REMINDER/Major General Thomas Wilkerson ''Ret.'' Joins Speaker Line up at 2003 NW Wireless Conference & Homeland Security Summit.
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REMINDER...for Thursday (Oct. 2)
2003 NW Wireless Conference & Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
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executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States Summit
WHO: Major General Thomas Wilkerson (Ret.), a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and former Commander of the Marine Reserve Force, the largest command in the Marine Corps, with over 100,000 Marines at 200 sites around the country. WHAT: Wilkerson will join panelists Dr. Yoshiyasu Takefuji of Japan's Keio University, RAINS Chairman Charles Jennings, and Marc Pearl, Principal & CEO of IT Policy Solutions, LLC, as they explore homeland security policy from local, national and international perspectives at the 2003 Wireless Conference and Homeland Security Summit II, hosted by Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS) and the Portland Business Alliance (PBA). WHEN: 1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 2, 2003 WHERE: Oregon Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon For more information and online registration, please visit www.portlandalliance.com.
Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS) is a public/private partnership at a national level, launched in 2001 and incorporated in July 2002, to accelerate development and deployment of innovative technology for homeland security and to contribute to economic development. RAINS includes 60 vendors and over 300 participating organizations, universities and public agencies ranging from the Hillsboro, Ore., Police Department to the Oregon Oregon, city, United States
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2. alert notification system A modern notification system is a combination of software and hardware that provides a means of delivering a message to a set of recipients. For example, notification systems can send an e-mail when a new topic has been added to Wikipedia. for homeland security and emergency response serving schools, building managers and other key local public safety stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. . For more information, see www.rainsnet.org.
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The Portland Business Alliance, in existence as of July 1, 2002, is the result of a merger between the 135 year-old regionally driven Portland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and 23 year-old downtown-focused Association for Portland Progress. The Alliance serves nearly 2,000 members representing businesses that employ more than 325,000 employees in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties Washington County is the name of 30 counties and one parish in the United States of America, all named for George Washington. It is the most common county name in the United States. in Oregon, and Clark County Clark County is the name of twelve counties in the United States of America: