Building Community Resilience at SRC18

 

What are federal agencies such as DHS S&T doing to help first responders and law enforcement across the country in building smart and resilient communities?

The Smart Regions Initiative is thrilled to announce that the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), André Hentz, will deliver a keynote address at the second annual Smart Regions Conference this week. Mr. Hentz will also lead a fireside chat with Chief Tom Synan, Rhonda Binda, Captain Kirk McKenzie, and Chris Rezendes sharing insights into how we are preparing for the future with a focus on safety and resilience.

Mr. André Hentz assumed the role of Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at DHS on January 30, 2017.  He previously served as a Senior Leader and Science Advisor to the Under Secretary and Chief Scientist for the DHS S&T and has been with S&T since June of 2014.

At DHS S&T, we understand how technology solutions impact resilience and how you need safe, reliable, and secure tools to not only adapt and respond to changing environments and emergencies, but to also drive-down risk and provide flexibility for unintended consequences.
— André Hentz, Deputy Under Secretary (Acting), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate

Connect with an ecosystem of trusted partners at the second annual Smart Regions Conference landing at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, OH on October 25th and 26th. The conference is designed for communities and organizations of all sizes to discover, collaborate, and co-create solutions to improve our cities and regions.

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