Symposium on Homeland Security - Christopher Newport University Symposium on Homeland Security - Christopher Newport University
Skip navigation

Homeland Security Symposium & Expo

Tech Innovation and Homeland Security

February 13, 2020

Center for American Studies logo

Co-hosted by Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries logo

About the Symposium

Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies presents the ninth annual Homeland Security Symposium & Expo: Tech Innovation and Homeland Security, at Christopher Newport University, on February 13, 2020.

This program provides high visibility to a key executive audience. The program includes high-level speakers from government and industry to discuss the latest advancements, insights and issues in homeland, maritime, and port security.

Attendees include representatives from private industry, government agencies, and academia from throughout Virginia. All proceeds support CNU’s Center for American Studies.

Registration

Regular rates through January 31

  • Private sector/academia - $70
  • Public sector/active military - $40

Late registration through February 10

  • Private sector/academia - $100
  • Public sector/active military - $55

Agenda

February 13, 2020

Schedule of events
TimeEventLocation
8:30-9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Gaines Theatre
9-9:40 a.m. Keynote Address: Technology and Emergency Response
  • Rear Adm. Joseph Nimmich (USCG, Ret.), Partner, Potomac Ridge Consulting, LLC; former Deputy Administrator, FEMA
Gaines Theatre
9:40-10:20 a.m. Keynote Address
  • TBD
Gaines Theatre
10:20-11 a.m. Coffee and Networking Break Gaines Theatre
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel 1: New Technology in Emergency Management

Moderator: James Redick, Director, Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response, City of Norfolk

  • Jad Muntasser, Asymmetric Solutions Manager, Verizon
  • TBD
  • Derek Jenkins, Corporate Director of Security and Emergency Management, Huntington-Ingalls Industries
Gaines Theatre
12:30-1:45 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address
  • TBD
Gaines Theatre
1:45-2 p.m. Coffee and Networking Break Gaines Theatre
2-2:50 p.m. Panel 2: Smart and Resilient Communities

Moderator: Jon Chambers, Kimley-Horn

  • Kevin R. Curtis, Public Safety Lead, Mid-Atlantic and South East; Federal Lead, Verizon Smart Communities (VSC), Verizon Business Group
  • TBD
Gaines Theatre
3-4:15 p.m. Panel 3: Cyber Vulnerabilities and Recovery from Attack
  • Ron Davis, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Huntington-Ingalls Industries
  • TBD
  • TBD
Gaines Theatre
4:30-5:45 p.m. Panel 4: Big Data and Data Analytics

Moderator: Mike Melo, CEO, ITA International

  • Keith McGhee, President, ITADAC
  • Evan Smith, Co-founder and CEO Altana Trade
  • TBD
Gaines Theatre
5:30-7 p.m. Reception President's Board Room, David Student Union

Location

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in Gaines Theatre in the Freeman Center.

If you’re flying to the area, you have several choices of airports. You can also get to Newport News by train or by bus. Parking is available throughout the campus.

Conference attendees are encouraged to park in the Parking Deck (building 24 on the campus map) and Lot A, both of which are adjacent to the Ferguson Center.

As you enter campus from J. Clyde Morris / Avenue of the Arts, the road will curve to the right and you will see the parking garage on your right. You may park anywhere in the garage.

Several hotels surround CNU’s campus in Newport News. We recommend the Marriott City Center Hotel in Newport News.

Sponsors

ITA International LogoKimley Horn logoVerizon Wireless logo

Become a Sponsor

This program provides high visibility to a key executive audience. The program includes high-level speakers from government and industry to explore the latest advancements, insights and issues in homeland security and homeland defense.

  • Attendees include representatives from private industry, government agencies and academia from throughout Virginia.
  • Proceeds will support CNU’s Center for American Studies.
  • For additional information or to become a sponsor, please contact Dr. Nathan Busch at (757) 594-8498, or nbusch@cnu.edu.

  • Listed as platinum-level sponsor of the symposium (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails)
  • Naming rights for a keynote luncheon
  • Free registration for 10 individuals to attend the symposium (including luncheons)
  • Opportunity for an organizational representative to give a keynote address at the conference
  • Exhibitor table at the Symposium on Homeland Security and Expo
  • Listed as gold-level sponsor of the symposium (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails)
  • Free registration for eight individuals to attend the symposium (including keynote luncheons)
  • Opportunity to introduce / moderate a session by organizational executive or participate in a panel
  • Exhibitor table at the Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense.
  • Listed as silver-level sponsor of the symposium (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails)
  • Free registration for four individuals to attend the symposium (including keynote luncheons)
  • Opportunity to introduce / moderate a session by organizational executive
  • Exhibitor table at the Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense.
  • Listed as bronze-level sponsor of the symposium (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails)
  • Free registration for two individuals to attend the symposium (including keynote luncheons)
  • Exhibitor table at the symposium on Homeland Security and Defense
  • An exhibitor table at the symposium to market your products and services
  • Free registration for two individuals to attend the symposium (including keynote luncheons)