Printable Symposium Schedule - Subject to Change

Version: Draft Aug 10, 2018

Day 1. Thursday - August 9, 2018 [Big Spring Ballroom C and D]
Session 1 The Threat
08:00 am - 08:05 am Welcome and Introduction of Congressman Mo Brooks and Mayor Tommy Battle
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
08:05 am - 08:10 am Welcome to the Power Grid Defense Symposium
Congressman Mo Brooks, U.S. Representative Alabama 5th Congressional District. Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Space
08:10 am - 08:15 am Welcome to the Power Grid Defense Symposium
Mayor Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama
08:15 am - 08:20 am Why a Space Group Advocates Power Grid Defense
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
08:20 am - 09:00 am Full Spectrum Power Grid Threats - What We Must Do
Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak (U.S. Army, Retired), EMPact America
09:00 am - 09:10 am Break
Session 2 Cyber Attacks on the Power Grid
09:10 am - 09:50 am Power Grid Cyber Security
Dr. Tommy Morris, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, UAH
09:50 am - 10:30 am Power Grid Cyber Security
Jay R. Kurowsky, President and CEO Aleta Technologies, Inc.
10:30 am - 11:10 am Power Grid Cyber Security
Dr. Raziq Yaqub, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Alabama A&M University
11:10 am - 11:50 am Hacking the Grid
Gregory “mobman” Hanis, Principal Research Scientist, MeasuredRisk and Cyber Security Consultant
11:50 am - 01:00 pm Lunch (Included) [Big Spring Ballroom A and B]
Session 3 Missile Defense for Our Power Grid
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm BMD/Space Force and EMP Threats
Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO). High Frontier
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm Break
Session 4 Electro Magnetic Pulse - The Toughest Threat
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EMP Physics and Effects
Dr. Steven Smith, US Army EMP Expert Retired
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Protecting the Grid From EMP and GMD
Dr. Fred Faxvog, EMPrimus
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm What Must Be Done to Protect the Grid
Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak (U.S. Army, Retired), EMPact America
Dinner Event[Big Spring Ballroom A and B]
05:30 pm - 07:00 pm Cash Bar and Social
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm U.S. Space Force (Dinner Event)
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
Day 2. Friday - August 10, 2018 [Big Spring Ballroom C and D]
Session 5 Potential EMP Impacts on Nuclear Power Plants
08:00 am - 09:00 am Threat Overview and Nuclear Power Plant Risk During Grid Down
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
09:00 am - 09:45 am Potential EMP Impacts on and Black Restart of Nuclear Power Plants
Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak (U.S. Army, Retired), EMPact America
09:45 am - 10:00 am Break
Session 6 Solar Coronal Mass Ejections
10:00 am - 11:00 am CME Panel Discussion
Mitzi Adams, MSc, Solar and Scientist, NASA
Dr. David McKenzie, Solar Scientist, NASA
Dr. Craig (Ghee) Fry, Solar Scientist, NASA
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch (Included) [Big Spring Ballroom A and B]
Session 7 Emergency Provider Grid Down Response
12:00 am - 12:45 pm How to Respond with No Outside Assistance (No Cavalry)
Jonathan W. Gaddy - EMA Director Calhoun County (Alabama)
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm How to Respond with No Outside Assistance (No Cavalry)
Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak (U.S. Army, Retired), EMPact America
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm Civil Defense - How to Respond with No Outside Assistance (No Cavalry)
Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee, Author of The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community
02:00 pm - 02:15 pm Break
Session 8 Protecting the Grid
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm Attack on Metcalf Power Station in San Jose
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
03:15 pm - 04:15 pm Targeting the Energy Infrastructure by State-Sponsored Enemies
Darren Mott, Supervisory Special Agent, Counterintelligence Program, Birmingham Division of the FBI
Session 9 Closing Remarks
04:15 pm - 05:00 pm A Call to Action
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
06:00 pm - ??? Day 2 Evening Event To Be Announced
Day 3. Saturday - August 11, 2018 [Big Spring Ballroom C and D]
Session 10 Potential EMP Impacts on Society
08:00 am - 08:20 am Why Prepping Will Not Be Good Enough By Itself - Nuclear Power Plants
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
08:20 am - 09:00 am Introduction to Practical Diaster Preparedness
Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, Engineer and Author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
09:00 am - 09:45 am Full Spectrum Power Grid Threats - What We Must Do
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
09:45 am - 10:00 am Break
Session 11 Prepping - How to Protect Yourself From an EMP Attack or CME
10:00 am - 10:30 am Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, Engineer and Author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Prepper Panel Discussion
Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, Engineer and Author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
Edward Kiker, Symposium Committee Member
Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee, Author of The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community
Tim Travis, Symposium Committee Member, EMI Subject Matter Expert
Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak (U.S. Army, Retired), EMPact America
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
Session 12 Emergency Provider Restart of Society After Grid Down
01:00 pm - 01:35 pm All Roads Lead to Civil Defense
Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee, Author of The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community
01:35 pm - 01:50 pm How Huntsville Can Secure and Restart the Community During a Long Term Nationwide Grid Down
Bill Sizemore, City of Huntsville
01:50 pm - 02:10 pm Energy Huntsville's Role in Resilient Grid Development
Roger Herdy, C.E.M, Government Energy Solutions and Energy Huntsville
Session 13 Hack the Power Grid
02:10 pm - 02:40 pm Hack the Grid
Gregory “mobman” Hanis, Principal Research Scientist at MeasuredRisk and Cyber Security Consultant.
02:40 pm - 02:55 pm Break
Session 14 States Efforts to Harden the Grid
02:55 pm - 03:30 pm Coalition to Secure the Grid
Tommy Waller, Director for Special Projects, Center for Security Policy
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm What South Carolina is Doing
Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO). High Frontier
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm What Louisiana is Doing
Henry Newton, P.E. [Invited]
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm What Alabama is Doing
Greg Allison, Symposium Chair
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm What Other States are Doing
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
0Session 15 Closing Remarks
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm0 A Call to Action
Dr. Peter V. Pry and Greg Allison
Day 4. Sunday - August 12, 2018 [REDSTONE BOARDROOM. Second Floor]
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Legislation and Regulations for Alabama to Harden it's Grid, How to get these Items through the legislature, Public Services Commission, and Governor's Office
Session 14.3 (What Alabama is Doing), 14.4 (What Other States are Doing) and 15.1 (Closing Remarks) Not presented due to timing issues.