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UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

Department of Homeland Security Officer to Participate in May 3 Policy Forum

San Diego, CA—On Monday, May 3, 2004, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the San Diego Regional Network on Homeland Security (RNHS), will hold a policy forum at the Hyatt Regency Aventine Hotel, with John Kubricky, Director of the Office of Systems Engineering and Development (SED) for the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. 

Kubricky will speak on Technology and Homeland Security: Engineering a Safer Future.   He will discuss the strategy of the Department of Homeland Security for using engineering and innovation to help foster a more secure future.  His talk will be followed by a panel including UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Dean Frieder Seible, QUALCOMM Government Affairs Director Mark Koro, and City of San Diego Homeland Security Director D.P. Lee who will discuss regional Homeland Security challenges, efforts, and capabilities. The policy forum is scheduled to commence with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Kubricky will speak at approximately 8:00 a.m, and the event will conclude at 10:00 a.m.   There is no charge to attend the event, but seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please contact Ida Herfurth at (858) 534-8400. 

John Kubricky is responsible for programs that integrate proven technologies and into systems that are ready for demonstration, operational test and evaluation by Homeland Security customers throughout the Nation. SED programs range from large-scale systems integration and initial deployment of mature technologies to pre-production prototypes and technology insertion into existing systems.  

Prior to joining the Department, Kubricky’s career in the industrial sector was primarily as a prime systems integrator for tactical intelligence systems. He is credited with integrating and fielding the US Army’s first real-time, multi-sensor aircraft, and for developing real-time sensor fusion workstations in the early-90s that became a standard for today’s tactical intelligence processing systems. Based on his work in surveillance and security, he was called to New York immediately after September 11th to assist Port Authority personnel with infrastructure recovery. His efforts resulted in a number of initiatives to improve security at maritime ports, which continue today as projects that will transition to ports throughout the United States.    

Kubricky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University, where he also attended the graduate program for Industrial Management. Kubricky’s service with the US Army included a tour with the Ninth Infantry Division in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969. 


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Jacobs School of Engineering
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