A conference attempting to match-up Missouri businesses and universities with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security begins today at Fort Leonard Wood. It’s called the second annual Science and Technology Conference, an opportunity for federal officials to describe the type of products and research they need to an audience of business executives and university officials. The General Conference Chairman is Rick Prugh, who says Fort Wood is the perfect location, especially since its three Army schools have direct Homeland Security connections. He says businesses and universities can still register.