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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
5 - 9 May 2014
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Showcasing the latest research in these critical areas:
 • Aviation/Aerospace  • Border Protection
 • Laser Technologies  • Cyber Sensing/Security
 • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)  • Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I)
 • Military Medicine  • First Responders
 • Heads-Up and other Displays  • System/Network Integrator/VAR
Instrumentation & Control UAVs
IR Imaging Communications/Networking

2014 Plenary Speaker
Troy Meink

Troy Meink
Member of the Senior Executive Service, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, Executive Agent for Space Staff, Washington D.C.

Innovation: Hard on Earth, Harder in Space
This presentation will highlight the challenges that have been overcome to achieve today's national security space capabilities, and those that must be faced in the near future to sustain and evolve these capabilities.

2014 Symposium Chairs
David Whelan

David Whelan
Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Phantom Works
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security 
2014 DSS Symposium Chair

Nils Sandell

Nils R. Sandell, Jr.
Director, Strategic Technology Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2014 SPIE Defense + Security Symposium Co-Chair


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Important Author Dates

Late submissions may be considered by the conference chairs. Please contact Pat Wight for Defense + Security conferences, and Stephanie Kaiser for Sensing Technology + Applications Conferences.

Notice to Authors
15  January 2014

Manuscript Due Date
for On-Site Proceedings
Conference 9094 ONLY:
24 February 2014

Manuscripts Due Date
for Post-Meeting
Proceedings Volumes
7 April 2014

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