Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019 • Renaissance Washington Hotel • Washington, D.C.

Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Committee on Critical Infrastructure


1:30-5:00 p.m. • Ballroom South

1:30-2:00 p.m.

This session will provide committee members insight into the newly created Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response within DOE - its duties and responsibilities.


Hon. Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Partner Update


Kate Marks, DOE

Joe McClellan and David Andrejcak, FERC

Mike Howard, CEO, EPRI

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Discussion on the Crisis Event Response and Recovery (CERRA) Framework


George Remteria, DHS,

3:00-3:10 PM

Networking Break

3:10-3:50 p.m.

Research on the survey of state commission works and regulatory issues on ensuring resiliance and cybersecurity inversments.


Mark James, Professor Vermont Law School

3:50-4:20 p.m.

Discussion on micro grids and resiliance with a look toward military facilities on nearby communities


Michael McGhee, Office of Army Energy Initative

4:20-5:00 p.m.

Business session:

Consideration of Resolution, Legislative Update and Critical Infrastructure Committee Update


David Alexander,

Lynn Costantini,

Matt Acho,

Brad Ramsay


10:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. • Renaissance West A / Renaissance East

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Renaissance West A

Cybersecurity:  Compliant or Complacent?

Joint with Committee on Water

This discussion will review and detail the new and resilient approaches to adding security, identity and more highly secure devices to currently installed water grid infrastructure such as  Supervisory and Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Industrial Control (ICS) Systems for water grids while adding new more secure devices, to the network.   Due to our nation’s aging infrastructure and legacy systems, the best solution may be for firms to segment and segregate their monitoring, communication and control networks using an identity-based approach to control network communications.

Moderator:     Hon. Michael A. Caron, Connecticut    

Panelists:        Whitney Kellett, Aqua America

                        Michael Murray, BlackRidge Technology

                        Nick Santillo, American Water

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Renaissance East

Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) Effort

Joint with the Committee on Telecommunications

The capability for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) authorities to safely, securely, and effectively control and coordinate the access of key response and recovery resources into an affected area during an emergency has been identified as a critical success factor in enabling overall community recovery. The management of access is particularly important during incidents that require significant population evacuations to ensure the coordination of public or private sector response and recovery assets, restoration of critical infrastructure and essential public services, and a safe and orderly return of community members to an affected area. To assist with the access and re-entry issue, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed the Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) Framework to support state and local efforts to enable the successful transit and access of critical response and recovery resources before, during, and after emergencies, regardless of incident size.

Moderator:  TBD

Presenter: George Renteria, (Acting) Chief Emergency Services Section, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency,  US Dep't of Homeland Security