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New Jersey Homeland Security Research Symposium. Fred Roberts Rutgers University. smallpox. Beginning with the first terrorist attack on the WTC in 1993 through the anthrax attacks in Fall 2001 through the present, NJ has been affected by terrorism. anthrax.

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new jersey homeland security research symposium
New Jersey Homeland Security Research Symposium

Fred Roberts

Rutgers University

smallpox

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Beginning with the first terrorist attack on the WTC in 1993 through the anthrax attacks in Fall 2001 through the present, NJ has been affected by terrorism.

anthrax

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Since Sept. 11 and earlier, NJ’s research universities have capitalized on a history of cooperation among themselves, government, and private industry Universities, government and industry must be partners in homeland defense.

today s program
Today’s Program
  • The program highlights homeland security research activities in NJ’s universities
  • We aim to help stimulate collaborations between university researchers.
  • We aim to connect university researchers with industrial and governmental partners.
participating universities
Participating Universities
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Monmouth University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
nj is an ideal and realistic testbed for homeland security innovations
NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ has over 8 million residents.
  • NJ has the most shopping malls in the world.
  • NJ has over 50 resort towns.
  • NJ is close to NYC and Philadelphia
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ is home to numerous sports and entertainment events, drawing large crowds.
nj is an ideal and realistic testbed for homeland security innovations2
NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ’s critical transportation routes include sea, air, and the densest system of highways and railroads in the country.
nj is an ideal and realistic testbed for homeland security innovations3
NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • Two of the nation’s cross-continental highways pass through bridges and tunnels to open the Eastern seaboard to commerce across the nation.
nj is an ideal and realistic testbed for homeland security innovations4
NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • A significant portion of our nation’s imports come through the Newark/Elizabeth seaport, the largest port complex on the East Coast.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ is home to one of the nation’s busiest airports.
  • The Coast Guard estimates that cost of security in the NJ port/airport complex will rise to over $7.3B in the next 10 years.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations

NJ’s universities are working on various transportation security projects:

  • sensors to detect threats to our bridges and tunnels.
  • Border and port surveillance.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations

NJ’s universities are working on various transportation security projects:

  • Face, gait and other biometric detection systems to protect our nation’s air travelers.
nj is an ideal and realistic testbed for homeland security innovations8
NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • The vulnerability of our telecommunications system is a central concern.
  • NJ is home to famous telecom research labs that are partnering with universities in homeland security research.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ is headquarters for the nation’s pharmaceutical industry.
  • The industry produces products and expertise critical to homeland defense.
  • There is a long history of partnership with NJ academe.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ is a leading industrial state with the largest petroleum containment area outside the Middle East and a booming petrochemical industry.
  • State government, cooperating with universities and these companies, has established “best practices” for homeland security.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ has a multi-billion dollar livestock and agriculture industry.
  • Food warehousing and transportation systems based in NJ represent a major distribution network for food supply on the Eastern seaboard.
  • Risk-based economic modeling tools developed by academe are widely used by NJ agriculture.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • As events of the 9/11 attack unfolded, NJ’s waterfront cities (Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken) were the stage for a mass decontamination of victims.
  • Over 20,000 people sought aid.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • NJ sent medical and other responders, environmental and other monitoring and exposure experts, security and transportation professionals, to assist.
  • Many came from NJ universities.
  • These universities are still heavily involved with assessing the impact of the WTC attack and providing scientific lessons learned for response to future homeland security events.
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NJ is an Ideal and Realistic Testbed for Homeland Security Innovations
  • A few weeks after 9/11, NJ became the epicenter of the anthrax attacks.
  • The State’s laboratories turned to NJ’s universities to assist with the large number of potential anthrax spores.
  • This relationship is now formalized.
nj universities are heavily engaged
NJ Universities are Heavily Engaged
  • There are extensive homeland security research efforts going at NJ’s universities. Many predate 9/11.
  • NJ’s universities also have initiated training programs for first and second responders, new courses for students, and the training of a new generation of researchers.
nj domestic security task force
NJ Domestic Security Task Force
  • NJ Attorney General Peter Harvey, chairman of the NJ Domestic Security Task Force, has asked NJ research universities to coordinate efforts in homeland security.
  • We have seen the beginnings of formal cooperation and joint approaches to federal funding.
  • A strong spirit of cooperation exists among the State’s universities.
today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Five universities will present summaries of homeland security research.
  • Panels will investigate:
    • new technologies for homeland defense (sensors, communication systems, …)
    • New tools for homeland security decision making (social science tools, risk communication, economics)
today s agenda ii
Today’s Agenda II
  • There will be posters and demos during registration, at lunch time, and during the reception at the end of the day.
  • Please be our guests for a luncheon.
  • Please also be our guests for a “networking reception” at the end of the afternoon.
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Rutgers Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Mike Breton

  • Staff:
    • Leslye Lowen
    • Maria Mercado
    • Christine Spassione
  • Organizing Committee:
    • Margaret Brennan
    • Nabil Adam
    • Stan Dunn
    • Rick Mammone
    • Bob Snyder