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Register now for the 2018 COE Summit!


Register now for the 2018 COE Summit!

May 17, 2018

2018 COE Summit!

When: May 30–31, 2018
Where: George Mason University (Arlington Campus), 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA

The deadline to register for the 2018 Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit is quickly approaching! Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with researchers, DHS components, federal, state and local stakeholders, as well as industry partners and discuss cutting-edge technology and tools that solve real-world homeland security challenges. The event has a full agenda with panel sessions, an innovation showcase, and student posters, featuring keynotes and interactive discussions with top leaders in homeland security, including:

  • Christopher Krebs, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary,NPPD 
  • Corey Gruber, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA
  • Darby LaJoye, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Operations, TSA
  • Kevin McAleenanCommissioner, CBP
  • Matthew AllenAssistant Director, Investigative Programs Homeland Security Investigations, ICE
  • William (Bill) BryanSenior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, DHS S&T
  • Anneli Bergholm SoderHead of the Operations, Department of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency 
  • Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

See the full agenda here

Register here by May 18, 2018.  

The COE Summit is sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (COEs). The COE network is a consortium of hundreds of universities that conduct research and education to address homeland security challenges. START is one of nine current Centers of Excellence sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of University Programs.