RealNews

First Infragard Conference to Open

Power plants, bridges and buildings aren’t the only things vital to national security, computer networks also are crucial. And the FBI can’t keep an eye on everything. So a unique partnership called the Infragard program has developed between the FBI and 8,300 companies to share information about both cyber and physical threats. On Monday, experts from around the country were expected to gather for the program’s first national conference in Washington, D.C. Some 1,500 people were expected to attend the three-day meetings. “It’s going to be a whole new business growth area,” said Paul Bracken, an information technology and security expert at the Yale School of Management. The program, started in 1996, was growing slowly but steadily until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made security the top priority for the FBI. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.