Call for Sector Chief Applications

posted Sep 21, 2019, 7:02 AM by Infragard MD   [ updated Sep 21, 2019, 7:04 AM ]

A message from our Vice President:  

The InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance is pleased to make a call for applications to the InfraGard Maryland Sector Chief Program. This program will mirror the National Sector Security and Resiliency Program (NSSRP) in terms of scope and responsibilities at the chapter level.

Applications for Maryland Sector Chiefs will be accepted until Friday, October 4, 2019. To apply, please navigate to the link in your email and complete the online application. Sector Chief appointments will be announced no later than Friday, October 18, 2019.

I look forward to working with our future Sector Chiefs as we continue to grow InfraGard Maryland and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Don Gerkin
Vice President & Sector Chief Coordinator
InfraGard Maryland

Submit by 2/28/2019 for InfraGard Maryland Board of Directors Position

posted Feb 13, 2019, 10:26 AM by N M   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 10:27 AM ]

Attention InfraGard Member:
InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance (“IMMA”) is seeking passionate, dedicated members to serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors. If you are interested in being considered for one of the open positions, please submit a brief biography (five hundred words or less) to IMMA President, Steven Hirschinger ( and Secretary, Craig Jackson ( NO LATER THAN 2/28/2019. Voting for new Directors will take place following an upcoming Chapter meeting (early spring; exact date to be announced in the near future).
Details regarding this opportunity follow:
• IMMA Directors serve two-year terms.
• Candidates must be InfraGard members in good standing.
• Each candidate will be invited to give a short introductory speech during the next Chapter meeting (date to be announced).
• Following the meeting, Chapter members will vote to elect candidates to Director positions.
Please feel free to contact Steve or Craig with any questions in the meantime. Thank you!

Thank you,

Steven Hirschinger, President InfraGard Maryland

Craig Jackson, Secretary InfraGard Maryland

On The INLETS 2/27/2019: Financing Trends of Terror Groups & Criminal Organizations

posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:34 AM by N M   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 7:34 AM ]

Financing Trends of Terror Groups & Criminal Organizations


February 27, 2019 


Owings Mills, Maryland

(rescheduled from December 5, 2018)

for more information and to register, CLICK HERE

Open to private sector stakeholders and law enforcement investigators and analysts, this program provides relevant information from today’s leading experts:

Keynote: Frank Abagnale (Catch Me if You Can) is one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents consulting with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. 

Keith Custer, an FBI Special Agent serving in Complex Financial Crime investigations 

Ron Hendren, an FBI Special Agent leading multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional operations in white collar and national security investigations 

Dennis Lormel, a recognized subject matter expert in the anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud communities. 

John O’Neill utilizes Data Analytics and Big Data to proactively address clients’ anti-money laundering, fraud, and other financial crime-related challenges 

These subject matter experts lead this program, designed for those in the banking & finance sector, international trade, risk management professionals, and investigators and analysts from all jurisdictions of law enforcement and other government agencies.

On The INLETS is a collaborative effort of the FBI's Baltimore and Washington, DC offices, the Maryland state fusion center, and the InfraGard chapters from Maryland and the National Capital Region.  

For more information about the INLETS program, go to:

12/6/2018 & 12/7/2018: EMP SIG Workshop & Summit

posted Nov 4, 2018, 8:51 AM by N M   [ updated Nov 4, 2018, 9:11 AM ]

Please Attend InfraGard EMP SIG Workshop & Summit

WHY: It is vital that the nation critical infrastructures are resilient and prepared for major disasters

WHAT: WORKSHOP on Thursday, December 6 from 8:30am to 5:00pm 

Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs will be our kickoff speaker at 9:00 am.

Major David Stuckenberg will present the 2018 Air University Electromagnetic Defense Task Force Report (Spartacus) and then we will discuss actions based on this valuable information.

Work on the second version of InfraGard’s Action Guide, Powering Through: From Fragile Infrastructures to Community Resilience will be discussed by the authors.

