Angelo State University’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies (CSS) will host a two-day Infrastructure Resiliency Workshop Feb. 29-March 1 in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Titled “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Energy Priorities for Today and Tomorrow,” the workshop is designed to identify and discuss the threats to and vulnerabilities of our regional and national critical infrastructure, and to establish a forum for increased security collaboration between various government and law enforcement agencies and energy/utilities providers.

The Angelo State CSS is coordinating the workshop in conjunction with Texas Tech University. Workshop sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 1, in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. All sessions are open free to the public, and online registration is available.

Featured presenters during the workshop will include:

  • Dr. Annette Sobel, executive for critical infrastructure protection, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. Danny Reible, Electrical/Engineering Department, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. Vittal Rao, director of the Power Grid Energy Center, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. James Phelps, assistant professor of security studies, Angelo State University
  • Steve Mild, emergency management coordinator, San Angelo/Tom Green County
  • Buck Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security
  • Gary Scheibe, security director, Shell Oil Inc.
  • ASU homeland security graduate students

Topics to be discussed at the workshop will include:


  • Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure
  • Homeland Security and Threats to Municipalities
  • Energy Sector Risk Management
  • Water and Wastewater Potential Threats
  • Police and Homeland Security for Energy, Water and Transportation Sectors
  • Public-Private Partnerships


Texas law enforcement officers who attend the workshop are eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credit through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


For more information, go online to or contact the CSS at 325-486-6682 or