Conference Proceedings

2007 Heartland Security Conference and Exhibition

"Technology for Defense and Homeland Security Readiness"

9 -11 July 2007

Minneapolis, MN



Monday, 9 July 2007

Keynote Address: Homeland Security Readiness: Today and for the Future, Hon. Jay Cohen, Under Secretary for Science & Technology, US Department of Homeland Security
Panel Discussion - Homeland Security: Policy & Technology to Answer the Challenge

  • Autonomic Mishap Management: Toward Smart Self-healing Critical Infrastructures, Dr. Massoud Amin, Executive Director, Center for the Development of Technological Leadership, University of Minnesota

  • Adaptive Intelligence for an Adaptive Threat, Professor Bert W. Tussing, US Army War College, Senior Fellow, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute


Tuesday, 10 July 2007

  • Reagentless Hand-Held Real-Time Evanescent Optical Chem-Bio Detection Using Biominetic Receptor and Ligand Nanosurfaces, Dr. H. James Harmon, Professor, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University

  • Countersol: A Scalable Remediation Technology for Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs) or "Dirty Bombs", Dr. Mark Krekeler, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Mineral Sciences, LLC

  • Triosyn Iodinated Resin Incorporated Into Disposable Respirators, Mrs. Wava Truscott, Vice President Scientific Affairs of Safelife Corporation, Safelife Corporation

  • Homeland Security Suite (HoSS) - Chemical, Biological and Radiological, Dr. George Thompson, CEO & President, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc.

  • Detecting, Locating Impulsive Airburst Events & Providing Discrimination of Event as High-Explosive or Potentially Chemical/Biological Artillery Utilizing Unattended Acoustic Sensors, Mr. Sachi Desai, Applied Research, Acoustic Center of Excellence, US Army REDCOM-ARDEC

  • Rapid multi-target detection technology - Intellignostics, Mr. Paul Knapp, Sr., Interim CEO, Intellignostics, Inc., President & CEO, Space Center Ventures

  • Focus on Phase III (Defense Technology Transition & Commercialization) - Partnering with the Department of Defense for Developing Medical & BioDefense Technologies, Mr. Ray Friesenhahn, SBIR & Technology Transition Manager

Keynote Speaker: Food Protection & Defense, Ms. Susan Nestegard, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab

  • Private Sector Needs for Food Defense Solutions, Dr. Joseph Scimeca, Director, Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.

  • Food Protection & the National Infrastructure Simulation & Analysis Center, Mr. Paul Kaplan, Senior Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories


Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Keynote Speaker: Command, Control & Interoperability for Homeland Security, Dr. David Boyd, Division Head, Command, Control & Interoperability Director, Office of Interoperability & Compatibility, US Department of Homeland Security

  • National Communications System Priority Telecommunications Services for National Security for Emergency Preparedness Managers and First Responders, Mr. Lee Johnson, Regional Outreach Coordinator, National Communications System, US Department of Homeland Security

  • Near Space Communications System for Emergency Response, Mr. Jerry Quenneville, Vice President & General Manager, Government Programs, Space Data Corporation

  • Reconnaissance Robotics: The Key to Immediate Assessment & Response to Hazardous Situations, Mr. Alan Bignall, CEO, ReconRobotics

  • Using Modeling and Simulation for Homeland Security Applications, Dr. Paul Huang, BAE Systems, Armament Systems Division

  • LocalEyes: Asymmetrical C2 for Homeland Security, Mr. Scott Hume, Lead Information Systems Engineer, Enterprise Integration Planning & Development Department, NetCentric Division, Mitre Corporation

  • Use of Miniature Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Management & Transportation Infrastructure Security, Professor Gebre-Egziabher, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota

  • Communication Interoperability - A DAILY Problem, Mr. Mike Greene, Director, Homeland Security Solutions, Information Dominance Systems Electronic Warfare Office, BAE Systems

  • Keys to Success for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, Ms. Kris Eide, Director, Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, State of Minnesota

  • Strategies for Innovative Sourcing, Mr. Jesse S. Aronson, Director of Consulting Services, Center for Innovative Technology

  • Funding Excellence - The SBIR / STTR Program, Ms. Betsy Lulfs, Director, SBIR / STTR Program, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • Homeland Security Opportunity Analysis: An Assessment of DHS Budget and Contracting Trends, Ms. Christiana Balis and Mr. Tim Garnett, The Avascent Group