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DFW Homeland Security Alliance Chairman
RICHARDSON, Texas (March 25, 2003) - The University of Texas at Dallas' popular Homeland Security Lecture Series will continue Monday, March 31, when Tony M. Smith, chairman of the Dallas-Fort Worth Homeland Security Alliance, gives a presentation and talk at 4 p.m. in the Conference Center on campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Smith was elected chairman of the alliance in February. Thirty companies currently are members of the organization, and their representatives actively participate in, and work with, critical infrastructure segments such as public safety, transportation and state and local government to identify solutions to security vulnerabilities and provide emergency preparedness improvements.
"Mr. Smith's expertise and experience will give UTD first-hand information on what is being done with critical infrastructure segments to identify solutions and address crucial security vulnerabilities," said Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, vice president for research and graduate education at UTD. "He also can answer the question of what is being done in Dallas."
Smith currently works for Nortel Wireless, where he is responsible for regulatory affairs, industry trade association interfaces and homeland security business development for wireless product solutions. For the past 23 years, he has served in roles ranging from product research to product line management, technology management and business/market development.
Smith is actively engaged with Public Safety Associations in evolving new emergency services and was a participant in the 2002 Hatfield Inquiry commissioned by the FCC to make recommendations regarding Enhanced 911 Service.
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