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Research Events

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participates in a number of events throughout the year. The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) participate in events to reach out to the public and disseminate knowledge regarding new technologies that help homeland security officials better do their jobs to protect the homeland. The following events include participation from DHS S&T.

November 2008

Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference

Dates: November 6, 2008

Location: Fairlee, Vt.

Event Overview These sessions will address many different aspects of preparedness, including communities, schools, weather, special needs populations, and individuals. And since preparedness results in overall community resiliency, best practices are to be shared from model communities. Participants will have the chance to look at the many resources available in Vermont and interact with the members of those groups. Representatives from the S&T Interagency Programs office will be on hand to discuss their role in helping communities and individuals prepare for emergency situations. For more information visit Vermont Emergency Management.

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Dates: November 8-12, 2008

Location: San Diego, Cal.

Event Overview Several Divisions and Departments affiliated with the Science and Technology directorate will be participating at this major event which each year attracts more than 15,000 law enforcement professionals with renowned keynote speakers, forums and technical workshops, and the largest exhibit hall of products and services for the law enforcement community. The venue and its critical mass of decision-making first responders provides an ideal forum for S&T’s Command, Control and Interoperability, Tech Solutions and Technology Transfer (1401) Divisions to share information about technology needs and requirements. For more information visit IACP.

SBIR National Conference

Dates: November 11-14, 2008

Location: Hartford, Conn.

Event Overview The 2008 SBIR National provides important educational tools and information ad well as critical networking opportunities with people who can help you achieve small business goals. Participants Learn the what, how, and who of the SBIR/STTR programs; how to tap into the $2+ Billion business resource known as the National SBIR/STTR Program; and Build connections with several federal agencies. For more information visit Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Expo

Dates: November 11-15, 2008

Location: Orlando, Fla.

Event Overview The annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is the premier skills building and knowledge sharing event for city officials and employees. The Exposition is one of the largest exhibits for city officials and employees to come face-to-face with agencies that serve municipal needs. The event offers a broad range of learning opportunities including Leadership Training Institute Seminars, peer-to-peer networking, workshops, showcases, and an exposition hall. DHS S&T participation is aimed at providing key stakeholders including government officials, with important information about the process and results of the directorate’s activities. For more information visit National League of Cities.

International Association of Emergency Managers and EMEX

Dates: November 15-20, 2008

Location: Kansas City, Kan.

Event Overview The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advances IAEM committee work. Sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. S&T will use this important forum to Educate stakeholders, to the workings of the S&T Directorate; To Inform them of programs and services coordinated by and through the S&T Directorate; to Facilitate their utilization of those programs and to Solicit ideas and suggestions to common technological problems and issues they face. For more information visit IAEM.

COMDEF 2008 Technologies for Border Security, Defense and Commerce

Dates: November 17-19, 2008

Location: Tucson, Az.

Event Overview Information coming soon.

Coast Guard Innovation Expo

Dates: November 17-20, 2008

Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

Event Overview For more information visit USCG.

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December 2008

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference

Dates: December 1-4, 2008

Location: Orlando, Fla.

Event Overview: This conference promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs. S&T will be part of a larger, DHS “Pavilion” at this event which will showcase a variety of new modeling and simulation technologies. also participating in the pavilion will be the Coast Guard, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Fire Academy, the Science and Technology Directorate, and more. Also featured is the DHS partnership with the Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Collaboration Laboratory.

This two day event, coordinated by the Florida Institute of Technology Global Institute for Preparedness, will cover a wide range of topics on national and international safety and security, command and control, global preparedness and more. This conference will provide an in-depth look at technologies and integrated strategies on national preparedness including interactive, hands-on sessions. S&T will be on hand to provide information about its mission and its efforts to identify and deal with the technology needs of its stakeholders.

Conference on National Preparedness December 8-9, 2008 Melbourne, FL Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference.

National Conference on Environmental Sampling and Biological Threats

Dates: December 2-4, 2008

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.

Event Overview: The Third National Conference on Environmental Sampling and Detection for Bio-Threat Agents will provide a forum for dialogue between government, industry, academia, and first responders to address critical issues in environmental sampling and bio-detection. S&T will be represented by members from our Chem/Bio Division who will be on hand to discuss efforts being pursued in this important field. For more information visit Third National Conference on Environmental Sampling and Detection for Bio-Threat Agents.

Council of State Governments Trends and Leadership Forum

Dates: December 4-7, 2008

Location: Omaha, Neb.

Event Overview: The Council of State Governments is a multibranch organization forecasting policy trends for the community of states, commonwealths and territories on a national and regional basis. CSG informs elected and appointed officials about emerging trends, innovative responses, and advocates multistate problem solving. Attendance at this venue will extend DHS S&T outreach aimed at providing key stakeholders with important information about the process and results of the directorate’s activities. For more information visit CSG.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on November 4, 2008.