Louis DeStefano is a Security Consultant to Talisman. With over 40 years of experience in the security engineering industry, Mr. DeStefano specializes in security consulting services for nuclear facilities (over 52 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) sites), airports (e.g., Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Terminals), industrial complexes (e.g., Federal Express’ central sorting facility), office buildings (e.g., Boston’s Center Plaza complex and the World Trade Center), government facilities (e.g., the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Capitol), military bases (e.g., Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) and Ft. Greely Ballistic Missile Defense Base), rail facilities (e.g., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Storage and Inspection Yards), penal institutions (e.g., the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Facility), sports stadiums (Washington Nationals), electrical substations (PECO and BG&E) and chemical facilities (Lyondell Basell Edison facility). These services encompass all phases of security system planning, implementation, and operations.
During the planning phase, Mr. DeStefano has conducted surveys of existing physical security measures; evaluated electronic security equipment, systems and their applications; identified security requirements based on client needs and applicable regulations; and developed security system design concepts and criteria. In this phase, he has also provided input for security, contingency, and emergency plan development. In the implementation phase, he has developed and evaluated security system technical specifications; performed evaluations of bid proposals; interfaced with hardware vendors and reviewed drawing submittals; coordinated engineering and installation; witnessed factory tests; provided on-site supervision of system installation; and developed and performed field acceptance test programs. In this phase, he has also provided technical support during regulatory reviews and inspections, as applicable. During the operations phase, he has prepared implementing procedures for system operations, testing, and maintenance; developed training and qualification programs for the operation and use of system hardware; presented operator and maintenance training classes; and conducted periodic surveys and audits of system performance.
Mr. DeStefano received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.