CAW News & Events
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
CAW briefs the use of unmanned technologies in support of emergency management at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
CAW conducts the Cyber Attack Detection and Response Tabletop Exercise in San Diego, California, as part of the C-STARR Program
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, approves funding for CAW to ingrate a series of unattended seismic acoustic sensor experiments CT13
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
CAW conducts the Consequence Management Tabletop Exercise in San Diego, California, as part of the C-STARR Program
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
CAW conducts the Cyber Security Awareness Workshop in San Diego, California, as part of the C-STARR Program
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement is established between CAW and the City of San Diego.
Friday, October 12, 2012
CAW briefs the C-STARR Program at the Securing Our eCity Cybersecurity Symposium in San Diego, California
August 30 and 31, 2012
CAW conducts the FBI's Information Sharing Initiative pilot program for the InfraGard Arizona Members Alliance in Phoenix, Arizona
August 15 and 16, 2012
CAW participates in NPS RELIEF Earthquake Response Exercise by integrating sensor data into a real-time common operational picture.
Monday, August 13, 2012
CAW conducts UAV flights over the Pacific Ocean near Anacapa Island, California, in support of USPACOM's Pacific Endeavor 2012 exercise
Tuesday, August 8, 2012
CAW conducts the Emergency Preparedness and Planning Introductory Course at the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Norwalk, California
Monday, July 9, 2012
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement is established between CAW and NASA/CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Local and federal government stakeholders at the Port of Hueneme participate in EOC Activation Training and Tabletop Exercise in support of the CT-12
Thursday, June 14, 2012
InfraGard Los Angeles approves funding for CAW to develop a private sector pilot program to aid in the development of emergency response plans
Alan Jaeger, Director and Principal InvestigatorAlan Jaeger is the Director of the Center for Asymmetric Warfare and the Principal Investigator for research projects under the Naval Postgraduate School’s National Security Institute. Alan is responsible for the direction and oversight of personnel, financial, compliance, and other related aspects of CAW projects and for coordination with school, department, and central administration personnel to assure projects are conducted in compliance with Federal regulations, Naval Postgraduate School, and sponsoring agency policies and procedures. Alan has worked extensively in the government, public and private sectors with a background that includes systems engineering, software test and evaluation, global manufacturing, quality control and assurance, program management, and international business development. Alan received his B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.B.A. from California Lutheran University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Camarillo Community Development Committee.
Scott Brewer, Deputy Director for OperationsScott Brewer is a Project Manager at the Center for Asymmetric Warfare and its Deputy Director for Operations. Scott is responsible for managing the integrity of design, conduct and reporting of CAW projects by coordinating all aspects of project management, including organizational products, services, project teams, and managing risk. Scott also supports the organization by identifying new business opportunities in order to form new partnerships, acquire an increased sponsorship base, and ensure program sustainment. Scott joined the NPS team in May of 2012, after supporting CAW for over 8 years as a contractor for the Battelle Memorial Institute. Prior to his time with Battelle, Scott served in a number of critical emergency management roles, including the Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of La Canada-Flintridge, Supervisor of Corporate Crisis Management for the Walt Disney Company, and Emergency Services Coordinator for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Scott holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge as well as numerous other certifications in Urban Search & Rescue, Hazardous Materials Operations, Counter Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Response. He is a CERT instructor, licensed EMT and instructor at California's Specialized Training Institute in San Luis Obispo. Scott is also a Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where he works as a patrol officer and Reserve Academy Instructor.
Brendan Applegate, Deputy Director for PlanningBrendan Applegate is a Project Manager at the Center for Asymmetric Warfare and its Deputy Director for Planning. Brendan is responsible for managing the integrity of design, conduct, and reporting of CAW projects by coordinating all aspects of project management, including organizational products, services, project teams, and managing risk. Brendan also ensures the integrity of CAW’s collaborative partnerships and directs efforts to develop branding initiatives and distribute information products for the organization. Brendan joined CAW after 6 years with Naval Sea Systems Command, where he served as a systems engineer and lead for failure analysis, system performance documentation and training efforts, and test and evaluation for a surface launched missile system. Brendan received his B.S from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Ron Kimmelmann, Chief Technology OfficerRon Kimmelmann is the Chief Technology Officer for the Center for Asymmetric Warfare. Ron is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing research on technology-related programs and meeting the technical requirements for CAW operations. In consultation with other project managers, Ron coordinates efforts to develop, implement, control, and optimize technology solutions for business operations, technical research programs, and training and exercise support. Prior to joining CAW, Ron was the Information Assurance Manager at Naval Base Ventura County for Navy Marine Corps Intranet. Ron has over 25 years of experience in Information Systems and, as a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, possesses a wealth of knowledge in military computer systems integration. Ron received his B.A. from California State University, Northridge and his M.B.A. from California Lutheran University. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Marconi ATM Enterprise Engineer, Certified Netware Engineer, and holds a Security+ certification.
Richard Jones, Private Sector and Management EducationRichard Jones is the President and CEO of Management 2000, Inc. and a faculty member at the Center for Asymmetric Warfare, specializing in the Private Sector interface. Rick is responsible for coordination and integration of the private sector into CAW programs, as well as providing subject matter expertise in executive management and organizational development, computer forensic investigations, cyber crime and cyber terrorism. Rick brings over 35 years' experience in crisis management, organizational development, and executive management training and education to the CAW team. In 1998, Rick was appointed to the Executive MBA Council at Loyola Marymount University and, shortly afterwards, joined the faculty as an Adjunct Professor for the Executive MBA Program, with a course-work focus on Crisis Management, Organizational Development, Managing the Corporation in to the 21st Century, and Implementation of Strategy. In 2005, Rick was appointed President of the FBI-supported InfraGard Los Angeles Members Alliance, which is dedicated to sharing intelligence and integrating assets with local, state, and federal law enforcement and other first responder resources.
John D. Badgett, Emergency Response and Incident CommandJohn "David" Badgett is a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department and a faculty member at the Center for Asymmetric Warfare, specializing in all aspects of incident response and command. David is responsible for ensuring the integrity of these aspects in training and exercise programs through facilitation and mentoring of participants and staff, including discussion-based and operations-based events. David joined the NPS team in 2012, after supporting CAW for over 6 years as a contract subject matter expert. He brings over 30 years' experience in catastrophic incident response from an extensive career working on major brush fires, earthquakes, high-rise incidents, explosions and structure fires, mass evacuations, civil unrest, mass casualty incident, aircraft crashes, and refinery and ship fires. Upon retirement from LAFD, David commanded one-third of the 105 stations, including the commercial Port of Los Angeles and LAX, and held the third-highest rank in the Department. He has served in a variety of capacities as a Company Officer, Incident Commander, and Task Force Leader, including a two week assignment to the World Trade Center with FEMA after 9/11/2001. While serving in the commercial port area of the city, he became the LAFD's liaison to the U.S. Coast Guard, Port Authority, various refineries, and other major port entities.