Friday, July 1, 2011

July InfraGard Meeting

For those who have never heard of "InfraGard", it is a FBI program of outreach to the nation's infrastructure community.  Local InfraGard chapters are managed by industry volunteers, who arrange a variety of training events and other activities designed to help the FBI prepare and respond to disasters.  (The FBI is the federal lead for response to man-made disasters, while FEMA is the federal lead for response to natural disasters).

The Minnesota InfraGard Chapter is one of the largest and best run chapters in the country.  More than a few members of the EPC also belong to InfraGard, with Joella Givens serving as the Deputy Director of their P2CAT team which operates in the state EOC during disasters.  Information concerning their next chapter meeting is listed below.  Please send an email to if you would like to attend and are currently not an InfraGard member:   

Time: July 12, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus (Founders Hall Auditorium)
Organized By: Erica Wirtz for Minnesota InfraGard

Event Description:
Joint us Tuesday, July 12th from 1pm to 4pm for our July General Membership Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of InfraGard


An update on the Threats to your Cyber Assets - Mike Kearn and the intelligence committee will conduct a briefing on some of the recent cyber threats.

What is the status of the Nuclear Threat to Minnesotans in light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.The June 2, IAEA briefing on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant states " Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious." The plant was damaged during an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The impacts of the damage and radiation leaks are only now being understood. In the wake of Fukushima there are now Nuclear Plants in the US that are threatened by flood water. We have put together a panel to discuss the disaster and its impact on Minnesota business and Minnesotans.

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