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DHS S&T Industry Outreach Workshop announcement
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Nov. 4, 2008, 9:53 a.m.
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DHS S&T C-IED Industry Outreach Workshop

Standoff Detection of Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices:

Department of Homeland Security Program Opportunities and Needs

One-Day Workshop

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), in cooperation with other government agencies involved in explosives detection research, development, testing, and evaluation, is pursuing the development of effective standoff countermeasures against Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) as part of its Standoff Technology Integration and Demonstration Program (STIDP). Standoff or remotely controlled sensors and integrated countermeasure architectures are needed for potential Person-Borne (PB) IED attacks at Large Public Events (LPEs) and other potential targets of terrorist attacks involving large, free-flowing crowds. Technologies relating to Vehicle Borne IEDs (VBIEDs), neutron-based technologies, and facility hardening technologies are not part of the current effort.

A one-day workshop will be held on December 10, 2008 to inform industry involved in explosive detection research on:

The challenges associated with protecting LPE’s from PB terrorist attacks – needs and requirements

DHS program activities to develop and test LPE standoff countermeasure architectures

A unique testbed that has been developed for testing and evaluating countermeasure architectures

Results and lessons learned from a first-generation countermeasure architecture at a LPE

Concepts for an integrated countermeasure sensing and interdiction architecture for LPEs

System integration concepts

How to participate in DHS test and evaluation activities

The workshop will be structured to encourage dialogue between the government and industry. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input to DHS on standoff countermeasure architecture and system integration concepts that would help protect LPE’s from terrorist attack. Participants will also have an opportunity to schedule individual meetings with DHS representatives on the following day, to discuss specific concepts.


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December 10, 2008

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Executive Conference Center3601 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201 (Directions are available at .)

To apply for registration, send email to:

Please provide your Name, Position, Organization, Mailing Address, Phone, Email, and Area of Technology Expertise.

For additional information:

Contact:Greg Holter Phone 509-375-3967

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