Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2002

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) will host the Second InfraGard National Congress in Niagara Falls, New York on June 10-13, 2002. The InfraGard Congress will meet at the Holiday Inn Select, 300 Third Street, Niagara Falls, New York. Private industry representatives from the 65 local InfraGard chapters and the FBI InfraGard coordinators from the 56 FBI field offices will be in attendance.

Highlights of the week's meetings will include keynote speeches on Wednesday, June 12, by Ronald L. Dick, Director of the NIPC, and Richard A. Clarke, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace Security. Also on that date will be a public ceremony as the NIPC/FBI, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sign an interagency agreement to promote information technology security for small businesses.

For information regarding the conference, including the public signing of the interagency agreement, please contact the following agency representatives:

 Paul Moskal, FBI, Buffalo (716) 843-5270
 Debbie Weierman, FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
 Cecelia Taylor, SBA National Press Office (202) 401-3059
 Phil Bullman, NIST (301) 975-5661