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R-TAC Homeland Security Policy Summit Being Held in Washington, D.C. May 5th

Summit will examine federal preparedness efforts for radiological threats

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 5, 2009, the Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (www.r-tac.org) will be holding its Homeland Security Policy Summit, the second in a series of forums on radiological security, national emergency preparedness, and terrorism. The event will be focused on current trends in federal homeland security priorities and spending as it relates to radiological threats; and what adjustments might be made in order to ensure better preparedness for communities and first responders.

The Summit will feature a keynote address from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, a panel discussion with radiological security industry experts, and a policy debate featuring thought leaders and policymakers. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Attendees and participants will represent a wide range of backgrounds and include regulators, first responders, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.

The Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition hosts:

R-TAC Homeland Security Policy Summit

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Columbia Room A

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW,

Washington, D.C., USA 20001

Confirmed participants include:

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, D-NY

Jim Pinkerton, R-TAC Chairman

Dr. James Carafano, The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Christopher Beck, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives

Jan Lane, Homeland Security Policy Institute at the George Washington University

Keith Reynolds, Defentect

C. Thomas McMillen, Homeland Security Capital Corporation

Alan Morris, Anbex Inc

Alexander Heyl, Heyltex Corporation

Event Overview: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke will deliver keynote remarks on current and future federal preparedness efforts. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by R-TAC Chairman James Pinkerton, of radiological security industry experts on federal homeland security initiatives and private sector cooperation. The final segment of the summit will feature a policy debate on the current trends in federal homeland security initiatives and spending.

To RSVP or for additional information, please e-mail [email protected] or call 202-904-0534.

About R-TAC

The Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC) was established to increase awareness and preparedness in this country against a possible radiological attack such as a "dirty bomb." Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country, Americans have been keenly aware of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction falling in the wrong hands. Major initiatives have been implemented to prevent chemical, biological and nuclear attacks. But despite this trend, there has not been enough of a concerted effort focused on the threat of a radiological attack such as a "dirty bomb."

For additional information, please visit us online at: www.r-tac.org

SOURCE Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC)

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