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IFEA Live Webinar - Private Sector Engagement to Promote Homeland Security

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Private Sector Engagement to Promote Homeland Security
Michael Stewart
Management & Program Analyst, Sector Outreach & Programs Division, Sports Leagues/ Outdoor Events Subsector
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC

Michael Stewart, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Commercial Facilities (CF) Team Lead for the Outdoor Events Subsector will discuss topics which include an overview of CF, along with Domestic/Evolving threats and Active Shooter which are immediate concerns of local security professionals of their events composed of mass gatherings. The Commercial Facilities Sector includes a diverse range of sites that draw large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment, or lodging. Facilities/venues within this sector operate on the principle of open public access, meaning that the general public can congregate and move freely without highly visible security barriers. Mr. Stewart will highlight the various programs and resources across the Department of Homeland Security which are available to critical infrastructure owners/operators along with highlighting the value of the public private partnership model, particularly within the context of the Commercial Facilities Sector.

Michael Stewart has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Management with a minor in Criminal Justice. Currently, Michael is with the Department of Homeland Security, Sector Outreach and Programs Division as the lead for Sports Leagues and Outdoor Events within the Commercial Facilities Sector. Michael continues to grow body of critical infrastructure knowledge within his AOR and continuously strives to improve the program’s understanding of stakeholder needs nationwide. As subject-matter expert regarding all infrastructure of concern, Michael utilizes existing databases containing CI information to develop infrastructure analyses. It is his firm understanding that partnership engagement and the fostering of relationships between the public, private corporations and federal agencies leads to a more resilient posture toward homeland defense.
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