapp is the Acting Unit Chief in the FBI’s Counterespionage Section (CD-4E Economic Espionage Unit).

Since the passage of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA), the FBI has used Title 18 USC §1831 Economic Espionage and §1832 Theft of trade secrets to address the misappropriation of private industry's trade secrets from both foreign adversaries and trusted insiders.

The briefing will cover an overview of the EEA, company strategic plans for reacting to an allegation of a theft, recommended reasonable steps that companies (as required by the EEA) need to be taking to protect their trade secrets, as well as some discussion of recent relevant prosecutions under the EEA.

The briefing will also cover learning points for private companies for when their employees travel overseas

Please take note that you MUST RSVP to this meeting by May 24th as our meeting space is limited.

Bobby Vaughan our Membership Coordinator will be taking your reservation. You can e-mail Bobby at bobby.vaughan1@infragard.org to confirm your attendance to the meeting.

The meeting will be held in Room B3114 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Engineering and Business School building, Snead Hall. The building is located at the intersection of Main St and Belvedere, just before you get to Cary St. It is located on the East side of Belvedere. The address is 301 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23284. There are parking garages near the building, if you are unable to find parking on the street.

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February 4th Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The next Richmond InfraGard Chapter Meeting will be held on Thursday February 4, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank.  Dane Davis with SIG SAUER, Inc. will give a presentation on RuBee Technology (www.rubee.com) and how Sig Sauer has implemented the technology into weapons used by Law Enforcement and our Military. 

RuBee is unique in that it is the only wireless technology to be approved by the US Department of Energy (DoE) for use in high security, top secret areas where RFID, WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee have all been banned.  RuBee uses low frequencies (131Kz), and has a wavelength of 2,289 Meters or about 1.25 miles. Unlike LF HF or UHF RFID, RuBee is an on-demand packet based protocol, similar to WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee.  All active and passive RFID tags are transponders; they reflect radio signals for data communication, and use the same signal for timing and power.  In contrast, RuBee works as a transceiver, similar to a two way walkie-talkie but uses magnetic waves not radio waves (see Maxwell's Equation below). RuBee tags have a crystal and can keep track of time; they also have a battery and static memory. RuBee tags can also have sensors and the ability to data log or store sensor information.

Here’s a little bit about the technology that will be demonstrated at the meeting:

SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. High quality, ultimate reliability and unmatched performance have always been hallmarks of the SIG SAUER brand. In the USA, nearly 1 in 3 law enforcement professionals use SIG SAUER firearms. “We are proud that many elite military and government forces including the U.S. Navy Seals, the Federal Air Marshals, the Department of Homeland Security and the U. S. Coast Guard carry SIG SAUER firearms”, said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER.

RuBee Asset Management System provides government, military, and law enforcement agencies with real-time information on armory inventory, the flow of weapons in and out of secure locations, and maintenance and training activities. In addition to the electronics embedded in weapon grips and inventory tags, the system solution consists of “RuBee Appliances” such as portals, weapons racks, mats, and shelving. The weapons’ visibility and maintenance data flows through these appliances and is presented to users via a secure, thin-client application.

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October 21, 2009

The next Richmond InfraGard Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Two presentations will be given at the meeting. Blaine C. Vajda with Guidance Software will give a presentation on electronic discovery for litigation, cyber security. The second presenter will be John Williams from PROINFOMD. He will give a demonstration on CAULDRON, which is a technology developed by GMU with funding primarily from Homeland Security specifically for the correlation and visualization of vulnerabilities within an enterprise.

In order to get a good idea of our expected attendance, please RSVP via e-mail to: tyler.click@infragard.org

The meeting will be held in Room B1115 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Engineering and Business School building, Snead Hall. The building is located at the intersection of Main St and Belvedere, just before you get to Cary St. It is located on the East side of Belvedere. The address is 301 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23284. There are parking garages near the building, if you are unable to find parking on the street.

