You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG) Meeting at PECO Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 8:30am to 3:00pm ET.
This regional integrated planning meeting is being jointly conducted by the FRWG Leadership and its private and public sector stakeholders across the United States in the electric sector along with other private sector companies from the food, fuel, finance, retail, telecommunications, transportation, chemical, medical and other lifeline sectors.
Additionally, this meeting is being supported by the multiple government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, along with several national trade associations and coordinating bodies.
This meeting will be the annual convening of the Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG), a national multi-sector working group supported by private and public sector operations professionals.
This year’s meeting will focus on four key topic areas:
- Regional Disaster Management & Coordination with States
- Public/Private Sector Mutual Assistance
- Joint Operational Information Sharing
- Joint Education & Exercises
Meeting Agenda (subject to change)
|8:00am to 8:30am||CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION|
|8:30am to 9:00am||WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS|
|9:00am to 10:15am||REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGER’S DIRECTORS DISCUSSION PANEL
Description: This facilitated panel of State Directors of Emergency Management will provide an executive level discussion on public/private coordination. Topics will include: processes used to prepare & communicate internally as well as externally with other states & organizations; lessons learned from recent events; existing initiatives/challenges in their states in coordinating with the private sector; identify opportunities for collaboration, information sharing, and education; provide recommendations to the private sector for improvements.
|10:15am to 10:30am||BREAK|
|10:30am to 11:45am||OPERATIONAL INFORMATION SHARING DISCUSSION PANEL
Description: This regional panel session will provide a discussion on public/private operational information sharing at the local, regional and/or national levels. Topics include; existing processes & systems used to share information; operational information that is shared; the people that the information is shared with; how the information is used and handled; barriers, delays, concerns; improvements that can be made.
|11:45am to 12:30pm||LUNCH
Overview: This keynote will provide an overview of the major initiatives, issues and investments be made in the electric sector across the U.S.
|12:30pm to 1:30pm||MUTUAL ASSISTANCE SUPPORT DISCUSSION PANEL
Description: This regional panel session will provide a discussion on mutual assistance support efforts underway at the local, regional and/or national levels in the public and private sectors. Topics to be discussed will include: existing organizations/initiatives/challenges; updates on expediting through toll stations; efforts to address the legal operating authority issues impacting the private sector; new tools being developed to support mutual assistance.
|1:30pm to 1:45pm||FRWG ANNOUNCEMENTS|
|1:45pm to 2:45pm||INTEGRATING REGIONAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISES DISCUSSION PANEL
Description: This regional panel session will look at current public and private education and exercise initiatives and discuss ways to leverage/coordinate/integrate these activities in order to improve cross-discipline and cross sector education, relationship development and operational coordination. Topics will include: 2016 FEMA cross sector exercise; local/regional education initiatives; current national exercises that can be leveraged (GridEx, EEI/NRE); local/state exercises, recommendations for 2016.
|2:45pm to 3:00pm||NEXT STEPS AND CLOSING REMARKS|
Attendees for this meeting include public and private sector operations professionals who:
- Reply upon electrical power to run their organizations and supply chains;
- Are interested in learning about the initiatives, projects and efforts underway that expedite power/utility restoration
- Are interested in logistics and supply chain movement across state lines and US / Canadian borders;
- Are interested public/private planning/education/exercises/information sharing to improve disaster management and reduce risks
Representatives from a wide cross section of public and private organizations attend this meeting each year:
- Gas & Oil
- Food & Supply Chain
- Banking. Insurance & Finance
- Information Technology
- Defense Industrial Base/Aerospace
State and Local Government
- Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Cyber Security
- Board of Public Utilities
- State Police
- Revenues and Tolls
- Parks and Planning
- General Services
- Economic Development
- US Department of Energy
- DHS Infrastructure Protection
- DHS Science & Technology
- US Coast Guard
- US Customs & Border Patrol
- US Department of Transportation
- US National Guard
- Department of Defense
- The Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group
- The New FLEET OPEN/CLOSED Service
- The FRWG’s Disaster Response Tools Produced
- 2014 Fleet Working Group Annual Report
- The 2015 Secure Information Sharing Pilot
- The All Hazards Emergency Network Newsletter
- “Disaster Resilience in America” Radio Show/Podcast
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
We look forward to having you participate in this important event.
The FRWG Events Team