Government Convention on Emerging Technologies ... "Defending America Together: The New Era" (GovCon 2003)

Venue: Riviera Hotel

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 08, 2003 End Date/Time: Jan 10, 2003
Registration Date: Jan 07, 2003
Early Registration Date: Dec 01, 2002
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The primary purpose of the convention is to provide a forum for federal, state and local governments, including intelligence, law enforcement, and first responder organizations, to help understand each other's requirements and concerns regarding Homeland Security. The convention will provide a common platform for attendees to discuss and share information as it pertains to Homeland Security, leading to more focused discussions and stronger working relationship within and among federal, state and local agencies. The private sector will be actively involved in the convention as well, as it too plays an important role in Homeland Defense.

Content - the content will focus on four of the Critical Mission Areas detailed in the National Strategy for Homeland Security:

* Intelligence and Warning
* Border, Maritime and Transportation Security
* Critical Infrastructure Protection (Cyber and Infrastructures)
* Emergency Preparedness and Response


* Steven I. Cooper, Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Information Integration & CIO, Office of Homeland Security
* Congressman Silvestre Reyes, 16th District of Texas, former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in the McAllen and El Paso Texas sectors
* Governor Kenny Guinn, State of Nevada
* Rafi Ron, former Director of Security, Israeli Airport Authority

Other Highlights:

* Interactive demos of LEO, RISSNet, and more
* Congressional panel
* Content covering the four Critical Mission Areas detailed in the National Strategy for Homeland Security
* Over 1,000 attendees from Intelligence, Law Enforcement, DoD, Federal, State and Local Gov't
* Over 150 emerging technology exhibits showcasing Homeland Security products/services
* FREE pass to attend the Int'l Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
* Evening social event - private party for all conference attendees
* Registration is OPEN


The convention is sponsored by the Government Emerging Technology Alliance (GETA), which has formed a Government Expert Planning Committee consisting of representatives from the Intelligence Community CIO, NSA, DIA, ATF, DOE, CIAO, NIMA, In-Q-Tel, FBI, USDA, NRO, DOJ, Law Enforcement Working Group, National Guard, DoD, New York City Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, and other agencies. Produced by National Conference Services, Inc. (NCSI), this 2nd annual event will attract over 1,000 attendees and will feature more than 150 emerging technology exhibits showcasing new products/services designed specifically for Homeland Security. For more information, please visit: or call 888.603.8899.


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