Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
In order to increase the nation's ability to detect and prevent
devastating acts of terrorism, America must rely on private
industry - but America's warped tort law system is poised like a
Sword of Damocles over the head of any company capable of
developing the next generation of technologies.
In 2002, Congress passed the SAFETY Act to limit liability for
private developers and manufacturers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism
Have Congress and the Administration done everything reasonably
possible to make the SAFETY Act a robust mechanism for facilitating
the development of anti-terrorism technologies? Or do vital
technologies needed to protect Americans from terrorism remain
undeveloped because of the risks posed by the punitive tort
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Jay M. Cohen
Under Secretary for Science and Technology,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Followed by a panel discussion with:
Brian Finch, Esq.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Rudolph R. Cohen, Jr.
Executive Operating Committee,
Homeland Security and Defense Business Council
Raymond B. Biagini, Esq.
McKenna, Long & Aldridge
Brian W. Walsh
Senior Legal Research Fellow