Staff Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure

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Sunday, February 14

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Staff Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure
MR 2
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CLOSED SESSION: Staff/Commissioner Roundtable
THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION. NARUC Members (Staff, Commissioners, NARUC Staff, and Federal Agency partners only).

Moderator: Thomas Pearce, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Panelists: Members


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Committee on Critical Infrastructure
(JOINT Meeting with Critical Infrastructure Committee)
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Ballroom Central
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Moderator: Hon. Carolene Mays-Medley, Indiana Thomas Pearce, Ohio


1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
DOE update

Panelists: U.S. Dept. of Energy (invited)


1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.
Update from DHS Office of Emergency Communications

John McClain, Office of Emergency Communications, Department of Homeland Security


1:35 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Discussion regarding the importance and relevance of cybersecurity, the role of the DHS, resources available from DHS to help Commissions and utilities, and the C3VP program.

Kelvin Coleman, Acting Deputy Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure, Department of Homeland Security


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Update on the GridEx III Tabletop exercise hosted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in November 2015. The biennial simulation helps the electric industry prepare for events that could compromise the Bulk Power System.

Hon. Philip Jones, Washington
Marcus Sachs, North American Electric Reliability Corporation


2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Supply Chain Management
Examining supply chain vulnerabilities. What is the impact of vendor (non)security? How do utilities protect their data and operating systems? Should there be standards and/or regulations regarding suppliers?

Hon. Philip Jones, Washington
Samara Moore, Senior Manager for CIP Security and Compliance, Exelon Corporate and Information Security Services


2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
National Institute of Standards and Technology RFI
Update on the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework RFI.

Hon. Pamela Witmer, Pennsylvania
Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology


3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
What Role Do We Play in Cybersecurity?
Commissions are struggling with the role regulators play in cybersecurity and what is allowable for cost recovery on these fronts by utilities. Is the private sector acting quickly enough in light of these threats; and how much should State Commissions be doing? Where does cybersecurity responsibility lie? What should we be doing as State Commissioners? What is being done at the federal level and how do/should our roles overlap, bind/work together? Is it a federal problem? A State problem? Is it a utility problem? How much and how should information be shared?

Hon. Nick Wagner, Iowa
Hon. Carolene Mays-Medley, Indiana


3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Panel 1

Jim Fama, Vice President, Energy Delivery Group, Edison Electric Institute
Pat Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Hon. Cheryl LeFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Commissioners

Moderator: Hon. Carolene Mays-Medley, Indiana
Hon. TaNola Brown-Bland, North Carolina
Hon. Art House, Connecticut
Hon. Ann McCabe, Illinois
Hon. Bob Scott, New Hampshire


4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Business Meeting
NARUC updates.