For Immediate Release
March 31, 2003

Contact:  Robert Florida
                Public Relations
                (973) 596-5203


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 or call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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