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News Release

The following press released was issued by the office of Congressman Steve Israel.

Released: November 24, 2003
Contact: Jack Pratt, (202) 225-3335 (Steve Israel's Office) or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Congressman Israel Hosts Homeland Security Technology Showcase At Brookhaven National Lab

Event Highlights Long Island’s Defense and Homeland Security Projects

Upton NY—Today Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) hosted a Homeland Security Technology Exhibit at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. Hands-on displays at the event highlighted technologies from throughout Long Island and showcased local homeland security and defense efforts. Displays included biometric access technology, biological agent detection equipment and more than fifty additional demonstrations from small to large businesses.

“Long Island was once the capital of our nation’s defense industry; we have the talent and ingenuity to again be a leader in the homeland security field,” Rep. Israel said. “Today's exhibition of the exciting products being developed on Long Island demonstrates that potential. I am confident that local companies have a vital role to play in protecting our nation from the threat of terrorism.”

Homeland Security and defense budgets in Washington have grown considerably in recent years, this year’s Defense budget alone topped $400 billion, while the Homeland Security budget was more than $37 billion. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Israel has been a strong advocate of defense and homeland security industry on Long Island. He has secured more than $40 million in federal appropriations for the local defense industry since coming to Congress. Rep. Israel brought federal officials to view the today’s exhibition, including representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, the Small Business Association and the Defense Logistics Agency.

More than fifty Long Island companies attended:

Curtiss Wright Flow Control Corporation, Sartek Industries, Inc., Safe3w, Inc., Lawrence Metal Products, Inc., Empire State Development, EDO Corporation, Aventura Technologies, Company Name Intellicheck, Inc., SOPHO, Inc., Comview Corp., KLD Labs, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Mitchell Field, Rether Networks Inc., Globecomm Systems Computer Associates, Touro Law Center, Tracer Detection Technology, Corp Secure Decision, Division of Applied Visions, Inc., Safe Banking Systems, LIFT, Controlotron Corp., Teswaine, Inc., W&H Stampings & Fineblanking, Davis Aircraft Products Co., Inc., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp., People's Accident Information Service, Vicon Industries, Identification Data & Imaging, Advanced Barcode Technology, Inc., Access IT, Secure Decisions, a Division of Applied Visions, Sentry Technology Corporation, Communication Power Corp., Advanced Biometric Security, LLC Peerless Instrument Co., Inc., Dayton T. Brown, Inc., Telephonics Corp, BAE Systems, Balfour Technologies, Future Tech Enterprise, Inc. Fiber Management Solutions, Smith Aerospace, Electric Systems, LI Northrop Grumman, 2M Technologies, Inc., CEDX Corporation, BRITE, Start Group, L.I. Development Corp., Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Integrated Control Corp., METAVAC, LLC, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, MergingPoint Technologies, C.H.B. Industries, Inc., Best Mobile Computing, The Omnicon Group, and SureTrak.

Related Link: Homeland Security Programs at Brookhaven National Lab.