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Upcoming "Putting First Responders First" Conference

December 31, 2007

8690_banner.gif For some reason, my posts on first responders tend to be my best read (it’s probably all the pictures of firemen), so I wanted to make sure to pass this note along to you all.

Here’s the quick sell from Neil Franz at Booz, Allen, Hamilton, in support of the Science and Technology Directorate at DHS:

LA Conference to Highlight Homeland Security Needs for First Responders

The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will join officials and researchers from across the nation and around the globe for “Putting First Responders First,” the 2008 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West, to be held January 14–17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The conference will be presented by the National Defense Industrial Association, with subject matter support provided by the DHS S&T Directorate. The State of California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS) will also be a key participant.

The conference will highlight the technology needs of police, fire, and emergency management personnel at all levels of government—in the United States and internationally. An impressive speakers list includes DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Jay Cohen and Executive Director of the California OHS Matthew Bettenhausen. Researchers will be presenting from major laboratories, universities, private companies, and a host of other agencies and organizations.

To register, visit: Media are welcome, and free exhibit hall passes are available for first responders.

Hopefully some of my West Coast readers will get a chance to attend.  There’s a downloadable Word document with the above information here.

Photo credit: Promo from NDIA

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