A statement by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget earlier this year acknowledged the need for conference and other travel, noting that for some employees, conferences may the most efficient and cost-effective means for meeting objectives and ensuring advancements.
“Given new budget realities, being in Baltimore helps leadership and attendees by greatly reducing travel costs,” said Michael Eismann, Senior Scientist for Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors at the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Lab and Defense + Security conference chair.
SPIE is very sensitive to the need for fiscal responsibility, and providing value to our attendees and exhibitors, Brown said. “SPIE DSS was relocated to Baltimore a few years ago specifically in response to government concerns regarding efficiency, and to support the needs of the optics and photonics community in this region. We are very pleased to be able to continue to add to that value through co-locating with DEPS and other related organizations. And expanding the scope of this meeting to include the broader sensing community is yet another way we are adding to the value of the event .”
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking,
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