SummitET Joins St. Pete Innovation District Maritime and Defense Technology Hub

SummitET Joins St. Pete Innovation District Maritime and Defense Technology Hub

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) joins other prominent St. Pete companies, and state and federal agencies as a tenant of the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (Hub) a collaborative innovation incubator. The Hub, located in the St. Pete Innovation District, brings together the triple helix of innovation under one roof: industry, government, and academia. Taking advantage of increased funding for maritime and technology solutions by the State and Federal governments, the Hub leverages the unique attributes of the building such as a workspace with port access, rooms designed for secure communications, and wet/chemical laboratories.

“The Innovation District’s mission is to develop St. Petersburg into an environment that fosters job growth, economic development, and learning and inspiration by bringing innovative people and organizations together,” said Alison Barlow, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District.

Bringing to the Hub the diverse experience and expertise of associates with backgrounds in threat response operations and risk mitigation, SummitET experts include former employees of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Intelligence Community, state/local law enforcement, and maritime.

“We are proud to be part of the Innovation District’s historic Hub,” said John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We look forward to collaborating with other Hub tenants in the pursuit of joint funding opportunities and community engagement.” 

SummitET is committed to partnering locally on issues of cybersecurity and maritime security, offering all-hazards preparedness solutions including cybersecurity penetration testing, continuity of operations, development of vessel security plans, processes and procedures for cargo security and mail screening, threat awareness training, facility vulnerability assessments, counterterrorism and CWMD, crisis and risk communications, exercises, and more.

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SummitET Ranks Third Year in a Row in Inc. Magazine Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SummitET Ranks Third Year in a Row in Inc. Magazine Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 19, 2022 – St. Petersburg, FL.  – Today, Inc. magazine released its annual list of the nation’s 5000 fastest growing companies. Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) made the list for the third year in a row with SummitET’s listing occurred as a result of a three-year revenue growth. This prestigious list provides a unique look at the top performing companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“Our team of experts continue to gain momentum in the government, public, and private preparedness space,” said John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We’re extremely honored to be recognized for supporting our nation’s economy though our unique offering of services. Our growth in our customer base is driven by client confidence in supporting their objectives and our quality assurance.”

The Inc. 5000 encompasses nearly every industry and realm of business, proving that incredible growth is possible with solid foundations and tenacity. Complete results including company profiles can be found at 2022’s Inc. 5000, and the interactive database can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria.  

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held in Phoenix, AZ from October 19-21, 2022. Speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

 

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET) is a veteran-owned small business that offers innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization, large or small. Drawing from a diverse base of experience in emergency management and response, as well as communications within the government, military, and private sectors, the SummitET team offers a comprehensive approach to the management and mitigation of risk. By combining the latest developments in learning and technology with the application of best practices in organizational behavior, strategy, and planning, SummitET has become an industry leader who serves a broad range of clients.

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology

 Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

 

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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SummitET Welcomes New Vice President of Programs and Quality Assurance, Sean Crawford

SummitET Welcomes New Vice President of Programs and Quality Assurance, Sean Crawford

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, is excited to announce the addition of Sean Crawford as the company’s new Vice President of Programs and Quality Assurance (QA). In addition to QA, Sean’s focus will be overseeing SummitET’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and emergency management-related programs.

Sean brings twenty-five years of experience in emergency management, a CBRNE expert, and a reputation within the interagency for developing innovative, agile approaches for addressing both new and institutional challenges. Prior to joining SummitET, he oversaw FEMA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Office, where he established CBRNResponder, the first nationwide CBRN Response platform for first responders, led complex, national- and international-level response activities across a myriad of government agencies.

Sean Crawford, SummitET Vice President of Programs and Quality Assurance

In 2020, Sean was recruited by the White House COVID-19 Testing Task Force, where he introduced the concept of drive-thru testing for community-based testing sites, designed and developed logistical requirements for patient testing, and established public-private sector partnerships to bring COVID testing to retail pharmacies.  Recently, he was chosen by the State Department to develop a CBRN recovery planning methodology for a post conflict Ukraine.

Over the course of his two-and-half decades providing operational and policy support to the U.S. government, Sean worked for the Department of State, FEMA, and the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), and he coordinated with numerous others across the interagency.

SummitET Chief Programs Officer, Todd Cannan: “We are really fortunate to have Sean as part of our team. His stellar reputation within the CBRN response community speaks for itself, and our clients and associates are going to benefit greatly from his experience, expertise, and leadership. I truly believe Sean will be pivotal in getting SummitET to the next level.”  

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SummitET National Policy and Planning Expert Scott J. Glick to Present at National Homeland Security Conference

SummitET National Policy and Planning Expert Scott J. Glick to Present at National Homeland Security Conference

Scott J. Glick, Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) Vice President and General Counsel, will be presenting at the National Homeland Security Conference (NHSC) in Cleveland, Ohio, that will take place July 11-14, 2022.  Glick, who previously was an international terrorism prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and served as its Director of Preparedness and Response in the National Security Division, will be discussing how law enforcement and consequence management officials can integrate their operations during “left of boom” terrorist threats.

About National Homeland Security Conference

Scott Glick VP and General Counsel
The NHSC, which was originally conceived as an information sharing opportunity in support of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, and fire and emergency management. The HNSC provides an opportunity for officials from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as representatives from nonprofit agencies, businesses, and universities to discuss emerging trends in homeland security and to see leading-edge equipment and technology available to support their missions.

