January 27 - FRG’s System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Response (SAVER) Program Manager Brian Warner will host the first in a series of Webinars featuring General Services Administration’s (GSA) Disaster Purchasing Program for First Responders. Also presenting will be Tricia Scaglione of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Program Office. The purpose of the webinars will be to educate participants on how the Program allows state and local governments access to purchase from all Federal Supply Schedules, when purchasing for disaster preparation, response, or major disaster recovery, as well as how SAVER reports can be leveraged to make more informed purchasing decisions. The webinar is free to join and open to the public, but intended for First Responders. At the end, participants will receive information on how and where to access GSA’s State and Local Disaster Purchasing Program, including ordering guidelines and mandatory order language. Join us on the webinar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET; via webinar at https://share.dhs.gov/saver-gsa_purchasing_program_for_first_responders/ or via teleconference at 877-352-5212 with participant code 7289941.
International Disaster Conference and Expo – February 10 - 12, 2015 – New Orleans, LA
Public and private sector organizations gather at this conference to discuss policy, lessons learned and best practices for reducing the loss of life and property when disaster events occur. Deputy Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin will be presenting a keynote speech at the conference.
International Wireless Communications Expo – March 16 - 20, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
Communications technology professionals across industries—from the government and military to public safety to utilities and transportation—attend this expo to learn about the latest products and trends in wireless communications. S&T will be exhibiting at this event.
GovSec Conference and Expo – April 1 - 2, 2015 – Washington, DC
Every year, government, homeland security, and law enforcement professionals come together to share proven strategies and show off new, cost-effective technologies. S&T will be exhibiting at the event and sharing how our work helps communities protect critical infrastructure and citizens across the nation.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security – April 14 - 16, 2015 – Waltham, MA
This international symposium is focused on addressing the challenges of homeland security and gaps in technology innovation. Innovators from academic, industry and government programs use this forum to discuss ideas, concepts and experimental results. Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will serve as a plenary speaker at the event.
From December 10 - 12, Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division (CSD) Program Manager Dan Massey will participate at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). On December 10, Massey will participate in a panel discussion “Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems: A Government Perspective,” from 10:30 to noon. On December 11, Massey will participate in a combined speech with David Balenson and Ulf Linquist from SRI on “DHS Programs: Cybersecurity for Government Vehicles,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. On December 12, CSD Deputy Director Scott Tousley will participate in a panel discussion “Aviation Cyber Security R&D: What might be done?” from 10:30 to noon. ACSAC is an internationally recognized forum that brings together security professionals from academia, government and industry. Location: Hyatt Regency-French Quarter, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA. Open press.
On December 15, Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division Program Manager Ann Cox will give a presentation “A Science of System Security” at the 2014 IEEE 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control. The annual conference is recognized as the premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. Hosted by the IEEE Control Systems Society in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Japanese Society for Instrument and Control Engineers and the European Control Association, this annual event brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control and related areas. Location and Time: JW Marriott, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Open press.
2014 Cyber Security Division R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop – December 16 - 18, 2014 – Washington, DC
The R&D Showcase will feature 11 innovative technologies selected from S&T’s Cyber Security Division portfolio that address today’s complex cybersecurity challenges and have the potential for transition into the marketplace. The two-day Technical Workshop will feature CSD Principal Investigators presenting their research and technologies to researchers and cybersecurity leadership, allowing for collaboration and knowledge sharing, improvement of existing deployed technologies and the transition of innovative research to safeguard cyberspace. Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will present a keynote speech at the S&T-hosted event.
On December 11, Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Group Program Manager Kathleen Higgins will host the first in a series of webinars featuring General Services Administration’s (GSA) Disaster Purchasing Program for First Responders. The purpose of this webinar is to educate participants about the Disaster Purchasing Program and how it provides state and local governments’ access to Federal Supply Schedules for purchases related to disaster preparation, response or major disaster recovery. The webinar will also touch on how System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Response reports can be leveraged to ensure more informed purchasing decisions by responders. Time and location: VTA, 1120 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC, from 1:00 to 2 p.m. Open press.
S&T Borders and Maritime
On December 10, Science and Technology Directorate Borders and Maritime Security Division Program Manager Marilyn Rudzinsky will participate in a panel discussion “Sense and Avoid Science and Research” at the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Technical Analysis and Applications Center (TAAC) Conference. Topics for discussion will include sense and avoid technologies and applications, UAS integration in the National Air Space and the changing threat environment. Each year, TAAC brings together federal agencies (Department of Defense, National Air and Space Administration, Department of Homeland Security, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Geological Survey), aviation user groups, universities and private industry to discuss UAS issues. Location and Time: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Bernalillo, NM. Open press.
Security Innovation Network Showcase and Workshops 2014 – December 3 - 4, 2014 – Washington, DC
S&T will be exhibiting at this event, which highlights technological solutions that address industry and government’s most pressing security needs and requirements. Industry leaders, government officials, venture capitalists, scientists and researchers will come together to discuss advanced technologies that will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure and command-and-control systems.
S&T’s First Responders Group and the Chemical-Biological Defense (CBD) Division will host the latest installment of the Capacity Building Webinar Series featuring presenters from the CBD’s Biodefense Knowledge Center, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, the National Association of Sara Title III Program Officials, the Department of Health and Human Services, and First Responder Support Tools division at Applied Research Associates, Inc. This webinar will highlight tools and technologies first responders and emergency management officials can use to plan for and respond to hazardous materials incidents.
July/August & August/September 2014 – Silicon Valley, CA & Washington, DC
2014 Government Cyber Security SBIR Workshop – July 2014 – Washington, DC
2014 Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for the Energy Sector – April/May 2014 – Houston, TX
2014 Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Financial Services Technology Demonstration Day – April/May/June 2014 – New York City, NY
Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Investors, Integrators, and Information Technology Companies (I3) – East – December 18, 2013 – Washington, DC
Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for Government – November 8, 2013 – Washington, DC
DHS S&T Cyber Security Division Principal Investigators' (PI) Meeting – September 2013 – Washington, DC
2013 Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Investors, Integrators, and Information Technology Companies (I3) – August 22, 2013 – West California
Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day - Finance Sector – August 15, 2012 – New York
IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF) Innovation Summit – August 6, 2013 – New York City, NY
DHS-DOD Cyber Security SBIR Workshop – July 23-24, 2013 – Washington, DC
2013 Big Data Technologies Day – October 1, 2013 – Washington, DC