Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Wednesday 2 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited delegates, click here for FREE registration now

 

Hosted by the Australian Government's National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC), this international conference will focus on the S&T requirements of the Australian border protection, law enforcement, intelligence and policy agencies and the police force first responders of the Australian and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

The NSSTC has responsibility to coordinate Australia's whole-of-government requirements for national security S&T and to foster international research collaboration, particularly through its partnerships with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and the Department of Homeland Security in the US, Defence Research and Development Canada and the Home Office in the UK.

The Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference will address a range of national and civil security S&T domains. NSSTC's six national security S&T "priority areas" are cyber security, intelligence exploitation, border security and identity management, investigative support and forensics, preparedness protection prevention and incident response, and technology foresighting.

The Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference will attract a broad audience of security professionals and practitioners, technologists, scientists, researchers, policy makers, officials and executives from national and state departments, agencies, commissions, services and first responders, as well as academia, research agencies and industry

Free of charge to attend, the Science and Technology Innovation for Civil and National Security Conference  is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018.)

Tuesday May 1, 2018 – DAY ONE (Plenary)

0930 - 0950

WELCOME ADDRESS

Dr Alex Zelinsky AO
Chief Defence Scientist
Department of Defence

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INTRODUCTIONS

Dr Richard Davis
Chief Technology Officer National Security
Australian National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC)

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0955 - 1035

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1

Mark A. Williamson
Director General, Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science
Government of Canada

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1040 - 1120

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2

Mr Joseph (Jay) Martin
Director of Research and Development Partnerships, S&T Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

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1125 - 1200

INTELLIGENCE

Professor Bob Williamson
Research School of Computer Science
Australian National University and Data61

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1200 - 1300

LUNCH BREAK

1300 - 1330

CYBER SECURITY

Professor Craig Valli
Research Director
ECU Security Research Institute

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1330 - 1400

FORENSIC SCIENCE

Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde OAM
Director National Institute of Forensic Science
Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

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1400 - 1430

PREPAREDNESS, PROTECTION, PREVENTION (PPP) & INCIDENT RESPONSES

Dr Sarah Benson
Chief Forensic Scientist
Australian Federal Police

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1430 - 1500

BORDER SECURITY

Mr Duncan Anderson
Department of Home Affairs

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1500
CLOSING REMARKS

Dr Richard Davis
Chief Technology Officer National Security
Australian National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC)

> BIO

1830

CONFERENCE DINNER (BY INVITATION ONLY)


Wednesday May 2, 2018 - DAY TWO

1000 - 1130

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC FORUM
The International Strategic Forum will commence with an international panel session hosted by the Australian Government’s National Security Science and Technology Centre. The panel comprises interlocutors from Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand and Australia.  The panel discussion will focus on multilateral strategies to harness, share and develop innovations to address borderless national security challenges building on keynotes presented on the previous day.  One such strategy is a proposed Five Nation R&D Initiative which seeks to create new opportunities to deliver more efficient and cost-effective access to results, expand research, development, testing, and evaluation capacity, and offset limitations in a constrained and fluctuating budget environment.