WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials Drs. Starnes Walker and Robert Griffin will kick off day three of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 10) as featured speakers.
Walker, director of research for the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), will discuss DHS research directions, provide examples of current research initiatives and address the directorate's strategic plan and realignment. The directorate is DHS' primary research and development arm.
Griffin, S&T director of first responder programs, will talk about harnessing science and technology to respond to national emergencies. He came to DHS in August after a 20-year career in local government as a senior leader and first responder.
Walker will speak on Wednesday, 10 November at 8:30 a.m., with Griffin to immediately follow.
HST 10 will bring together global science and technology thought leaders to foster homeland security technology innovation. It will showcase selected technical papers highlighting emerging technologies in four tracks: cybersecurity; land and maritime border security; counter-WMD techniques, and critical infrastructure and key resources physical security; and attack and disaster preparation, recovery and response.
An invitation-only track, featuring business development and user experience, will help invitees learn about business opportunities and user's needs and requirements.
HST 10 is produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS S&T and the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. IEEE-USA is providing organizational support. Raytheon is the event platinum sponsor.
For a short history of the conference, see http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieeeusa/ieeeusa_1010/#/3/OnePage.
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