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DHS hosting an “Industry Day” in Silicon Valley next week

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Silicon Valley branch office is hosting an “Industry Day” on December 10 with technology companies to discuss competing for government business, how to apply for funding and the homeland security challenges associated with the Internet of Things.

DHS announced the meeting in a notice posted December 2.

The agency is targeting “nontraditional small business, startups and investors” to participate in the industry day, which will be held at the headquarters of SRI International in Menlo Park, California. SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research center serving government and industry.

Last year, the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which advises DHS, issued a report warning that the federal government had only five years to secure the growing proliferation of Internet-connected devices and sensors.

“There is a small — and rapidly closing — window to ensure that IoT is adopted in a way that maximizes security and minimizes risk,” the committee wrote in a report to President Barack Obama. “If the country fails to do so, it will be coping with the consequences for generations.”

Online registration for the event closes at Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. PST. Onsite registration will be available the day of the event beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, if space is available. Travel, lodging or any other expenses will not be compensated. All inquiries should be submitted to DHS-Silicon-Valley@hq.dhs.gov.

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