Below is additional information regarding the technology that will be demonstrated at the meeting:

Cauldron allows for the transformation of raw security data into road maps that allow users to proactively prepare for attacks, manage vulnerability risks and have real-time situational awareness. CAULDRON provides informed risk analysis, analyzes vulnerability dependencies and shows all possible attack paths into a network. In this way, it accounts for sophisticated attack strategies that may penetrate an organization’s layered defenses.

EnCase® Enterprise provides a platform to give security professionals, investigators, computer incident response teams and litigation specialists the ability to immediately and thoroughly search, collect, preserve and analyze data from servers and workstations anywhere on a corporate network — without disrupting operations. EnCase Enterprise has changed the landscape of enterprise and computer investigations by providing complete network visibility, immediate response and comprehensive, forensic-level analysis of servers and workstations anywhere on a network. EnCase Enterprise is a scalable platform that integrates seamlessly with your existing systems to create an enterprise investigative infrastructure.

EnCase eDiscovery is an enterprise-wide solution that automatically searches, identifies, collects, preserves, and processes electronically stored information (ESI) across your network in a forensically sound manner. Using distributed enterprise-wide scalable architecture; it collects and processes only potentially relevant data. In addition, there is no risk of metadata alteration as evidence is preserved in the court validated EnCase® Evidence File format to ensure complete chain of custody from the moment the legal hold is issued until load files are generated for attorney review. It enables you to build an in-house, systemized, repeatable, and defensible process in compliance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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May 15, 2009 Meeting

The Richmond Chapter of InfraGard has been invited to attend a joint ASIS meeting to be held on Friday, 5/15/2009, at “The Hollows” golf course in Hanover County.

There will be a special lunch-time speaker to be followed by the ASIS Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament fund raiser.

Our special lunch-time speaker will be FBI Agent Larry Barry who is the Chief Richmond Division Counsel for the FBI. Agent Barry will discuss what constitutes a Terrorist Act in today’s legal environment. We all know Terrorism is a crime, but what are the elements of the crime? We are all aware of the Patriot Act, but has it been a useful tool in the War on Terrorism? Our “speaker forum” will include an interactive discussion on when does a Domestic Terrorist unwanted event become a Federal crime, and what are the expectations of us, all potential victims of the next terrorist attack.

The ASIS golf tourney will tee off at 1:00 pm. If you would like to participate in the golf tournament, please RSVP to Gary Prior at PriorG@wyeth.com

If you would just like to attend Lunch and hear the speaker, that's ok too! Just RSVP to Gary as well, and let him know it will be for Lunch Only. The cost for just the Lunch is $10.

Registration begins at 11:00 am and lunch will be served starting at 11:30 am.

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March 20, 2009

The next Richmond InfraGard Chapter Meeting will be held on Friday 3/20/2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This will be a MEMBER ONLY meeting.  We will be holding the InfraGard Richmond IMA Board Elections during the meeting.  We will also have a guest speaker, Colleen McCue, PhD, President & CEO MC2 Solutions, LLC.  The topic of her presentation will be Data Mining.

New for this session, we will also have a breakout portion of the meeting.  During this session, you will be able to meet with other members of your sector.  The goal of the breakout will be to form sector teams and select team leads.  The teams can then discuss ways to work together, to better protect their sector.  The team lead will then convey to the Board and other team leads, ideas for the Chapter Meetings and needs of their sector.

We will also have the ability, for those members further out in the state, to participate in the meeting via a WebEx session on the internet.  However, we would like members to attend in person if possible.  If you will need to attend via the WebEx portal, please send me an e-mail to our FBI Coordinator SA Melissa McRae.  Melissa can be reached at:  melissa.mcrae@ic.fbi.gov

In order to get a good idea of our expected attendance, please RSVP via e-mail to: melissa.mcrae@ic.fbi.gov

The meeting will be held in Room B1115 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Engineering and Business School building, Snead Hall.  The building is located at the intersection of Main St and Belvedere, just before you get to Cary St.  It is located on the East side of Belvedere.  The address is 301 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23284.  There are parking garages near the building, if you are unable to find parking on the street.

