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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

10th annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference

PRESENTED BY:
The U.S. Departments of
Justice (DOJ), (DHS), and Defense (DoD)

SPONSORED BY:
DOJ's Office of
Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice, DHS's Science and Technology Directorate, and DoD's Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
FBI
Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
InterAgency Board for Interoperability and Standardization
International Association of Chiefs of
Police
International Association of Emergency Managers
National Emergency Management Association
National
Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
National Sheriffs' Association
Public Safety and Security Institute for
Technology
Technical Support Working Group
US Army RDECOM's Natick Research Development and Engineering Center


CONFERENCE MISSION:
The 10th annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition highlights DOJ, DHS and DoD's
Technology and training tools currently available and being developed for the emergency responder community, as well as provides a forum for emergency responders to discuss best practices and exchange information. With 1,500 attendees and 200 exhibits and demonstrations expected, this conference offers a unique opportunity for emergency responders, business and industry, academia and local, tribal, state, and Federal stakeholders to network, exchange ideas and address common critical incident Technology and preparedness needs, protocols, and solutions.

DATES/LOCATION:
October 29-31, 2008
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hotel reservations now open at www.ctc.org

SESSION TOPICS (see www.ctc.org for a listing of all confirmed speakers):
General Sessions:


Best Practices and Lessons Learned in the I-35 Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis
The National Guard's Role in Supporting State and Local Emergency Responders
Intelligence Dissemination: The Federal Role in Getting Intelligence to Front Line Officers on the Street
Special Session:

Thursday, 10/30/08 (Lunch)
Virtual Alabama: One Year Later
Breakout Sessions:

Wednesday, 10/29/08 (8am-5pm)
Communications Interoperability 1: Policy Updates
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking Technologies
School and Campus Safety and Security: Best Practices
VBIED Live (Mock) Exercise (open to qualified public safety personnel only)
Federal Resources 1: DOJ & DoD
WMD: CBRN
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Forensics
How to Turn Research Into Reality: Interactive Group Discussion
Thursday, 10/30/08 (9am-5pm)
Integrating Private Sector Security
Personal Protective Equipment
Communications Interoperability 2: Technologies
Cyber Security 1: The Federal, Sector and State Perspectives
Disaster Management
The SAFETY Act
Friday, 10/31/08 (8:30am-12:30pm)
Intelligence and Information Sharing: State/Local Success Stories
Federal Resources 2: DHS
Cyber Security 2: Technologies
Use of Robots in Preparedness and Response
Education and Training
Keynotes:


Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Attorney General for
Justice Programs and Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Jay M. Cohen, Under Secretary, Science &
Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
ATTENDEES:

$250: Local, Tribal, State & Federal Government
$350: Non-profit/Academia/Federally designated 8(A)'s
$550: Private Sector/Industry/Other

Attendee registration is now open at www.ctc.org.

EXHIBITORS:

$1,800: Local, Tribal, State & Federal Government/Non-profit/Academia
$2,000: Private Sector/Industry/Other

Booth sales are now open at www.ctc.org.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:
www.ctc.org

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