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Herbert Kaplan and David Boyd honored by SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing community

13 June 2011

SPIE Fellow Herbert Kaplan and longtime SPIE contributor David Boyd were honored with awards for their contributions to technology at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing meeting in April.

Kaplan, General Manager of Honeyhill Technical Co., was honored with an Outstanding Contribution Award recognizing his many contributions and dedication to the Thermosense conference and to the field of infrared applications.

The award noted that Kaplan has for more than 20 years been one of the key supporters and promoters of the conference and of thermographic applications in industry. He has taught educational courses in thermographic applications and systems testing, and has served as conference chair/editor or session chair for many years.

Boyd, Director of Command, Control and Interoperability Divisions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, received the Eric A. Lehrfeld Award for outstanding contributions to homeland security. The award is given by the Defense, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement Program Track to commemorate the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on America.

Boyd was honored for his contributions to improve command, control, and interoperability technologies for federal, state, and local first responders, dramatically improving response times, on-site coordination, and post-event training, and for his personal efforts to support SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing.