Counter Terror Expo US Forms Advisory Board to Expand Community Reach and Involvement

ARLINGTON, VA – January 24, 2012 – The Counter Terror Expo US , being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center , has formed an advisory board of industry experts from leading organizations to help guide and shape the educational programming and conference content. The advisory board includes individuals from government, academia, law enforcement, media, and the private sector with knowledge ranging from cyber security to border and critical infrastructure protection.

Counter Terror Expo US is the first-of-its-kind expo and conference that will bring together our nation’s complete counter-terror community including: federal and state agencies, Department of Defense (DoD), police and first responders along with those responsible for securing the nation’s vital infrastructure in both the private and public sector to bolster collaboration in counter terror efforts.

To represent this vast counter terror community, Counter Terror Expo US has assembled an advisory board which will help position and advise show leaders on the most critical content that will benefit the industry.  The advisory board will continue to expand as additional industry leaders as identified so that it truly represents a cross-section of the counter terror community. The current list of advisory board members includes:

  • David Cullin, Chief Technology Officer, FLIR Systems, Inc.
  • Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions.
  • Lisa Kaiser, Department of Homeland Security, Control Systems Security Program, National Cyber Security Division.
  • Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Assistant Professor at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, National Security Affairs Department at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today.

“With the threat of terrorism spanning across many industries, countries and through countless mediums, it was imperative to create an advisory board as diverse as the threats that we face,” explained Wayne Crawford, vice president, North America, Clarion Events. “The group that we have assembled will help us to identify the issues and concerns that are most critical to such a vast counter terror community and the best way to address those during the conference. Our hope is that this conference will serve as a platform to not only boost collaboration but also public/private partnerships.”

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Counter Terror Expo US is being organized by the Arlington, VA-based US division of Clarion Events, the UK’s largest independent event organizer.

About Counter Terror Expo US:

Counter Terror Expo is a unique expo and conference designed specifically to address the issues facing all of the disparate groups responsible for countering terrorism in the United States: the DoD, DHS, police, government and state agencies, along with those responsible for securing the nation’s vital infrastructure in both the private and public sectors. Counter Terror Expo US is based on the highly successful and award-winning Counter Terror Expo staged annually in London. For more information visit

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