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Homeland Defense Training Conference

Homeland Defense Training Conference®

Achieving Actionable Situation Awareness
Geo-Spatial Solutions – The Next Generation (GIS)

May 4, 2006

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Building
Executive Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203

“Provided me with a good foundation to understand GIS, Homeland Security and more ideas to take away for a future project.”
Dorothy Spears-Dean, PSC Analyst, VITA

Complimentary Registration for Government Employees

NOTE: On-line registrations for this workshop are now closed. Space is available for walk in registrants. To register the day of the conference, please bring your payment and the attached registration form.


Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Program Starts: 8:30 AM

Wrap-up: 3:30 PM


Continental Breakfast (coffee and pastries), Refreshments, and Lunch included!

About This Conference

This Achieving Actionable Situation Awareness: Geo-Spatial Solutions- The Next Generation conference will focus on trends in secure Geo-Spatial enterprise solutions that provide actionable situational awareness for the enterprise. Speakers and topics will focus on integrated geospatial applications, data/sensor fusion, data security, and related technologies. Future and present needs for user defined common operating pictures that integrate multiple technologies and data sources to deliver true actionable situational awareness will also be addressed.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Secure: Enterprise Solutions for Data Management
  • Rapid: Multisource Data Fusion
  • Intelligent: Field Tracking and Tasking
  • Best Practices in GIS Providing a Common Operational Picture
  • Trends in securing an enterprise solution
  • Critical needs in requiring a Common Operational Picture in homeland security
  • The objectives behind the common operational picture in government applications, including homeland security
  • COP: What is Working and What is Required

Conference features:

  • Lessons Learned and Experience from Executives and Decision-Makers
  • What The Program Managers Would Do Differently If They Started Today
  • What Worked and What Didn’t & What You Need to Know Before You Start
  • Case Studies

Early Registrants Include:

  • Adesta, Manager, Strategic Initiatives
  • Alabama Department of Information Systems, GIS Coordinator
  • Athens County, Ohio
  • Augusta County Virginia, Service Authority, Engineering/GIS Technician
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bureau of Land Management, Senior Geographer, E-GIS Project Manager
  • Bureau of Land Management, Senior Security Architect
  • CBMI, Project Manager
  • Civil Solutions/ARH, Systems Architect
  • Coherent Systems, Information Technologist
  • Coherent Systems, Senior Systems Engineer
  • Data Lever, President
  • Data Lever, Vice President
  • Defense Intelligence Agency, Geo-spatial Imagery Analyst
  • Department of Transportation, FHWA Emergency Coordinator
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Program Analyst
  • Gartner, Vice President, Homeland Security/Law Enforcement
  • IBM, Sales Executive
  • Integrated Concepts and Research Corporation, Program Manager
  • Intergraph Corporation, Chief Technology Officer
  • L-3 Communications, Project Manager
  • Louisiana State University, Research Associate
  • Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, GIS Administrator
  • Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, GIS Coordinator
  • MITRE Corporation, Information Systems Engineer
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Chief, Response and Recovery Branch, North America and Homeland Security Division, Office of the Americas
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Infrastructure Analyst
  • Navigational Sciences, Inc., Director, GIS Operations
  • Northrop Grumman, Department Manager
  • Northrop Grumman, Division Director
  • Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., President
  • Oracle, Group Vice President, North America Public Sector
  • Orange County North Carolina Health Department, Environmental Health Supervisor
  • Reality Mobile LLC, Vice President & COO
  • Skyline Software Systems, CEO
  • Skyline Software Systems, Director of Strategic Programs
  • Topographic Engineering Center, US Army, Electronic Engineer
  • US Air Force Academy, Director of Geoscience
  • US Air Force Academy, GIS Specialist
  • US Army, Director Director, Warfighter Protection Lab, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Webmaster
  • US Bureau of Reclamation, GIS Coordinator
  • US Coast Guard G-AIS
  • US Geological Survey, Biological Research & Monitoring
  • US Geological Survey, Special Security Officer
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Deputy Director for the Office of the Americas
  • USMC/Intelligence Plans for Geospatial
  • Wherify Wireless, Inc., President of Governmental Services & Co-chairman of the Board
  • Xterra Corporation, President


Confirmed Speakers


Registration and Continental Breakfast (coffee and pastries)


Opening Remarks: Kimberley Hovda, Manager, Program Development, Homeland Defense Journal


John Goolgasian, Deputy Director for the Office of the Americas, U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 NGA and Homeland Security:  Success through Situational Awareness


Jacqueline W. Mills, PhD, Research Associate, LSU GIS Information Clearinghouse, Louisiana State University

From Confusion to Coherence: Geospatial Decision Support in the Katrina EOC


Networking Break, Sponsored by Homeland Defense Journal


Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

 Consensus Driven Open Standards: Advancing Actionable Situational Awareness Across the Enterprise


Peter Batty, Chief Technology Officer, Intergraph Corporation

 Technology to Support a
Common Operating Picture


Networking Lunch, Sponsored by Homeland Defense Journal 


Jack Pellicci, Brigadier General (Retired), Group Vice President,  Oracle’s North American Public Sector

Leveraging the Spatially Enabled Enterprise to Achieve Actionable Situation Awareness


