The UCCS School of Public Affairs, through its revitalized Center for Homeland Security, will host, education, military and government leaders in discussions about how to protect U.S. infrastructure and how agencies can work better together.
On Oct. 9 and 10 at the Marriott Hotel, the School of Public Affairs will join with the Naval Postgraduate School, NORAD – U.S. Northern Command, the National Homeland Defense Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA to sponsor presentations by experts from around the country around the theme of “Rethinking Infrastructure Protection: Innovative Approaches for Education and Research.”
Steve Recca, executive director, Center for Homeland Security, organized the event, the eighth iteration of the annual summit, and first time outside Washington, D.C., and Boston areas. He recently rejoined UCCS to lead the Center for Homeland Security, now part of the School of Public Affairs. Recca led the center from 2006 to 2009.
“I am very glad to be back at UCCS, and working with Dean Schwartz and the SPA faculty and staff,” Recca said. The School of Public Affairs and the Center for Homeland Security bring tremendous capability to the global conversation how we – together – enable our communities to be safe, secure and prosperous. Hosting the Annual Summit brings national thought-leaders together in a critical venue to explore and address the key challenges in securing America and our partners.”
In addition to Recca, other UCCS faculty and staff who will participate in the event are Terry Schwartz, interim dean, School of Public Affairs, Ed Anderson, executive director of strategic military, science, space and security initiatives, Office of the Chancellor, Edin Mujkic, assistant professor, School of Public Affairs, and Lauren Brengarth, assistant professor, Department of Communication. In addition to his UCCS role, Anderson is president of the National Homeland Defense Foundation and is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General and deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command.