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2008 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West

“Putting First Responders First”
Los Angeles, CA

14-16 January 2008




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

·         Aluminum Unreinforced                             Windows Media Audio  Video File

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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

Dr. 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



     Mr. Ivar Rönnbäck, Deputy Director-General, Swedish Rescue Services Agency

         NATO Scenario     Windows Media player Video clip

     United Kingdom:

     Mr. Richard Earland, Chief Information Officer, National Police Improvement Agency, United Kingdom


    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. Daniel Hartwig, Manager of Security Programs, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco


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Pre Conference Training Workshop

Monday, 14 January 2008


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

      Dr. Milind Tambe Professor of Computer Science, USC


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


     Dennis Mileti


Training Session 5: Scholars in Homeland Security

     Mr. Will McCormick


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

     Elizabeth J. Matlack, Director National Center for Biodefense Communications


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

     Mr. David Olive,  Olive Edwards & Cooper, LLC

     Mr. Rich Cooper, Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC

     David McWhorter, Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC


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

Interoperability Improvement

    Luke Klein-Berndt, CTO, CCI, DHS S&T (confirmed)


Training Session 15: Current Science & Technology Business Opportunities

     Ms. Wanda Armwood,, Associate Director Office of Procurement Operations,

     Office of Procurement Operations


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

    Grants to Fund Your Homeland Security Projects,  Michael Paddock, CEO, Grants Office LLC


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

     Jalal Mapar, Program Manager, IGD, DHS S&T


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?

     Part 1

     Dr. Susan Hallowell,  Director, TSL

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   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

·         Panelists:

·         Dr. Mike Zyda, Director of GamePipe Lab USC (ppt)

·         Dr. Isaac Maya, Research Director CREATE, USC

·         Mr. Adam Jascoff, NIST, Dept. of Commerce

·         Ms. Cindy Randall, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)


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

     Dr. Tom Cellucci, Chief Commercialization Officer DHS S&T Directorate


Training Session 28: SBIR Tutorial

     Ms. Lisa Sobolewski, DHS S&T


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

     Mr. Roger London

    Next Generation Technology Transfer, Kelsey Kohler, Executive Director, Watervliet Innovation Center


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

     Mr. Eric Frost, Co-Director, Homeland Security Master’s Program, San Diego State University

     Dr. Stanley Supinski, Director of Partnership Programs Naval Postgraduate School

     Dr. Tracy DeWitt, Professor University of Arkansas

     Dr. Hilda Blanco, University of Washington


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

     Greg Price, Director, TechSolutions DHS S&T


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

·         Diplomatic Expert Elicitation for Intelligence, Strategy and Scientific Technology Threat, 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


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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Science & Technology Breakout Sessions



Breakout 1: TechSolutions: Solutions for First Responders

     Mr. Greg Price, Director, TechSolutions


Breakout Session 2:  Who you gonna call?


·         Colonel Daniel Nelan

·         Major General Raymond F. Rees

·         Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Smiley


Homeland Security Institute Overview


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

     Jalal Mapar, Program Manager DHS S&T


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


·         Dr. William Pottenger, Research Professor, Rutgers University

·         Ms. Carol Maresca, Deputy Superintendent of Police/Deputy Director, Public Safety Department,

·         NY&NJ Port Authority


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

     Mr. Wayne Tolosa, President and CEO, Future Concepts I.S., Inc.


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


·         Herb Engle, Program Manager, DHS S&T


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


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Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Science & Technology Breakout Sessions


Breakout 15: Chemical and Biological Division  A

     Anne Hultgren, PhD, Program Manager Chem Bio R&D BBranch


Breakout 16: Borders and Maritime Security Division

     Fiscal Year 2008, Borders & Maritime Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate

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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

     Mr. Bob Hooks, Director of Transition, S&T Directorate


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

·         Mr. Stefan Kvarnerås, Swedish Emergency Management Agency

·         Mr. Anders Åkeson, SAAB, EADS and Eltel Consortium


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

     Sharla Rausch, Ph.D., Division Head, Human Factors Division: Social-Behavioral Threat Analysis, 


Breakout 24: Explosives Division B Response/Render Safe— 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

·         Dr. Adam Hutter, Director, EML

·         Mr. Lawrence Ruth, Director, Systems Division, EML


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

     Mr. Richard Earland, Chief Information Officer, 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 

·           Sharla Rausch, Ph.D., Division Head, Human Factors Division:Human-Systems Research and Engineering/Biometrics

·          Sharla Rausch, Ph. D, Division Head, S&T Human Factors Division: Overview


Breakout 33: Technology Clearing House

     Ms. Sonja Rodriguez, Director, Tech Clearinghouse, DHS S&T


Breakout 34:  The Transportation Security Laboratory

     Dr. Susan Hallowell, Director, TSL

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