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GovSummit Is Going Hybrid! Two Ways to Attend

GovSummit Part 3 will be offered as a hybrid conference, with two options for attending:

  • In person at CertiPath's facility (1900 Reston Station Blvd., Reston, VA 20190)
  • Virtually via Zoom

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April 28th, 202110:00am10:10am

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), leveraging his role as congressman and ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will discuss security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.

John Katko headshot
Representative, New York's 24th Congressional District
U.S. House of Representatives

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

This session will provide an overview of how business aid and economic stimulus in the most recent COVID-19 relief legislation may impact safety and security technologies, as well as what to expect from the additional relief measures to be considered by the 117th Congress.

Strategic Business Development, State & Local Government and Education & Defense Contractors
Convergint Technologies
John Mulligan
Monument Advocacy
Jake Parker
Senior Director, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Sorrentino, Dominic
Business Development Manager, Education
Motorola Solutions

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) relies heavily on the Defense Industrial Base Sector (DIBS) companies for services that include research and development, design, production, delivery and maintenance of military weapons systems and subsystems and components and parts for those systems. These companies include domestic and foreign entities with production assets located around the world. This collaboration between the DOD and DIBS contractors entails the exchange of sensitive information that should not be shared publicly and, when aggregated, could be a matter of national security. Cyberthreats to the DOD supply chain are growing, with the estimated cost of losses resulting from successful cyberattacks to the DIBS industry approaching $600 billion annually. Identifying how information is classified by the federal government, this presentation will dissect the process in which controlled unclassified information (CUI) is presently protected in non-federal systems and organizations and how the proposed DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, when fully implemented, will help to improve the protection of CUI.

Antoinette King
Key Account Manager
Axis Communications

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) was created as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, providing liability protection to companies that demonstrate their products and services are effective in countering terror threats. Then, the country was on edge, anticipating attacks from foreign adversaries using biological, chemical, explosive and radiological threats. Today, the homeland’s most significant threat – domestic terrorism – comes from within.

So far, no instances of domestic terrorism have been determined to be acts of terrorism by DHS under the SAFETY Act’s definition. Had any designated products or services been involved in lawsuits following these attacks, the protections of the SAFETY Act would not have applied.

Today’s DHS is different. Is Secretary Mayorkas of the Biden administration more likely to declare such events acts of terrorism under the SAFETY Act? This law could now be more important than ever for those offering security products and services.

The presentation will provide an overview of the SAFETY Act and its benefits to sellers and buyers of relevant products and services, as well as an explanation of what is needed for a successful application to DHS.

The Homeland Security Consulting Group
April 28th, 202112:00pm1:00pm





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Increased domestic tensions, targeted violence and disinformation have made public buildings more frequent targets of violent civil unrest. Understanding the current threat environment with its evolving tactics is critical for risk management and preparedness efforts. Lessons learned and best practices from real-world incidents by those who have firsthand experience are invaluable.

In this session, Daryle Hernandez, chief of the Interagency Security Committee, will moderate a panel of senior security professionals and practitioners who will share perspectives on the contemporary threat and how to prepare for and respond to it based on their recent experience confronting these incidents. Their knowledge and lessons learned may be applied to federal buildings, state, municipal and private-sector buildings accessible to the public.

Chief, Physical Security Branch, Judiciary Security Division, Facilities and Security Office
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Chief, Interagency Security Committee, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
David Kelly
Deputy Director, Security Management Group
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Gabriel Russell
Regional Director
Federal Protective Service

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

On Christmas Day 2020, an RV parked outside of an AT&T transmission center exploded in a suicidal and conspiracy-fueled act of targeted violence, damaging over 40 buildings and injuring at least eight local residents. The bombing and the second-order impacts led to cell service disruptions in at least three states, as well as internet disruptions.

In this session, practitioners and researchers will discuss the specifics of the high-explosive attack, contextualize the Nashville bombing with Global Terrorism Database data on the use of explosives in terrorism attacks historically and discuss the broader resilience-related implications of an explosive device when used against critical infrastructure in residential and business districts.

