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The Gate 15 Interview EP 26. Bill Flynn, Homeland Security Expert on Threats, Preparedness, DHS, the Yankees and More!

In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour speaks with William (Bill) Flynn, the president of Garda Risk Management LLC, specializing in homeland and national security policy and operations with a focus on critical infrastructure security and resilience. Bill is a highly-sought after homeland security expert and is also a partner in The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) an e-learning company that goes beyond stand-up training to provide strategy and tactics to mitigate workplace violence and active assailant threats. He also serves on the board of the Faith-Based Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO). Bill has served as a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and was among the original leaders at DHS, where he served in a number of key leadership positions and including as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Infrastructure Protection (since renamed within what is today, CISA), where he led the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our nation’s critical infrastructure. Read Bill’s complete bio below!

Follow Bill on LinkedIn! Follow The Power of Preparedness on LinkedIn! Follow The Power of Preparedness on Twitter! @TPOPtraining In the discussion we address: Bill’s career of public service including time in the U.S. Navy, with the NYPD, and at DHS Bill’s ongoing work leading Garda Risk Management and with The Power of Preparedness · Threats, hostile events, behavioral indicators and preparedness Executive security and organizational risk and mitigation Creating a culture of security, the cost of preparedness vs. the costs of recovery, and the “three C’s” The Yankees, national monuments and icons, and much more!

A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include: 

The Power of Preparedness: Online Training for Active Shooter Preparedness & Verbal De-Escalation
Customized for Your Industry or Organization 
The Gate 15 Hostile Events Preparedness Series (HEPS) and The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) 
Faith-Based ISAO & TPOP 
Get the White Paper! The Hostile Event Attack Cycle (HEAC), 2021 Update. 
NCTC, FBI & DHS: U.S. Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators 2021 Critical Infrastructure Threat Information Sharing Framework 
A Reference Guide for the Critical Infrastructure Community, October 2016
PERSPECTIVE: Mass Shootings Are a Homeland Security Risk; Change starts with an accounting that what has been done – much of it laudable – has not been sufficient to the challenge. (Bill Flynn and Bob Kolasky, in Homeland Security Today, 11 June 2022) 
The crisis after the crisis: What grocers can expect after an active shooter incident. Food retail managers should be prepared to handle external communication and support for victims and their families in the aftermath of violence, writes security expert William Flynn.
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) FMI - The Food Industry Association The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) 
Homeland Security - Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) 
Homeland Security - Protective Security Advisor (PSA) Program 
Homeland Security - Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP) 
On Executive Security, Bill and Andy discussed outspoken leaders and Andy shared comments made by Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey in this recent interview: Whole Foods' John Mackey (Reason, 10 Aug 2022) Gate 15 resources pages 
Faith-Based Information Sharing & Analysis Organization Advisory Board

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