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17 Sep 07. Association of the United States Army officials have announced that to emphasize and further develop the Annual Meeting’s focus as a Professional Development Forum, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) will conduct an expanded series of Contemporary Military Forums throughout the three-day event Oct. 8 – 10. Speeches and panel discussions, featuring leaders from the Department of Defense, Department of the Army and other subject experts, will address the crucial issues facing our nation and the defense establishment as the nation fights the global war on terrorism. This year, ILW — in addition to the 10 forums — will introduce an International Forum with military representatives from allied countries who will add new insights into the importance of joint planning and execution. All forums will be held in the Washington Convention Center. Forum locations at the center, to include room numbers, will be posted on AUSA Web page at www.wuas.org, “Annual Meeting Schedule,” when available. All forum information will appear in the Annual Meeting and Exposition program.

Sep 07. UK Resilience: Delivering Resilience
19 – 20 September 2007
Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London
‘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
* Susan Schofield, Department of Communities and Local Government
* Debby Reynolds, Government’s Chief Vet, DEFRA
* Professor 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

Sep 07. Last week’s Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition was the largest and most successful yet. Almost 25,700 individual attendees streamed through the doors of ExCeL in London’s Docklands between 11 and 14 September to

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