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Homeland Security Gets Focus at AUSA Annual Meeting

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Department of Homeland Security
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security will receive a lot of attention during the 2016 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in October.

A Homeland Security Pavilion will be part of the exhibit in Hall A of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., during the three-day event, and two days of the professional development forum will include events related to the U.S. government’s youngest agency.

There will be three professional education sessions dedicated to Homeland Security topics, one on Oct. 4 and two on Oct. 5, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will speak at an Oct. 5 contemporary military forum focusing on the partnership between his agency and the U.S. Army.

Johnson has headed the agency since late December 2013, after serving three years as the Defense Department general counsel. He has already spoken three times at AUSA’s annual conference. He noted his return visits last year, saying, “Someone might get the impression I actually like the Army. Well, I do,” he said. “The Army is great. The Army is like family to me,” he said, noting his grandfather was a World War I veteran and his father was a Korean War veteran.

Homeland Security includes 22 federal agencies and departments, and their many missions will be on display in the exhibits. This includes directorates responsible for cybersecurity, border protection, transportation security, science and technology, and the U.S. Secret Service.

The Homeland Security events and exhibits are open to all registrants for the AUSA Annual Meeting.

Details on registration are available here:  http://ausameetings.org/2016annualmeeting/register/

A schedule of events is available here: http://ausameetings.org/2016annualmeeting/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/08/Schedule-at-a-Glance-08-08-16-v1.pdf