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UK Resilience: Delivering Resilience
19 – 20 September 2007
RUSI, Whitehall
‘Delivering Resilience’ will provide the opportunity to survey the diversity of the resilience landscape, whilst examining the mechanisms and organisations that contribute to delivering such capabilities, and exploring future directions that such planning and preparation could, and should, take. This fourth RUSI annual resilience conference will reflect the need for a holistic, consistent and enduring approach, which incorporates the public, private and voluntary sectors
Keynote Presentation
The conference is delighted to be welcoming Terry Waite who will be providing a special keynote presentation on “The Human Aspects of Resilience”.
Key Conference Issues
* Assessing the current and future objectives and priorities of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat set against a consideration of resilience and contingency in modern society
* Examining the different mechanisms and organizations that deliver resilience from the central, regional, and local perspectives, along with the varied government agencies
* Scrutinizing different examples and case studies of emergencies to consider the successes and problems in preparation, response and recovery to include issues of collaboration, coordination and inter-operability
* Analyzing the role of the private sector and business in resilience. This will include a specific analysis of the role of the insurance industry in the context of resilience
* Considering the roles of the voluntary sector in resilience activities
* Reflecting on how cohesive communities can potentially enhance resilience within societies
* Exploring the attempts to embed and construct resilience into the fabric of society through building and infrastructure construction design and implementation
* Bruce Mann, Director of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
* Lord Levene, Chairman, Lloyd’s of London
* Professor Mick Dillon, Department of Politics & International Relations, Lancaster University
* Susan Schofield, Department of Communities and Local Government
* Debbie Reynolds, Government’s Chief Vet, DEFRA
* Nigel Lightfoot, Health Protection Agency
* Kathy Settle, Head of Regional Resilience, Government Office for the North West
* Linden Rowley, Institute of Community Cohesion
* Andrew Huddart, Emergency Planning Officer, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
* Dr Lee Bosher, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, University of Manchester
Counter-Terrorism and UK Operations, Ministry of Defence
* Moya Wood- Heath, Emergency Planning Advisor, British Red Cross

17 Jul 07. Empire Challenge 2007, a multi-intelligence joint/coalition interoperability demonstration, on July 27, at the China Lake Air Warfare Center, China Lake, Calif. Visiting media will be offered a tour, briefing, subject matter experts available for interview, and a photo opportunity with the aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the site, including the U.S. F/A-18 and Paul Revere, Great Britain’s NIMROD R1 and Tornado GR4 with Raptor, and the ScanEagle and Viking UAVs. RSVPs are required by close of business on Wed., July 25.

The exercise, which runs July 9 – 27, is the fourth in a series of demonstrations and is serving as the operational phase for a larger-scale Joint Staff/U.S. Joint Forces Command effort to fix identified problems with intelligence collection management. The idea for the exercise was developed after combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan identified technical issues with sharing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information. It is designed to test and demonstrate techniques and procedures for coalition airborne imagery assets to ingest, compress and disseminate data, using a combination of U.S. and allied Distributed Common Ground/Surface Systems (DCGS) stations.

This year’s event will feature the integration of multiple sources of intellige

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