Innovation Science and Technology for Civil and National Security CONFERENCE

Date:
Tuesday 1 May and Wednesday 2 May
Registration:

Open to registered accredited attendees

 

Hosted by the Australian Government's National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC), this international conference will focus on the S&T requirements of the Australian border protection, law enforcement, intelligence and policy agencies and the police force first responders of the Australian and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

The NSSTC has responsibility to coordinate Australia's whole-of-government requirements for national security S&T and to foster international research collaboration, particularly through its partnerships with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and the Department of Homeland Security in the US, Defence Research and Development Canada and the Home Office in the UK.

The Innovation Science and Technology for Civil and National Security Conference will address a range of national and civil security S&T domains. NSSTC's six national security S&T "priority areas" are cyber security, intelligence exploitation, border security and identity management, investigative support and forensics, preparedness protection prevention and incident response, and technology foresighting.

The Innovation Science and Technology for Civil and National Security Conference will attract a broad audience of security professionals and practitioners, technologists, scientists, researchers, policy makers, officials and executives from national and state departments, agencies, commissions, services and first responders, as well as academia, research agencies and industry

Free of charge to attend, the Innovation Science and Technology for Civil and National Security Conference  is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018.)

Tuesday May 1, 2018 – DAY ONE (Plenary)

1000 - 1020

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Dr Alex Zelinsky AO
Chief Defence Scientist
DST Group

1025 - 1110

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1
Joseph (Jay) Martin
Director of Research and Development Partnership, S&T Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security

1115 - 1200

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2
Dr Mark Williamson
Director General, Defence Research and Development Canada
Centre for Security Science, Government of Canada

1300 - 1330

INTELLIGENCE
Professor Bob Williamson
Australian National University

1330 - 1400

CYBER SECURITY
Professor Craig Valli
Research Director
Australian Cyber Security Research Institute

1400 - 1430

FORENSIC
Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde
Director
National Institute of Forensic Science

1500 - 1530

PREPAREDNESS, PROTECTION, PREVENTION (PPP) & INCIDENT RESPONSES
Dr Sarah Benson
Chief Forensic Scientist
Australian Federal Police

1530 - 1600

BORDER SECURITY
Biometrics Speaker
Department of Home Affairs

1600
CLOSING REMARKS
Dr Richard Davis
Chief Technology Officer National Security
Australian National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC)

Wednesday May 2, 2018 - DAY TWO

0900 - 1030

STRATEGIC ISSUES DAY
The strategic issues day will commence with an international panel session hosted by the Australian Government’s National Security Science and Technology Centre. The panel comprises interlocutors from Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand and Australia.  The panel discussion will focus on multilateral strategies to harness, share and develop innovations to address borderless national security challenges building on keynotes presented on the previous day.  One such strategy is a proposed Five Nation R&D Initiative which seeks to create new opportunities to deliver more efficient and cost-effective access to results, expand research, development, testing, and evaluation capacity, and offset limitations in a constrained and fluctuating budget environment.