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ANSI Annual Conference Welcomes James S. Gilmore as Keynote Speaker


New York, Jun 18, 2003

As part of World Standards Week celebrations in Washington, DC, the American National Standards Institute will hold its 2003 Annual Conference on October 1. With the theme “Homeland Security: Collaboration, Innovation and Standardization”, the conference will focus on how the standards community, the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are working together to identify, prioritize and take action on homeland security standards needs. James S. Gilmore , III, chair of the Congressional Advisory Commission on Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, will serve as the keynote speaker.

The Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, or the “Gilmore Commission,” is a national panel that was established by Congress in 1999 to assess federal, state, and local governments’ capability to respond to the consequences of a terrorist attack. The panel played an integral role in the early planning for the DHS. Gilmore also served as Governor of Virginia from 1998 until 2002.

The Annual Conference will feature panel discussions with representatives from government, industry and standard developing organizations to highlight cutting edge standards and conformity assessment activities that are underway to prepare, strengthen, and protect our national security. Topics include biological and chemical response capabilities and public health standards, personnel certification, product and equipment certification, safety and medical standards for first responders, and cyber security.

For more information, visit the World Standards Week 2003 featured event pages on ANSI Online.

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