Illinois agency reviews Homeland Security update
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Terrorism Task Force met March 23 for Homeland Security update.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the agency:
Illinois Emergency Management Agency coordinates, manages and administers the state’s emergency management, homeland security and nuclear safety programs. Assists local governments with multi-hazard emergency operations plans.
ILLINOIS TERRORISM TASK FORCE Minutes of Membership Meeting March 23, 2016 Attendees
Adams/McDonough Counties – Joe Henning
Don Kauerauf, Chair, ITTF AIR-ONE – Am. Public Works Association – Vydas Juskelis*
Aders, Darryl – ISP American Red Cross – Scott Clarke
Briner, Chad – IEMA Archer Daniels Midland Co. –
Anderson, Joe - CMS Associated Fire Fighters of IL –
Clark, Ron – WIU Center for Public Safety & Justice– Juliana Stratton*, Jennifer Rominger
Allen, David – SOS Police CMS – Cynthia Lepper
Damm, Abby – WIU CHUG –
Desai, Lisa – IEMA City of Aurora – Joseph Jones
Evans, Bob – IEMA Cities of Bloomington/Normal – Doug Barnett
Fleming, Bob – IEMA Cities of Champaign-Urbana –
Gembara, Bob – ISP City of Chicago – Gary Schenkel*, Dan Ellis*
Webster, Tony – ISP City of Joliet –
Wolf, Eric – ISP City of Naperville – Dan Nelson
Gelletta, Jon – ARC City of Peoria – Charles Lauss
Gray, Nick - WIU City of Rockford –
Harney, Tim - ISP City of Springfield - Mike Midiri
Lewis, Walt - IEMA Cook County DHSEM – Ray Hamilton
Sassen, Debbie - IDOT DuPage County OHSEM – Bill Babyar*, Jeremy Hirst
Millette, Mike – Am. Public Works Association IL Association of Chiefs of Police – Jan Noble*
Maplethorpe, Paul - MABAS IL Association of Public Health Admin. – Toni Corona, Amy Fox
Murphy, Eric – IEMA IL Association of School Boards – Ben Schwarm
Paholke, Jonathon - MABAS IL Board of Higher Education – Brook Stewart
Pfeifer, Julie – WIU IL Campus Law Enforcement Admin. –
Riechert, Ashley - WIU IL Coalition of Comm. Blood Centers – Lindsay Manci, Lee Milner
Riemann, Dan – ING IL College of Emergency Physicians –
Sorrentino, Alana - WIU IL Community College Board – Susan Drone
Stewart, Jay – ISP IL Council of Code Administrators – Gerald Tienstra
Thompson, Patti – IEMA IL Coroners Association – Robert Gessner*
Tyrell, Dora – ISP IL Criminal Justice Authority – Junaid Afeef*
Vaughn, Mike – City of Peoria IL Dept. of Agriculture – Steve Chard
Washam, Bucky – IESMA IL Dept. of Corrections – John Eilers IL Dept. of Human Services – IL Dept. of Military Affairs – Troy Scott, Robert Bland* IL Dept. of Natural Resources –
Federal Advisory Members IL Dept. of Public Health – Win Rawls IL Dept. of Transportation – Amy Eller, Tom Korty
Laabs, Weston – U.S. Coast Guard IL Dept. on Aging – Bert Weber IEMA – Michelle Hanneken IESMA – Dan Fulscher, David Christensen*
Advisory Members IEPA – Roger Lauder IL Firefighters Association – Bill Offerman IL Fire Chiefs Association – Joe Holomy, Tony Nichols IL Fire Service Institute – Royal Mortenson
Other ILEAS – Jim Page, Larry Evans ILETSB – Susan Nichols, Jeff Fritz
Ellis, Ron IMERT – Mary Connelly*, Chris Jansen* IL OSFM – Les Albert IL Public Health Assoc. – Nora Hoover IL Public Health Mutual Aid System – Stephen Melega IL Public Works Mutual Aid Network – IL Sheriffs’ Association – IL State Police – Chad Peterson, Kelly Walter, Chris Trame, IL State’s Attorneys Association – Jack Knuppel Lake County ESDA – Michael Jackson* Metro East – Herbert Simmons, Bryan Whitaker MABAS – Glen Erickson Quad Cities – Robert DeFrance Reg. Superintendents of Schools – Secretary of State Police – Sydney Roberts, Rick Beatty Will County EMA – Harold Damron
*attended by video conference at DuPage County OHSEM
llinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) – Full Meeting – March 23, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. Held at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and via video conference at DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DuPage County OHSEM)
Call to Order
Chairman Kauerauf welcomed everyone attending the meeting at IEMA and acknowledged the members attending via video conference at DuPage County OHSEM.
