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George Miserendino

Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council

Thirty five years in Security Services Management with a large Electric and Gas utility, U.S. Department of Energy, and owner of a “critical infrastructure protection” consulting firm.

Principle author of the “Electricity Sector’s Security Guidelines” approved by U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Presented the Guidelines through a series of ten NERC sponsored workshops. (2002-03)

Presented Electricity Sector Guidelines and facilitated breakout sessions at ten NERC National workshops attended by over 500 industry representatives.

Participated in the NERC drafting teams for the development of the CIP (Cyber Reliability Security Standard 1200) (2003), and the CIP 002-009 (2004, 2005, and 2006).

Developed and presented materials for eight NRECA workshops addressing US Department of Agriculture security standards for cooperative electrical entities.

Presented “Security Guideline” overviews at both the American Public Power Association (APPA) and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2003 annual meetings as well as the annual IEEE Technical Conference. (Dallas, Sept ’03)

Conducted comprehensive infrastructure assessments on more than seventy-five (75) utilities to include, system control centers, generating stations, transmission substations as well as dams/locks and levies. The assessments were based on FERC, NERC, AGA, and, DHS DOE Guidance and Standards. (2003-08)

Under contract to ASME-ITI as an SME, was one of two authors in the development and publication of the “Dams & Locks RAMCAP” risk tool for the DHS. (2007)

Directed full scope of Security Services and Operations for 4th largest electric and gas utility in the U.S. with responsibility for both domestic and international operations as well as multiple nuclear sites. (1990-2002)

Appointed the 1st Director of Security for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Served as Director of Safeguards and Security for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Nuclear Operations Office.

Participated in the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection in 1997.

Has served on NERC’s Electricity Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee since its inception in 1998. Currently assigned to the “Guidelines Working Group”.

Active in leadership positions in EEI, chairing their security task force 96-99.

Certified in Sandia’s RAM “W” and “T” and a member of the ASME RAMCAP Consensus Committee.

Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University in Zoology.

Holds a Master of Arts Degree from Washington State University in Criminal Justice.

Supported the US Department of Homeland Security through Argonne National Laboratory in conducting critical infrastructure Site Assistance Visits (SAV), 2004, 2005, & 2006.

He has expertise in infrastructure protection strategies for the Electricity, Gas, Chemical and Water industries.

Following 4 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, spent 27 years in the Army Reserve, retiring in 2000 as a Colonel and Deputy Chief of Staff Operations. Responsibilities included “Force Protection”, intelligence, and security planning for the 2nd largest Army Reserve Command.

Graduate of Several Army courses covering Force Protection, Intelligence, Military, Police and “Special Operations”.

Currently possess a Department of Energy “Q” clearance.