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NJIT, US Marine Corps Reserve Association host counter-terrorism symposium

New Jersey Institute of Technology

A free, day-long terrorism preparedness symposium covering counter-terrorist strategies and highlighting new and developing technologies to combat threats and regional concerns will be held at NJIT on Nov. 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event sponsor, the New Jersey Chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association, has invited regional and national groups to brief participants on topics ranging from cyber-security to protecting transportation venues.

John D. Hunt, former commanding officer of the New Jersey State Police (NJPS) Emergency Management Section and Commanding Officer of the NJSP Special Operations Section of the Homeland Security Branch, will deliver the keynote address. News and media outlets are welcome to cover this event. For more information, contact Walter F. Conner Col. USMC (ret.), President New Jersey Marine Corps Reserve Association, at (609) 306 4860 or

Organizations scheduled to provide briefings include the US Dept. of Homeland Security, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, NJSP, Customs and Border Protection, the US Coast Guard, and experts from industry and private firms. The NJ Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will also participate.

Topics to be discussed include cell phone digital forensics, early detection strategies for roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices, radio inter-operability, and an overview of ongoing regional planning. An expert panel will address concerns facing air, rail, trucking and maritime providers and users. Other expert panelists will discuss immigration, cyber-security and immigration issues. An expert on science and technology from the US Dept. of Homeland Security will also be there.


NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, at the edge in knowledge, enrolls more than 8,400 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 92 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering, management, and e-learning. In 2009, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation's top 25 campuses for technology and among the top 150 for best value. U.S. News & World Report's 2008 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities.

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