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Connecting Government, Security and Technology

June 27-28, 2018 | Washington, D.C.  | Grand Hyatt Washington

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.


Security Industry Association Reveals Agenda for GovSummit 2018

May 9, 2018

Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government Agencies Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. –...

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Safe and Sound Schools Releases State of School Safety Report

May 8, 2018

Safe and Sound Schools – a national resource for school safety established following the Sandy Hook tragedy – marked its fifth anniversary by issuing the State of School Safety Report for 2018. This first-ever report highlights perceptions of school safety among parents, middle- and high school students, educators and the...

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SIA GovSummit government security conference

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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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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