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First Responder Communities of Practice

Jose Vazquez (Department of Homeland Security)
Keynote Kickoff
Location: Ballroom A
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Jose Vazquez

Department of Homeland Security

Jose Vazquez is the Director of the First Responder Technologies (R-Tech) program at the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. Jose leads the Tech Clearinghouse group which rapidly disseminates technology information on products and services available to first responders through FirstResponder.gov, an umbrella portal, and First Responder Communities of Practice, a professional networking and collaboration site. Additionally, he oversees the Tech Solutions group which provides resources and technology solutions that address mission emergent high priority capability gaps identified by the emergency response community. Jose served twenty years in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer prior to joining the Federal Government as a civilian in September 2002; during his last tour on active duty, he was assigned to the Navy Staff where he was responsible for politico-military issues between the United States Navy and the Navies of North and South America.

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Rita Gonzalez
05/25/2010 6:54pm EDT

It seemed the speaker was a bit rushed to get the message across and get people out for their “social hour”. A bit more detail on how the newly established government sponsored communities of practice help in “real time” as well as a bit more detail (brief but the substance stuff) on where the government expects this project to be in the next year, would also be of interest.

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