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Call for Experts to Participate in Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection Expert
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ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is assisting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) with the fiscal year 2005 (FY05) Buffer Zone Protection Plan. DHS is seeking expert input in its ongoing endeavor to better identify and understand critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KRs). DHS's goal is to expand the number of items in the National Asset Database (NADB) using assets recommended by the respective state's or territory's homeland security advisors. DHS conducted a national data call through the states and territories to better identify and define these CI/KRs. The states have identified (1) all the CI/KRs from their (i.e., state's or territory's) perspective and (2) CI/KRs from a national perspective that is in that state or territory.
These expert panels will choose assets that best capture the programmatic goals and protective focus for FY05, based on the (1) metrics of economic impact, (2) effects on public safety and health, and (3) symbolic value. This effort will strengthen DHS's successful partnerships with the states and territories and will increase DHS's understanding of the states' concerns regarding infrastructure protection priorities. Assets selected by the expert panels will be included in the NADB.
For identification, the CI/KRs identified by the states are grouped into the following 17 panels: ? Agriculture & Food; ? Defense Industry Base ? Information Technology ? Public Health? National Monuments & Icons? Dams ? Banking & Finance ? Energy ?Telecommunications ?Transportation ? Commercial Assets ? Nuclear Power Plants ? Chemical & Hazardous Material Industry ? Emergency Services ? Postal & Shipping ? Water ? and Government Facilities
Each panel will consist of six to eight experts. These experts should be familiar with at least one of the following criteria areas: metrics of economic impact, effect on public safety and health, and symbolic value. Candidates should be academic professionals with Ph.D.s or nationally recognized experts. Experts with operational expertise should offer unique insight into their individual sectors.
Selected panels members will be invited to participate in a selection workshop in Washington, D.C. for one or two days in late February or early March 2005. Selected panel members will receive an honorarium, and travel expenses will be reimbursed per U.S. government travel policies.
Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae or resume, a one-paragraph description of their expertise, and their contact information to James J. Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org. The documents must be in Microsoft Word or pdf file format. The deadline for receipt of this information is January 5, 2005.
For more information, please contact James J. Rooney at (865) 671-5814 or email@example.com
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