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Tuesday, December 4
8:00 - 8:15 am

Ballroom ABCD
Welcome and Introductions

Carl Peed
Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
U.S. Department of Justice

Ronald Hawley
Executive Director
SEARCH
8:15 - 8:40 am Keynote: Information Sharing through Voice and Data

Denis Gusty
Acting Director
Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Lt. Col. Robert Williams
Deputy Chief
Maine State Police
8:40 - 10:30 am

9:00-9:15
Mid-presentation
Break
Public Safety, Technology and Creating a Foundation for Success
This session sets the stage for the three-day training conference by discussing technology's critical role in public safety and first response. The focus of the conference, its goals, objectives and specific topics will be examined, as well as the critical role that technology planning, procurement, implementation and management best practices will play in COPS grantees' success with their initiatives. This session discusses the factors that make technology planning, procurement and implementation unique and explores some of the difficulties commonly encountered by Justice and Public Safety Agencies, drawing on actual case studies. Participants will learn about critical success factors for government technology initiatives and how to create a foundation for success.

Kelly Harris
Deputy Executive Director
SEARCH

Bill Romesburg
Consultant to SEARCH
10:30 - 10:45 am  Break
10:45 am - Noon Information Sharing: Planning, Governance, & Funding
This moderated panel session addresses best practices in planning, governing and funding different types of multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional projects.

Dan Hawkins (Moderator)
Director
Public Safety Programs
SEARCH

Panelists:
Bill Phillips
Project Director
Phoenix Regional Wireless Network
Information Technology Department
City of Phoenix, Arizona

Pamela Scanlon
Executive Director
Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS)
San Diego, California

Gordon Lansford
Director
Kansas Criminal Justice Information System
Noon - 1:30 pm

Ballroom EFG
Luncheon Presentation:
The Future of Broadband Wireless Communications for Public Safety


Kevin McGinnis
Program Advisor
National Association of State EMS Officials
1:30 - 3:00 pm Information Sharing: Federal Initiatives and National Activities
This moderated panel session provides an overview of Federal initiatives intended to promote effective and efficient information sharing and communication at all levels of government. Leaders of these initiatives will talk about success stories and their plans for the future, and will share how their work products can help position COPS grantees for success on their projects.

Scott Came (Moderator)
Director
Systems and Technology
SEARCH

Panelists:
Ronald Hawley
Executive Director, SEARCH
Chair, Global Outreach Committee

Timothy Reid
Supervisory Special Agent
Deputy Program Manager, N-DEx
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Jeremy Warren
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Justice
Co-Chair, NIEM Technical Architecture Committee

Robert Chiaradio
Senior Advisor on Law Enforcement
Office of the Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Justice

Keith Young
Acting Chief
Multi-Jurisdictional Communications Services
Office of Emergency Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm

Ballroom EFG
Agency Project Review
During this guided interactive session, staff will facilitate breakouts of grantee teams to share project plans and experiences. Agency represen-tatives will be grouped together with grantees with similar type projects.

The purpose of this session is to familiarize attendees with other granted projects comparable to their own, open dialogues to show grantees they face shared challenges, and highlight well-organized projects.

SEARCH Staff (Facilitators)
4:15 - 5:30 pm

Starlight Room
Peer Networking
This is an opportunity for attendees to network with their counterparts from other areas of the country and discuss common issues, experiences, problems and resolutions. This informal and optional session is a valuable means to develop strong peer relationships among agencies procuring the same types of technologies or facing similar project challenges. Its value has been proven in past COPS technical assistance conferences and proven to be a welcome opportunity for attendees to confer directly with presenters.

Wednesday, December 5
8:30 - 9:00 am

Ballroom ABCD
Review of Day 1 and Expectations for Day 2
Interactive session that reinforces key takeaways from Day 1 sessions, and provides attendees with an overview of the breakout sessions of Day 2.
9:00 - 9:15 am Break
9:15 - 10:30 am

Breakout
Session 1


Rooms:
A. Palo Verde I
B. Palo Verde II
C. Palo Verde II

Interoperability Through Gateways
When are gateways connecting multiple radio channels invaluable? What are the governance, technical and SOP issues for successful deployment?

Tom Sorley
Deputy Director
Radio Communication Services
City of Houston, Texas
Mobile Data Systems
A look at the use of mobile data systems to see how they enhance the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of officers, so they can spend more time in the community on patrol.

Sheryl Contois
Project Director
Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Project
Information Sharing: Implementation Challenges (Case Studies):
A panel of three information sharing practitioners will discuss challenges they've faced and how they addressed them.

