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2011 Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference & Expo

The "2011 Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference & Expo" will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, on August 30September 1, 2011

The TCIP theme this year is "Advancing Technology: Learning from the past, preparing for the future."

Emergency preparedness and response practitioners are the heroes that save lives and protect property, from day-to-day events to large-scale incidents like September 11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. TCIP is pleased to announce Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be a keynote speaker at the event.

TCIP 2011 brings together the emergency responder community; local, state, tribal, and federal practitioners; industry representatives; academic experts; and public safety associations to share their knowledge from the field of cutting-edge technologies and advances made over the past 10 years that strengthen our nation's ability to prevent and respond to critical incidentshowever and wherever they may occur.

The TCIP 2011 Expo highlights Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cutting-edge technologies; research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) investments; and training tools for the emergency responder community.

Attendee Registration: FREE at

Presented by:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sponsored by:

DoD's Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, DOJ's Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice, and DHS's Science and Technology Directorate

Panel Topics:

  • Beyond the Deepwater Horizon: A Discussion of Lessons Learned, Future Risks, and Potential Responses

  • Presidential Policy Directive 8 and Its Impacts on Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Geospatial Technology as a Collaborative Platform for Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Cyber Security and Forensics

  • Social Networking Tools and How They Are Used by First Responders

  • Addressing the Active Shooter Threat

  • Innovative Technology for Search and Rescue Operations

  • Information Sharing and Intelligence Dissemination

TCIP has been very successful over its more than 12-year history and this year's event promises to be one of the best. The conference will showcase a plenary on lessons learned in the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill, the Chilean mine disaster, the recent events in Japan, as well as many current issues of concern to the homeland security community, such as cyber security and the active shooter threat. The wide range of topics offered is certain to be both informative and interesting. Stop by and catch a presentation in your specialty or area of interest.


Contact: Kathleen Higgins
US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology

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