Principal and Founder
Event Risk Management Solutions
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Anna Mansueti
Director of Diversity and Gender Equity
Platinum East
Assistant Research Scientist
University of Maryland

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

As the word eyes a return to the workplace and other activities, wellness screening, wellness verification and access control actuated by the results are increasingly important. This session will explore how these measures are being prioritized and implemented across the government and commercial sectors.

Shiraz Kapadia
CEO & President
Jeff Nigriny
Founder & CEO
David Ratcliff
Director, Healthy Buildings Solutions
Jason Smith
Director and Chief Security Officer
DTE Energy

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

Security managers for federal, state and local agencies across the country are meeting with stakeholders on how current practices may need to adjust to increase safety throughout the security ecosystems they manage. Leveraging audio devices and capabilities can enable real-time response and the critical context need to understand and mitigate dangerous situations. In this session, the industry’s leading experts on audio technology and its use in government applications will discuss the key reasons why audio monitoring and analytics are a public safety necessity now more than ever.

Alon Blankstein
InSight Acoustics
Richard Brent
Louroe Electronics
Tonya Clement
Cardinal Peak Technologies
Dan Rothrock
Zenitel Americas
Chris Wildfoerster
Business Development Manager
Axis Communications
June 9th, 202110:00am10:05am

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

As the ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which holds jurisdiction on issues that impact the security industry, such as consumer protection, communications and technology, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) will focus her remarks on how Congress can address pressing legislative issues to project the United States as the global leader in technological innovation.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers headshot
Ranking Member, Committee on Energy & Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives


Scott Breor, leveraging his role as associate director of security programs at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.

Scott Breor headshot
Associate Director, Security Programs, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

GSA programs are critically important both to security practitioners and suppliers of security products. This panel will provide an update the multiple award schedules program as it continues to evolve to meet security and protection needs, including:

  • New COVID-19 waivers of solicitation requirements
  • New identification of products and services
  • Buy American changes
  • Security and protection category sales
  • Commercial platforms implementation
  • Phase 3 of schedules contract consolidation
  • May 2021 mass modification
  • Changes to GSA Advantage requirements
  • How Office of Customer and Stakeholder Engagement services can help you
  • Implementation of NIST SP 800-171

Lynn de Seve
GSA Schedules Inc.
Kris Ann headshot
Business Development Specialist, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration
Contracting Officer – Section Chief, Security and Protection Branch
General Services Administration

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) aims to ensure agency data is consistently highly secured in the cloud – but is it a realistic requirement for physical access control systems (PACS) hosted and managed by a commercial vendor? This expert panel will discuss the options physical security specialists have in moving on-premises servers and clients to a FedRAMP-approved cloud model. We will cover edge devices managing electronic access control points in federal OCIO organizations; potential issues collecting access control data, reports or other personally identifiable information outside of on-premises electronic security systems; and the recommended level of security for any FedRAMP submission. We will also explore which cloud providers currently have FedRAMP-enabled PACS, which support FICAM capabilities with PIV cards and what new set of specifications FedRAMP will require to be listed on the GSA Approved Products List.

Mark Allen
General Manager, Premises
Eric Dean headshot
Chief Technology Officer
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Ben Globus headshot
IT Manager
Dave Helbock
Senior Sales Engineer
June 9th, 202112:00pm1:00pm





Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

The Biden administration has outlined its plan to shift DHS border security priorities from physical barriers to cohesively integrating security technologies across land ports of entry to enhance situational awareness. For “smart border” and “port of the future” initiatives to become a reality, cargo screening technologies and biometrics will play an instrumental part in facilitating inbound and outbound cargo and individual travelers at land ports.

Mark Borkowski headshot
Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Acquisition, Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
R.T. Carter headshot
Vice President, Logistics Program Management, Transportation and Border Security Solutions
Craig McIntire headshot
Vice President, Border Security Solutions

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

Biometrics are commonly perceived to benefit security applications and use cases; however, in light of recent innovations and circumstances presented to individuals in a post-COVID-19 environment, industry leaders have leveraged biometric and mobile modalities to enhance the travel and entertainment experience while maintaining appropriate health safeguards. Hear from industry and government experts on how stakeholders worked collaboratively to promote the healthy adoption of biometric and mobile platforms among the general public.

