WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2006 – Homeland Defense Journal and the executive steering committee today announced that C. Douglas Bass, Emergency Manager for Fairfax County, VA will provide the keynote address at the Location-based Social Networking (LoSoNet™) for Crisis Management Conference. LoSoNet 2006 (www.LoSoNet.org) will be held at the prestigious Sheraton National in Arlington, VA on Tuesday, October 3, 2006.
Mr. Bass leads Fairfax County’s efforts to prepare for, respond to and recover from significant emergencies that affect more than one million citizens just outside Washington, DC. He oversees the county’s emergency management program, county emergency operations center, domestic terrorism planning and grant programs as well as other emergency planning, training and exercise initiatives.
LoSoNet 2006 examines how to apply social networked approaches to homeland security and defense programs to enhance situational awareness and information sharing. The conference is the first forum to connect the world of social networking with location-based information to achieve situational awareness for defense and homeland security programs.
Attendees of LoSoNet 2006 will hear from government and industry leaders who will discuss the latest requirements and technologies for city Wi-Fi, situational awareness and information fusion including: Craig Fifer, E-Government Manager for Alexandria, VA; First Sergeant Lehew Miller, Virginia Fusion Center; Tom Conry, GIS Manager, Fairfax County, VA; Twyla McDermott, GIS Manager and Corporate Strategic Technology Planner, City of Charlotte, NC; Edward Hecker, Chief, Office of Homeland Security, Directorate of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kevin Shaw, Naval Research Lab and many more.
LoSoNet 2006 welcomes both public and private organizations and enterprises from defense, homeland security and other communities to meet, discuss and learn about one of today’s most innovative technology areas in this exciting new forum. Additional information about the conference including registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.LoSoNet.org.
Organizers and sponsors of the LoSoNet Conference include the Homeland Defense Journal, The Carbon Project, Telemus Solutions, Inc., Weatherbug, LBSzone, GeoWorld and others.
To register, please contact pgreenstein @ marketaccess.org. For more information about sponsoring opportunities, please contact afeinberg @ marketaccess.org.
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