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BICSI Security Industry Liaison Jerry Bowman Appointed to FBI's Infragard National Member Alliance Board of Directors

TAMPA, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, is pleased to announce the appointment of BICSI Immediate Past President and Security Industry Liaison, Jerry L. Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, NTS, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, to a three-year term on the FBI's InfraGard National Member Alliance (INMA) Board of Directors.

The convergence of security systems like access control and surveillance onto the network places much of the responsibility for future security designs into the hands of ICT professionals. Bowman's recent appointment enhances and affirms BICSI's commitment to provide education, training and credentialing for ICT professionals working in the electronic safety and security (ESS) field. This, in turn, supports INMA's mission to provide its members with education and information to protect critical infrastructures from both physical and cyber security threats.

One of the major goals outlined in the new BICSI Board Strategic Plan is outreach to associations and organizations serving industries focused on IP convergence and physical infrastructure. BICSI's collaboration with InfraGard and other security-related organizations further confirms this commitment to provide new and complementary educational opportunities to BICSI members and stakeholders alike.

"Jerry was instrumental in expanding the BICSI business model to include ESS stakeholders, and he has always been steadfast in his commitment and dedication to the ESS sector," said BICSI President Michael A. Collins, RCDD, RTPM, CCDA, NCE. "He was a natural choice for his new role as the BICSI Security Industry Liaison and I look forward to the many opportunities that will arise from our future collaboration with INMA through Jerry's role on their Board."

Bowman served on the BICSI Board of Directors for eight years, including two years as BICSI President. Throughout his 17 years as a BICSI member and a long-time contributor to BICSI's educational offerings and various strategic initiatives, Bowman served as Chair of several BICSI committees and was instrumental in the creation and implementation of BICSI's NxtGEN Program. During his term as BICSI President, Bowman also oversaw the signing of BICSI's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASIS International. 

Some of Bowman's additional industry contributions include his work as the Chair of the BICSI Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual (ESSDRM), 1st Edition, and Vice-Chair of the ESSDRM, 2nd Edition. He was also a member of BICSI's Panel 500 (Residential Networks & Cabling); a contributing author of Addendum 6, TIA-569 (1999); a contributing author of Residential Network Cabling, 1st edition (2002); a member of BICSI's Technical Information & Methods Committee; a chapter coordinator and contributing author/editor to the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Design Manual (TDMM), 11th edition; an editor of ANSI/BICSI 002-2011, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices; and a contributing author of the Information Security Handbook, 5th edition (2005, Auerbach Publishing).

About BICSI
BICSI is a professional association supporting advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

About InfraGard and the InfraGard National Members Alliance
The InfraGard Program began in 1996 as a collaborative effort between private sector cyber professionals and the FBI field office in Cleveland, Ohio. The FBI later expanded the program to each of the FBI's 56 field offices. In 2003 the private sector members of InfraGard formed the "InfraGard National Members Alliance" (INMA). The INMA is a non-profit Delaware LLC with 501(c)3 status. The INMA LLC is comprised of 84 separate 501(c)3 InfraGard Member Alliances (IMAs) representing over 25,000 FBI-vetted InfraGard Subject Matter Experts. InfraGard provides its members with unmatched opportunities to promote the physical and cyber security of their organizations, through access to a trusted, national network of Subject Matter Experts from the public and private sectors and government stakeholders, at the local, state, and federal levels, with unmatched access to the expertise and experience of critical infrastructure owners and operators. For more information about InfraGard, please visit www.infragard.net. For more information about the INMA, please visit www.infragardmembers.org.

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