Washington, DC, March 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Chair of The InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA), Dr.Kathleen Kiernan, Chair of The Board of Advisors, Don Gilberg, and INMA President, Dyann Bradbury, have announced the formation of The INMA Board of Advisors. The BOA will meet on March 23 in Washington DC as part of the InfraGard National Members Alliance partnership with the GovSec U.S. Law Conference and Expo taking place on March 23-24, 2010.
“InfraGard plays an important role in linking together a broad spectrum of industry experts from the private sector with key national law enforcement contacts to ensure our critical infrastructure is protected from attack,” said Don Gilberg, Chair of the INMA BOA. Mr. Gilberg said that “For over a year, Dr. Kiernan and I have conducted a nationwide search to assemble the best and brightest talent for our Board of Advisors. In addition, we have expanded the subject matter expertise of our BOA and have done so by assembling thought leadership from prestigious companies such as General Dynamics, Siemens, NetWitness, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Southern California Edison, as well top tier homeland security experts from universities including The George Washington University and Syracuse University. We are delighted to be joined by such respected industry leaders. Please visit the Board of Advisors section of The INMA website at, www.infragardmembers.org, to view the impressive backgrounds of our outstanding Advisors."
Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan, Chairman of the Board, InfraGard National Members Alliance stated that “Don is a forward thinking security veteran, and his team of Board of Advisors, represents the true nature of volunteerism and public service that makes this organization so vibrant. With their guidance, we will continue to build out a system that protects this Nation’s critical infrastructure from current and future physical and cyber threats. I look forward to our meeting during GovSec. The INMA leadership will work closely with our Advisory Board on a number of new initiatives to raise awareness and education of our important mission, as well as working with the BOA on issues such as corporate sponsorships and funding, to maintain long term sustainability of our nation's premiere public-private partnership."
InfraGard Board of Advisors:
BOA Chair Donald Gilberg, VP Strategic Development NetWitness Corporation
Professor William Banks, Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University
Douglas Callen, CEO Callen and Associates
Mark Codd, Chief Security Officer at Siemens, U.S
Bruce Deifik, President and COO of Greenspun Corporation
Jack Johnson, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Washington Federal Practice
Paul M. Maniscalco, Sr. Research Scientist and Principal Investigator The George Washington University – Office of Homeland Security; President of the International Association of Emergency Medical Service Chiefs (IAEMSC)
Jana Monroe, Director of Corporate Security Southern California Edison Corporation
James Norton, Director of Homeland Security and Federal Strategies for General Dynamics C4 Systems
Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO of NetWitness Corporation
About InfraGard and the InfraGard National Members Alliance
The InfraGard Program began in 1996 as a collaborative effort between private sector cyber professionals and the FBI field office in Cleveland Ohio. The FBI later expanded the program to every field office in the country. In 2003 the private sector members of InfraGard formed the “InfraGard National Members Alliance” (INMA). The INMA is a non-profit Delaware LLC with 501(c)3 status. The INMA LLC is comprised of 85 separate 501(c)3 InfraGard Members Alliances (IMAs) that represent over 35,000 FBI-vetted, InfraGard Subject Matter Experts. The INMA has a dual-focus value proposition. It provides its members with unmatched opportunities to promote the physical and cyber security of their organizations through access to a trusted, national network of Subject Matter Experts from the public and private sectors. And, it provides government stakeholders, across the local, state, and Federal levels, with unmatched access to the expertise and experience of critical infrastructure owners and operators. For more information about InfraGard, please visit www.infragard.net. For more information about the INMA, please visit www.infragardmembers.org.