Attendees will learn how CSI tools and techniques support the warfighter
TAMPA, FL August 12, 2013—The Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of Women In Defense (WID GTB) will explore forensic technologies and techniques used to exploit biometrics for intelligence gathering at their August event. Hosted by the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Largo, the event will be held on August 27, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Biometrics, Forensics and Defense event attendees will learn how crime scene investigation tools and techniques support the warfighter. They will have an opportunity to tour the crime scene and training scenarios and get hands on with field portable detection tools. NFSTC will present a demonstration about recovering evidence from a car bomb, which is a scenario faced by soldiers far too often, and increasingly by domestic law enforcement as well.
“Portable technologies are an increasingly important part of the forensic industry and extremely useful for the military as well,” says Kevin Lothridge, NFSTC CEO. “We are looking forward to hosting the WID chapter and strengthening ties with the members and their companies. We can all learn from and support each other to create greater success.”
The Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of Women In Defense (WID GTB), chartered in April 2013, is one of the newest WID chapters, but has already attracted nearly 150 members, both men and women, in the Tampa Bay area. WID was established to provide women a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development. The July event featured Tricia Ward, WID national president, who emphasized that chapters can benefit and succeed, despite recent DoD challenges.
“Our chapter is off to a very strong start,” says Trudy Daniels, chapter president and director of IT enterprise services for Crystal Clear Technologies. “These events help us build better connections and visibility in our business community. We’re looking forward to making an impact in Tampa Bay by providing events such as Biometrics, Forensics and Defense to foster networking, mentoring, education and career development opportunities for our members.”
For more information about the next WID GTB Get Connected event please contact Karen Krymski, WID GTB program director, at 813-222-3023, or visit http://wid.ndia.org/chapters/GreaterTampaBay/Pages/default.aspx