Chairman Kauerauf took roll call of the membership to determine if a meeting quorum was present. Membership quorum was acknowledged.
Chairman Kauerauf called for any public comment(s). No comments.
Chairman Kauerauf discussed the meeting agenda. The briefing on Countering Violent Extremism will be presented at the May 25, 2016, meeting. A briefing on cyber security will be provided at this meeting.
• Motion to adopt the minutes from the December 9, 2015, Full Meeting.
Motion to Adopt: Joe Holomy, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Seconded: Dan Fulscher, Illinois Emergency Services Management Association Motion Carried
National/State Homeland Security Update
Aaron Kustermann, Chief, Terrorism Research Specialist, Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC) Illinois State Police (ISP), provided a briefing on national intelligence trends.
ITTF Chair Report
Chairman Kauerauf provided an overview of the purpose and responsibilities of the ITTF/State Advisory Committee (SAC). He also discussed the FFY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Application and the charge to the ITTF Committees to determine, develop, and submit the recommended FFY 2016 HSGP projects that have been provided to the ITTF membership prior to this meeting. These projects will be discussed and recommended for the membership to adopt today.
Purpose of the State Advisory Committee (SAC):
• Ensure coordination of activities across preparedness disciplines and levels of government, including state, territorial, local, and tribal governments.
• Promote a cohesive planning framework to incorporate DHS/FEMA resources, as well as those from other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and faith-based community organizations.
• Apply available preparedness funding sources that can effectively support a whole community approach to emergency preparedness and management and the enhancement of core capabilities.
Responsibilities of a SAC:
• Integrate preparedness activities across whole community with the goal of maximizing coordination and reducing duplication of effort;
• Create a cohesive planning network that builds and implements preparedness initiatives using DHS/FEMA resources, as well as other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, local, private sector, and faith-based community resources;
• Ensure applications for SHSP and UASI funds align with the capability gaps identified in the state and UASI THIRA and SPR.
FFY 2016 HSGP Overview:
• HSGP provides funding to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential terrorist attacks and other hazards.
• HSGP plays an important role in implementation of National Preparedness System by building, sustaining, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal.
• FEMA Priorities
o Homeland Security Advisory Infrastructure o Cybersecurity o Infrastructure Systems o Access control and identity verification o Housing o Long-term vulnerability reduction
• Basic Facts
o Project Period of April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 o 25% of HSGP must address law enforcement prevention activities o 80/20% Local and State Benefits o 50% Personnel Cap o 36-month performance period o Must have fusion center investment justification
• HSGP Funds Available = $1.037 billion
o SHSP = $402 million o UASI = $580 million o OPSG = $55 million
• Illinois Award
o State of Illinois - $16.4 million (level funding) o Chicago UASI - $68.6 million (1.3% decrease)
• Funding Determined By:
o Threat o Vulnerability o Consequences
• Key Changes
o Increased number of UASIs by one (now 29) o Outlines Controlled and Prohibited Equipment by law enforcement agencies o Priority for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) activities
• Review THIRA/SPR
o Need for multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional coordination for POETE (Planning, Organization,
Equipment, Train, Exercise) o Ensure multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional coordination/communication of exercises o Focus for training and education events o Regional public safety meetings and information exchange
Instructions for Committees:
1. Role of the Committees is to recommend “whole community, homeland security projects to address Illinois;
threats, risk and consequences”. 2. The purpose of committees isn’t to ensure organizations get funding – “Projects drive funding, not funding drives
projects”. 3. Focus on strategic and work way to projects. 4. Committees should focus on projects to address (1) threat, (2) vulnerabilities, and (3) consequences. 5. 360 degree look at projects – linkage to other funding sources 6. Committees should think multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline solutions to POETE to address results of THIRA.
