On Wednesday, July 23, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will deliver remarks on the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology and the role it plays in partnering with private industry and academia at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. In the afternoon, the Secretary will tour Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to receive briefings and demonstrations on LLNL counterterrorism projects
Secretary Ridge will view the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center and see demonstrations of the Nuclear Incident Response Program, the Biological Aerosol Sentry and Information System (BASIS) and biological instrumentation programs. Secretary Ridge will be available for press questions following the tour.
Wednesday, July 23
Bldg. 170 at LLNL
Press members interested in attending the event need to arrive by 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday and also contact the LLNL Public Affairs Office in advance at (925) 423-6627 to make badging arrangements for entry.
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