Date: 24-25 January 2011Where: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS)
- Cross Border Security and Shared Situational Awareness
- Identification, acquisition and use of common geospatial infrastructure data and applications for shared use among HIFLD WG members
Questions: Casey Perry, 703.377.9684, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the HIFLD Support team at email@example.com.
Comment: Earlier this year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yanked funding from the Secure Border Initiative after spending over $1 billion on a Boeing led effort that relied heavily on, you guessed it, remote sensing and geospatial technologies. Go here to read more. In contrast, as illuminated in a Directions magazine article published last month: "Virtual City: a Cost-effective Approach to Information Sharing for More Secure Borders", there are ways for partners to effectively work together across borders with these technologies in a more cost effective manner. Consequently, given the stated subject matter for this meeting, it would be reasonable to expect these two very different approaches would be a focal point of discussions.
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