ASIS International National Capital Chapter

ASIS International National Capital Chapter

The Air Force Security Forces Association (AFSFA) / ASIS International Region 5APresent: 

A half day security seminar at the Westin Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA on Thursday morning, August 24, 2017, between 8:00 and 11:00am.  Three one-hour educational sessions will be offered, each is eligible for 1 CPE credit for members holding ASIS certifications.  The planned agenda includes: 

0800 - 0900:  Workplace Violence - Applying Psychology to Pre-planning and Response:

                       - Mr. Chuck Tobin, President and Chairman, At-Risk International and President, 

                         Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) 

                       - Mr. Russell Palarea, Ph.D., Founder and President, Operational Psychology

                         Services, LLC and 2nd Vice President/President-Elect Association of Threat

                         Assessment Professionals

0900 - 1000:  Trends in Terrorism:

- Lt Col (USAF Ret) Joseph L. Rector, CPP, PSP, PCI, Deputy Director, 11th Security Forces Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and member ASIS Professional Certification Board.

 1000- 1100: Policing in the 21st Century: 

                         - Hank Stawinski, Chief of Police, Prince George's County, Police Department

All metropolitan Washington DC area ASIS members are invited to attend one or all sessions.  Cost for the event will be $20.00 per one hour session or $50.00 for all three.  Certificates of attendance and course syllabus will be available at the conclusion of the event for those attending.  Please contact Jim Saulnier, CPP, ASIS Region 5A Vice President ( for registration or further information.

Career Transition

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Please join us on September 14th for an informative session on career transition- our speaker will be Kathy Lavinder.

Kathy Lavinder has more than 17 years’ experience identifying and placing investigators and security managers.   Lavinder’s clients have included multinational corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms, law firms, consulting firms, academic institutions, insurance companies, healthcare organizations, and non-profits in the U.S. and internationally. 

Lavinder founded Security & Investigative Placement Consultants in January 2000 after working in investigative roles and journalism.  In a career that has bridged these worlds, Lavinder has developed unique insights and extensive contacts in many industries. 

As an investigator Lavinder was associated with an investigations boutique in Washington, DC. Lavinder served as the head of the firm’s headquarters office during which time she recruited and managed a team of investigators and research specialists.  

Prior to her work as an investigator, Lavinder was with ABC News in New York.  Lavinder obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University. 

Lavinder is frequently quoted in national publications on the job market and career issues.  




Controlled Unclassified Information


Mark Tanner former FBI Senior Executive and Special Agent

Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic convergence of hostile criminals operating online, rapid technological advancement, increasing digital government-industry communications, insider threats and other persisting threats of espionage to government and industry. The news is full of stories about information being stolen from private citizens, corporations and governments around the world attributed to external and internal bad actors. From a government perspective, these threats will remain an ongoing concern thereby fueling their efforts to lock down and protect sensitive government information and having Industry ensure they are accountable for government information they are charged to work with. 

Our Speaker- Mark is a senior executive with a wide range of experience in law enforcement, intelligence, and business. As a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) he led criminal and counterterrorism programs, including Southwest Border Initiatives in Arizona and the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF) established after 9/11. He established FBI’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) while serving as the deputy CIO where he was responsible for enterprise architecture and was the accrediting authority for FBI systems. Following a 23-year career with the FBI has held director and executive level positions in small, medium, and large companies.

Mark manages security related areas such as continuity of operations and information security, including audits and compliance with NIST Special Publications 800-53 security and privacy controls, as well as 800-171 for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). He also serves as Co-Chair of the FBI’s InfraGard, Cyber Security Special Interest Group (Cyber SIG) for the National Capital Region Members Alliance.

Mark Tanner holds an accounting degree from East Carolina University and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Federal Computer Week magazine recognized and highlighted Mr. Tanner as one of the ten “new IT leaders” in the federal government, and he was a finalist for the Citigroup Smith Barney CIO of the Year Award.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM
Eastern Time

American Legion Post 177
3939 Oak St., Farifax, Virginia 22030, USA

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Register HERE

2017 NCC Annual Golf Tournament


Twin Lakes Golf Course - Oaks Course

6201 Union Mill Road Clifton VA

Date:               Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Registration:   8:00 am

Shotgun start:   9:00 am

Cost:          Individual - $95.00 (includes luncheon)

                    Foursome - $360.00 (includes luncheon)

                   Luncheon only - $25.00


                  Event Sponsor, Naming Sponsor:        $700

                 Lunch Sponsor:                                             $350

                Beer Cart Sponsor:                                       $250

               Hole Sponsor:                                                 $100

               Mulligans:                                                       $5, maximum 3 per player

Registration:     The chapter event announcement with registration and sponsorship options will be emailed on or about September 14, 2017.       

Information:                                 Jim Saulnier    (703 592-4961)

                                                            Tony Buscemi (301 310-6074)

Proceeds benefit the ASIS National Capital Chapter Security Education Fund and the ASIS International Foundation

THANK YOU to our 2017 NCC Security Seminar Sponsors!!



The chapter will make every effort to host events at a few different locations throughout the year.  If you have a location in mind or would like to show off your site, please let the Executive Committee know.

If you are interested in sponsoring a NCC Chapter event, please contact Comm-Chair