Aldrich Camat

Aldrich Camat

Chief, Electronic Security Systems

Pentagon Force Protection Agency

After joining the Pentagon Fore Protection Agency (PFPA) in 2018, Aldrich Camat was promoted to branch Chief, Electronics Security Systems (ESS), Enterprise Physical Security Division, Security Management Directorate, PFPA, Washington, D.C., in 2021. As ESS chief, Camat executes PFPA’s electronic security systems portfolio which spans four distinct areas: the Video Surveillance Program, Physical Access Control Systems, the Network Control Center and Identity Credential Access Management.

The ESS Branch manages a robust technology portfolio that includes of one of the largest enterprises of electronic security systems, consisting of over 10,000 reader, 3,300 panels, 27,000 alarm inputs, 3,500 cameras and the identity management of over 80,000 personnel. The systems that comprise this portfolio are also fully integrated with the agency’s identity management, visitor management and physical security information management solutions.

Camat’s education includes undergraduate coursework at the University of Virginia, which culminated in earning his bachelor’s degree in spring 2013.

Prior to his assignment with PFPA, Camat served with several other Federal agencies since becoming a civil servant in 2012. He accepted a position as a security specialist for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, now known as the Naval Information Warfare Center, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, as a security specialist, he had the privilege to serve as part of the Physical Security Division for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HQ component in Washington, D.C.

From 2005 to 2012, Camat was a contractor, in and around the National Capital Region, supporting federal customers as a project manager, systems administrator and as a technician where he cultivated intimate knowledge and expertise of the electronic security systems that he now oversees as a Federal employee.

Camat also takes pride in his military service.  Joining the United States Marine Corps at age 17 with a parental waiver out of Honolulu, Hawai’i, he served as a communications repairman, operating and maintaining vehicle, land-based, and personal-radio and telephone systems during his active-duty service, from 1999 to 2005.  As part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 he was deployed to Iraq as part of the liberation force During Operations Enduring and Iraq Freedom in March 2003.


From Siloed Security to the Convergence of Integrated Security in the Government Space

Tuesday, May 21st

The time to modernize and bring together previously siloed security systems and create a paradigm shift for how government facilities and agencies approach security is now. The advancement of technologies and OT/IoT devices are increasingly bringing all facets of an operation or business into an interconnected cyber-physical ecosystem that can make traditional physical security and safety systems more vulnerable. Discussions will explore creating an infrastructure that supports a common operating environment to refocus emphasis from single-problem sets to holistic, connected views for better situational awareness and actionable intelligence.