U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, NHHTC, and Others to Host
Combating Terrorism & High Tech Networking Summit
January 26, 2015
Summit to provide New Hampshire businesses opportunities to introduce their technologies and support national efforts to combat terrorism
Manchester, New Hampshire – U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte and the New Hampshire High Tech Council, as well as the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium, will host the Combating Terrorism & High Tech Networking Summit on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive in Manchester. Attendees include the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, In-Q-Tel, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
“Many New Hampshire small and medium-sized companies have technologies that will better protect the American people, support our troops, and fight terrorism, but these companies just need help navigating the confusing federal acquisition process,” said Senator Ayotte. “This event will connect New Hampshire high technology companies with organizations whose missions are to quickly identify, develop, and field these technologies to protect our country.”
The private companies and government organizations on the agenda will present information on how New Hampshire companies can work with them. After the presentations, the New Hampshire companies in attendance will network one-on-one with the representatives from the organizations. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards and one-page descriptions detailing their approaches to and applications for combating terrorism.
“Given recent events domestically and internationally, creating an opportunity for our tech companies to connect directly with federal officials in lead roles in counter terrorism is extremely timely,” said Matt Cookson, the Council’s executive director. “We appreciate Senator Ayotte’s efforts in coordinating this event and look forward to having a strong turnout from the tech sector.”
The event is free and open to New Hampshire businesses interested in learning more. To complete the required registration, visit www.nhhtc.org or call the NH High Tech Council at 603.935.8951.
About Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator Ayotte is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, as well as the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Since being elected in 2010, Senator Ayotte actively has supported New Hampshire businesses’ innovative and entrepreneurial efforts to protect our country, fight terrorism, equip our men and women in uniform, and grow the New Hampshire economy.
About the NH High Tech Council
The High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. Since 1983, the Council has supported education, research, innovation, and economic development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, please visit the NHHTC website at nhhtc.org or email the Council at info@NHHTC.org.
About the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium
Launched in 2013, the New Hampshire Aerospace & Defense Export Consortium brings together the best of the best in New Hampshire’s Aerospace & Defense sectors. Representing a growing, dynamic industry in New Hampshire, the members of the Consortium represent a wide range of innovation and diversity, scaling from the large global players to the innovative SMEs, all offering advanced unique technologies and superior business acumen.
About the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)
The CTTSO identifies and develops capabilities to combat terrorism and irregular adversaries and seeks to deliver these capabilities to DoD and interagency partners through rapid research and development, advanced studies and technical innovation, and provision of support to U.S. military operations.
Launched in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, In-Q-Tel (IQT) was created to bridge the gap between the technology needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and emerging commercial innovation. In-Q-Tel identifies and invests in venture-backed startups developing technologies that will provide “ready-soon innovation” (within 36 months) vital to the IC mission. These technology startups are traditionally outside the reach of the IC; in fact, more than 70 percent of the companies that IQT invests in have never before done business with the government.
About the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the U.S. military’s technological superiority. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current practical problems through applied research. DARPA’s scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in the fields of biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neurosciences and more. As the DoD’s primary innovation engine, DARPA undertakes projects that are finite in duration but that create revolutionary change.