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The Security Technology Summit

October 30-31, 2012


“Fostering Innovation through Collaboration”®

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) and The Security Network (TSN) will partner with The HALO Corp. as they host their first-ever joint conference, The Security Technology Summit, in San Diego on October 30-31. This exciting new event features a conference and technology exposition within The HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit – the world’s premier, one-week counter-terrorism training and networking event (Oct. 29-Nov. 2), unique in content and delivery, for first responders and special operations. In addition, the co-located Black Hat briefing track will focus on cyber security for this same community and attract security technologists and practitioners.

“Fostering Innovation through Collaboration” is more than a trademark: it is the hallmark of TSN and TMA … and HALO’s success is a testament to its value, as the company can trace its early success to participation in TSN events, so it was destined that we would do an event together!


The Conference

In an environment ideally suited to highlight the intersection of maritime and security technologies for a broad cross-section of first responders and special operations, The Maritime Alliance will host a one-day conference titled “Situational Awareness: Why It Matters to Everyone” on Tuesday, October 30. The conference along with company briefings the following day (Wednesday, Oct. 31) and a concurrent technology exposition over both days will comprise The Security Technology Summit.

“Situational Awareness – Why It Matters to Everyone”

Situational awareness is vital to Safety & Security in every realm — on land, at sea, and in the air. A growing array of tools along with ever greater needs, ranging from increasing activity in the maritime domain to reduced funding for public safety personnel, necessitate greater understanding of situational awareness while driving demand for further knowledge and innovation. Challenges and recent developments in security and safety technologies that increase or improve our situational awareness will highlight opportunities for companies, technology developers and solutions providers. Renowned for the quality of its speakers and presenters at its events over nine years, this conference will be no exception, featuring key decision-makers and stipulators from regional and federal agencies. Register now to attend the conference.

Speaker Lineup

We are pleased to announce some of the speakers confirmed for The Security Technology Summit one-day conference “Situational Awareness: Why It Matters to Everyone”

Keynote Address: The Role of Technology Innovation in Situational Awareness

Asst. Chief Boyd Long – Patrol Operations, San Diego Police Department

Panel 1: Data Collection – Sensors and Observation Systems

Chris Aldridge – Principal Member Technical Staff, Systems Research and Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories
Paul Christin – Homeland Security Industry Manager, Esri
Mike Hanning – Vice President Marketing & Sales, TracPlus Global Ltd.

Panel 2: Public & Private Sector Intelligence Gathering, Securing & Sharing

Chief John Bolduc – San Diego Harbor Police
Russ Johnson – Director, Global Public Safety, Esri
Sgt. Wayne Spees – San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center; SDPD

Afternoon Address: Port Security & Maritime Operations: Balancing Security Needs and Economic Priorities

Adm. Lou Smith, USN (Ret.) – Chairman, Board of Port Commissioners

Panel 3: Managing Border Security across Air, Land & Sea

Detective Dave Myers – San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Operation Stonegarden
Asst. Chief Mark Stainbrook – San Diego Harbor Police

Panel 4: Threat Assessment and Risk Management in Harbors and Coastal Waters

Sgt. Mark Laherty – San Francisco Police Department
Craig Wuest – Principal Investigator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Panel 5: Innovation in Maritime Intervention & Response

CDR Chip Conley – Chief of Response, US Coast Guard Sector San Diego 
Robert Putnam – LRAD

Pending Speakers/Panelists will be added as soon as confirmation is received

HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit Keynote Speakers:

General Michael Hayden (Ret.) – Principal, Chertoff Group; Director, CIA (2006-2009); Director, NSA (1999-2005) – note that attendees and exhibitors of The Security Technology Summit are invited to Gen. Hayden’s address at 3:30 pm, Oct. 31

Deputy Chief Michael Downing – Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department

Alejandro Poire Romero – Secretary of the Interior, Mexico

Chief William Lansdowne – San Diego Police Department



The Technology Exposition

The two-day concurrent technology exposition will showcase innovative safety and security solutions – physical and virtual products and services – across multiple domains, with particular focus on cyber security, emergency management & response, maritime domain awareness, public safety, and rapid intervention/interdiction.

As always, TMA seeks to level the playing field, providing visibility and exposure to everyone. Each exhibitor gets one 6-ft tabletop for his display. Each exhibitor will be highlighted in marketing promotions by TSN, TMA and HALO, with total distribution over 30,000 worldwide. See the current list of confirmed exhibitors.

Register today to exhibit


Company Briefings

Day Two will feature briefings by the exhibiting companies, with priority given to the first 36 companies to register. Briefs are limited to 12 minutes and may include PowerPoint (or similar) slide presentations, which must be submitted to TMA staff no later than Oct. 26. Each exhibitor may invite two outside guests to attend his briefing and visit his exhibit at no charge. Guests must be registered with a VEO (“View Exhibit Only”) Form provided by TMA upon registration.


