Federal Emergency Management Agency Director to Speak At American Military University's Homeland Security Conference

'Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect,' Feb. 6-7, Washington, D.C., Also Features Other National, State Officials

Charles Town, West Virginia, UNITED STATES

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Jan. 10, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- American Military University has announced that R. David Paulison, Under Secretary of Federal Emergency Management and Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will speak at its February homeland security conference.

Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect is one of the first-ever homeland security conferences to address the needs of smaller communities after a catastrophe (www.apus.edu/disaster). It is set for Feb. 6-7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

American Military University (www.amuonline.com) was among the first to offer homeland security degrees, even before 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil. It remains one of the nation's leading homeland security programs, recognized because of the depth and breadth of its curriculum.

Paulison will be part of a panel discussion regarding local, state and national cooperation. Other conference speakers include:

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the Committee on Homeland Security

Lieutenant General Russel Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina

Gary Hart, former senator and presidential candidate, now Wirth Chair Professor at the University of Colorado's Graduate School of Public Affairs

James Gilmore, former Virginia governor, chair of the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, now partner in the international law firm Kelley Drye and Warren

James Spears, homeland security advisor and secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety, state of West Virginia

Conference details

The homeland security conference tracks are: planning and preparation; training, education and awareness; and command, control and operations. Sessions include:

Funding and resources

Health care systems in outlying communities

Transportation and mobility

Training, education and public awareness

Local government planning: ensuring continuity after disaster strikes

Emergency preparation and response for special populations

Food and water safety and emergency response

Federal response: policy gaps

Online registration is available at the homeland security conference web site, www.apus.edu/disaster. Registrants may also call Potomac Management Resources at 888.767.5561 or 703.683.5561.

Go to www.inhomelandsecurity.com for ongoing discussions regarding conference topics.

About American Military University

American Military University is a member of the American Public University System. The University System is a regionally and nationally accredited distance learning institution that serves more than 15,000 civilian and military students worldwide. The 15-year-old institution provides relevant and affordable distance learning in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs - taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. AMU prepares students for careers in homeland security, intelligence, national security, criminal justice, emergency management, business and more.

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          Carolyn Russell 

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