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NSF PA/M 03-32 - May 27, 2003

NSF Speakers to Keynote Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics

Like researchers in many scientific fields, the law enforcement, forensic analysis and intelligence communities face significant information overload as well as tremendous opportunities for innovation. The first National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, being held June 2-3, 2003, in Tucson, Arizona, will highlight information technologies and policy issues for crime analysis, intelligence monitoring, deception detection, disaster prevention and management, and other topics.

Hosted by the University of Arizona and the Tucson Police Department, the symposium provides a forum for discussions among researchers, law enforcement and intelligence experts, and industry consultants and practitioners. The symposium also features keynote speakers from NSF, NIJ and the Intelligence Technology Innovation Center (ITIC) on information technology research related to homeland security, digital government, and public safety.



NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics


Keynote speakers:
Gary Strong, NSF, "Homeland Security Research at NSF"
Lawrence E. Brandt, NSF, "NSF Digital Government Program"
Mike O'Shea, NIJ, "Public Safety Technology Tools, Techniques and Assistance"
Art Becker, ITIC, "Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination Program


June 2-3, 2003


Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
10000 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85737

For more details, see the symposium Web site at, or contact David Hart, 703-292-7737,


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