• February 16, 2016
o FEMA Releases Application
• February 24, 2016
o ITTF Chairs Meeting
• February 25, 2016 to March 11, 2016
o Committee Meetings
• March 23, 2016
o ITTF Full Membership Meeting (Approve Application)
• March 23, 2016 to April 20, 2016
o SAA Determines Allocations
• April 25, 2016
o Application Due to FEMA
Committee Summaries for the projects:
1. Describe the process committee utilized to select projects in FFY 2016. 2. Discuss the strategic priorities the committee’s portfolio of projects will address. 3. Describe how projects proposed by committee will address these strategic priorities.
Do the projects collectively:
1. Better prepare Illinois for an act of terrorism? 2. Address capability/capacity gaps in state, regional and local preparedness? 3. Move Illinois closer to our Vision 20/20 priorities?
Each Committee Chair presented a summary of the committee’s recommended projects, which were provided to the ITTF membership via email on March 18th and 21st, 2016.
• Motion to adopt projects submitted by the ITTF Committees for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FFY 2016 State Homeland Security Grant Budget Application.
Motion to Adopt: Glen Erickson, MABAS Seconded: Royal Mortenson, IFSI Discussion
Chairman Kauerauf called for a voice roll-call vote from the ITTF membership on the adoption of the FFY 2016 State Homeland Security Grant Program Budget Application for projects submitted by the ITTF Committees:
Adams/McDonough Counties - Yes AIR-ONE - Absent Am. Public Works Association - Yes American Red Cross - Yes Archer Daniels Midland Company - Absent Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois - Yes Center for Public Safety & Justice - Yes Central Management Services (CMS) - Yes City of Aurora- Yes Cities of Bloomington/Normal - Yes Cities of Champaign-Urbana - Absent City of Chicago - Yes City of Joliet - Absent City of Naperville - Yes City of Peoria - Yes City of Rockford - Absent City of Springfield - Yes Collaborative Health Care Urgency Group (CHUG) - Absent Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Yes DuPage County Office of Emergency Management - Yes IL Association of Chiefs of Police - Yes IL Association of Public Health Administrators - Yes IL Association of School Boards - Yes IL Board of Higher Education - Yes IL Campus Law Enforcement Administrators - Absent IL Coalition of Community Blood Centers - Yes IL College of Emergency Physicians - Absent IL Community College Board - Yes IL Council of Code Administrators - Yes IL Coroners Association – Yes IL Criminal Justice Information Authority - Yes IL Dept. of Agriculture - Yes IL Dept. of Corrections - Yes IL Dept. of Human Services - Absent IL Dept. of Military Affairs - Yes IL Dept. of Natural Resources - Absent IL Dept. of Public Health - Yes IL Dept. of Transportation - Yes IL Dept. on Aging - Yes
IL Emergency Management Agency - Yes IL Emergency Services Management Association- Yes IL Environmental Protection Agency - Yes IL Firefighters Association - Yes IL Fire Chiefs Association - Yes IL Fire Service Institute - Yes IL Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) - Yes IL Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board - Yes IL Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) - Yes IL Public Health Association - Yes IL Public Health Mutual Aid System - Yes IL Public Works Mutual Aid Network - Absent IL Sheriffs’ Association - Absent IL State Police - Yes IL State’s Attorneys Association - Absent Lake County ESDA - Yes Metro East - Yes Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) - Yes Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal - Yes Quad Cities - Yes Regional Superintendents of Schools - Absent Secretary of State Police - Yes Will County EMA - Yes
ITTF Membership Business
Joe Anderson, Assistant Chief Information Security Officer, CMS, provided an update on the 2016 Cyber Threat landscape for the state of Illinois.
Upcoming ITTF Meetings
The next Chairs meeting will be held April 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Illinois Emergency Management, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703.
The next full meeting will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703. The video conference site at the DuPage County OHSEM, 418 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 will be available.