Texas Homeland Security: Concepts and Challenges
We'll hear a brief overview of homeland security missions, responsibilities, and organization in Texas, and a discussion of current and emerging challenges including border security, terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and school safety.
Note to Members: this session will not be recorded.
About Our Speaker:
Mike George leads the staff of the Texas Office of Homeland Security in the Texas Department of Public Safety, coordinating multi-agency development of state strategy, plans, and policy for building and employing homeland security capabilities. Major focus areas for the office include the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan, Texas Homeland Security Council, Private Sector Advisory Council, critical infrastructure protection initiatives, risk and capability assessments, research and analysis, and homeland security exercises. He also leads a variety of law enforcement planning efforts for border security, counter gang, and terrorism response operations.
Mr. George previously served as an infantry officer and strategist in the United States Army. His assignments included service with the Bush and Obama administrations as acting Senior Director of Preparedness Policy on the Homeland Security Council Staff, with US Northern Command as a homeland defense strategist and special assistant to the commander, and as an instructor teaching international relations and security studies in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point and the Basic Strategic Arts Program at the U.S. Army War College. A graduate of West Point, Mr. George also completed graduate study in political science at the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Agenda:
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Directions and Parking
Breakfast Fees & Policy