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Wednesday, 01/01/2020 - Requesting Meeting Topics...

Please let us know what you are interested in!

For the past few years the executive board has tried to bring a variety of topics. We would like to know what the membership is interested in and then we can work to line up presentations and speakers.

Wednesday, 01/01/2020 - Time to stop smoking

For young adults who have an addiction to nicotine, they're caught between a rock and a hard place. No longer can they purchase tobacco or vape products which means they'll have to either quit smoking, or break the law. Smoke shop owners think it's likely many of the now-underage consumers will continue to use the products they like. Local doctors are hoping the change in age requirements will get younger people to stop smoking rather than ignore the rules. To stop smoking, we would recommend to buy chantix with either patches or gums to ease that transition into no longer smoking. Some doctors believe the change will bring in more patients but, ultimately discourage younger smoking.

Wednesday, 12/30/2009 - January 26th Meeting Details Announced

Infragard Maine January's meeting will take place in conjunction with the Maine Emergency Management's Private Sector Security Counterterrorism Workshop at the Augusta Civic Center.

** Registration Required **

Please see the MEMA announcement for details.

The workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge of Private Sector security professionals by providing exposure to key elements of the improvised explosive device (IED) threat, surveillance detection methods and soft target awareness. DHS Office for Bombing Prevention is dedicated to enhancing and coordinating the nation’s ability to deter, prevent, detect, protect against, and respond to attacks that use IED’s against critical infrastructure, key resources, and soft targets.

The workshop illustrates baseline awareness and prevention actions that reduce vulnerabilities to counter the threat along with collaborating information sharing resources to improve preparedness.

Monday, 10/06/2008 - October 16th Meeting Details Announced

The Infragard Maine Member's Alliance has announced the date & location for its next meeting.

Date: Oct 16th, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Location: Freeport, Maine

This meeting is closed to the media.

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The overall theme for this meeting will be emergency & disaster preparedness. Key speakers include the manager of the Continuity of Operations Plan for the FBI’s Boston Field Office and an official from the Maine Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Topics covered will include planning for the “worst-case” scenario from multiple perspectives… from law enforcement to a public health emergency and how your organization can be affected.

Highlights Include:
* A presentation on FBI Boston's Continuity of Operations Plan by SA Brad Davis
* A presentation on Pandemic Flu & COOP by Kristine Perkins of the Maine CDC

To ensure that we have the appropriate quantity of materials available, please register by October 14, 2008. Registration can be accomplished by choosing the appropriate link below.

Once registered, you will receive directions to the conference center in Freeport.

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Sunday, 09/28/2008 - Next Meeting Date Announced... Oct 16th - Freeport, ME

The Infragard Maine Member's Alliance has announced the date & location for its next meeting.

Date: Oct 16th, 2008
Location: Freeport, Maine

Details to be announced on this site... Meeting Registration Opening Soon

Tuesday, 07/01/2008 - Meeting ~ July 17th

The Maine Chapter will meet at the Central Maine Commerce Center, Florian Hall on Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04333. Our hosts have graciously offered to provide light a.m. refreshments (tea, coffee, juice, water & pastries). Presentations relating to Maine infrastructure, FBI cyber investigations and the InfraGard program are planned.

Please extend this invitation to co-workers and associates you feel could benefit from networking with like-minded security and critical infrastructure protection professionals.
Have an organization you feel should be included in this meeting? Please contact me and we can extend an invitation to them.

RSVP to no later than Friday, July 11th with your name and organization to secure your spot. Guests are welcome but they must register in advance.

Monday, 08/08/2005 - Connon at National Congress

Ryan is attending the Infragard National Member's Alliance (INMA) Congress in Washington D.C. as Infragard Maine's Delegate.

Connon will stay thru Thursday the 11th attending the Infragard Conference as well.

Monday, 05/09/2005 - May 18th Meeting Announcement

On May 18th, Infragard of Maine will be holding there quarterly meeting on the campus of the University of Maine at Orono. UMO has graciously agreed to host our gathering in the Wooly Room at the Doris Twitchell Allen Villiage (DTAV) Community Center from 10 am to 3 pm on Wednesday, May 18th.

We've got two outstanding speakers lined up for the day:

Special Agent Kevin Swindon is a specially trained expert in computer search and seizure and is a member of the FBI's Computer Analysis Response Team (CART). SA Swindon was involved in both the investigation of the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan and the investigation of the 2001 murders of Dartmouth professors Susanne and Half Zantop. I'm told he'll be discussing these cases as well as general procedures and concerns in the use of computer forensics.

George Markowsky, Ph. D. is the Professor and Chair of Computer Science and the Professor and Chair of Mathematics at the University of Maine. Prof. Markowsky also heads up the University of Maine Homeland Security Lab - a driving force dedicated to carrying out research that can help anticipate and protect against terrorist attacks and other disasters state- and nationwide. The Professor will be presenting on some of the projects the labs has in the works as well as discussing what he perceives as the challenges as the state and country move forward.

During the final portion of the meeting, we'll be discussing the Infragard National Congress this August in Washington D. C. We'll also be distributing the new Membership cards! It's shaping up to be the most interesting meeting yet - be sure to put it on your schedules!


The Infragard of Maine Board

Who: InfraGard of Maine Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 18th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Wolley Room, DTAV Complex, University of Maine in Orono

What: Presentations by SA Swinson and Prof. Markowsky, Chapter Meeting to Discuss Next Meeting and the Infragard National Congress


From I-95 take Exit 193 (Formerly Exit 51) - Stillwater Avenue/Old Town - I-95 (either north - or south-bound.)

Turn LEFT off the interstate towards Burger King and the shopping center.

Turn RIGHT at the fourth traffic light by McDonald's and KFC and go down College Avenue.

Take the third LEFT onto Munson Road at the first University of Maine sign / big white hockey arena.

Follow the road through campus and drive to the top of the hill, stop at the 4 way intersection. (There will be dorms to your left and right)

Turn RIGHT and then pull into the first RIGHT. This is the DTAV complex and the Wolley room. (University Credit Union is across the street)

There should be parking available in front of the building. If not, the next large adjacent parking lot will have spaces.

Parking passes will be available for your cars at the Wolley room.

Picture maps can be found here:

To the campus:

Campus Map:

Detailed map of location:

Tuesday, 01/25/2005 - February 2nd Joint Meeting

Infragard's February Meeting is a joint meeting with the Maine Telecommunications User Group...

We are on the agenda for the MTUG Meeting to introduce Infragard and talk about IT-related security.

See below for details regarding this meeting:

* Anthem, 2 Gannett Drive, South Portland                     *
The February 2nd MTUG meeting will address security and Infragard.

Tim Martin of Infraguard and Jim Hebert of the FBI will provide an
introduction to Infragard; an end user panel that will discuss security issues
related to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Graham-Leach-Bliley legislation will
follow. Q&A will be held after each section of the meeting.

Dick Curry of Anthem is our host for the day and Susan Mellady of UNE
and Harry McMann of Systems Engineering are coordinating the program.

Directions from I-95 North or South:
Maine Turnpike Exit 45, 1st RIGHT after tollbooth, LEFT on Payne Road,
RIGHT at 2nd light (Spring St. & Fairfield Inn), through light at top of
hill, next LEFT onto Gannett Drive, left into Anthem parking lot.
Directions from I-295 (Southbound):
Take Exit 1, LEFT on Payne Road, RIGHT at 3rd light (Spring St. &
Fairfield Inn), through light at top of hill, next LEFT onto Gannett
Drive, left
into Anthem parking lot.

Sunday, 01/23/2005 - February Meeting

Details on the joint February meeting will are forthcoming.... check back soon!

Tuesday, 10/05/2004 - October 20th Meeting Announced - Must Register

For Immediate Release

Infragard Maine announces October Meeting

We are pleased to announce the final topics for the October 20, 2004 meeting in Freeport, ME from 10am to 3pm with a working lunch included. The major topic of this fall meeting will be Wireless Networks; the good, the bad and the ugly. Presentations by top state and industry representatives will be followed by live demonstrations of the technologies. Representatives from other Infragard chapters will also be on hand to talk about how they have formed their chapter. Wrapping up the day will be sessions on the current status of the Maine chapter presented by the Maine Board of Directors.

In June of this year the Maine chapter of Infragard was officially recognized as a formal chapter by the national congress.

Infragard is a cooperative effort between leaders and experts in a number of fields along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help secure and protect the nations infrastructure.

For more information contact or to register for the October meeting, send an e-mail to

Wednesday, 07/28/2004 - Official Chapter Status

We have received news that Maine is now an official chapter of Infragard as voted on at the National Congress in June 04.

Wednesday, 05/12/2004 - Full Chapter Status Update

We are anticipating full chapter recognition in June of 2004 after the National Congress meets.