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Joseph R. Concannon on Kavanaugh & The Midterms

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Please join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to hear Joseph R. Concannon speak about Kavanaugh & The Midterms.

The event will take place at Takara Sushi located at[masked]th Avenue, Whitestone, New York. Mr. Concannon will speak for 45 minutes followed by 45 minutes of interactive conversation.

I have been told that Martin Lev, a regular Queens Libertarian attendee, will be treating everyone to lunch. If something comes up and he cannot make it, all attendees will be required to purchase $10.00 in food and drink. While we will pass the hat, there is no mandatory donation.

There is street parking and a reasonably priced parking lot across the street. You can travel there by taking the Q15A bus out of Main Street, Flushing (7 Subway Line) at the Southwest Corner of Prince Street at Roosevelt Avenue (which will let you off on the corner of 150th Street & 14th Avenue) or by taking the Q76 bus from either the 165th Street Bus Terminal or from the subway station at Jamaica Avenue & 179th Street (you should get off at the corner of Cross Island Parkway & 150th Street & walk to 14th Avenue).

Mr. Concannon is President Emeritus of the NY Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, an F.B.I. partnership initiative bridging the gap between the public and private sectors, which he led for twelve years. His vision and relentless pursuit of excellence pushed the InfraGard Members Alliance into the national spotlight, helping the F.B.I. expand its national membership and providing road map for alliances around the nation to establish similar programs. At the helm of NY Metro InfraGard, Mr Concannon developed and produced leading edge educational programs, including: monthly security summits, IGtv, a security and risk management broadcast channel; trusted partner conference calls; on-demand internet based distance learning; and the InfraGard Learning Series. Under his watch, the NYC Alliance provided education and professional development to over 5,000 security professionals hailing from over a dozen different industry verticals.

Mr. Concannon was awarded the prestigious InfraGard National Linda Franklin Memorial Leadership Award and led the NYC Alliance when it received the 2012 InfraGard Community Outreach Award.

Prior to InfraGard, Mr. Concannon has a distinguished 25-year law enforcement career with the NYPD. There, he successfully met challenges ranging from planning city-wide emergency management protocols and operations to directing and coordinating the early computer operations and LAN management for New York City to providing city government oversight. Mr, Concannon prepared the public safety section of the Mayor’s Management Report and was chiefly responsible for creating and providing analysis for Emergency Management Operations. He also served as Chair of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and Mayor’s Office Emergency Response Protocol.

Mr. Concannon has also held a position with a U.S. Government Agency contractor as a background security clearance investigator. Mr. Concannon was responsible for investigating individuals applying for government clearances while maintaining two agency credentials.

Mr. Concannon was previously a professor at the State University at Farmingdale, NY where he taught technology courses covering topics from malware to information security management. While at Farmingdale University Mr. Concannon was published in the Journal of Information Security.

Mr. Concannon holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Mr. Concannon sits on a number of not for profit boards and Advisory Board for, For Profit companies.