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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


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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


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