A Very Special Event in the Virtual Library
An Online Birthday Party!
About J. D. Szwarckop
Executive Order on GDIN, #13151
Reducing Disaster Losses Through Better Information, (the BOND report)
Third Anniversary Celebration
Szwarckop, J. D.
The EIIP Virtual Forum celebrated its Third Anniversary with a large audience from the US and abroad. An overview of the past year was given to the audience; speakers, participants and EIIP Pledges were honored.
The formal part of the session featured Joseph D. Szwarckop, Director of the GDIN Committee Support Office. A Question and Answer session followed Director Szwarckop's remarks on the Gobal Disaster Information Network.
At the end of the formal meeting, those who chose to remain for the party were treated to an interactive game, birthday cards, cyber hats, balloons and birthday cake.Warm congratulations for another successful year were shared all around.
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JOSEPH D. SZWARCKOP
J.D. Szwarckop is the Director of the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) Committee Support Office. He supervises an interagency staff responsible for supporting the Interagency Coordination Committee and for implementing the GDIN program under the Committee's guidance.
Prior to being appointed as FEMA's representative to the GDIN program, Mr.Szwarckop served as manager of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) for three years beginning in 1995. This $85 M a year program, conducted in coordination with the United States Army, was established to enhance the emergency response capability of civilian communities surrounding the eight chemical weapons storage sites in the United States.
From 1993 to 1995, he was assigned as Director of FEMA's Operations and Maintenance Division, Information Technology Support Directorate. His principal responsibility in this position was the operation and maintenance of FEMA's Switched Network "backbone" communications and information systems. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Szwarckop was Director of FEMA's Chemical Preparedness Division where he managed the CSEPP and Hazardous Materials Programs. He was also FEMA's representative to the National Response Team.
Before entering Federal Civilian Service in 1992, he completed a 36-year career with the United States Army, achieving the rank of Colonel. In addition to the leadership and management experience gained from a variety of troop and staff assignments, he has worked extensively in the areas of nuclear and chemical weapons security and emergency management. From 1986 until his retirement in 1992, Mr. Szwarckop served at the United States Army Nuclear and Chemical Agency first as the Nuclear and Chemical Surety Director and later as the Deputy Commander. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He also holds a master's degree in management from the University of Oklahoma.
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The EIIP could not have had such a successful year without the contribution of time and effort donated by the individuals listed below. For almost every one of them, this was a new, and hopefully enjoyable, experience and took a willingness to master an unfamiliar skill. We are most grateful for their efforts. Our many thanks. -- EIIP
Kenneth Patterson, Sr
Jean Luc Poncelet
J. P. DeMerritt
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