Brian Herbert headshot
Vice President, Security
Chase Center
Jerome Pickett headshot
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Sports & Entertainment

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

“Smart cities” play an essential role in improving a community’s standard of living by seamlessly integrating sensor technologies to improve transportation systems, mobility and security resiliency. As Congress and the Biden administration continue to negotiate future investments into U.S. infrastructure, smart cities will undoubtedly be included as a critical piece of any comprehensive infrastructure package.

Wayne Arvidson headshot
Director, Market Development & Strategy
Dell Technologies
Chris Montgomery headshot
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, State & Local Government
Dell Technologies

Where:Virtual – All Times Are EDT

Advances in computing power and photo and video technology have allowed facial recognition software to develop and mature, offering key advantages in the security field by enhancing the capabilities of video security, access control and identity management systems. At the same time, concerns have been raised about technology performance and uses in law enforcement, which have led to a range of proposals at the federal, state and local levels for regulation or even sweeping prohibitions on use of the technology. This session examines the difference in approaches, the extent to which we are seeing adoption and what we can expect in the future.

Joe Hoellerer headshot
Senior Manager, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Drake Jamali
Manager, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Jake Parker
Senior Director, Government Relations
Security Industry Association

Where:All Times Are EDT

While network security and cybersecurity have driven headlines recently, threats in the physical security landscape continue to evolve. This session is designed to provide trends and best practices in credential management to help reduce vulnerabilities, improve user experience and even reinforce network security. Key discussion topics will include modernizing physical access control systems through a more open architecture, minimizing attack points throughout facilities, leveraging secure messaging and other considerations and insights.

Lance Harper headshot
Solutions Marketing Manager
HID Global
September 21st, 202112:00pm12:30pm

BREAK (Lunch served for in-person attendees)


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Dr. David Mussington, leveraging his role as executive assistant director of the Infrastructure Security Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.

Dr. David Mussington headshot
Executive Assistant Director, Infrastructure Security Division
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Where:All Times Are EDT

The SIA Industry Advocate Award is presented to an individual making an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address public policies impacting the security industry.

The Women in Biometrics Awards program is a globally recognized program co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum. The Women in Biometrics Awards are dedicated to recognizing innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.


Where:All Times Are EDT

The exponential growth of devices that can capture video evidence has presented a need for new tools that can handle the increased size, complexity and variety of data.

With the right technology, government agencies can empower their teams to be faster and more effective at detecting and diffusing incidents while complying with evolving standards. For example, video is a valuable tool to help investigators review events and solve crimes. However, the increase in digital evidence captured by surveillance systems, body-worn cameras and the public also presents new challenges to the investigation process. As a solution, digital evidence management systems can facilitate collaboration among government agencies, help enhance police transparency, improve efficiency in security departments and coordinate with the public to help investigators close cases faster.

This session will provide insights from federal, state and local government evidence management case studies, highlight the role that technology plays in public-private partnerships and delve into how to manage and share sensor data from across agencies.

Michael Chiocca headshot
Customer Success Manager, Public Sector
September 21st, 20212:00pm3:45pm

Where:All Times Are EDT

From advanced communications to biometrics to data analytics technology, innovation is providing greater capabilities for safeguarding government facilities and personnel. In this session, technology leaders from the security industry will discuss the relevance of emerging technologies to emergency communications, situational awareness, harm mitigation, weapons and anomaly detection and other capabilities critical to addressing increased threats to facilities.

Topics to Be Covered:

  • Game-Changing Artificial Intelligence
  • Leveraging 3D Facility Visualization
  • A New Framework for Insider Threat Mitigation
Clayton Brown headshot
Executive Vice President
Smarter Security
William Charlton headshot
Director, Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory; John J. McKetta Energy Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Dustin Kisling headshot
Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships
Shaun Moore headshot
Eric Rojo headshot
Managing Director
'Magination Consulting International
Kelly Watt headshot
CEO & Founder
Visual Plan

Where:All Times Are EDT

This session will provide an overview the funding and programs in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that will involve new safety and security solutions and improvements within our nation’s transportation and other critical infrastructure sectors, the rules governing these expenditures and what to expect from infrastructure measures to be considered by the 117th Congress.

Jake Parker
Senior Director, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
September 21st, 20214:15pm6:00pm

Networking Reception


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SIA GovSummit 2021

Sept. 21 | In Reston, VA, and Via Zoom