Media Advisory: Napolitano to Speak at Fusion Center Conference

March 11, 2011
Contact: DHS Press Office, (202) 282-8010
DOJ Press Office, (202) 514-2007

DHS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL FUSION CENTER CONFERENCE

DENVER -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual National Fusion Center Conference in Denver March 15-17.

Some 1,000 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners involved in state and major urban area fusion centers across the country are expected to attend the conference. The meeting is an important forum to exchange best practices, build stronger partnerships, and enhance fusion centers’ critical operational capabilities to become centers of analytic excellence.

This year’s conference is cosponsored by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Five morning breakout sessions, Secretary Napolitano’s keynote address, and the 2011 fusion center awards on Tuesday, March 15, will be open to media coverage.

WHO: Secretary Janet Napolitano

WHAT: 2011 National Fusion Center Conference

WHEN: Opening ceremonies, 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 15
             Breakout sessions, 9-10:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 15
             Secretary Napolitano Keynote Remarks, 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 15

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
              650 15th Street
              Denver, Colorado


Note to Editors: Members of the media who plan to cover the conference should confirm their attendance to: Andrew.Lluberes@dhs.gov. On Tuesday, March 15, media should proceed to the Press Check-in Desk, located in the hotel's Mineral Hall Foyer/Level Three, and show a valid media credential and photo ID for conference credentials and access to sessions designated for media coverage.

The Press Check-in Desk will open at 7 a.m. March 15 and a complimentary breakfast is available.

For more information onsite, please contact DHS PAO Andrew L. Lluberes, 202-538-5544, Andrew.Lluberes@dhs.gov; FBI PAO Denise Ballew, 202-297-1800, denise.Ballew@ic.fbi.gov; or DOJ/USAO PAO Jeffrey Dorschner, Jeffrey.Dorschner@usdoj.gov

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