The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
) will host their next conference on Technologies for Homeland Security on April 21st and 22nd of 2004. It will be held at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
, Auditorium on 55 Broadway, in Cambridge, MA.
With the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) as co-organizers for this event, along with top technical, governmental, and industry speakers, conference attendees will gain direct insights into the requirements, technologies, operations and funding for technologies, which protect our critical transportation, aviation and border infrastructures.
A special session will be devoted to the critical challenge of protecting the worldwide shipping container system from its use as a conduit for Weapons of Mass Destruction and without introducing unacceptable delay or excessive processing.
The conference features more than 25 papers, a panel on DHS (Department of Homeland Security) funding and a summary report from the DHS Industry Forum on future DHS technology needs and how to secure funding.