Nate Bocker is the owner of LateralUs, LLC, a Virginia-based Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science from American Military University in Environmental Science with a focus Sustainability. He is a veteran of the Marine Corps, the Army, and the Army Reserves. Mr. Bocker served in several capacities, including electronics technician, infantry, and as a power-plant operator. While assigned to the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Bocker began studying vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure and their relationship to community resilience, and the relationships to Homeland Defense. He currently focuses on business workforce development strategies that leverage underutilized demographics to address critical skills gaps in and around Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Critical Infrastructure Protection is one of the HDIAC’s eight technical focus areas. This SOAR reviews the current state of emerging technologies and methodologies relating to the protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security. The report takes a look at the evolution of our critical infrastructure protective measures, the physical and cyber threats to our critical infrastructure, and the role government has in working with the owners of the largely privately-owned infrastructure assets.