Defense Daily Announces New Homeland Security Panelists for the Modular Open Systems Summit in May in Washington, D.C.

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Discussing topics beyond traditional defense weapon systems, but also the cyber security & security risks our country faces on a daily basis.

May 1-2, 2018, Washington, D.C.
The new plan outlines the agency’s efforts in open system architecture “to increase efficiency and standardization across federalized airports secured by TSA.”

When it comes to protecting our homeland and ensuring the security of our country’s citizens, borders and critical infrastructure, it is imperative for security technologies to be seamlessly compatible with each other. This is one of the many topics to be discussed at the 2018 Modular Open Systems Summit taking place May 1-2, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C

Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and other components of the Department of Homeland Security are acquiring or looking to acquire security systems that feature open system architecture, making it easier to operate different systems, avoid vendor lock, and increase competition for upgrades and enhancements to existing equipment.

The Transportation Security Administration on Dec. 28, 2017 released the latest version of its five year technology investment plan that outlines changes in its development and acquisition expectations, new initiatives, and cyber security efforts that arose following a breach of government personnel records two years ago.

The new plan outlines the agency’s efforts in open system architecture “to increase efficiency and standardization across federalized airports secured by TSA.”

How homeland security agencies and industry are acting on and thinking about approaches to open systems will be featured in a new Homeland Security panel at the Modular Open Systems Summit. So far, our Homeland Security panel includes:

  •     Stephen J. Karoly - Acting Assistant Administrator, Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (ORCA)
  •     Mark J Laustra - Vice President, Global Business Development & Government Relations & Chairman, Security Manufacturers Coalition, Analogic Corporation

Both Stephen and Mark are working toward mission critical open systems and will share their plans and challenges for TSA and industry.

To learn more and to register, click here. The Early Bird deadline ends February 16, 2018; register before this date to save up to $150 off the regular rate.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; please contact Tom Williams at 703-522-1440 or tawilliams(at)accessintel(dot)com to learn more.

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