October 7, 2014 PD Luncheon


October 7,  2014
PD Luncheon- 12 noon

Speaker: Dr. Mark A. Williamson

A/Director General

Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS)

Government of Canada


Speaker: Dr. Paul Hubbard 


                Part 1: Overview of the Canadian Safety and Security Program

                Part 2.  Progress towards Multi-agency data and information exchange


  Dr. Mark A Williamson

Mark A. Williamson is Acting Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science, which operates in partnership with Public Safety Canada.  DRDC CSS is responsible for leading the Canadian Safety and Security Program on behalf of the Government of Canada, a program whose mission is to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology (S&T) with policy, operations and intelligence.

Mark has performed and managed S&T activities across the academic, industry and government sectors for over 20 years.  He began his government career as a petroleum geoscience research scientist with Natural Resources Canada.  Throughout the 90’s he coordinated and led several multidisciplinary academic, industry and government initiatives that evaluated and assessed petroleum potential in Canada’s frontier basins.   Subsequently, as Program Manager for the Earth Science Sector (ESS), he managed a large effort to consolidate and make available Canada’s geoscience knowledge base 

In 2006, Mark was appointed Director of Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives Research and Technology Initiative where he was responsible for making strategic investments in CBRNE related S&T.  This involved efforts to harness existing intellectual capacity across Canada’s federal science based departments and in creating linkages with industry and academia.  Subsequently he assumed the role of DDG for DRDC CSS with responsibility to develop a strategic framework within which to identify safety and security policy and operational priorities requiring S&T investments.

 Dr. Paul Hubbard 

 Dr. Paul Hubbard is a defence scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) in Ottawa where he manages a portfolio in the area of border and transportation security. The portfolio includes projects in biometrics, cargo screening, maritime and land domain awareness and geo-spatial intelligence, with project partners drawn from various federal government departments and agencies such as the RCMP, CBSA, DND, CCG, and TC.   Prior to his current position, he led a research group at DRDC in Ottawa developing synthetic environments for military experimentation and training, as well as autonomy of computer-generated forces and unmanned systems.  He is a previous member of the board of directors for Unmanned Systems Canada and is currently an associate editor for the journal of unmanned vehicle systems.  He has worked previously with Lockheed-Martin Canada on electronic counter-measures, with BBN Technologies on DARPA projects in command and control and at Carnegie Mellon University.  He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both in Mathematics and Engineering, from Queen's University, Kingston. 



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Agenda 11:30- Registration opens
12 noon - Lunch is served
12:45 - Speaker
1: 15 - Q & A
1:30 - Finish
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