Securing Critical Infrastructure: A Public-Private Partnership

Start: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:00 PM
End:   Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Securing Critical Infrastructure: A Public-Private Partnership

with
Scott Aaronson
Senior Director, National Security Policy
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 

Wednesday, May 14
6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Please contact sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions.

Please note that this event is off the record.

During his remarks, Mr. Aaronson will discuss how government and private industry are working together to strengthen the electric grid.  He will comment on how the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, housed at EEI, links senior government and industry officials and provides a forum to discuss the most critical issues of the industry. Mr. Aaronson will review the threat profile, including an overview of the Metcalf substation shooting that took place last year in San Jose. He will discuss worst case scenarios and what we are doing to protect the grid.

Scott AaronsonScott Aaronson has been a member of the Government Affairs department at Edison Electric Institute since 2009. As the Senior Director for National Security Policy, he is responsible for establishing partnerships and fostering collaboration between the government and investor owned electric utilities. Before focusing exclusively on security matters affecting critical infrastructure, he was responsible for advocacy related to several emerging technology issues, including electric grid modernization and telecommunications issues.

In addition to his role at EEI, Scott also serves as the Secretary for the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). The ESCC serves as the primary liaison between government and all segments of the electric power sector.

Prior to joining EEI, Scott was a senior adviser to Members of Congress serving the 12th Congressional District of California, including former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos and his successor, U.S. Representative Jackie Speier. From 2001 to 2007, he served as an economic policy adviser to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.

Scott attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for his undergraduate studies, and received a Master's Degree from The George Washington University. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

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