TISP Announces 2011 Infrastructure Security Award Winners
ALEXANDRIA, VA., NOV. 10, 2011 — The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) will recognize three individuals for their distinguished leadership in critical infrastructure resilience and volunteer service throughout an awards luncheon as part of the TISP Annual Infrastructure and Regional Resilience (AIRR) Conference at the National Harbor Gaylord Conference Center in the Washington, DC metro area on Wednesday, November 29, 2011.
ADM Thad W. Allen, USCG (Ret), Rand Corporation, is the recipient of theTISP Annual Award for Distinguished Leadership in Critical Infrastructure Resilience, 2011 Public Sector Award. This award honors Thad Allen’s leadership modernizing an obsolete U.S. Coast Guard command and logistics capabilities and resources as its 23rd Commandant. More to the spirit of the award intentions, it is in recognition of his leadership as the principal federal official overseeing the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their recovery efforts throughout the Gulf Coast region, and as his role as National Incident Commander in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is now officially the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Allen’s approach to public private collaboration during response and recovery are model examples for many to emulate.
John Mencer, Executive Director, Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership,is the recipient of theTISP Annual Award for Distinguished Leadership in Critical Infrastructure Resilience, 2011 Private Industry Award. Connect Colorado is an innovative solution public and private sector coordinate and for identifying capabilities and resources available to develop a reliable, robust, and repeatable capability to unite state and local government and the private sector in emergency preparedness and response ensuring a more resilient region and community. Its linkage to the State of Colorado resource management systems and processes ensure the right resources are at the right place and price regardless of source. This approach will help to raise preparedness and resilience to a higher level and lays the path to greater partnerships and capabilities in the future.
LTC Steven Hart, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is the recipient of the TISP 2011 Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Those members who go above and beyond expectations to achieve TISP goals and objectives deserve our gratitude and recognition. As the Chair of The West Point Critical Infrastructure Symposium 2011 Program Committee, LTC Hart’s efforts and leadership not only doubled the number of attendees and doubled the number of papers submitted it also greatly enhanced the symposium content and offered superior value to attendees. When deployed to Iraq for his second tour, in 2011 he volunteered to coordinate comments from the TISP Board of Directors and Committees regarding the proposed National Preparedness Goal mandated by Presidential Policy Directive 8, National Preparedness. LTC Hart’s skill in tracking comments and exhibiting exceptional knowledge of national preparedness, response and recovery frameworks provided the Federal Emergency Management Agency with well received and appreciated comments. The comments assisted in advancing the goal to be better aligned with current capabilities and resources.
TISP is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership facilitating dialogue and coordinating technical expertise for the development of policy and practice advancing the resilience and security of critical infrastructure. Each year, TISP members and partners submit award applications nominating candidates who have made a significant and lasting contribution to critical infrastructure resilience.
Manik chairs the TISP Membership and Awards Committee, which coordinated the review of candidate applications and selected the winners. “These awards highlights the key efforts underway in both the public and private sectors that are critically important to increasing the ability of our nation’s infrastructure to withstand the impact of any manmade or natural disasters,” said Manik.
Anderson created theTISP Annual Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2009 to recognize leading volunteers within the TISP partnership. “We rely on members and partners to achieve TISP goals and objectives. Those members who go above and beyond expectations deserve our gratitude and recognition,” said Anderson.
For more information about The Infrastructure Security Partnership and its award program for 2011, visit www.tisp.org or contact Bill Anderson at email@example.com.
The TISP Annual Infrastructure and Regional Resilience (AIRR) 2011 Conference will be held November 30 - December 1 at the National Harbor Gaylord Conference Center in the Washington, DC metro area.
About The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) is a non-profit partnership serving as a national asset facilitating dialogue on domestic infrastructure security and offering sources of technical support and sources for comment on public policy related to the security of the nation’s built environment. TISP is a national leader in infrastructure security and resiliency with a diverse membership supporting the nation’s economy and well being of its people. TISP pledges to lead public- and private-sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of infrastructure security and resiliency to sustain the nation’s resources and its ability to efficiently restore infrastructure when disrupted by any hazard.
TISP membership includes local, regional, state, federal, and foreign agencies, professional associations and industry trade groups, engineering, architecture, and construction firms, codes and standards organizations, educational institutions and universities, planners and economic developers, infrastructure owners and operators, manufacturers, and service providers whose main purpose is related to security and resiliency of the nation’s built environment. Collectively, TISP represents nearly two million individuals and firms involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of infrastructure. Our primary objective is to create a collaborative and coordinated environment enabling secure and resilient infrastructure, which will raise awareness and will support the nation’s economy and well being of its people.
The Society of American Military Engineers serves as the Secretariat of TISP.
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