Please join former government officials and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff who played pivotal roles in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These individuals were called to action in the events immediately after September 11, 2001, and continue to support national security to this day. Through a video-recorded remembrance and a moderated live virtual panel discussion, distinguished participants will discuss the heroic activities performed by PNNL personnel right after 9/11. Participants will discuss what PNNL and others did to support the creation of DHS, its mission, and vision. Lastly, panelists will explore the future of science and technology needed to support DHS and the whole of state, regional, and federal governments in the years to come.
We will also feature video recordings from elected officials and current government leadership.
Kicking off the session will be a compelling look back at how the events of 9/11 affected policy, government, and congressional perspective, as well as a look toward the future.