Former FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert Receives License to Assess Risk to Nation's Utilities

IMAC Consulting Group’s Albert L. McGinty was licensed by the federal government to assess the vulnerability of the nation’s drinking-water utilities. As a former FBI agent, McGinty was in charge of the Bureau’s Anti-Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction Program in Northeastern Ohio

As a result of his earning the license, McGinty and IMAC Consulting Group have the necessary resources to conduct Environmental Protection Agency-mandated assessments of drinking-water systems. He underwent a weeklong program called Risk and Vulnerability Assessment-Water Utilities (RAM-W) that was developed for the EPA by Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

For someone to perform a RAM-W assessment, an individual must pass an examination following completion of the course. Now that McGinty has passed the examination, he has the necessary certification to assess the vulnerability of drinking-water utilities. He already has had intensive training on other Sandia methodology.

McGinty recently helped to design and evaluate a mock disaster drill at Jacobs Field.

McGinty is Security Advisor with IMAC Consulting Group, a full-service security planning and prevention consulting company. A native Clevelander and alumnus of John Carroll University, McGinty is a former Cleveland police officer and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He spent 31 years as an FBI Special Agent in Minneapolis, New York City, and Cleveland.

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