Homeland Security & Technology’s Role

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UNO was given a few tickets to the homeland security event tomorrow from the Louisiana Technology Council, and I managed to obtain one.  The event schedule looks like it has some interesting topics:

7:30 – 8:00 AM               Breakfast, vendor networking and event registration check-in
(Program will start promtly at 8:00 AM due to Executive Schedules)
8:00 – 8:15                     Welcome & Introductions
John J. Kelly, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Louisiana Technology
8:15-8:40                       Rear Admiral Mary Landry – Commander Eight Coast Guard District –
New Orleans
8:40-8:55                       Senator David Vitter – Homeland Security and the Federal Government
8:55-9:10                       Congressman Steve Scalise – Homeland Security and the Federal
9:10-9:25                       New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu – Mayor Perspective on
Homeland Security (invited)
9:25-9:45                       Networking Break/Vendor displays
9:45-10:15                     “Dept. of Defense – All Hazards Approach to Protecting our Nation”
Keynote Speaker:  Lieutenant General Guy C.Swan III –
Commanding General United States Army North (USARNORTH) –
Sam Houston, TX
10:15-11:00                   Panel Session – Homeland Security and the Military
“Building a Culture of Awareness: What’s Wrong and How do
we fix it?” – Russel L. Honore, LTG, United States Army – (retired)
“Evolving Local Relationship between DOD and FEMA on Homeland
Security” – Mark H. Landry – Interim Director – FEMA Louisiana
Transitional  Recovery Office
Major General Bennett C. Landreneau – Adjutant General, Louisiana
Army and Air National Guard
11:00-11:20                   “Critical Cyber Systems Resiliency”
Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, USAF, (retired); Former Commander, 8AF and
AF Network Operations; Research Professor,George Mason University
11:20-11:40                  Networking Break/ Vendor displays
11:40-12:00                  An Inside View: Congressional Committe on Homeland Security –
Congressman Joseph Cao
12:05-12:25                 City Update on Homeland Securiy Efforts – Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed.
Director of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security
12:25-12:45                 Emergency Operations Center – Mark Cooper,  Director,  Governor’s
Office of  Homeland Security.
12:45-1:05                   Flood Protection – A Strategic Perspective – John M. Barry, Governor
appointee to Southeast Louisiana Flood Control Authority
1:05-1:25                     Security and our Financial Institutions – Greg Stelly, Drirector of
Security, Whitney Bank
1:25 PM                       Network and Vendor Displays – Final Wrap up



Homeland Security and Technology’s Role: Problems and solutions facing Military, Government and Industry in protecting our Nation

Friday 9-Apr-10 7:30 AM to Friday 9-Apr-10 1:30 PM


UPDATE: The event was more briefing in format, and did not have a lot of in depth technical information. The “Critical Cyber Systems Resilience” talk was cut very short which is unfortunate because it would have been the most interesting. There was some talk from the congressional delegates about net neutrality, but the discussion was fairly shallow.

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