Promote awareness, training, and partnerships to members and local/regional stakeholders with regards to Resilience Programs. The Committee provides information that supports the efficient development, implementation, and use of existing technologies that both improves infrastructure resilience and identifies cybersecurity challenges and solutions. 

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Committee Chair

James Hagan, Resilience Committee ChairJames (Jim) Hagan
BBS Consulting
(847) 502-9120

Education Opportunities

PAST EVENT:  2016 Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS)
Theme: Resilience: An Infrastructure, Social & Economic Imperative

CIS Presentations are posted under Past Presentations below.

Click here for the 2016 CIS PDH Form 



Technical Advisory Group: Albert Romano  

National Partnership and Outreach: Joe Manous  

Regional and Local Post Outreach: Gary Gordon   

Cybersecurity: LTC James Schreiner

Programs & Communication: James Hagan 

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Resilience Committee Call

When: March 31, 2017

Formerly, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council facilitated public and private sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure security and resilience.  Our vision is secure and resilient infrastructure that supports the nation’s economy and well-being of its people.

TISP gatherd agencies, companies, associations and individuals sharing a common interest in increasing the capacity of our infrastructure to absorb or mitigate the impact of hazard events while maintaining and restoring critical services. As an SAME council with a commitment to advancing the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure resilience, TISP provides three primary functions:

Dialogue and Discovery. In physical and virtual social functions, TISP convenes its partners with overlapping interests to collaborate and coordinate. Typically, conversations reveal opportunities to build consensus, address problems needing attention and uncover potential solutions.
Relationships and Information Exchange. TISP activities include networking events, quarterly forums and conferences—such as the Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS), held annually in April—that bring together academia and experts to showcase the latest developments in regional and infrastructure resilience.
Transfer Knowledge and Education. One of the most important functions of the partnership is to develop resources that educate individuals on how to be more resilient and provide tools for implementing resilience strategies and programs, notably the 2011 edition of the Regional Disaster Resilience Guide.
By fostering an environment of cooperation before a disaster hits and building essential, strategic partnerships with federal, state and local governments, large and small companies, associations, academic institutions and individuals, our nation can work together in developing resilient regions and infrastructure. This type of infrastructure is necessary to ensure a strong national economy and the well-being of our citizens and visitors.

In a rapid response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, federal and state agencies, corporations and professional societies met to discuss how they could collaborate and coordinate to improve the security of the built environment of the United States. In a unanimous conclusion to their meeting, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) was established as a non-profit partnership to facilitate a forum for advancing practice and policy for the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure. On Nov. 20, 2001, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Organizational Charter drafted by the partnership’s steering committee consisting of representatives from the American Institute of Architects, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Associated General Contractors of America, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Facilities Council, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

TISP exhibited tremendous leadership capabilities early by convincing government officials to include natural hazards—such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fire, tsunamis and aging deterioration—when considering how best to protect critical infrastructure from destruction and disruption. It also showed great leadership by introducing guidance and recommendations to protect our national transportation systems, air, land and seaports, and dam and levee systems. Among TISP’s most critical achievements is the publication of the 2006 and 2011 editions of the Regional Disaster Resilience Guide, which have been used by federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; as well as by states such as Maryland and Washington; by numerous cities and towns; and by regional partnerships such as the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and Great Lakes Hazards Coalition (GLHC). TISP pledges to lead public-and private-sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure resilience to sustain the nation’s resources and the country’s ability to efficiently restore infrastructure when disrupted by any hazard.

TISP membership includes local, regional, state, federal and foreign agencies; professional associations and industry trade groups; engineering, architecture and construction firms; codes and standards organizations; educational institutions and universities; planners and economic developers; infrastructure owners and operators; manufacturers; and service providers, whose collective purpose is related to the security and resiliency of the nation’s built environment. All told, TISP represents nearly two million individuals and firms involved in the planning, design, construction and operation of infrastructure.

To learn more about TISP, please click here: TISP Fact Sheet

Legacy TISP WORKING GROUPS 2014-2015

Currently, TISP is seeking dedicated, motivated individuals to serve on various TISP working groups (former TISP committees). Members and partners may designate one individual for each committee. Please contact Jacqueline Barrett at jbarrett@same.org  if you are interested in participating on a TISP Working Group. The Executive Leadership Committee is limited to TISP dues-paying members only.


Chair for Regional Resilience: Edward J. Hecker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Chair for Infrastructure Resilience: Mohan Singh, P.E., AECOM
 - Vice Chair for Knowledge Transfer: Joe Manous, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 - Vice Chair for Operational and Functional Resilience: Cherrie Black, Idaho National Laboratory
 - Vice Chair for Resilience Partnerships: Kerry Thomas, ABS Consulting

TISP maintains a unique position as a national leader in regional and infrastructure resilience with a diverse knowledge base and membership of organizations representing businesses and infrastructure owners; local, state and federal agencies; as well as academic institutions and not-for-profit professional societies. The Regional and Infrastructure Resilience Committee brings leaders and experts together to perform as a national asset facilitating dialogue on security and resilience, including public policy and technical solutions. The committee is responsible for the activities to achieve TISP Strategic Goal 1.

*The former Infrastructure Standards and Measuring Resilience Working Group (ISMRWG) was merged into the RIRWG.*


Chair: Dr. Paula Scalingi, Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience

Vice Chair: Bonnie Butlin, Canadian Security Partners' Forum

*Formerly the TISP Committee for Emergency Preparedness*

>TISP's mission includes providing leadership in national public and private sector collaboration for advancing the practices and policies of regional and infrastructure security and resilience. The

Public-Private Collaboration Committee seeks strategic partnerships and relationships to integrate new ideas on the topics of security and resilience from a broad range of stakeholders. The committee collaborates on issues and leverages the collective technical expertise and research and development capabilities of the TISP membership - covering all areas, including planning, design and construction. The committee is responsible for the activities to achieve TISP Strategic Goal 2.

2014 Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer RESULTS Form

2015 Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer Submission Form

TISP Recommended Training Courses (Required Element #2)


Co-Chairs:  Steven Hart, VMI and Ronald Welch, The Citadel

The Knowledge, Skills and Education Committee is concerned with the teaching, training and research of what makes our regions and infrastructure secure and resilient to all forms of hazards and threats. The committee will explore how to implement Full Spectrum Resilience so that physical, socio-cultural, financial and natural systems can best adapt in order to function at all times. The committee also will raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and training. The committee is responsible for the activities to achieve TISP Strategic Goal 3.