Energy security conference looks ahead from Sept. 11

Jan. 2, 2002 – A new conference grapples with issues of energy security that have arisen in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in American history.

The focus of Energy Security: Safeguarding Our Nation’s Power, Feb. 26-27 in Arlington, Va., is to improve the security measures for the energy sector by better communication, technology and planning.

The goal is to help government officials, security organizations and companies, risk managers, utility managers, project managers, executives, security personnel and other industry members to identify and create long-term security solutions.

There is more to security than putting additional personnel around a facility, conference organizer Strategic Research Institute said. The conference will include information on how various government agencies responded to the energy and security sectors after Sept. 11, when two passenger jets were crashed into the two World Trade Center towers in New York, one jet was crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth jet went down in Pennsylvania.

Sessions in the conference will explain how new laws and policies will affect the energy industry’s efforts to boost security. They will also offer information on programs and strategies offered by the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the Interagency Forum on Infrastructure Protection, and the Department of Energy. These discussions will be followed by one on the attacks’ effects on the energy market.

The conference also covers choices in physical protection systems, access control, intrusion detection and CCTV, securing pipeline operations and other remote facilities with Internet Protocol systems, and the use of biometrics.

Other sessions cover law and policy, nuclear security and risk management.

A workshop will discuss videoconferencing and demonstrate how it can be used to help protect the energy industry.

For more information about the conference, call (888) 666-8514, or fax +1-646-336-5891, or visit the web site http://www.srinstitute.com/222.


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