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)

Washington, DC

8th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration

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Type End Quantity
VISITOR Oct 10, 2014 Free  
EXHIBITOR 1d 1h 14m Free  

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Event Details

he 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).


Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)

1000-1045: Lt. Col. Mary Zajac, National Guard Bureau, State Partnership Program

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

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

Wednesday 8 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)

 1000-1045: Dr. Walter Dorn, Canadian Forces College, Innovation in Peacekeeping Technology Operations

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

 1500-1545: Facilitated Discussion: TBD 

 Thursday 9 Oct 2014 (0900-1700)

1000-1045: Facilitated Discussion: TBD

 1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Bill Erwin, Deputy Chief Management Office Innovation in Government through Challenges, Recognition of CTNSP Challenge Winners

 1500-1545: Facilitated Discussion: TBD

 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

Click the link to view our 2013 TIDES demo video:



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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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