News & Upcoming Events
Members Meeting September 18th, 2013 Meeting 2:00-4:30 Reception 4:30-6:00 at Station Square Hotel please RSVP by September 13th, 2013
We are please to welcome Mary Miruri to our team. She will be interning with us for the summer. Mary is working on her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies; Homeland and International Security from California University of Pennsylvania. She keeps active in the community by volunteering at Alle-Kiski Medical Center and California University of Pennsylvania.
We are pleased to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for The CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit - Pittsburgh September 10-11, 2013 Join the IT industry's foremost respected leaders as they dive into the hot IT topics of the year, discover cutting-edge solutions to today's most difficult IT challenges, and discuss leadership techniques and the changing role of the CIO with the world's most visionary strategists and leaders.
As FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate posted in the FEMA Blog, "This last year was an important reminder to all of us that earthquakes, like other disasters, can strike anytime, anywhere, not just on the West Coast. They come with little to no warning and their effects, such as shaking, can often be felt hundreds of miles and many states away from their epicenters.
Our critical infrastructure, such as the electrical grid, financial sector, and transportation networks that underpin our economic and national security, have suffered repeated cyber intrusions, and cyber crime has increased dramatically over the last decade.
Hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks can cause devastation and massive loss of life but a sever solar storm could plunge the nation back into the 18th Century!
The Coalition is proud to promote AMERICA'S WATERWAY WATCH, an important initiative underway by the United States Coast Guard.
Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security's 5 Coalition Strategic Initiatives for Task Force Groups
For months, representatives from area educational institutions worked to create a unique degree program as part of a Homeland Security Training Initiative developed by the Pennsylvania Region 13 Counter Terrorism Task Force and its Homeland Security Training Consortium.