command and control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cybersecurity, and interoperability. Before joining DHS, Dr. Boyd served as the director of science and technology for the National Institute of Justice, where he managed R&D programs in every facet of technology affecting law enforcement and corrections, including the forensic sciences, less-than-lethal technologies, information and communications technologies, and concealed weapons and contraband detection, among others. Dr. Boyd is a retired U.S. Army Officer and a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Rank Award, the highest recognition available in the Federal Civil Service. With graduate degrees in management and public policy analysis as well as a doctorate in decision sciences, he has also published extensively in military, law enforcement, technical, and general-circulation publications.
Garry L. Briese is a co-founder of the Center for New Media and Resiliency and a principal in the professional services and consulting company Briese and Associates. In April 2008, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) regional administrator for DHS/FEMA Region 8, for Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Mr. Briese served until January 2009 in this position, as the senior DHS/FEMA official in the region. During that time, the 2008 Democratic National Convention was held in Denver, Colorado, and FEMA Region 8 was the lead agency for federal consequence management response preparations and response. Prior to coming to DHS/FEMA, he served as vice president, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, for ICF International, a NASDAQ-listed professional services corporation based in Fairfax County, Virginia. Mr. Briese served as the executive director of the 12,000 member International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) from 1985 to 2007. Previously he had served as the executive director of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, and he has more than 36 years’ experience in all levels of emergency services, including local, state, national, and international. He is a well-known author and lecturer on leadership and on the future challenges for the fire and emergency services community and has coauthored two first-responder emergency medical textbooks as well as an innovative textbook for the basic training of firefighters. He developed several innovative programs such as the Fire Service Leadership Partnership Program, an internationally recognized labor-management relations program, and the National Fire Service Near Miss Reporting System. Mr. Briese has served as a career and volunteer firefighter as well as the publicly elected chair of the Board of Fire Commissioners of a fire protection district in Orange County, Florida. He is a member of the advisory committee to the Board of the