Expert Session

Glick’s presentation will build on the article he wrote in 2020, Preparatory Consequence Management & Weapons of Mass Destruction, and his panel will also include Kasey Salway, the FBI’s WMD Directorate’s Unit Chief for the Strategic Partnership Unit, and Steve Chase, a Program Scientist in FEMA’s Response Directorate in its CBRN Office. The panel will be open for discussion and will also have an opportunity to be ranked “Best in Show” by attendees using the NHSC app. In support of the UASI’s emergency management needs, SummitET leverages global experience and public, private, and military subject-matter expertise to provide counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) exercise and training support. SummitET’s trainers and program management professionals offer knowledge and know-how with real world events and response experience. Join Glick’s session during the 2022 NHSC Conference on Tuesday, July 12 at 11am for the following:

Integrating Preparatory Consequence Management and Law Enforcement Operations During “Left of Boom” Terrorist Threats Excerpt

“Mother Nature” does not care if the nation is prepared for a hurricane. However, if the government is aware of a terrorist threat, but the public is not aware, and the government conducts highly visible preparatory consequence management operations, an alerted terrorist could change tactics or attack a different target. To avoid this potential “no-win” scenario, Response and Prevention Mission planners must consider the unique and complicating factors that can adversely affect their respective mission’s success during credible terrorist threats, particularly those involving a weapon of mass destruction. To bridge a gap in national policy and planning guidance, this presentation will propose a new way that officials across all levels of government can cohesively integrate preparatory consequence management operations and law enforcement operations during “left of boom” terrorist threats to maximize the ability to stop the terrorist and minimize the potential consequences of the terrorist’s actions. Learn more about Scott Glick here.

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You can also find SummitET experts at the NHSC Conference trade show booth #213. Take a quick survey at our booth to win preparedness giveaways including t-shirts and Yeti® cups marked with the SummitET tagline “Preparedness is not an accident®”. Or schedule a sit down with our experts to see how we can help you reach your preparedness goals.

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SummitET Experts to Present at National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference (NREP)  

SummitET Experts to Present at National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference (NREP)  

National radiological emergency preparedness conference 2022

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) experts will be presenting at the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from April 11 to 14, 2022.  

SummitET offers multi-agency radiological exercises and radiological training for Emergency Planners and field personnel by expert communicators, Health Physicist, and Radiation Safety Experts. Our exercise and training development extends to Communications Experts and the Strategic Communications Institute for PreparednessTM.  

Join one of our expert sessions during the 2022 NREP Conference; 


Planning for a Virtual Joint Information System and Joint Information Center 

During a crisis or emergency, assembling communications staff at a physical JIC may be impractical or unsafe. A virtual JIS/JIC serves the need for timely information gathering and message dissemination in a response by collecting information from responders and communications staff across a wide area to develop essential tools in a virtual setting. Discuss the benefits of pivoting to a virtual JIS/JIC with Holly Hardin and Mark Basnight.  

 

Addressing Misinformation and Combating Disinformation and Malinformation on Social Media 

Misinformation is false, but not created or shared with the intention of causing harm, while disinformation is intentionally created to mislead, harm or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country, and malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm or manipulate. Distinguishing misinformation, disinformation, malinformation and credible information is critical to stakeholder understanding regarding the impact of the crises and emergencies. Attendees will learn to equip themselves with effective tools, knowledge, and resources that do not impede the free flow of reliable information. 

 

Communications in a Radiation Emergency – Things to Consider as a Radiation Professional 

Words have meaning, and subtle shifts in the language we use can have a large impact on the message that’s being delivered and the perceptions of the receiving audience. This is especially important when speaking about topics that may cause anxiety in people…such as radiation. Practice tips from Certified Health Physicist, Steve Sugarman, to effectively communicate the differences between such things as exposure and contamination. While the differences in various concepts may seem simple to a health physicist, they can also be a primary driver in emergency response. 

 

Visit Our Booth To Win

You can also find SummitET experts at the NREP Conference trade show booth #13. Take a quick survey at our booth to win preparedness giveaways including t-shirts and Yeti® cups marked with the SummitET tagline “Preparedness is not an accident®”. Or schedule a sit down with our experts to see how we can help you reach your preparedness goals.   

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SummitET Develops Virtual Communications Training Solutions for Power Plants 

SummitET Develops Virtual Communications Training Solutions for Power Plants 

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) has developed a virtual communications training solution specifically for Nuclear Power Plants and offsite response organizations. Training and exercise requirements have become a challenge since the response to COVID has many people working remotely or unable to train in-person. 

To meet regulatory requirements as outlined in 10 CFR 50.47(b)(7); 44 CFR 350.5(a)(7), emergency preparedness and response training and exercise activities are conducted to ensure public education and information meet planning standards and evaluation criteria. Due to the inability of many nuclear power plants and offsite response organizations to hold in-person training and exercises, this requirement calls for an alternative approach. According to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2, “Alternative approaches provide an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments, applicants, and licensees to meet the planning standards in a manner that is different from what the evaluation criteria recommend…”  

COVID-19 has presented challenges in meeting training and exercise requirements since many in-person activities are not an option, however, a successful pivot from in-person to virtual engagements will allow nuclear power plants and offsite response organizations to continue to meet customer’s mission requirements. 

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