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Aerospace and Defence Forum 2007

Reduce Risk in Your Aerospace & Defence Programmes
As a global leader in COTS Aerospace & Defence Technology, Wind River will present and demonstrate some leading technologies around our Aerospace & Defence strategy, Avionics, Security and System Testing, along with our partners who enhance these technologies to bring you the optimal solution to address these critical areas.
Manchester, June 11th 2007
Farnborough, June 12th 2007

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3rd Annual Science and Technology for Homeland Security and Resilience Conference 2007
08:30 12-13 June 2007
RUSI, 61 Whitehall
The UK continues to face a range of challenging and uncertain threats to its security, from terrorism designed to cause maximum shock and disruption to natural emergencies which can strike at any time. In order to maintain and enhance a secure and resilient nation, technology plays a necessary, yet not isolated role. Increasingly technological solutions are being sought to enhance the security of the nation, yet for Industry providing those solutions, the market space is one which is highly fragmented and complex, which proves difficult to operate in. Government and industry Research and Development investment in science and technology needs to be targeted to ensure that effective and cost-effective capabilities are provided to the Homeland Security space. Government have welcomed moves from the private sector to establish innovation groups who can advise them on technological solutions for key security requirements, illustrating the first steps towards a closer engagement between public and private sectors for technology provision.
This conference takes a ‘holistic’ view of science and technology within the homeland security and resilience space. From creating an understanding of the science and technology funding, R&D, and deployment process, to examining key science and technology polices from the UK, US and Europe the conference will provide attendees with a broad understanding of the market. From this base the conference will explore the key opportunities that are being formed both at home and abroad in the Homeland security space, specifically looking to 2012 and mass event security. Looking to the future what areas of innovation in science and technology are providing potential solutions?
Placing technology within the wider context of its role within society is also pivotal to this topic. Are the public being increasingly monitored in the name of ‘security’? Does the incremental application of technology to the problem necessarily create an atmosphere of ‘security’ or does it create increased fear and paranoia? Technology provides a key tool in the reaction and response to crises, but does it sufficiently mitigate the effects of a crisis?
Key areas of discussion include:
* Science and Technology polices of the UK, US and European Union.
* Government interaction with the security technology supply base.
* International perspectives on technology within the Homeland Security space.
* How are current technology implementation programmes, such as E-Borders progressing? What lessons can be learnt for the future?
* What areas of innovation in science and technology will have applications for Homeland Security in the future?
* What is the role of security technology within society? Are we creating a ‘surveillance society’ through the introduction of such technology?
Confirmed speakers:
* Professor Paul Wiles, Chief Scientific Advisor, Home Office
* Dr. James DeCorpo, Head of Eurasia Office, Department of Homeland Security, US
* Ian Neill, Deputy Director E – Borders, Home Office
* Rafi Sela, Security and Defence Consultant, Expert Business Development Services, Israel
* Charles Goslin, Vice President, Duos Technologie

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