Homeland Security Conference on August 22

Draws on Experts from Academia, Industry, Military and Public Sector

Hackensack, NJ (August 8, 2005) — A Homeland Security Conference on Monday, August 22, 2005, will bring together experts from state and local agencies, New Jersey colleges and universities, as well as the military and the private sector. Sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University, the day long conference begins at 9 a.m. at Edward Williams Hall, on the Hackensack, NJ, side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.

The keynote address, “Basics of Weapons of Mass Destruction,” by Dr. Stanley Lapidow, (Col. Ret.), opens the conference. He is the manager of Environmental Health and Safety for the New Jersey State Department of Treasury.

Dr. Lapidow served in the United States Army Chemical Corps where he was responsible for nuclear, biological and chemical defense training and technical escort operations for weapons of mass destruction. He remained active in the US Army Reserve program where has been deployed, with Special Operations Units, to Operation Desert Shield, the Haiti and Bosnia conflicts and the Kosovo campaign. Dr. Lapidow currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Domestic Preparedness Planning Group and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Task Force.

The conference includes sessions on emergency evacuation, technology and detection devices with Universal Detection Technology in partnership with Rutgers/CAIT, practical workshop on anthrax detection technology, novel facility evacuation simulation software, information technology, terrorist trade craft, personnel issues for homeland security, how suicide bombers and their images have come into consumerism and products, suicide bomber recruitment and training, paper document reconstruction, biometrics, and wireless security techniques.

The New Jersey State Police Hazmat Group with Lt. William McDonald will be at the Conference site from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. with their Hazmat vehicle and a Hazmat demonstration.

The luncheon speaker is Richard Lagg, ASIS International, the largest organization advancing the security profession worldwide. Mr. Lagg is chairman of the executive committee of ASIS – Western New Jersey Chapter.

The cost of the conference is $50, which includes lunch, workshops and conference proceedings. To register, call 201 692 6500. For a complete list of presenters and topics, as well as travel directions, registration and contact information, visit Conference Agenda .

Metropolitan Campus

Gretchen Johnson

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