Security Pros Gather for 'Putting First Responders First' Conference

The Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will join officials and researchers from across the nation and around the globe Jan. 14–17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for "Putting First Responders First," the 2008 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West.

Presented by the National Defense Industrial Association, with subject matter support provided by the DHS S&T Directorate, the conference will highlight the technology needs of police, fire, and emergency management personnel at all levels of government--in the United States and internationally. The State of California Governor's Office of Homeland Security will be a key participant.

The speakers list includes DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Jay Cohen and Executive Director of the California OHS Matthew Bettenhausen. Researchers will be presenting from major laboratories, universities, private companies, and a host of other agencies and organizations. The event show floor is open for complimentary viewing of exhibits during selected hours. For more information and registration, visit http://www.ndia.org/homeland/.

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