Networking Break, Sponsored by Homeland Defense Journal

2:00-2:45pm Dr. Daniel Belk, Warfighter Protection Lab Manager of the Aviation Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, U.S. Army

Simulation Technologies to Support Installation Planning and Protection


Susan Rose-Pehrsson, PhD, Section Head, Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability, Naval Research Laboratory

 Multi-Sensory Approach to Improve Situational Awareness


Closing Remarks: Kimberley Hovda, Manager, Program Development, Homeland Defense Journal

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Corporate Sponsors


DataLever™ is a visual data integration solution enabling delivery of the highest quality integrated information in the fastest possible time. Our platform includes a full range of data access, profiling, and quality functionality in an intuitive, fully-integrated, single interface environment. We also offer address cleansing, geocoding/geosaptial, and fuzzy matching capabilities.

Oracle's business is information—how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems.


Intergraph Corporation delivers National Security Solutions for critical infrastructure protection, cyberspace protection, and consequence and incident management that integrate multiple sensors, data, and technologies, and enable management of mobile and static resources through a map-based interface. Our open-enterprise vision supports multi-jurisdictional information sharing without compromising security.

Skyline Software Systems is a privately held company pursuing the realization of a "Digital Earth" that seeks to map our planet as never before. Founded in 1997, Skyline is re-inventing the term "interactive" as it relates to our planet. Drawing on our experience in software creation and sophisticated graphics systems, we've formed a unique collaboration with content partners to create an innovative web-based 3D visualization of the Earth.

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
was established following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, as a national forum for public and private sector organizations to collaborate on issues regarding the resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure against the adverse impacts of natural and man-made disasters, through effective planning, design, construction, and operation.  Since its creation, membership has grown to more than 100 organizations and agencies representing more than 1.5 million individuals and firms.  For more information, visit www.tisp.org.

Media Sponsors

The Homeland Defense Journal is free to government managers and decision-makers! Visit us at www.homelanddefensejournal.com

IT*Security magazine is the nation's first professional journal focusing on the nexus between IT security and infrastructure protection. The monthly magazine, debuted in February 2005, and is written by leading experts from industry, government and academia.

For more information or subscribe to IT*Security magazine go to our website www.itsecuritymagazine.com

Organizational Sponsors

Founded in 1988, the Wireless Communications Association, International (WCA) is the principal non-profit trade association representing the wireless broadband industry. WCA membership, which includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants, has grown to over 530 member companies spanning six continents.

The WCA organizes the world's largest annual business conference and exhibition devoted exclusively to wireless broadband. This conference and exhibition annually convenes experts from around the world to discuss market strategies, emerging technologies, new applications and financing/regulatory options.


Telemus Solutions provides customized security consulting, advisory, research and training services to both public and private sector markets throughout the world. Our company headquarters is located in Falls Church, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., with branch offices in Boston and Miami. For more information on Telemus Solutions please call (703) 893-0550.

Carroll Publishing provides the most comprehensive online Government Contacts Service available. Fully searchable, we cover over 700,000 listings at all levels Of Government. Business Development professionals and Government agencies alike rely on our product daily for accurate contact and program information. Delivery options include searchable on-line access, FTP Flat file delivery and print directories.

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Become an Exhibitor

ATTENTION INDUSTRY AND SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS: Our sponsors and exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services to leading government decision-makers and leaders.  If you would like to learn more about this event and ways in which our market research and media outlets can assist your sales program, please contact Andrea Feinberg, (201) 592-6477.


Registration Fee

  • Industry - $345
  • Small Business (100 employees or less) - $245
  • Government - Complimentary and must register by emailing or calling Pamela Greenstein at (703) 807-2758 or faxing the registration form to (703) 807-2728.

Registration Options

NOTE: On-line registrations for this workshop are now closed. Space is available for walk in registrants. To register the day of the conference, please bring your payment and the attached registration form.

Registrations are payable by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, check or government purchase order.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may designate a substitute in writing any time before the conference. If you need to cancel your registration, you must send your notice in writing and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received one week prior to the event start date or later. PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be liable for the entire registration fee.

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Location Information

The conference will be held at the Executive Conference Center, NRECA Headquarters Building, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203. The Conference Center is one block from the Ballston Metro stop on the orange line. Please note: the parking garage and a side entrance to the building is on Taylor Street.

Driving and Metro Direction to Conference Location




Please note that the Comfort Inn Ballston is holding a small block of guest rooms on May 3rd, which are available at the rate of $145+tax.  To secure a room, you must call the hotel at (703) 247-3399 by April 19, 2006.  Be sure to mention  "Group Number 2685" to get this rate.


Additional nearby hotels include:

Contact Us

  • For registration information, please contact Pamela Greenstein at (703) 807-2758
  • For government speaking and best practices presentation opportunities, please contact Kim Hovda, (703) 894-1096
  • For product and solutions companies interested in sponsorship information and related speaking opportunities, contact Andrea Feinberg, (201) 592-6477

If you have any questions about Homeland Defense Journal events in general, please see our Event FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Marketing, Conference Management and Production by:

Homeland Defense Journal, Inc.
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Suite #1003
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 807-2753


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