Many items demonstrated in previous FPEDs have been successfully employed in Iraq and Afghanistan, at military bases and other locations throughout the United States, and at bases, embassies and other critical locations around the world. The demonstration was initiated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1997 as a result of the terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia the previous year. He determined there was a need to assure that leaders responsible for physical security and force protection could stay abreast of evolving and advancing technology to counter increasing terrorist activity against personnel, equipment, and infrastructure.
The U.S. Army Product Manager, Force Production Systems, will conduct FPED VII under the sponsorship of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; the Department of Energy; the Department of Homeland Security; the Joint Staff; the National Institute of Justice; the National Nuclear Security Administration; and the Technical Support Working Group.
The Force Protection Equipment Demonstration is not open to the general public. It is open to defense, homeland security, law enforcement and other first-responder personnel and to media who cover defense, law enforcement, security and first-responder planning and operations.
In addition to online registration, including press registration, detailed information on FPED VII is available at http://www.fped7.org
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