New Funding Opportunities from the Dept. of Homeland Security
How DHS will spend over $1BL in R&D funds during the next year?
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Key Note Speaker
Dr. Jane A. "Xan" Alexander serves as the Deputy Director of HSARPA, the external funding arm for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security.
This half-day educational event will explain how Silicon Valley organizations can tap into funds becoming available from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, which was established to help research and organize the nation's scientific, engineering and technical resources to protect the homeland. DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, and its Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), will have over $1B to spend on technologies that advance the cause of securing the homeland. HSARPA's role is to engage the private sector, the universities, and the national labs for rapid prototyping and deployment of new HLS technologies.
Attendees will learn about HSARPA's priorities, timeframes, and processes; how your organization can be a part of the hottest, cutting-edge business opportunities in the Federal market today; and how you should approach key government decision makers. In addition, attendees will get a general perspective on Federal government I.T. spending plans for the next year, with a focus on Homeland Security, and learn more about the State of California's state and local homeland security priorities.
- Dr. Shankar Sastry, Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California at Berkeley.
- Dr. Jay Stowsky, Executive Director, Information Technology and Homeland Security Project, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley.
- Erik Mettala, Vice President, Network Associates, Inc. and Director, Network Associates Laboratories.
- Anne Armstrong, Publisher, Federal Computer Week, and past president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.
- Kevin Plexico of INPUT, one of the leading analysts of the Federal IT marketplace.
- Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (14th District, CA) – Member, House Commerce Committee and Member House Select Committee on Intelligence (to be confirmed).
Who Should Attend
- Information Technology vendors
- Research institutions
- Government laboratories
- Venture capital firms
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA
(enter through "Building C/D" Lobby)
8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
$90 SDForum, ITAA, SofTech, BASIC, NVCA, TechNet Members
$90 Educators & Government Employees
Pre-registration is no longer available. Please register at the door.