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The private sector has often been at the forefront of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and industrial accidents. The 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and most recently, the Gulf Oil Spill have all demonstrated the need to foster strong relationships with the private sector. The private sector even plays and important role in the realm of critical infrastructure protection, given that roughly 85% of critical infrastructure within the U.S. is privately owned. It is, thus, vital that critical infrastructure protection efforts move forward in a smart way that preserves both the economy and security. Join us as our panelists discuss these issues as well as the right policy framework that for keeping Americans free, safe, and prosperous.
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Resiliency, Risk, and Reality
Jessica R. Herrera-Flanigan
Partner, Monument Policy Group, and former senior Congressional Democratic advisor and federal prosecutor
The Future of Private Sector Engagement in Homeland Security: Lessons from 9/11, Katrina, and the Gulf Oil Spill
Brian Finch, Esq.
Partner, Government Law & Strategy Group, and Head of Homeland Security Practice, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Brian W. Walsh
Senior Legal Research Fellow, Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Security and Defense Business Council
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Jena Baker McNeill
Senior Policy Analyst, Homeland Security