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Two Major Government/Security Conferences Announced
The second annual Homeland Defense Training Conference™: Homeland Defense — Forecast and Outlook: A One-Day Conference on the Outlook of U.S. Homeland Security will take place March 16 at The Executive Conference Center in Arlington, VA, and FOSE 2004 will take place March 23-25 at the New Washington D.C. Convention Center.
The Homeland Defense Training Conference’s goal is to discuss what has happened in the past year and to prepare U.S. government and industry for the changes that will come about in the coming months. The conference will discuss what new initiatives are planned to 2004 and beyond; what changes are to be expected this year; what policy decisions will drive homeland security in 2004 and beyond; and what the outlook and forecast is for federal, state and local spending.
Those who should attend include federal systems integrators and solutions providers; state and local domestic preparedness teams; U.S civil agencies with a charter to support homeland defense; computer and information systems security infrastructure executives; FBI and secret service agents; capital and state police; National Guardsmen and the Department of Defense; all federal uniformed police and public safety personnel; specialists in WMD, Chem-Bio, and HazMat response; public health and medical services; metropolitan medical response teams; industry partners assisting federal, state and local organizations and security professionals.
A tentative list of speakers includes: Brig. Gen. Stephen Reeves, executive officer, Chem-Bio Defense, DoD Joint Program; Col. Andrew H. Cohen, deputy director, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command; Lauren Jones Shu, senior analyst at INPUT; Tom Davis, director, strategic planning, General Dynamics; Barry West, CIO, FEMA; Congressmen Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Sherwood Boehler (R-NY), both on the U.S. House Select Committee on Homeland Security; Kathryn Smith, Office of Management and Budget — Homeland Security Division; Bob Spieldenner, Virginia Department of Emergency Management; Mark Magee, deputy staff director, House Select Subcommittee on Homeland Security; Dr. David Bolka, Depatment of Homeland Security — Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA); Peter Tenhula, director, spectrum policy task force & deputy chief, wireless bureau, FCC; and RADM Davis Blez, U.S. Coast Guard.
Exhibitors may include companies specializing in perimeter security, IT security, mobile communications, personnel security, security planners and consultants, outfitting emergency response teams, federal systems integrators, and personal protective equipment. To exhibit or for sponsorship opportunities, call 703-807-2743.