Protecting Public Buildings Against Violent Civil Unrest

Wednesday, April 28th

Virtual – All Times Are EDT

About the Session

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.


Presented By

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

SIA GovSummit 2021

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