SPIE Defense + Security is the must-attend event for the security and defense industries. Join participants from the US Navy, Army and Air Force, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Raytheon, QinetiQ, BAE Systems and other top organizations.
Final Program (PDF)
Exhibition Guide (PDF)
The 2008 meeting featured presentations by top experts from around the globe:
Symposium Wide Plenary Speaker
The Honorable Jay Cohen
Under Secretary for Science and Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cohen served from 2000-2006 as Chief of Naval Research before taking his current position at the Department of Homeland Security.
Banquet Honoree and Speaker
Dr. Delores M. Etter
ONR Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology
Electrical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
Dr. Etter served from 2005-2007 as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.
Innovation and the Wealth of Nations
Sir John Chisholm
Sir John was central in reorganizing the UK Defence Research Establishments into the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency which when privatized then became QinetiQ. He also serves as Chair of the UK's Medical Research Council.
SPIE Defense+Security provides cutting-edge information on:
Imaging, Sensors, and Displays
- IR Sensors and Systems Engineering
- Homeland Security and Law Enforcement
- Tactical Sensors and Imagers
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE)
- Military and Avionic Displays
- Space Technologies and Operations
- Intelligent and Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Systems
Sensor Data Analysis
- Sensor Data Exploitation and Target Recognition
- Information Fusion, Data Mining, and Information Networks
- Signal, Image and Neural Net Processing
- Communication and Networking Technologies and Systems
- Enabling Photonic Technologies
Symposium Chairs and Committee Members:
Dr. Larry B. Stotts
2008 Symposium Chair
Dr. Larry B. Stotts is the Deputy Director for the Strategic Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He supports the Director in guiding and directing a team of program managers developing Communications, Networking, Information Operations and Battle Command technologies for Network-Centric Operations (Warfare and Enterprise) and generalized C4ISR.
Dr. Ray O. Johnson
Lockheed Martin Corp.
2008 Symposium Co-Chair
Dr. Ray O. Johnson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Dr. Johnson guides the Company's technology vision and provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of Technology and Engineering.
2008 Executive Committee
Sos S. Agaian, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
F. Jack Agee, Rice Univ.
Bjørn F. Andresen, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ElOp Ltd. (Israel)
Roger Appleby, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Misty Blowers, Air Force Research Lab.
Howard E. Brandt, Army Research Lab.
J. Thomas Broach, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD
Randall W. Brown, Air Force Research Lab.
Douglas D. Burleigh, Surfside Consulting
Edward M. Carapezza, Univ. of Connecticut and DARPA
David P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Tien-Hsin Chao, Jet Propulsion Lab.
David B. Chenault, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Zhongyang Cheng, Auburn Univ.
Hong-Liang Cui, Stevens Institute of Technology
Belur V. Dasarathy, Consultant, Information Fusion Technologies
Peter J. Delfyett, College of Optics & Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida
Sohail A. Dianat, Rochester Institute of Technology
Eric J. Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut
Oliver E. Drummond, Consulting Engineer
Mark Dubinskii, Army Research Lab.
Emre Ertin, The Ohio State Univ.
Wolfgang Fink, California Institute of Technology
Augustus WayFountain, III, U.S. Army RDECOM ECBC
Gabor F. Fulop, Maxtech International, Inc.
Douglas W. Gage, XPM Technologies
Frederick D. Garber, Wright State Univ.
Patrick J. Gardner, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products
Thomas George, ViaLogy Corp.
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army TARDEC RDECOM
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab.
Dennis H. Goldstein, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Jeff J. Güell, The Boeing Co.
Craig S. Halvorson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Russell S. Harmon, U.S. Army Research Office
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab.
Daniel J. Henry, Recon/Optical, Inc.
John H. Holloway, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr., Panama City
Gerald C. Holst, JCD Publishing
Richard T. Howard, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.
Sabah A. Jassim, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
James O. Jensen, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr.
Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc.
Gary W. Kamerman, FastMetrix, Inc.
Daniel Lehrfeld, Photonic Products Group, Inc.
Paul T. Lewis, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Andrew Malloy, Naval Research Lab.
Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab.
Pejmun Motaghedi, The Boeing Co.
Robert Lee Murrer, Jr., Millennium Engineering and Integration Co.
Mark Allen Neifeld, The Univ. of Arizona
Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate
Andrew R. Pirich, ACP Consulting
Salil Prabhakar, Digital Persona Inc.
Kevin L. Priddy, Air Force Research Lab.
Zia-ur Rahman, Old Dominion Univ.
C. Ed Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab.
Raghuveer M. Rao, Rochester Institute of Technology
Stephen E. Reichenbach, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln
Arun A. Ross, West Virginia Univ.
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Theodore T. Saito, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Sylvia S. Shen, The Aerospace Corp.
Charles M. Shoemaker, Robotic Research LLC
Alex F. Sisti, Air Force Research Lab.
Larry B. Stotts, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Raja Suresh, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Harold H. Szu, Office of Naval Research
Robert J. Tan, Army Research Lab.
Peter Tchoryk, Michigan Aerospace Corp.
John T. Thomas, General Dynamics Canada Ltd. (Canada)
Dawn A. Trevisani, Air Force Research Lab.
Monte D. Turner, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Maarten Uijt de Haag, Ohio Univ.
Vladimir P. Vavilov, Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russia)
Jacques Verly, Univ. de Liège ( Belgium)
Linda M. Wasiczko, Naval Research Lab.
David A. Wikner, Army Research Lab.
Gary L. Wood, Army Research Lab.
Edmund G. Zelnio, Air Force Research Lab.
Michael David Zoltowski, Purdue Univ.