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8th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration

The Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at National Defense University (NDU)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

8th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration

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****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT For Visitors on Friday 10 Oct: Many exhibitors left early since the weather forecast projects rain.  The exhibit is still open 9am to noon EDT on 10 OCT but please note the TIDES Demo will be A LOT smaller.

The 8th Annual TIDES Fall Field Demonstration: Collaborate, Respond, Recover 

will take place in Washington, DC at the National Defense University (NDU) campus from

Tuesday, October 7th to Friday, October 10th.


The theme of this year's event is "Collaborate, Respond, Recover,"  and we are excited to announce that this year's demo includes participation from the National Guard Bureau. This event will be live all week, so please feel free to visit anytime during normal working hours to interact, see, and discuss the policies, practices, technologies, and organizations that affect Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief, Stabilization and Reconstruction, Building Partnership Capacity, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. All activities will be independent of the power grid, and communications will be live. 

HOURS: The Demo will be open from 9-5 each day (except Friday from 9am-12pm).

Click here to see who's exhibiting: http://startidesnet.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/8th-annual-tides-technology-demonstration-exhibitor-list/ 


Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)
900- Noon: DecaDome Demonstration and Assembly

1000-1100: State Partnership Program; Lt. Col. Mary Zajac, National Guard Bureau and Colonel Edwin W. Larkin Chief, National Guard J5 Plans, Policy & International Affairs Directorate

1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: The Peace Tech Lab; Dr. Sheldon Himelfarb, US Institute of Peace

 1500-1545: Private Sector Partnerships for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief; Sarah Williamson, Protect the People (PTP)

Wednesday 8 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)
1000-1045: Innovation in Peacekeeping Technologies: A Demonstration for UN Operations; Dr. Walter Dorn, Canadian Forces College

1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Innovation and Collaboration in Science & Technology; Dr. Reginald Brothers, Undersecretary Science and Technology Department of Homeland Security

 1500-1600: Leveraging the Crowd for Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from Occupy Sandy; Isadora Blachman-Biatch, HSSAI; Shlomo Roth and Devin Balkind, Executive Director, SARAPIS 


Thursday 9 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)
1000-1045: Breakthrough Technologies for Disaster Response; John Crowley, Consultant, The World Bank Group and Abi Weaver, American Red Cross.

1200-1330: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Innovation in Government Through Challenges, Recognition of CTNSP Challenge Winners; The Hon. Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations & Environment; Mr. Bill Erwin, Deputy Chief Management Office, Heather King, ‎Director for Preparedness Policy, National Security Council Staff, Jim Craft, Deputy Director for Information Enterprise Management and Chief Information Officer

1500-1545: Introducing Technology into Traditional Societies (Exhibitor Panel)

Friday 10 Oct 2014 (0900-1200)
0900- Exhibit Opens

1200- Exhibit Closes


This event will feature active demonstrations in the following scenarios:

•     Foreign disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance. This will include  integrated concepts for "survivable and sustainable" approaches that can be used with partner nations' governments and private sectors.

•     Disaster response in the US and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA).  This will involve DHS/FEMA/NORTHCOM/USCG links, ties to commercial supply chains, empowering citizens in austere environments, and enhancing system resilience.

•     Building Integrated Partnership Capacity in austere environments.  The focus will be on cross-cutting solutions that can be sustained by local populations and on information flows designed to reduce the likelihood of violent outbreaks in stressed situations.

•     Post-war stabilization and reconstruction.  Many individuals and organizations with recent operational experience will be onsite to discuss approaches and share ideas in areas like sustainablesocio-economic development, green-white info sharing and "sensemaking" from large amounts of data.

DIRECTIONS: We highly recommend using the Metro (subway). The Waterfront-SEU stop is just north of Fort McNair and is a 15 minutes walk. If you must drive, then please park at the Lincoln Hall lot. Detailed directions are available here http://www.ndu.edu/info/visitingNDU.cfm

Please direct all inquiries to Lou Elin Dwyer at 202 685 7284 or contact louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu

Click the link to view our 2013 TIDES demo video:


Follow us on Twitter @STAR_TIDES and feel free to contribute using #TIDESDemo14


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*STAR-TIDES = Sharing To Accelerate Research - Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support. The TIDES project conducts research, provides analysis, and is dedicated to open-source knowledge sharing to promote sustainable support to stressed populations under severe stress. The global STAR-TIDES network promotes distributed collaboration among public-private, whole of government and trans-national participants. TIDES has three main goals, to: 1. Leverage global talent 2. Promote integrated approaches 3. Sustain through the private sector.

When & Where

Fort Lesley J. McNair
400 4th Ave SW
Washington, DC 20319

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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