Homeland Threat Vectors – Communications – Cyber
CURRENT HOMELAND SECURITY FOCUS:
Blogger & Speaker: HTV/CIE (Homeland Threat Vectors / Countering Islamic Extremism)
Tweets to Michael’s 10,000+ Twitter followers are downloaded in ninety countries.
Attended 2016 FBI LA Citizens Academy
FBI InfraGard ILO (Infrastructure Liaison Officer, sworn)
ILOs are from the private sector acting as a conduit of information exchanged with the public sector in both terrorism and critical infrastructure issues. Michael is in three Special Interest Groups (SIG): Emergency Communications, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Cyber Security. Graduate Certificate in Information Security Foundations & Strategy from USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Trainer, Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism (WMD/T) — Table Top Exercise Facilitator for Non Government Organizations
SBECS (South Bay Emergency Communications Service Inc.), CEO and co-founder.
SBECS, provides and trains emergency voice and data communications volunteers. SBECS primarily utilizes amateur radio, Social
Media in Emergency Management (#SMEM), Ushahida and other Digital Crowd-mapping software. http://www.sbecs.org/
PRIOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXPERIENCE:
American Red Cross (ARC)
- Emergency Communications Response Vehicles (ECRV) —- Driver/Operator National Rapid Response Team (RTT) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECRV
- Disaster Action Team (DAT) — Responded to home fires, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV), Meals on wheels, Client Assistance Card (CAC) Caseworker and CAC Financial & Statistical Information Manager.
Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department (LASD) Disaster Communications Service (DCS)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s District 17; jurisdiction included most of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the southwest corner of Los
Angeles County. Utilized 120 Amateur Radio Operators.
- Disaster Communications Officer (DCO) – T001, District Training Officer (DTO) – T004
PILOT: Fixed wing, Sea plane, Rotorcraft including Bell Jet Ranger (B-206) and MD-500 D, E.
EDUCATION: College of the Holy Cross, (A.B) Sociology