Homeland Security Events
The Office of Homeland Security has developed, sponsored and delivered a number of events across the Commonwealth through which stakeholders are given the opportunity to hear and learn from subject matter experts on a range of homeland security topics. These events include counterterrorism preparedness, cybersecurity, human trafficking, large venue and mass gathering security, school safety, special event preparedness and workplace violence. Frequently, the office creates and hosts counterterrorism exercises in support of significant special events, which have included the Democratic National Convention, Papal Visit, Pittsburgh Marathon, USGA Men's & Women's U.S. Open and the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary celebration.
June 11, 2019 - Biothreats: Weapons of Mass destruction, Pathogens and Pandemics
Presenters at the June 11 conference from left to right: Tom Stewart, FBI; Dr. Debra Powell, Reading Hospital; Elizabeth Negron, PA Dept. of Health; US Attorney David Freed; Ed You, FBI; Keith Hansen, University of Nebraska; Ronald C. Stanko, Esq., Deputy Director for PA Homeland Security; Dr. Gary Smith, UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine; and Jeff Backer, PA Dept. of Health
June 20, 2019 - Biothreats: Weapons of Mass destruction, Pathogens and Pandemics
Presenters at the June 20 conference from left to right: Jennifer Arbitier-Williams, Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of PA; Tom Stewart, FBI; Michael Schlottke, FBI; Dr. Gary Smith, UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Debra Powell, Reading Hospital; Mark Martens, University of Nebraska; and Elizabeth Negron, PA Dept. of Health