A utility industry panel is planned. Ambassador Hank Cooper will discuss the Lake Wylie Project, which is a hydroelectric cranking path to blackstart a nuclear power plant and help the critical infrastructure be resilient.

We will then brainstorm actions needed to strengthen Critical Infrastructure resilience.

COST: Free

RSVP for the WORKSHOP is by invitation ONLY.  InfraGard members - please get RSVP link from email or internal post.

WHAT: SUMMIT on Friday, December 7 from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Undersecretary Bill Bryan, DHS Science and Technology will be the kickoff speaker for the Summit.

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) House Armed Services Committee, Congressman David Price (D-NC), House Intelligence Committee and David Bowdich, FBI Deputy Director are invited to join us Tom Popik and Jordan Kearns will discuss an EMP and GMD cost study carried out by  the Foundation for Resilient Societies and Bill Harris discussing funding methods.

Panels on energy emergencies with Paul Stockton, former assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, addressing Emergency Response Orders and State Actions for consequence management are planned.

WHERE: National Capitol Visitors’ Center Congressional Auditorium, Washington, DC

COST: Free

RSVP for the SUMMIT is open to the public.

Our VP, Patrick Wynn, wins 2018 InfraGard National Leadership Award Southeast Region

posted Sep 26, 2018, 10:44 PM by N M   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 10:46 PM ]

Congratulations to our very own Vice President, Patrick Wynn, for winning the 2018 InfraGard National (INMA) Leadership Award for the Southeast Region of the United States. We are honored and grateful to have him on our team! hashtag#infragard hashtag#leadership hashtag#award

FBI Baltimore 24th Citizens Academy: Accepting Applications through 8/10/2018

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:57 AM by N M   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

A message from the FBI Baltimore Field Office Community Outreach Specialist, Marvella Gray:

We are pleased to announce that the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is hosting our 24th Citizens Academy.  The Academy is a multifaceted tool to accomplish several important things:  providing education and awareness of FBI operations and jurisdictions; constructing firm relationships with community leaders; and enhancing the Community Outreach Program through continued dialogue and interaction with the community itself.  The class consists of community business, civic, media executives, and religious executives/leaders in the Maryland and Delaware areas.


The sessions will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays from September 25 through November 13, 2018 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).  The Range Day date has not been set.   The graduation is on November 13, 2018.  If you can’t attend, we would like you to nominate an executive member of your staff. 


During these sessions, substantive presentations are made by FBI instructors regarding various investigative programs including Terrorism, Violent Crime, Human Trafficking, Active Shooter, Public Corruption, Civil Rights, Cyber Crime, Counterintelligence, Forensics Overview and an Interactive Demonstration, and Recruitment/Hiring Initiatives.  The range session will be held at the firearms range where you will view weapons of mass destruction and SWAT demonstrations.  In addition, you will participate in a firearms exercise.


Successful completion of the academy requires your attendance at all sessions.  If you wish to attend the academy, please complete the application online at:  The deadline for applications is August 10, 2018.  If you are selected, a formal letter will be sent to you.


If you have questions about the FBI's Citizens Academy, you may visit our website at or contact Community Outreach Specialist Marvella Gray at (410) 277-6289 or

Seminar 8/9/2018: A Day on the INLETS: Elements of an Active Shooting

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:44 AM by N M   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 7:45 AM ]

The FBI in Washington DC and Baltimore, the Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center, and the InfraGard chapters in Maryland and the National Capital Region invite you to:

A Day on the INLETS: Elements of an Active Shooting

August 9, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Silver Spring, MD
For more, go to:

The agenda features a holistic view from indicators of those on the trajectory towards violence, mass casualty events and civilians, then continues through the mitigation of the event including providing victim assistance and media coordination.
Presenters from the FBI in Baltimore and Washington, DC, will provide presentations on the following, including:

  • Pre-indicators of Active Shooters
  • Considerations for Schools and Houses of Worship
  • Case study of the 2013 Washington Navy Yard
  • A Citizen's Response to an Active Shooter Event
  • Media Considerations
  • Victim Assistance Considerations

Student aid materials provided on:

  • Crisis Communication
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyber threats
  • Extremist and Hate Groups
  • Active Shooter
  • Trafficking
  • and other topics

The registration price includes: All-day seminar, Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, student materials, and Certificate of Attendance.

