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DHS S&T to Highlight Global First Responder Tech Needs at Stakeholder Summit

Release Date: July 31, 2018

First responders around the globe share a common mission to ensure the safety and security of the people they serve and protect. With ever evolving and emerging threats comes the need for responders to share best practices and find equipment and technologies to respond safely and efficiently.

William N. Bryan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secetary for Science and Technology. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) seeks to enhance and expand the development of affordable, innovative technology for the global first responder community by supporting and engaging first responders and industry. Launched by S&T, the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) is an international initiative aimed to close the capability gaps for first responders globally.  This is accomplished by working with first responders from 13 IFAFRI member countries to define common, high priority operational requirements and analyzing market and industry data surrounding technologies that can address these requirements.

Join me Thursday, August 9, at the IFAFRI Stakeholder Summit at the National Association of Home Builders, located at 1201 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005. The Summit will center around working and collaborating with the homeland security industrial base to provide critical information on high priority capability gaps in the global first responder market. This important event will highlight global needs, allowing industry to align development of technology and solutions to real-world requirements.

I would like to personally invite members of government, private sector, academia, federal laboratories, industry and innovation community to attend this Summit to capitalize on an opportunity to engage and network with industry professionals, as well as local first responders. The goal is to provide the international first responder community with the best tools to accomplish their missions safely, effectively and efficiently. Attendees should register for this event by visiting http://www.cvent.com/d/3gqfv1. I hope to see you there.

Current capability gaps, as identified by IFAFRI and first responder market analysis publications, can be found here: https://internationalresponderforum.org/

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at info@internationalresponderforum.org by August 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT.



Last Updated: 07/25/2023
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