U.S. officials heading to Israel for homeland security confab


JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. officials will visit Israel to attend an international homeland security conference.

They will join police chiefs and homeland security officials from around the world for “Israel HLS 2014,” the third International Conference for Homeland Security, from Nov. 9 to 12 in Tel Aviv.

The participants from the United States include Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; Balram Bheodari, the deputy general manager of Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Dr. Robert Griffin, deputy under secretary for science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Timothy Manning, the deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The conference will focus on the four leading concerns of homeland security: cyber security, intelligence and counterterrorism, protection of critical infrastructures, and crisis management.

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