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VMASC to be Part of Department of Homeland Security Delegation to Security Meetings

Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) has been invited to be part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delegation to two meetings in Europe to discuss emergency preparedness.

The April 28-May 7 trip encompasses a meeting in London hosted by the Commonwealth Office of Preparedness and an European Union meeting in Milan hosted by an Italian agency.

VMASC Executive Director Mike McGinnis will make a 30-minute presentation, "Smart Critical Infrastructure Planning: Achieving a Deeper Understanding of Resiliency and Making Smarter Investments through Modeling and Simulation," at both meetings.

It's the only presentation by a university team on the meetings' agendas. Other delegations to present include national security agencies from Australia, Canada, and DHS.

"It is very significant in terms of the ODU/VMASC growing reputation and national prominence for modeling and simulation in the area of homeland security," McGinnis said.

This article was posted on: April 3, 2009

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