Oded Galili
Deputy Director
CriMNet
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Bruce Barney
Deputy Program Director
Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN)

Myron Pecora
Senior IS Project Manager
Maricopa County, Arizona
10:30 - 10-:45 am   Break
10:45 - Noon

Breakout
Session 2


Rooms:
A. Palo Verde I
B. Palo Verde II
C. Palo Verde III

Interoperability Through Shared Channels
This session looks at the level of effort, resources and key actions needed to implement a shared channel solution for interoperability.

Brian Crandell
Montana Fire Service Mutual Aid
Gallatin County
VoIP in Public Safety: A Case Study
This session focuses on a Regional Voice Over IP Pilot Project, with a look at the challenges of Administration, Operations and Technical concerns.

Pete Small
Communications Specialist
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-Northeast
Information Sharing: How to Build Stakeholder Consensus
Hear tips and techniques for consensus building, which is a crucial skill for the IEPD lifecycle, especially the requirements phase. Final wrap-up will emphasize how it relates to information exchange.

Gordon Lansford
Director
Kansas Criminal Justice Information System

Jim Pingel
Director
Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing (WIJIS) Program

Timothy Grapes
Vice President
Evolution Technologies, Inc.
Noon - 1:30 pm Luncheon Presentation: Fusion Centers

Norman Beasley
Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff's Office
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Breakout
Session 3


Rooms:
A. Palo Verde I
B. Palo Verde II
C. Palo Verde III

Interoperability Through Shared Systems
Hear about the benefits, challenges and issues surrounding development of a shared radio system to achieve interoperability.

Jesse Cooper
Communications/IT Project Manager
Phoenix (Arizona) Police Department
CAD/RMS: Challenges in Integration and Information Sharing
This session discusses regionally shared CAD/RMS systems, including the benefits, challenges and multi- agency considerations to improve interagency information sharing.

Susan McDonald
Project Director
IT Division
Seattle (Washington) Police Department
Information Sharing: Project Lifecycle I
This session covers in-depth techniques for information sharing: Governance, Requirements and Modeling.

Sarah Jones
Justice Information Systems Specialist
SEARCH

Mark Perbix
Justice Information Systems Specialist
SEARCH
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:45 pm

Breakout
Session 4


Rooms:
A. Palo Verde I
B. Palo Verde II
C. Palo Verde III

Technology Standards: P25 and Broadband Wireless
This discussion focuses on the technology standards currently used and in development for public safety radio systems today.

John Powell
Chairman
Interoperability Committee
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
Law Enforcement Information Sharing
A look at Web-based information sharing and analysis systems that detect crime-related information mined from unconnected criminal justice databases.

Bill Romesburg
Consultant to SEARCH
Information Sharing: Project Lifecycle II
This session covers in-depth techniques for information sharing: Implementation with NIEM, Web Services, privacy and security, and infrastructure.

Andrew Owen
Justice Information Systems Specialist
SEARCH

Jim Douglas
Justice Information Systems Specialist
SEARCH

Thursday, December 6
8:30 - 10:15 am  

Ballroom ABCD
Understanding Procurement and Contracting
In this important session, learn about the complexities of government technology procurement and contracting within the confines of grant-funded initiatives. Attendees will also receive tips, suggestions and the "do's and don'ts" of this precarious process, including strategies for sole sourcing and renegotiating existing vendor agreements.

Bill Romesburg
Consultant to SEARCH

Scott Came
Director
Systems and Technology
SEARCH
10:15 - 10:30 am   Break
10:30 - Noon Managing Your COPS Technology Grant
COPS grantees will receive instruction on reporting, accounting and other aspects of managing their communications interoperability grants.

Pavlo Oborski
Lead Grant Program Specialist
COPS Office

Sheryl Thomas
Senior Policy Analyst
COPS Office
Noon - 1:00 pm

Ballroom EFG
Luncheon Presentation: Privacy and Security
A leader in the development of national guidelines for establishing security and privacy policy will lead a discussion on approaches, tools and techniques for ensuring that information exchange projects protect the privacy rights of citizens and the security and integrity of information.

John Ruegg
Director, Information Systems Advisory Body
Los Angeles County (California) Board of Supervisors
Chair, Global Privacy Technical Task Force
1:00 - 1:30 pm Post-Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:00 pm Preparing for Organizational Change
This session will help agencies adapt to the organizational changes that occur when interagency communications abilities are improved. Attendees will learn how to best harness the power of the technology being introduced and lead all agencies served by it to improved interoperability.

PN Narayanan
Chief Deputy
Program Management Office
Delaware Department of Technology and Information
3:00 - 3:30 pm Closing Address

Dr. Debra Cohen
Senior Social Science Analyst
COPS Office

Andy Dorr
Assistant Director for Grants Administration
COPS Office

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