“San Diego as a Living Test Bed”

In 2011, as the 9th annual The Security Summit went bi-coastal, The Security Summit – West in San Diego adopted the theme “San Diego as a Living Test Bed” to showcase the true strengths of the region, besides a hospitable forum for technology innovation in security and defense. This theme continues at the fore of TSN programs in the regionand is at the heart of The HALO Corporation‘s commitment to accommodating a wide variety of product and service demonstrations.

With an expected 1,000+ participants at The HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit and our event in the course of the week, representing first responders, special ops organizations, government and military agencies of a multitude of sizes and levels, both U.S. and international, companies offering innovative technology to this marketplace should participate!

Demos – water, land & aerial

If your company has a product you would like to demo, think of this as your opportunity to provide the kind of live-action demonstration that you have always wanted to do, but without the restrictions and limitations imposed at trade shows.

Each demo opportunity will be customized to the client specifications and budget. Contact us today for more information.

Currently Scheduled Demos:


Attendee Profiles

Understanding the audience is certainly important to every exhibitor and sponsor. At The Security Technology Summit, ensuring that you know your audience is just the beginning. We want to make sure they meet you, see the exhibits and demos, and know the sponsors. That is a commitment from HALO and all of the Summit sponsors & partners. There is a handy little graphic in this e-brochure that identifies the historic attendee profile from HALO events.

Many of the attendees will be attending courses on counter-terrorism training, munitions and safety equipment training, social media, low-light tactical operations, social engineering, smart phone forensics, non-traditional conflict management, human trafficking, emergency medicine response & deployment, to mention just a few of the topics. Lunches will be served in the Security Technology Exhibit Hall, and many of the attendees will be directed there with Exhibitor Rosters in hand. Let us help you show your innovation to as wide a range of senior and influential first responders and special ops personnel as possible – very often technology oriented and with decision-making responsibilities.

Register Today!


Registration Fees:

Exhibitor:  $1,000 (Oct. 30-31; includes two attendees, one 6-ft table, draped, for exhibit display)

General Attendee:  $350 (Oct. 30-31);  $195 (Oct. 30 only)

Government & Military Attendee:  $250 (Oct. 30-31);  $145 (Oct. 30 only)

Hotel and Venue Information:

It is necessary for all exhibitors and vendors taking part in The Security Technology Summit this year to register for your badge and access to the Paradise Point Resort facility on the HALO Summit registration website.
When selecting registration type, look for TSN / TMA Exhibitor or Attendee. Please provide the necessary information. This is the only way to gain entry to the facility as security on the island will be enforced.

You may also register for your hotel accommodations on this site. Do not call the hotel, as they will redirect you to the website or to Elissa Hernandez, Operations and Logistics Manager for The HALO Corporation.
Your other option is to print out this form and fill it out. Follow the instructions on the form and e-mail it to Elissa.

Room rates vary depending on date and location of your room on property. The GSA rate of $131 is still available most nights; however, it will sell out.
Standard rates begin at $189 to $259. All housing fees are paid in full at the time of reservation; however, tax and any applicable hotel fees are collected upon check-in by the hotel.

If you require assistance with your registration or hotel please contact Elissa Hernandez at 443-699-4095 or




Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available — Affordable and Custom Designed to Fit YOUR Needs

Meet the Event Sponsors – CLICK HERE.

For more information on exhibits, demos, and speaking opportunities contact

Bill Riedy, Executive Director, or 619-450-4600 x182


About Our Key Partner and Venue Host The HALO Corporation


Breaking New Ground in Security Training – Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

The 2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit will take a giant leap forward in homeland security training capabilities, occupying San Diego’s entire 44-acre Paradise Point Island for five days of live action demonstrations, realistic tactical training scenarios, and classroom education from subject matter experts who are all field-proven in their areas of expertise. As one of the nation’s largest multi-jurisdictional counterterrorism events, the Summit will utilize “HALO Island” to educate and train the entire range of homeland security stakeholders, from law enforcement and border security to government agencies and elite military special operations units.


The 2012 Summit is formatted as a five-day, multi-track training environment, offering delegates over 30 courses on current security issues, ranging from border and maritime security to cyber terrorism and modern warfare. Due to the location and fewer operating restrictions, exhibitors and sponsors will have the freedom to hold live-action demonstrations that would normally be banned at other venues. Delegates will be invited to take part in immersive training scenarios in realistic tactical environments all over the island. With water on all sides, a dedicated marina, and UAV overflight permissions, the sky is literally the limit at the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit. For more information or to register, please visit


Watch this short YouTube video for an overview of the HALO Summit



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