Attend this two day conference to facilitate discussion and interaction so the industry can better understand the needs of the government and for the government to better understand the capability the industry can deliver.
March 25-26, 2014 George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
Hear from government experts and stakeholders regarding the policy, operations, acquisition, and technical challenges associated with nuclear and radiological threats facing the United States. Also hear from Academic and Industry Experts who are fielding solutions that could meet these challenges.
Anticipated Topic Areas Include:
Radiological and nuclear detection related briefs for policy, operations, and end-user organizations
Near neighbor mission areas to rad/nuke detection (e.g. explosives and chemical weapons)
Technology capabilities, with associated readiness level (related to policy and operational needs)
Devote a day to increasing your understanding of leading-edge issues in cyber security being or to be addressed by public-private cooperation and collaboration in research and technical solutions by government, academia, and industry.
March 24, 2014 George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
Listen to government decision makers who face daily the dual challenge of completing their agencies' objectives while protecting their operations and resources from unbidden intrusions. Also hear academic and industry experts share research and breakthroughs that meet known and looming concerns.
Anticipated Topic Areas Include:
Trends to watch or forget in 2014
Big data, Data-mining, Deep Net, Hadoop functionalities
2013 Radiological and Nuclear Threats Symposium Book
On May 15 and 16, 2013, VIP GlobalNet, LLC, hosted the Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats Symposium, bringing together government, industry, and academic experts to discuss the nuclear and radiological threat to the United States. Presenters discussed innovative detection technologies that offer new paths forward, but much remains to be done. Budget concerns, technological challenges, and a need for more experts continue to present challenges as the interagency works to combat nuclear trafficking and terrorism.
VIP GlobalNet, LLC maintains an available consultancy that currently includes expertise designed to support business intelligence needs and the subject matter expertise requirements of those businesses that have capabilities within the following categories or desire to move into these fields of endeavor:
DNA for human identification
Bio-warfare defense including medical countermeasures
Within the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy and Commerce
As staff officers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, within the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force
Within the Marine Corps Staff, as support staff to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and many more agencies and offices within the Services and the COCOM Staffs
DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration
DOC's National Institute of Standards and Technology
DHS's Science and Technology Directorate
Within Business and management operations
VIP GlobalNet, LLC operates from a perspective of very knowledgeable, subject matter experts who have performed well as action officers at the highest levels within the government. That expertise and their efforts have been associated with improvements in efficacy and efficiency for those they have served as well as many successfully completed missions. If you have a resume that mimics this sentence, please feel free to send it to me at BillPramenko@vipglobalnet.com. As of August of 2013, VIP GlobalNet, LLC Consulting Services has six active clients and has serviced over twenty different entities in the last three years. We hope to be of future service to you.
Bill Pramenko Member BillPramenko@vipglobalnet.com
- 4 December, 2013 On 21 November, VIP GlobalNet attended a meeting of nuclear, chemical, and biological government and industry experts at the Richlin Conference Center near Aberdeen, MD. Minutes from a previous meeting were distributed, and the Treasurer and Executive Directors made their reports. Reports were also given on the status of invitations to speakers for future meetings, as well as brief updates on CBRN news. The full meeting summary can be found on the VIP GlobalNet bloghere.
- 4 October, 2013
On 19 September, VIP GlobalNet attended a meeting of nuclear, chemical, and
biological government and industry experts at Fort Myer. Mr. Stephen Karoly,
Assistant Director, Product Acquisition and Deployment Directorate, Domestic
Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), gave an overview of DNDO. Col John Lemondes,
Joint Project Manager for Chemical Stockpile Elimination, gave an overview of
his organization’s structure and transition. The full meeting summary can be
found on the VIP GlobalNet bloghere.
This summer VIP GlobalNet, LLC provided funding for an undergraduate student intern to the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland (Home of 4 Nobel Laureates and Drs. Ken Inn, Jackie Mann, and Mark Tyra - our buds). This effort saw the enablement of the student in the field of radiological standards development, under the direction of Dr. Mark Tyra. Efforts assisted the DOC/NIST with new and novel development of the standards used throughout the community of radiochemistry/physics. Phil Alexander provided this support as our undergraduate summer intern.
VIP GlobalNet, LLC participated in Forensics@NIST2012 and was an associate author for a DOC/NIST Forensics Grand Challenge Award winning paper on Nuclear Forensics. This paper and associated 2013 funding strives to create new and unique standard reference materials (SRM) for the treaty verification community as well as safeguards, consequence management, and the nuclear forensics missions. Expensive and scarce SRM needs are addressed along with the operational efficacy requirements for attribution and other needed decisions. Bill Pramenko is a named author.
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