Kim, Byung Hee
REDOPS/RAPTOR Program Overview
1 DAYS
Hours: 1    Start Time: 12:30    End Time: 14:30    
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The presentation will provide an overview of the Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) Program which supports public safety bomb squads and the Research and Prototyping for Tactical Operations (RAPTOR).

Byung Hee Kim - Bio
Byung Hee Kim is the Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) which supports public safety bomb squads and the Research and Prototyping for Tactical Operations (RAPTOR) which supports the tactical community. These programs provide state and local bomb squads and tactical teams with solutions to effectively and safely conduct their mission. As the Program Manager for REDOPS, Ms. Kim works closely with the FBI's Counter IED Unit, NTOA, NBSCAB, and various state and local agencies to identify, test, and transition technology/capability solutions to users. Ms. Kim began her career in the Marine Corps. Shortly after graduating boot camp, she attended the University of New Mexico and received her commission in the U.S. Navy. As a Surface Warfare Officer, Ms. Kim made two sea deployments and a tour in Iraq. During her time in the Navy, she served as a Machinery Division Officer, 2nd Deck Division Officer, Staff Exercise Planning Officer, Supporting Arms Coordination Officer, and Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer. In 2003, Ms. Kim transferred to the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to develop the Warfighting Laboratory's first Counter Improvised Explosives Device Program under the Technology Division. After separating from the Navy, Ms. Kim joined the federal service and worked for various agencies such as the Army Evaluation Command, U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security, Counterintelligence Field Activity, and the Joint IED Defeat Organization. In 2010, Ms. Kim joined DHS as the Program Manager for the Aviation Security Checked Baggage and the Homemade Explosives Research Program.