Speakers – Energy Exposition June 21-22, 2017

 Guest Luncheon Speaker  June 22, 2017

Vincent DeVito advises the Interior Department’s Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretaries on all aspects of energy policy and ensure policy coordination among the nine bureaus with energy responsibilities within the Department. 

“Reorganizing the federal government also means identifying the best of the best in the private sector and using their talents to help achieve the goals and missions of the Department of the Interior; and that’s what we gain in Mr. DeVito,” said Secretary Zinke. “Like President Trump and myself, Mr. DeVito recognizes that American energy resources create jobs and revenue and that we can both promote responsible energy development and protect traditional multiple use through responsible stewardship of our treasured public lands for future generations to come.”

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Luncheon Speaker  June 21, 2017

Hear Harriet’s view of the “The New Era of Regulations“.

Harriet Hageman has given many speeches on “Regulation Without Representation,” concerning the incessant flood of regulations being produced by unelected federal bureaucrats and their effect on U.S. industries. Ms. Hageman states that she is not against the federal government, but is “anti-bad, wasteful government that is taking our liberties.”

The burden of federal regulations in the United States now reaches almost $2 trillion annually.  The financial drain, however, is only one aspect of the problem.  The real crisis relates to the fact that nameless, faceless bureaucrats are writing and enforcing the laws in this country, with 30 regulations being adopted for every properly passed statutory provision.  This approach clearly violates a basic tenant of our Constitutional framework – found in the separation of powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches – and is ripe for abuse.  Harriet Hageman will be giving an overview of the regulatory overreach of the last administration and describing those efforts of President Trump and his team to “right this ship” by rolling back unnecessary regulatory burdens. 

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Luncheon Speaker  June 22, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Mason is the H.A. “Dave” True, Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Mason will discuss recent developments in key energy markets (oil, natural gas, coal), and offer some thoughts about the likely future trajectories.  Important ingredients include the real of Asian markets, impacts of some bad bets on domestic coal markets, and evolving trends in exploration and production costs for oil and gas. He will also address the importance of historical regulations, and implications of these legacy policies for markets in the next several years.

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Luncheon Speaker  – June 21, 2017   “Cybersecurity What’s Really At Risk”

Mr. Meyer will speak on reducing industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators, and vendors. In collaboration with the other NCCIC components, the ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.

Derek Meyer is a Technical Analysis Lead with the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

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