Rare Earth Elements (REE) aka Rare Earth Minerals are fundamental building blocks of the modern economy, enabling trillions of dollars in global GDP via a wide range of clean energy, information technology, defense, and industrial applications. Some rare earth elements include lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, praseodymium – and more familiar elements include aluminum, gold, silver, zinc, mercury, and lithium, etc. REEs are near the front of the supply chain and may be overlooked as critical inputs or sources of supply and touch each of our lives daily and nearly all Critical Infrastructure Sectors. From lithium mining in the Salton Sea to bastnaesite mining in San Bernardino County, Southern California is in the thick of national security implications and global politics to control REE’s used in the production of electronics, circuit boards, military hardware, electric cars, etc. Join us as U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency-Region IX Critical Infrastructure Specialist Ashley McKibbin gives an all-encompassing presentation of the importance of REE and how these items support critical infrastructure.
Who Can Attend:
Open to InfraGard members and government/LE/Fire/Military only.
Please use link provided in weekly email. This is a private event.