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January 25-27  
AFCEA West  
 San Diego, CA 

June 2011
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STAR-TIDES research is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work in Haiti. The links below outline some of the efforts:

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The end of the year has come and TIDES is looking back at a year of great accomplishments, and forward to a year of new endeavors.  TIDES has been working with San Diego State University and EUCOM on the planning of Excercise 24 Europe, a virtual disaster relief simulation scheduled for March 2011.  We also made some changes to our open source model, featured in the paper "From Haiti to Helmand". 

In this newsletter you will also find a notice for the upcoming AFCEA West event, a look back at a year of accomplishments, and a call for more company/organization features.
2010 mcnair demo picLooking back at TIDES in 2010 

TIDES has had a tremendous year in 2010.  We participated in numerous events, including AFCEA West & AFCEA JWC (Joint Warfighting Conference), Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), the 6th Annual Business Matchmaking Conference, and an energy security event at the Pentagon.  We also hosted our fourth annual TIDES demo at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC.  This year was by far the greatest success, with over 600 visitors during the weak.  We also continued to develop our database of infrastructures, and have continued to work on a new, much improved, website. 

Certainly the most memorable and most tragic event of 2010 was the January earthquake in Haiti.  The resulting relief and rebuilding efforts that resulted not only left behind lessons learned, but also saw the advent of new ideas and technologies to help in post-disaster situations.  Stemming from these events, TIDES has published several papers on taking these lessons and new technologies and applying them elsewhere.  These can be found on our website and on the sidebar to the left. 

TIDES looks forward to a great 2011, building new partnerships and bringing more critical thinking and innovation to bear on the disaster response community.

Open Source Model     
TIDES created a simple framework by which decision-makers can take advantage of open source information, in a variety of security environments. Check out the "From Haiti to Helmand" paper to see the updated open source model.
Introducing the newest members of TIDES  
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TIDES is excited to welcome three new staff members.  Sam Bendett, Stacy Groff, and Nelly Mobula  Each will be joining TIDES full time and helping to expand and enrich our relationships with individuals and organizations around the world. 
Upcoming Event:

AFCEA West - January 25-27 in San Diego
TIDES will be exhibiting at AFCEA West at the San Diego Convention Center in January.  Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, West 2010 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more.  TIDES will be sharing informaton about sustainable solutions for post-disaster, post-war and impoverished populations. For more information click here.

If you would like join TIDES at AFCEA West as an exhibitor, please contact Lou Elin Dwyer at louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu  or 202-685-7284. 

Want to be Featured in TIDES?

You may have noticed the features we have done of differnet organizations and companies that have services or products related to relief and development for stressed populations.  TIDES wants to feature groups that are making a difference in the field. 

If you would like to be featured in the next TIDES newsletter please email: http:louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu


*Ideas expressed, or products displayed in this article or in other TIDES or STAR-TIDES activities, should not be considered as endorsed by anyone else; including the US government, nor should they be considered any form of commitment. 

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