The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) leads the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to implement national counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) policy and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the use of explosives against critical infrastructure; the private sector; and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial entities. Join OBP for a discussion on how it coordinates intergovernmental C-IED efforts, promotes C-IED information sharing in times of crisis to assist in critical decision making, highlights initiatives to build awareness in communities about how to prevent bomb attacks, and showcases products and training courses to learn more.
Upon completion, participants will:
- Have a greater understanding of the IED threat landscape.
- Learn strategic approaches for C-IED preparedness, prevention, response capabilities, and how to utilize resources that are available.
- Takeaway lessons learned regarding best practices for preventing and responding to bomb threats and actual bomb attacks.
Mr. Jason Stewart serves as the Deputy Branch Chief for the Strategy Branch at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division’s (ISD) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) as of April 2021. As Deputy Branch Chief, he leads and assists in implementing National C-IED policy, which is articulated through Presidential Policy Directive 17: Countering IEDs.
Prior to joining CISA, Mr. Stewart supported the Department of Justice and Department of Defense as a subject matter expert in C-IED and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD). He supported development of interagency C-IED policy and doctrine; as well as North Atlantic Treaty Organzation (NATO) C-IED and EOD standards.
Mr. Stewart is retired from active duty military service as an U.S. Army EOD Officer, with experience in logistics. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the U.S. Army Europe Munitions Branch Chief where he supervised the planning and management of ammuntion operations supporting three combatant commands. He has supported military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times. Mr. Stewart has served as the advisor to the Iraqi Federal Police EOD Directorate and the Afghan Army’s Ground Forces Command C-IED Section. In each instance, he advised and assisted the fledging organization to improve capability and capacity. He has served as an action officer at multiple headquarter levels. While assinged to Headquarters Department of the Army, G-3/5/7, he developed and coordinated policy for U.S. Army EOD to utilize electronic countermeasures within the continential U.S. and champoined the Army’s adoption of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Information Management System. He was handpicked to serve as the U.S. Army’s National Training Center’s EOD Company Observer Controller. While there he was selected three times as the Obeserver Controller of the rotation.
Mr. Stewart has a Masters in Project Management from Georgetown University, and has received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is a graduate of the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal school and holds the EOD master badge.
*Note: Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.
Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.