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ANSI-HDSSC Workshop on Standard Data Interfaces in Security Applications

ANSI-HDSSC Workshop on Standard Data Interfaces in Security Applications

September 17 (8:30am – 4pm)

Capital Conference Center
6th Floor at System Planning Corp.
3601 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22202

Overview

The ANSI-HDSSC "Standard Data Interfaces in Security Applications” Workshop", "Improving security technology through standard data interfaces" will take a close look at standards for digital sensor data that promotes interoperability and information sharing among security systems. A Keynote speaker from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will provide an overview of standard data interfaces and its development. Public and private-sector experts will then present specific perspectives on “Concepts of Operation: Implementation and Benefits of Interoperable Images in the TSA Environment” as well as the current status of data interface standards. This one-day workshop aims to bring together the following stakeholders, including manufacturers of hardware, software, algorithms, and interfaces as well as standards development organizations, federal regulators, airport operators, academia, and the R&D community in an ANSI HDSSC venue to discuss their short-term and medium-term needs for interoperable image data. All ANSI and ANSI-HDSSC members, constituents, and other interested stakeholders are welcome to attend.

The market for security technology has room for growth: inadequacies of the security infrastructure are often topics of political debate and fodder for late-night jokes. Better sensors and better analysis of that sensor data would prove lucrative to the providers, yet operationalizing better technology has been slow-going. Adversaries have an open infrastructure with many points of attack to choose from; for technologies to facilitate defeating an adaptable adversary, they – and the government process to procure them – must be flexible enough to also adapt. DICOS v02 (Digital Imaging and Communication in Security) is a new set of format standards for digital sensor data that promotes interoperability and information sharing among security systems. Recently published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), DICOS v02 addresses the exchange of digital information independent of the security system manufacturer. This standard builds on the successful medical image standard, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine). DICOS could enable a more modular approach to technology investments by standardizing interfaces and allowing more talented people to tackle subsets of the overall development effort.

With DICOS-enabled interfaces, data fusion between different machines would be possible, enabling better selection of terrorist needles out of benign haystacks. Yet, despite successful prototype demonstrations with DICOS, no major government procurements have capitalized on this standard.

Wide implementation of the new standard will mean different things to - and place different requirements on – stakeholders, including manufacturers of hardware, software, algorithms, and interfaces as well as standards development organizations, federal regulators, airport operators, academia, and the R&D community.

This one-day workshop aims to bring together these stakeholders in an ANSI HDSSC venue to discuss their short-term and medium-term needs for interoperable image data. Participants in the workshop will also represent information technology (IT) experts from related fields, such as Health Care IT and biometrics, which have experience directly relevant to the image data format standards for security screening systems.

Venue

Capital Conference Center
6th Floor at System Planning Corp.
3601 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact

Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to:

Michelle Deane
Director, ANSI-HDSSC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 4 Floor, New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.642.4884
Fax: 212.398.0023
mdeane@ansi.org

Jessica Carl
Program Administrator, HDSSC
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 4 Floor, New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.642.4903
Fax: 212.840.2298
jcarl@ansi.org

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