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April 28th, 202110:00am10:30am

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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.

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

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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
Jake Parker
Senior Director of Government Relations
Security Industry Association

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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

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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.

SIA GovSummit Government Security Conference
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

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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

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As the world 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

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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

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