We look forward to seeing you, On The INLETS!

Seminar 4/25/2018: A Day on the INLETS: Insider Threat Investigation Workshop

posted Mar 6, 2018, 7:06 PM by N M   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 2:12 PM ]

The FBI's Baltimore and Washington, DC offices and the InfraGardNCR & Maryland chapters present:

A Day on the INLETS: Insider Threat Investigations Workshop
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center 
Marriottsville, Maryland

Subject matter experts for the private and public sectors various provide unique insight into the current methods and trends as it applies to the threat and vulnerability by those within the organization.

This one-day seminar is hosted by On The INLETS, a collaborative effort of the FBI's Baltimore and Washington, DC offices, the Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center, and InfraGard Maryland and InfraGardNCR - the host and fiduciary.


The registration price includes All-day seminar, Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Certificate of Attendance.

Agenda (subject to change; will be updated as speakers confirm)

  8:00 am   Registration & Coffee
  9:00 am   Welcome
  9:05 am   Developing an Effective Program
10:30 am   Break
10:45 am   The Cyber Optic inside Insider Threats
12:00 pm   Lunch
 1:00 pm    Topic coming soon
 2:15 pm    Break
 2:30 pm    Insider Threat Case Study: Ana Montes 
 4:00 pm    Closing remarks and dismissal

Seminar 3/16/2018: Delaware InfraGard: Conquering the New Threats

posted Feb 20, 2018, 5:37 PM by N M   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 5:38 PM ]

The Delaware InfraGard
Presents our 1st Quarter Meeting
“Conquering the New Threats”

(This meeting is open to all with registration)

Register at

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to Noon
Location: Delmarva Conference Center, 4100 South Wakefield Dr., Newark, DE 19702
Note: When using the internet map locators to get to this facility, search for North Wakefield Drive, Newark, DE 19702 or South Wakefield Drive and zip code 19702. Do not use street numbers in your search

Agenda: (Light refreshments will be served)
  8:00 am –   8:40 am  Registration & Networking
  8:40 am –   9:00 am  InfraGard Announcements
  9:00 am –   9:50 am  Blockchain Security
:00 am – 10:50 am  The National Guard & the state of Cyber response
:00 am – 11:50 am  The Hunt for IoT That Threatens Our Modern Way of Life
11:50 am – 12:00 pm  Spectre/Meltdown Update – Is it safe to patch yet!

Seminar 2/27/2018: A Day on the INLETS: Elements of an Active Shooting

posted Feb 15, 2018, 5:13 PM by N M   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 5:14 PM ]

The FBI's Baltimore and Washington, DC offices, the Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center, and the InfraGardNCR & Maryland chapters invite you to:


A Day on the INLETS: Elements of an Active Shooting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

St. John's College

Annapolis, MD


For more, go to

Subject matter experts will provide blocks of instruction on public response to an active shooting event, mass casualty homicide investigations, the Washington Navy Yard Case Study, identifying pre-event indicators of active shooters, unique insight on the impact to houses of worship and schools, media considerations, and victim assistance.


Presenters from the FBI in Baltimore and Washington, DC, FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, the Center for Personal Protection and Safety will participate in this holistic agenda, including:


  • Pre-indicators of Active Shooters
  • Considerations for Houses of Worship and Schools
  • Case study of the 2013 Washington Navy Yard
  • A Citizen's Response to an Active Shooter Event
  • Managing a Mass Casualty Crime Scenes
  • Media Considerations
  • Victim Assistance Considerations

The registration price includes All-day seminar, Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Certificate of Attendance.

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