This workshop is part of a project that is looking into the long-term degradation of Critical Infrastructures (CI) especially with regards to any degradation due to interdependencies of the CI. Though all CI are open for discussion at the workshop, the focus will be on the lifeline sectors: transportation, emergency services, water, energy, healthcare and communication. The outcome of the workshop is to gain a better understanding of long-term CI degradation vulnerabilities, and potentially identify previously unknown interdependencies and risks.

The event is by invitation only workshop and is sponsored by a grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). If you wish to participate, please email us at or Lunch will be provided but federal employees are able to pay for the lunch if they wish. If required, we can supply you will local hotel information and rates.  Marriott TownPlace Suites and Courtyard Marriot are available at per Diem rates.

Agenda and Conference Schedule

(All Times Eastern Daylight Time, Z -5 hours)

Tuesday – April 12, 2016

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & Agenda Update – Dr. Andrew Collins, VMASC
9:15 – 9:30 Dr. Jeffrey Stern: State coordinator – Virginia Department of Emergency Management
9:30 – 10:00 Matthew Tejada: Director – Office of Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection Agency
10:00 – 10:30 Overview of Breakout Session Approach
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Breakout sessions – What does the future hold for critical infrastructure
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 John Contestabile: Chair – Transportation Research Board Critical Infrastructure Committee
14:00 – 14:30 Dr. Patrick Hester: Associate Professor of Systems Engineering – Old Dominion University
14:30 – 16:00 Breakout sessions – Critical Infrastructure Long-term degradation risks
16:00 – 16:30 Round up