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Nov 21

From 9/11 to Katrina: Opportunities for Civil-Military Collaboration

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The inability of the local, state, and federal officials to communicate with each other in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was eerily reminiscent of the hours and days after terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. Little progress has been made since 2001 in developing a means for the multiple levels of government to collaborate in times of dire emergency.

Soon after September 11, the U.S. Army asked the National Research Council to study how Army science and technology could support efforts in counterterrorism. The first report presents a survey of a broad range of technologies and recommends applying Future Force technologies to homeland security wherever possible, noting that the Army should play a major role in providing emergency communications and information technology in support of decision-making - what the Army calls C4ISR. Join us as we discuss the second report, Army Science and Technology for Homeland Security-Report 2: C4ISR, focusing on how the Army's C4ISR technologies can enable the Department of Homeland Security, the Army, and emergency responders to collaborate in the response and recovery from a catastrophic event.

More About the Speakers

John W. Lyons, Ph.D.
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Distinguished Research Professor,
Center for Technology and National Security Policy,
National Defense University

John Parmentola, Ph.D.
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Director for Research and Laboratory Management,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)

General Dennis J. Reimer, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer,
Government Services,
DFI International,
former Chief of Staff of the Army

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James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More