Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West

"Putting First Responders First"

14 - 16 January 2008

Los Angeles, CA


Monday, January 14, 2008

Plenary Session Day 1
Secure Against Fires & Embers (SAFE)

  • Christopher Doyle, Director Infrastructure Geophysical Division Science and Technology Directorate Department of Homeland Security


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Plenary Session Day 2
The DHS Science & Technology Directorate Jay M. Cohen, Under Secretary, Science and Technology, DHS

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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
  • 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)


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Plenary Session Day 3
International Perspectives on S&T Research for Homeland Security

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


Monday, January 14, 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

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

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?
Part 1

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, January 15, 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: FirstResponder.gov

  • 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, January 16, 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 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

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

Breakout 30: Mission and Goals of the Human Factors Division: Human-Systems Research and Engineering

  • Human-Systems Research and Engineering/Biometrics Sharla Rausch, Ph.D., Division Head, Human Factors Division
  • Overview Sharla Rausch, Ph.D., Division Head S&T, Human Factors Division

Breakout 33: Technology Clearing House

Breakout 34: The Transportation Security Laboratory