DHS Chief Technology Officer, Massachusetts National Guard Adjunct General and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Official Headline Speakers at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

Aug 24, 2011, 15:36 ET from IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daniel M. Cotter, chief technology officer of the Department of Homeland Security, will be a featured speaker at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 11) in November.

Mark S. Borkowski, assistant commissioner of U. S Customs and Border Protection; and Major General Joseph C. Carter, adjunct general of the Massachusetts National Guard, will join Cotter as featured speakers.

The Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, Mass., USA, will host HST 11, 15-17 November 2011. It will bring together global science and technology thought leaders to foster homeland security technology innovation. The conference features a technical advisory committee of leading S&T experts from academia, national laboratories, federally funded research and development centers, the federal government and industry.

The event will showcase selected technical papers highlighting emerging technologies in cyber security; attack and disaster preparation, recovery and response; land and maritime border security; and biometrics, forensics and physical security.

For more on the featured speakers, see http://www.ieee-hst.org/featured_speakers/featured_speakers.html#cotter_bio.

HST 11 is produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS Science & Technology Directorate, the IEEE Biometrics Council and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, MITRE and IEEE-USA are providing organizational support.

More than 380 people attended the 2010 conference, including representatives from at least 11 foreign countries. Raytheon is the event platinum corporate sponsor, and Massport is the event gold corporate sponsor. For more information, visit www.ieee-hst.org or contact Robert Alongi at information@ieee-hst.org or +1 781-245-5405.

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