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ANSI Homeland Security Panel Plenary Meeting December 13-14

Registration due December 3

New York, Nov 01, 2004

The Homeland Security Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute is preparing for its third plenary meeting, scheduled for December 13-14, 2004, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The meeting will bring together the homeland security standards community to review progress that the panel has made in the last several months, and identify areas of work to be further explored.

A preliminary agenda for the day-and-a-half meeting indicates a session on “Security Standards Making a Difference.” This discussion will cover the recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adoption of INCITS 385, Information technology - Face Recognition Format for Data Interchange. [See related story: Department of Homeland Security Adopts Facial Recognition Standard]. Among others, the session will also cover radiation detection standards adopted by DHS earlier this year.

Other topics to be covered during the interactive sessions are emergency preparedness, including private and public sector and individual preparedness; an update on the Homeland Security Standards Database Project in partnership with DHS; and a session on international standards initiatives with a report from the ISO Advisory Group on Security and other international groups.

A social/networking event will be held the evening of December 13 at the Hilton Hotel from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opportunities are available to serve as a sponsoring organization for this event. Please contact ANSI-HSSP secretary Matt Deane if your organization is interested.

Registration is open and must be submitted to ANSI no later than December 3, 2004. Due to security protocols at the meeting venue, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. For more information, please contact ANSI-HSSP secretary Matt Deane (212-642.4992;

Download the registration form here.

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