2008 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
(With Technical Assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate)

May 12 - 13, 2008
Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA
Greater Boston

Business Panel

Technology Commercialization in the Homeland Security Market

Industry analysts estimated the total worldwide homeland security and homeland defense market amounted to $55 billion in 2006, with the U.S. representing more than half the total market. Between 2007 and 2011, the cumulative market is projected to amount to more than $350 billion (based on a 10% annual average growth rate).[1] The total worldwide homeland security market is essentially an aggregate of traditional critical infrastructure industries (public and private) and their spending on security and public safety programs. In the U.S. the largest market segment to date is the transportation sector, with a majority of spending on the aviation, port, mass transit, border ad surface transportation security.


Since 9/11, the technology innovation community has been working diligently to develop technology innovations to meet the new requirements of the homeland security market. However, the path is not linear and varies greatly within each sub-market sector. In general, the four key elements influencing the technology commercialization in the homeland security market include:


1)      Regulatory Requirements

2)      End User Specific Requirements

3)      Federal Funding Assistance for End Users Implementing Requirements

4)      Venture Funding and Product Development Assistance for Technology Vendors Offering Technology Solutions which meet End User Requirements

5)      Technology Standardization

The business panel will feature organizations which serve as technology commercialization catalysts for homeland security technologies: federal government, end-users, venture capitalists, state economic development agencies, and technology standard setting bodies.

Business Panel Honorary Chair and Moderator:

Thomas Cellucci, Chief Commercialization Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate



IEEE Panel Session Chair: Karen Krause, Homeland Security Funding Specialist, and Managing Director of PSSG LLC


Business Panel Speakers:



Thomas Cellucci, Chief Commercialization Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

Overview of DHS S&T, DHS S&T Investment Priority Areas, and How DHS S&T Fosters Technology Commercialization in the Homeland Security Market

Dennis Treece, Corporate Security Officer for Massport, Director of the Massport Center for Security Excellence

Overview of Massport as a Technology Proving Ground for the Refinement and Adoption of Aviation, Port, and Surface Transportation Security and Public Safety Technologies; Discussion on How Massport Establishes Requirements for the Purchase of Homeland Security Technologies

In-Q-Tel Overview of In-Q-Telís Investment Priority Areas, Investment Process, and How In-Q-Tel Fosters Technology Commercialization in the Homeland Security Market

Robert Arthur, Industry Director, Defense & Renewable Energy Technologies, Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Massachusetts Economic Development Agency

Overview of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Economic Development Initiatives Available to Technology Innovation Community to Foster Homeland Security Technology Commercialization
IEEE Ė Standards Committee Overview of How IEEE is Helping to Establish Standards for Security Technologies


[1] Homeland Security Research Corporation; The Civitas Group