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Women in Technology Announces Finalists for Eighth Annual Leadership Awards

Women in Technology Announces Finalists for Eighth Annual Leadership Awards

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Winners to Be Announced at May 17, 2007, Awards Gala 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington technology community, today announced finalists for the Eighth Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards. Women who have excelled in their roles as mentors, leaders and role models in the dynamic technology industry will be honored for their accomplishments. Lesli Foster, Emmy award-winning journalist and weekend anchor for WUSA-TV in Washington, will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. 

The winners will be recognized at a banquet and ceremony on May 17, 2007, at the Hilton McLean in Tyson's Corner. 

"We received over 100 nominations--a record number--for this year's Leadership Awards," said Marguerete Luter, president of WIT. "While it certainly made the selection of finalists and winners challenging, it demonstrates the incredibly talented pool of women business leaders we have in the greater Washington, D.C. technology community." 

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Terror Response Technology Report, Defense Daily

Terror Response Technology Report, Defense Daily

International Experts Assess Non-conventional Terrorism Threat

Defense Daily; HERZLIYA, Israel--Experts from the U.S. and Israel met here last month to discuss the threat of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) terrorism and ways to defend against an array of scenarios, with opinions ranging on the likelihood of different types of attacks. 

"It still couldn't be easier to launch a terrorist attack in this fashion," Leonard Cole, a bio-terrorism expert from Rutgers University says about a biological weapon scenario similar to the anthrax event that paralyzed parts of the U.S. in 2001. As the U.S. then learned this lesson, so too did its potential adversaries, he adds. 

Cole was a panelist on the subject at the annual conference on terrorism's global impact hosted by the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. 

Cole says biological threats are different compared to nuclear and chemical ones because such agents can reproduce and become more dangerous over time instead of dissipating. 

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