A 32-year veteran of the Ottawa Police Service, Inspector Lance Valcour is currently seconded to the Canadian Police Research Centre to lead the national interoperability program, spearheaded by the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG). Inspector Valcour has extensive Incident Command, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Technology Program/Project Mgmt experience at national and international levels. He has worked cooperatively with various national strategic organizations such as the Cdn Assn of Chiefs of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the Cdn Police Assn, International Assn of Fire Fighters, Industry Canada and Public Safety Canada, to effectively plan, lead, support and foster major projects, primarily in the information sharing and interoperability fields.
Dr Vallerand is the new Director of S&T Public Security of the Center of Security Science, a program that supports 21 Departments and Agencies with Homeland Security Research, Technology and Analysis (RT&A). With a career spanning 20 years in RT&A, Andrew specializes in research, design and implementation. He has established investment guidance and directions for Human Factors, Modeling & Simulation and Capability Assessment domains, led major S&T initiatives, mentored staffs and graduate students, and spearheaded several major S&T programs nationally and Internationally. He is now leading Homeland Security “S&T Communities of Practice” across the Whole-of-Government of Canada to address Capability gaps.
Joseph Varner has extensive experience in the fields of intelligence, international security, and diplomacy as a trusted advisor to the highest levels of the Canadian government. He holds certificates in Emergency Program Management, Hazardous Materials, and Disaster Recovery. Joe Varner is an Adjunct Scholar at West Point’s Modern War Institute and is author of “Canada’s Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma.”
Martin Verreault is an Information Security Consultant with experience in multiple industries such as finance, insurance, transportation and professional services. He is a results oriented and pragmatic consultant with a keen understanding of the need to implement the right security measures to enable business innovation while protecting key assets from cyber threats. This balanced approach, combined with his passion and attention to details, allows him to work and communicate at any level within an organization in order to deliver security initiatives and services.