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October 16-17, 2008

The next Richmond InfraGard Chapter event will be held on October 16th- 17th.  InfraGard Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University will jointly host the 11th Annual Working Conference on Information Security Management.  This conference is organized by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) TC-11 Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management), http://www.ifip.org/.  The conference will start with a Wine and Cheese on October 16, 2008, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm followed by an all day workshop on October 17th.  Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend either event.

The chapter meeting/business will be conducted during the Wine and Cheese on October 16th.  We would really like all of our members to attend this meeting.  Unit Chief Leslie Bryant from FBI Headquarters, Cyber Crime Section, will be our guest speaker that evening.  Her main topic will be a significant "Theft of Trade Secrets" case.  The Richmond Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jennifer Love will also be in attendance at the meeting and will address the membership.

The October 16th Wine and Cheese will be sponsored by North Highland and hosted by Dominion at Dominion’s Tredegar Building on the James River in Downtown Richmond. 

The all day workshop on the 17th will consist of panel discussions from Subject Matter Experts from all over the world.  They will be discussing practical, industry-focused and academic related topics.  Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Formulating effective information security policies
  • Establishing and maintaining security culture
  • Security governance and compliance
  • Strategies for managing security in SME environments
  • Methodologies and techniques for certification and accreditation
  • Standards for information security management
  • Managing technology and people
  • Organizing and assigning responsibility for security
  • Outsourcing information security
  • Risk assessment
  • Measurement of security
  • Requirements for awareness, training and education.
  • Evaluation of information security in companies
  • Information security surveys and case studies

As the agenda is finalized, it will be posted on the IFIP website.

The workshop will be held at VCU in Snead Hall, Business and Engineering School, 301 W. Main St., Richmond, located at the corner of Belvidere St and Main St. 

Space is limited, so please RSVP to SA Melissa McRae as soon as possible.  You can reach Melissa via e-mail at: melissa.mcrae@infragard.org

Please let her know if you plan to attend one or both events.  Please extend the invitation to others in your organization that would benefit from the events.  Just let us know their name and contact information (email and phone) as well as their title and event(s) they plan to attend. 

There may be a nominal cost for the workshop, to cover some refreshments.

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May 19, 2008

The next Richmond InfraGard Chapter meeting will be on May 19, 2008 from 1pm to 3pm.  It will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in their new Engineering and Business School building, Snead Hall, Room B1115.  The building is located at the intersection of Main St and Belvedere, just before you get to Cary St.  It is located on the East side of Belvedere. and the address is 301 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23284.

The focus of the meeting will be on the new Chemical Security Legislation, CFATS.  In addition to the main speakers, who will be speaking about CFATS, we will also have a panel of experts in WMD and Export Control who will be available for a question/answer session.  Please see the link below for additional information regarding this meeting. 

Please extend the invitation to anyone else in your organization or outside your organization who would benefit from this meeting.  Please note that all attendees must bring a valid ID for vetting.

Please RSVP to Ed Martella at 804-217-8504 or EFMartella@tectonicengineering.com by May 14th.

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December 12th Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Threats to the Food/Agriculture Sector

InfraGard Richmond will hold a chapter meeting on December 12, 2007. It will be hosted by Philip Morris USA at their Center for Research and Technology building located at 601 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA.

Registration will begin at 9:30 am and the meeting will run from 10:00 am until Noon.

The focus will be on threats to the Agriculture & Food Sectors.

Planned Speakers are:

Gretchen Lorenzi with the FBI HQ Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit. Ms. Lorenzi is one of the FBI's WMD subject matter experts on these two sectors and George F. Hughes, Senior Advisor, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Counterterrorism Section, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations.

Please RSVP to melissa.mcrae@infragard.org by December 4th.

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September 20, 2007 Meeting

On September 20th, InfraGard Richmond will be sponsoring an introductory training session on the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Although this event is being sponsored by InfraGard Richmond, non-members are welcome to attend. However, due to space limitations, these individuals should be involved in providing coordination and/or resources to the 1st responders in a crisis situation. Please click on the links below to view the training flyer and driving directions to the facility.

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May 23, 2007 Meeting

Exploitation of Telecommunication & Financial Sectors
Chapter Meeting
May 23, 2007
10:00 am - Noon

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