By David Hubler
Nov. 9, 2006
The Homeland Security Departments Science and Technology Directorate is
planning to play matchmaker early next year by bringing together systems
integrators and government sponsors of information systems projects.
The directorate will hold a System Integrator Forum on Jan. 17, 2007
. A number of new cybersecurity solutions will be unveiled at the
event, which will be held in Arlington, Va. The directorate funded the
solutions to help reduce federal and commercial cybersecurity
A DHS announcement states that the goal of the free forum is to
introduce high-quality, top-performing research companies to large
integrators of technology that serve the federal government and private
DHS said the presenting companies have been selected because of the
maturity of their technology products, the products' relevance to
government needs and their apparent commercial viability, and the
companies business performance.
These technology solutions represent cutting-edge innovations with the
potential to improve the security of the nations cyber infrastructure,
while also reducing the costs required to protect cyber assets from
attacks, the announcement states.
Technology solutions on display will include next-generation
intrusion-detection and -prevention systems designed to stop zero-day,
targeted and internal network attacks;
source code analysis solutions to eliminate errors in open-source
applications; and secure memory monitoring products.
DHS said the forum will be especially relevant to systems integrators,
chief technology officers, chief information officers, chief information
systems security officers, purchasing officials and government sponsors
of system integration programs.
The department said the event would not be useful to researchers or
small businesses seeking funding or networking opportunities.
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