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Aug 24

Homeland Security 2020:<br />The Future of Defending the Homeland<br />Day 2 – Science and Technology

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As threats evolve, our defense technologies must too. It is, thus, important to ask what industry as well state and local governments can do to incentivize fundamental science research. Moreover, since the U.S. continues to lead the world in biotechnology, how can the U.S. mitigate the growing threat of a bioterrorism attack? Join us as leaders from DHS, the FBI, and the NIH discuss the importance of investing in science and technology today as a way to protect our nation against tomorrow's potential adversaries.


10:00 a.m.
Panel 1
Fundamental Science for the Sake of Security

Robert Boege, J.D.
Executive Director, The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America

Dr. Duane Shelton
President, World Technology Evaluation Center

Dr. Jonathan M Gitlin
Science Policy Analyst, Program & Policy Analysis Branch, Office of the Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health


11:00 a.m.
Panel 2
The Evolving Threat of Bioterrorism

Edward H. You
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Countermeasures Unit, Bioterrorism Team

Dr. Diane Berry
BioDefense Advisor, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Hosted by Ethel Machi
Homeland Security Science and Technology Consultant

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