The GLHC hosts conferences, conducts workshops, and spearheads regional initiatives.
Spring Conference, Detroit, MI - May 23, 2017, check back for updated information.
- Proposed location and date of GLHC's Spring Conference. Check back for updates!
- Presentations on DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection Regional Enhancement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Power Outage Incident Response Planning by FEMA Region V, Pipeline Safety Regulations by PHMSA, Wisconsin Cybersecurity Efforts by the Wisconsin National Guard, and an afternoon workshop by MITRE Corporation.
- Presentations on Toledo Water Crisis by City of Toledo, Asian Carp Issue by Illinois Dept of Natural Resources, The Big Freeze/Impact of '13/'14 Winter on Milwaukee Water by Milwaukee Water Works and Jardine Water Purification Plant Tour by City of Chicago.
- Presentations on Ohio Waterways Studies by Ohio Homeland Security, Nuclear Power Plant Security by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, Roles and Responsibilities by U.S. Coast Guard, Tall Ship Security by Pearsco Solutions, Great Lakes Commerce by Lake Carriers' Association and National Border Security by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- Presentations on Mid-Western Regional Threat Assessment by FBI, Port Security by U.S. Coast Guard, Intelligence Led Policing by Milwaukee Police, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity by Schneider National Inc, Resiliency in Action by Southeast Wisconsin Incident Management Team, Preparedness and Partnerships by Walgreens and Managing Critical Resources by Georgian Bay Forever.
- Presentations on Security Briefing by Ilitch Holdings, Cyber Security by State of Michigan, Beyond the Border by Transport Canada and U.S. Coast Guard, Detroit Water System Security by same, MI 2-1-1 by same, Pipe Bombs and such by FBI, Michigan Cyber Range by Merit and Severe Weather Preparedness by National Weather Service.
- Assist stakeholders in assessing Regional
Cyber Resilience. The
ability of regional lifeline functions (water, power, transportation,
healthcare, and communications) and core economic engines to deliver services
is highly dependent on a complex mix of private and public Cyber/Information
Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure. Both natural hazards
and human threats pose risk to this Cyber/ICT infrastructure. MITRE Corporation will facilitate a session framed by the Regional
Cyber Resilience Maturity Continuum in order to launch a dialogue about
ensuring the resilience of the Cyber/ICT infrastructure supporting critical
functions for the Great Lakes Region.
- Developing recommendations on Engagement, Building a Foundation, Critical Information Requirements and Communication/Information Sharing through facilitation of breakout groups
- Facilitation of a tabletop exercise with a focus on Governance, Critical Information Elements and Communication/Information Sharing components with participants working through the 39 recommendations
Improvised Nuclear Device Exercise - January 2013
- The GLHC conducted a regional, virtual table-top exercise focusing on an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) event. The exercise included over 300 participants from over 125 different agencies. Participants were from the private sector and local, state, and federal government across the Great Lakes region, including Canada.
Cross-Border Table-top Exercise with National Guard - 2011
- The GLHC conducted a cross-border regional table-top exercise with the National Guard. The After Action Report was presented at the December 2011 meeting.
Beyond the Border Initiative
The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition (GLHC) is proud to announce its role to help facilitate a USA-Canada maritime commerce, resiliency and security initiative for the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway region, in partnership with Transport Canada and the U.S. Coast Guard.
In 2011, President Barack Obama, United States and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, Canada jointly announced a bi-national initiative for economic commerce and security called Beyond the Border. The initiative focuses on:
- addressing threats early;
- promoting trade facilitation, economic growth, and jobs;
- strengthening cross-border law enforcement; and
- protecting shared critical infrastructure, including enhancing continental and global cyber security.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) organization began the first phase in the greater Seattle-Vancouver bi-national area. For the second phase in late 2013, both governmental organizations in partnership with Great Lakes Hazards Coalition will be working across the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway region. The final phase will start later in the New England states and Eastern Canada region.
Through this initiative, GLHC, Transport Canada, and the U.S. Coast Guard will establish new partnerships, create information sharing conduits, engage stakeholders in response and recovery, and promote resiliency for maritime commerce and security. This will be done through strengthening maritime public/private communities, in addition to hosting bi-national regional meetings, webinars, exercises and producing reports.
Listed below are various documents that have been distributed and are available for review.
12-13-2013 Briefing Note - Great Lakes Bi-National MCR
12-13-2013 Presentation - Great Lakes Bi-National MCR
12-13-2013 Qs and As MCR Great Lakes Outreach
12-11-2014 Situation Manual
12-11-2014 MCR Guidelines Great Lakes
12-11-2014 TTX Agenda
12-11-2014 Manuel des mises en Situation
12-11-2014 RCM Lignes Directrices Grands Lacs
12-11-2014 ORDRE DU JOUR