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Pendulum Services Company Partners with Missouri Enterprise to Produce Second Annual Science & Technology Conference - Force Protection and Security.

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Conference is open to anyone who is involved, or would

like to be involved, in addressing the nation's security

or force protection needs

Pendulum Services Company LLC announced today that it is partnering with Missouri Enterprise Business Assistance Center to produce the second annual Science & Technology Conference and exhibit. The theme of the conference is "Protection & Security at Home and Deployed" and it will be held on August 19-21, 2003 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

In its role as a conference partner, Pendulum Services is providing logistical backup support and management services.

"We are happy to have an organization with the talent and track record that Pendulum Services has join our Science & Technology Conference team," said Rick Prugh, General Conference Chair.

The conference will focus on protection and security of military installations, operations and personnel, both at home and deployed. Attendees will participate in a variety of presentations, workshops and an exhibition hall to meet and exchange information with researchers and representatives from government agencies, the military, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, private industry and several colleges and universities.

Key speakers at the conference include:

-- Both of Missouri's U.S. Senators - Christopher S. "Kit" Bond

and conference partner Jim Talent

-- Missouri Governor Bob Holden

-- Gordon England, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland


-- L. Z. Johnson, Presidential Nominee for the Center for

Domestic Preparedness

-- Dr. Ron Sega, Director, Defense Research and Development of

the Department of Defense

-- Major General Robert Van Antwerp, Commanding General of the

U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center

-- Major General Anders B. Aadland, Director, Installation

Management Agency

-- Brigadier General Steve Reeves, Joint Program Officer, U.S.

Army Chemical and Biological Defense

-- Brigadier General Dennis Shull, Adjutant, General, State of

Missouri, Colonel (ret)

-- Tim Daniel, Director of Homeland Security, State of Missouri

-- Dr. Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University,

-- Fr. Lawrence Biondi, President, St. Louis University

-- Lt. General (Ret) George Fisher, Director of National Defense

Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The conference will feature five tracks of breakout sessions. Just a few of the major programs that will be represented in the breakout sessions are the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command and the U.S. Geological Survey.

"Last year's conference was a huge success, attracting 555 attendees from 33 states and 26 universities and featuring 82 exhibitors. We are certain this year's conference will be even more useful and successful than last year's," said Sid Saunders, Pendulum Services Manager. "Congress has just increased funding significantly and people are finally figuring out detailed requirements for increasing security, so everyone with a responsibility is trying to communicate with technology and solution providers."

Agenda and registration information for the conference are at ( The conference is open to anyone who is involved, or would like to be involved, in addressing the nation's homeland security or force protection needs.

Pendulum Services LLC helps organizations create value in times of change by providing support personnel to help organize and manage the change process. Pendulum Services has offices in Rock Island, Illinois; Charlestown, Indiana and Destin, Florida. For more information on Pendulum Services visit the company website at ( or contact Sid Saunders by phone at 850-837-0922 or email:

Missouri Enterprise Business Assistance Center is Missouri's state-wide business assistance organization and is also the University of Missouri's marketing agent for space and business development services at the University of Missouri's Technology Park at Fort Leonard Wood. For more information on Missouri Enterprise and the Technology Park, visit ( or contact Rick Prugh at 573-364-8570.

For more information about Fort Leonard Wood - the Army's headquarters for Maneuver Support and site for Army chemical, police, basic and engineering training, visit (
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