14May 2022 William Oliver Baker Award Dinner

2022 William Oliver Baker Award Dinner

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For registration questions, please contact Sam Juarez at [email protected]

For inquiries on government/military registration waitlist, please contact Harry Brooks: [email protected]

Nearly 600 senior intelligence, homeland and national security leaders will gather on Saturday, May 14, to honor Governor Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the 37th William Oliver Baker Award Dinner.

Known widely as the must-attend event of the year, the Baker dinner is the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends old and new, expand your network, and reaffirm your organization's support of the intelligence and national security community and our shared mission.

Event Details:

Date & Time: Saturday, May 14, 2022
6:00-8:00 pm - Welcome Reception
8:00-10:00 pm - Dinner and Award Presentation

Attire: Black-Tie/ Mess Dress

Media Policy: This event is open to the press. Contact [email protected] to secure press credentials.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC

About Tom Ridge

“When our nation came under attack, he stepped up and helped create a national strategy to coordinate homeland security efforts across all of government. The foundational approach he established prioritized critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and importantly, recognized that information sharing between states, federal and private sector was an integral component in reducing America’s vulnerability to terrorism and natural disaster.” – INSA Chair Tish Long

Having previously served as an Army Non-Commissioned Officer in Vietnam, as a congressman, and as governor of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ridge concluded decades of exemplary public service as the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2003 to 2005.

The establishment of DHS marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration. As Secretary, Mr. Ridge worked with more than 180,000 employees from a combined 22 agencies to create a new Cabinet agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods; instituted layered security at air, land, and seaports; developed a unified national response and recovery plan; protected critical infrastructure; integrated new technology; and improved information sharing worldwide.

Health & Safety Policy

    • All attendees must be fully vaccinated or provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results. Verification of vaccination will be provided at registration by either paper or electronic documentation (including photo of card).
    • We ask that you not attend INSA in-person events if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others; within 48 hours of the program.

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