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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Hosts Homeland and Cyber-Security Conference: Counter-terrorist and Cyber-Terrorist Experts to Discuss Safety Issues

WHAT: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts a homeland and cyber- security conference, in which counter-terrorist and cyber-terrorist experts from the U.S. Army, industry, government and academia will discuss the current needs and future challenges in homeland and cyber security.

WHO: The keynote speakers are Maj. Gen. William Russ, Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fort Monmouth, who will discuss strategies and technologies the Army has developed to counter terrorists; Edward Curran, New Jersey’s deputy director of the Office of Counter Terrorism, who will discuss state strategies to counter terrorism; and Henry Muller, chief of Information Operations, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate at CECOM, who will discuss programs the Army has developed to combat cyber terrorism.

WHERE: Hilton Gateway Hotel, Garden State Ballroom, Raymond Blvd., Newark.

WHEN: April 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and April 17, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: To see a full program, visit www.njit.edu/ECE/WHOMECYBER416 or call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.