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Connecting Government, Security and Technology

June 27-28, 2018 | Washington, D.C. | NAHB Headquarters

Cutting-Edge Security and Technology Topics

GovSummit -- the government security conference hosted annually by the Security Industry Association -- brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and even local agencies.

You'll find specialized sessions on topics such as security technology procurement strategies, evolving federal acquisition priorities, infrastructure protection technology, identity management and access control policies, cybersecurity, school security and more.

2018 Topics Include:

  • ​Evolving Federal Acquisition Priorities
  • New Policies Impacting Security
  • Procurement Strategies for Security Solutions
  • Government Standards Driving Adoption
  • Infrastructure Protection Technologies
  • Identity Management and Access Control
  • Key Legislation Impacting Security
  • Emerging Solutions for Public Safety and Homeland Security

Free For Government Employees

As a government employee, your registration is entirely free, and the event meets standards for a “widely attended gathering.”

The free registration applies to all government employees (including federal, state, county and municipal-level staff), plus all military, law enforcement, and public safety. The government employee registration is also available for employees of other nations.

New for 2018!

Our popular Secure Schools Roundtable expands into a half-day event on Thursday, June 28, and will address school security needs, funding, guidelines and standards.


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Security Industry Association Opens Registration for SIA GovSummit 2018

March 12, 2018

SIA GovSummit to be held in Washington, D.C., June 27-28, 2018; event adds half-day Secure Schools Roundtable to agenda. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened registration for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. At the 2018 SIA GovSummit, security industry...

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School Security Resources from Security Industry Association

How SIA Works to Enhance School Security

February 21, 2018

Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and where tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is dedicated to working to enhance the safety and security of the students, staff and faculty at these...

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Indiana Offered State School Security Model During SIA GovSummit

July 20, 2017

Tim Eckersley of Allegion discusses school safety at SIA GovSummit. ​Officials shared perspective on emergency preparedness measures adopted by the state of Indiana for school security in a panel discussion presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Congressional School Safety Caucus during the 2017 SIA GovSummit last month....

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What They Say

“SIA’s GovSummit has been proven to provide exceptional value to anyone in federal government and the private sector supporting government’s physical, logical and electronic security programs. This is a must-attend event if you are involved with government security programs overall."

Ryan Kaltenbaugh

RYAN KALTENBAUGH, Vice President, Federal Government Solutions, Lenel



For security professionals, SIA GovSummit offers the opportunity to gain valuable insight on market drivers at work in the government space and policies shaping the future of the industry.

Government attendees can explore the implications of security technology innovations for government missions, and benefit from interacting with representatives from more than 20 different agencies and program offices, and more than 40 leading security solutions providers.​

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For the best experience at SIA Gov Summit, download our attendee app for schedules, speaker info, and more.