HP to Host IT Workshop on Homeland Security
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 15, 2002
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it would host a technical workshop on creating highly trusted Internet applications for use in homeland defense and natural emergencies.
HP issued a call for participation in a workshop titled "Accelerating Trustworthy Internetworking." The event will be held at HP headquarters Sept. 3-5, a week before the first anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center towers. It is intended to bring together interested parties from both the public and private sectors.
"In the wake of 9-11, there's an urgent need to develop high-grade commercial security for critical and pervasive applications," said Stephen Squires, HP vice president and chief science officer and workshop chair. "Several companies and research organizations are establishing IPv6 and IPv4/IPsec test beds with the potential to enable new kinds of applications for use in threats to homeland security or in the event of a natural disaster."
Participants from industry, government and academia are invited to submit topics for the workshop in a wide variety of areas, including user communities, applications, services, bitways and associated measurement and management systems. Participation is limited and is by invitation only by the workshop's program committee. Additional information is available through http://www.ati2002.org. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Tether, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, will be one of the keynote speakers. Others include Vint Cerf, considered one of the founders of the Internet, and Tom DeFanti, director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
HP is hosting the event as a community service and in an effort to establish new and more effective approaches for private and public sector cooperation.
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The company would have had combined revenue on a pro forma basis with the Compaq transaction of approximately $81.1 billion in fiscal 2001 and has operations in more than 160 countries. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.