Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Releases Executive Brief on SAFETY Act

WASHINGTON , Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council today released its first white paper in a series of Executive Briefs on topics of importance to companies working in the homeland security industry. The paper, "Why Robust Use of the SAFETY Act is Critical to Homeland Security & How to Get There" (http://homelandcouncil.org/docs/safety_act.pdf) was released at a briefing this morning at the law offices of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP.

"As the only private sector organization focused solely on homeland security --- this paper is a critical part of our vision to provide a seamless continuum of preparedness and a foundation of resiliency that utilizes the resources and expertise of the private sector to coordinate more effectively with the public sector," said President & CEO of the Council Marc Pearl.

The Executive Brief is part of a comprehensive effort by the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council to provide corporate America with a 360 degree perspective on preparedness. The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) was the starting point because of its implications for both the providers of anti-terror technologies and their customers.

"Corporations that do not utilize the protections offered by the Act may suffer incalculable losses in the event of another attack - losses that neither they, nor the homeland security industry in general - can afford," Pearl continued.

The Honorable Jay Cohen, Undersecretary for Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Brian Finch , Lead Counsel for Dickstein Shapiro's Homeland Security Practice; Travis Glenn , Willis Terrorism Practice Group; and John Mitnick , Raytheon Technical Services Corporation all joined the Council to release the paper and discuss the SAFETY Act.

A webcast of the event will be available on the Council's website in early November.

About the Council

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, a non-profit, non-partisan corporate membership organization, has, for over four years, promoted the importance of the private sector in the mission of homeland security. The Council sponsors numerous activities designed to foster a "culture of preparedness and partnership" between the public and private sectors to protect and prepare our nation. To learn more about the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, visit our website at www.homelandcouncil.org.

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