Conference Proceedings

2008 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West

"Putting First Responders First"

14 - 16 January 2008

Los Angeles, CA




Plenary Session Day 1

Secure Against Fires & Embers (SAFE), Christopher Doyle, Director Infrastructure Geophysical Division Science and Technology Directorate Department of Homeland Security


Plenary Session Day 2

The DHS Science & Technology Directorate, Jay M. Cohen, Under Secretary, Science and Technology, DHS

S&T Directorate Division Heads Panel

    Mr. Jim Tuttle, Explosives Division
    Dr. Beth George, Chemical & Biological Division (Acting)
    Dr. David Boyd, Command, Control & Interoperability Division
    CAPT David Newton, USCG, Borders & Maritime Security Division (Acting)
    Dr. Sharla Rausch, Human Factors Division
    Mr. Christopher Doyle, Infrastructure & Geophysical Division

T&E and Standards

    Mr. George Ryan, Director, Test & Evaluation and Standards, S&T Directorate, DHS

S&T Portfolio Directors Panel

    Mr. Robert Hooks, Director of Transition
    Mr. Roger McGinnis, Director of Innovation / HSARPA
    Dr. Starnes Walker, Director of Research

Basic Research to Enable a Safer Nation

    Mr. Bryan Roberts, Program Manager and Economist, University Programs, S&T Directorate, DHS
    Mr. James Johnson, Director, Office of National Laboratories, S&T Directorate, DHS

Los Angeles Regional Common Operational Picture Program (LARCOPP)


Plenary Session Day 3

International Perspectives on S&T Research for Homeland Security

Interagency Partnerships in S&T Research for Homeland Security

    CAPT Paul Wiedenhoeft, USCG, Sector Commander/Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach
    Mr. Mark Denari, Director, Aviation Security & Public Safety, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
    Mr. Mark Denari, Manager of Security Programs, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco


Monday, 14 January 2008

Pre Conference Training Workshop

Training Session 3: Better Security via Randomization: A Game Theoretic Approach and its Operationalization at the Los Angeles International Airport

Training Session 4: Risk Communications and Public Warnings:Briefout from the July workshop

Training Session 5: Scholars in Homeland Security

Training Session 7: ALLHAZ Providing a Common Operating Picture for Emergency Management

Training Session 8: Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities

    Ms. Phyllis Miriashtiani , Small Business Advocate Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office of Procurement Operations, DHS

Training Session 9: Things to Remember when Doing Business in (h)omeland (s)ecurity

Training Session 10: Interoperability Training: An Introduction to Specific Tools for Communications Interoperability Improvement

Training Session 15: Current Science & Technology Business Opportunities

Training Session 16: What the Homeland Security Institute is and does

Training Session 17: Federated Simulation Based Training, Exercise, and Lessons Learned

Training Session 18: Crisis Communication 3 State Model Systems & Gaps

    Mr. Chris Logan, National, Governors Association, Program, Director for Homeland Security

Training Session 19: Explosive Detection Technology: What Do First Responders Really Want?

Detection Technologies Primer, David Hernandez, Transportation Security Laboratory, S&T Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security

Training Session 21: Workforce Development at the Frontier of DHS: Relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Moderator: Tom Kowalczyk, Office of University programs, DHS S&T

Universal Detection Technology "Using the TS-10-5 Biothreat Detection Kit"
Components of Lateral Flow

Training Session 22: 10 Reasons Why You Should Partner with DHS S&T

Training Session 28: SBIR Tutorial

Training Session 29: Next Generation Tech Transfer: Incubation, Rapid Prototyping, Tech Scouting

Training Session 30: The Future of Wireless and First Responders

    Mr. Juan Deaton, Critical Infrastructure Protection Idaho National Laboratory

Training Session 32: National Trends in Homeland Security Education

Training Session 37: Preparing First Responders for Food Systems Disasters

    Jerry Gillespie, DVM, PhD Director, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security

Training Session 39: Technology Adoption & Innovation 1

    Dr. Neal Thornberry, Innovation Chair Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School

Training Session 41: TechSolutions: Solutions for First Responders

Training Session 42: The SAFETY Act

    Ms. Sylvia Cabrera, Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, S&T Directorate, DHS

Training Session 44: GIS Response to the 2007 San Diego Wildfires

    Paul Hardwick, GIS Project Manager, Center for Homeland Security, SDSU Research Foundation

Training Session 45: Science As Diplomacy

    Dr. Mayya Tokman, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of California Merced
    Mr. Andy Perkins, Science & Innovation Officer British Consulate-General Los Angeles, CA
    Terry O'Sullivan, PhD, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern California

Training Session 48: How Real-Time Video Distribution Changes Homeland Security Mission Profiles


Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Science & Technology Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: TechSolutions: Solutions for First Responders

Training Session 2: Who you gonna call?

Homeland Security Institute Overview

Breakout 3: Advanced Technologies for First Responders and Incident Management Teams

Breakout 5: Use of Modeling & Simulation for California's Golden Guardian Exercise 07

    Michael Mercer, Associate Program Manager Systems Solutions Group, Lawrence Livermore National, Laboratory

Breakout 6: Innovation at the Edge - Accelerating University and National Lab Research to First/Early Responders

Breakout 7: Managing the cultural change when a common operational picture platform is implemented

Breakout 8:

    Sonja Rodriguez, Director Tech Clearinghouse Science and Technology Directorate
    Sonja Rodriguez, Director Tech Clearinghouse Science and Technology Directorate

Breakout 9: Critical Infrastructure Inspection Management System Working in Maryland

Breakout 12: Northwest Regional Technology Center for Homeland Security: A Model for Connecting State and Local Needs and DHS S&T's Research


Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Science & Technology Breakout Sessions

Breakout 15: Chemical and Biological Division A

Breakout 16: Borders and Maritime Security Division

Breakout 17: Explosives Division A Explosives Division: Counter-IED Program and the First Responder

    Joe Foster, Program Manager Explosives Division S&T Directorate, DHS

Breakout 18: IPT Process: Methods and Results

Breakout 20: S&T Pilot Programs in California: A User Perspective

    Steve Weiss, Five-Year NIMS Training Plan: An Example of an HSI Task

Breakout 21: International B: Sweden RAKEL Sweden's new shared digital radio communication system for emergency management

Breakout 23: Mission and Goals of the Human Factors Division: Social-Behavioral Threat Analysis

Breakout 24: Explosives Division B Response/Render Safeó Developing Future Requirements for the First Responder

    Mr. Joe Foster, Program Manager Explosives Division S&T Directorate, DHS
    Kelly Bray, Explosives Division S&T Directorate, DHS

Breakout 27: S&T Laboratories A: Environmental Measurements Laboratory Support to State & Local First Responders

Breakout 28: International C: United Kingdom National Police Improvement Agency

Breakout 29: Command, Control & Interoperability Division RDT&E for Emergency Responders.

    Chief Charles Werner, Charlottesville, VA Fire Department
    Mr. Dereck Orr, Program Manager for Public Safety Communication Standards, Office of Law Enforcement, Standards National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Dr. Carolyn Ford,, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Angela M. Ervin, Ph.D. Program Manager Chem Bio R&D Branch ChemBioR&DBran, Science and Technology Directorate Department of Homeland Security
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Breakout 30: Mission and Goals of the Human Factors Division: Human-Systems Research and Engineering

Breakout 33: Technology Clearing House

Breakout 34: The Transportation Security Laboratory