In September, NISC Chair Chief Charles Werner attended the Big City Emergency Managers Fall 2014 Conference. The Big City Emergency Managers, Inc. (BCEM) is a non-profit organization comprised of 15 major metropolitan jurisdictions that promotes robust emergency management capabilities. BCEM’s goal is to assist major cities prevent, mitigate, recover, and respond to major incidents and emergencies. The organization represents nearly 30% of the U.S. population and 85% of FEMA’s Urban Area Security Initiative Grant funding. At the conference, Chief Werner spoke about the NISC’s mission, vision, and goals.
This fall, Chief Werner also represented the NISC at the Identity Credentialing Access Management Initiative’s (ICAM) annual summit in Washington, DC. ICAM is a federal initiative that integrates identity management and credentialing to secure access to facilities, networks, and IT systems. Members of the NISC Board are frequently invited to attend conferences to share their information sharing and public safety expertise. Visit our archive to see a selection of presentations they have shared.