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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's EM2020 is a week of interactive webinars to explore the missions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the practice of emergency management, and the nation's preparedness for, response to and recovery from any emergency. Webinars feature a keynote speaker. and panel discussion for approximately 1.5-2 hours daily. See the agenda here.
As you can see we continue to bring you the people, information, and collaboration necessary to understand our government partners! For EM2020 you will receive the login information for the day's webinar before 10:00 am -- or at least 3 hours prior to the start -- each day. If you registered for the full series, you'll get your link to join the webinar each morning. Same with registrations for individual sessions.
Please follow the link you are sent to gain access. We send this information both through eventbrite and through our personal email. PLEASE mark both as safe senders with your email system to ensure you get the information. Thank you for participating and we look forward to a great week!
Wednesday, October 28th
EM2020 Global Event Keynote
Peter T. Gaynor was officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be FEMA Administrator on January 14, 2020.Gaynor has more than 11 years of experience in emergency management. Prior to coming to FEMA, Gaynor served as the Director of Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in 2015. During that time, RIEMA responded to numerous small and large disasters, including one presidentially declared disaster and at least seven pre-existing active federal disasters. Gaynor oversaw response and recovery efforts to blizzards, floods, tropical storms and public health emergencies. He also coordinated evacuations, mass care, special events, and school safety.
Wednesday, October 28th
Preparedness: Expanding our Understanding
Assistant Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate
Mr. Alex Amparo is the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Preparedness Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he is responsible for delivering education, training and exercises to build a culture of preparedness in the United States. His distinguished career in emergency management spans more than two decades at the State and Federal levels. Mr. Amparo entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2011.
Deputy Assistant Administrator,
National Preparedness Directorate
Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
G. Keith Bryant
U.S. Fire Administration
FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation and senior executive of the National Flood Insurance Program
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Thursday, October 29th
Resilience for All-Hazards
Deputy Administrator (Acting), Resilience
Bridget Bean serves as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience. In this role, Ms. Bean leads an organization of more than 1,400 employees across four major and three minor components that include the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, National Preparedness Directorate, Grant Programs Directorate, National Continuity Programs, Office of Counterterrorism and Security Preparedness, Office of Resilience Integration and Coordination, and Resilience Enterprise Operations.
Friday, October 30th
FEMA Modification of Response and Recovery efforts in a pandemic environment
Deputy Associate Administrator for Logistics, Office of Response & Recovery
Dr. Melissa Forbes
Deputy Assistant Administrator (Acting) for Recovery,
Office of Recovery &