Committee on Critical Infrastructure

This agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Key 6
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks


Hon. Richard S. Mroz, New Jersey

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Partner Updates


Matthew Duncan, Program Manager, DOE

Joseph H. McClelland, Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure and Security, FERC

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Enhancing Grid Resilience: Strategic Insights

A recent report, mandated by Congress and sponsored by DOE, details a broad range of threats to the resilience of the electric grid in the U.S.  Dr. Morgan will share key findings and recommendations for stakeholder consideration.


M. Granger Morgan, Distinguished Chair, Committee on Enhancing the Resiliency of the Nation’s Electric Power Transmission and Distribution System, National Academies of Sciences

2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.


2:55 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Toward Infrastructure Resilience: An Industry Perspective

The threat of high impact physical and cyber events continue to pose significant risk to power systems. Rapid response and recovery to such events is critical.   During this session, experts will discuss challenges to grid resiliency and activities underway to overcome them.


Hon. Swain Whitfield, SC


Scott Aaronson, Executive Director, Security and Business Continuity, EEI

David Huff, Electrical Engineer, Office of Electric Reliability, FERC

Andrew Phillips, Director, Transmission, Distribution and Substations, EPRI

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Resilience Priorities and Practices from the Field

Improving physical and cyber security remains a high priority for infrastructure owners and operators.  During this session, the costs and benefits of third party engagement in these resilience efforts will be examined.

Moderator:  Hon.  Sadzi Martha Oliva, Illinois


Peter Grandgeorge, National Security and Resiliency Programs Advisor, MidAmerican Energy Company

Dominic Saebeler, Director of Cybersecurity and Risk Management, Illinois Commerce Commission

Jamey Sample, Executive Director, Americas Advisory Services,Power and Utilities Cybersecurity Leader, Ernst & Young

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Resilience Metrics and Monitoring

Resilient infrastructure will depend on a combination of policy, practice, tools, and technology.  Significant investments have already been made and more will be required.  The question of how much is enough remains.   This panel explores potential means and methods of answering that question.


Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA

David Miller, Regulatory Sector Coordinator, EIS Council