'RFID and Port Security' panel discussion on Capitol Hill

July 05, 2007

WHAT: A panel discussion on how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can contribute to the security needs of U.S. ports

WHO: The panel is hosted by the Senate RFID Caucus and sponsored by IEEE-USA. Three of the eight charter members of the RFID Technology Council - AeA, IEEE-USA and the International RFID Business Association - are coordinating the event.

The Senate RFID Caucus was created in July 2006 and is chaired by Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). The RFID Technology Council (http://www.rfidtechcouncil.org/) was founded to support the caucus in promoting understanding of RFID technologies and their impact on the U.S. and world economy.

WHEN: Wednesday 11 July, noon to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)

WHERE: SH-902, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

WHY ATTEND: RFID's role in helping make our nation more secure by improving the security of U.S. ports is a timely topic. In March, the Senate passed the "Improving America's Security Act" (S. 4), which aims to bolster U.S. security by implementing unfinished recommendations of the 9/11 Commission to fight the war on terror more effectively. Sen. Dorgan co-sponsored the legislation.

PANELISTS: Robert Cresanti, Under Secretary for Technology, Commerce Department

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CONTACT: You can register at http://www.rfidtechcouncil.org/portsecurity.html, or by contacting Bernadette Concepcion at 202-530-8365 or b.concepcion@ieee.org. For more information, contact Ben Aderson at 202-682-4428 or benjamin_aderson@aeanet.org.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 215,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society with 370,000 members in 160 countries. See http://www.ieeeusa.org.

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