Jake Parker

Jake Parker

Senior Director, Government Relations

Security Industry Association

Jake is the senior director of government relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA) and leads the development of the association’s legislative and regulatory programs.

Jake comes to SIA with more than 12 years of experience on Capitol Hill, most recently as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Tennessee Temple University, a master’s degree in international relations from Salve Regina University and a graduate diploma in national security studies from the U.S. Naval War College.​


Chinese Semiconductors and Government Procurement: What Section 5949 of FY2023 NDAA Means for Industry and Government

Wednesday, May 17th

Section 5949, which limits future federal procurement of products containing certain Chinese semiconductors, was enacted last year through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. It’s crucial for security industry leaders and government officials alike to better understand how this new section impacts federal suppliers and contractors doing business with the federal government. This session will analyze what Section 5949 requires, key questions for implementation and what should be done to prepare.

Policy Roundtable: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Buy America, Cybersecurity and More

Wednesday, May 25th

In this session, industry and government speakers will provide an update and overview of emerging polices that affect that affect organizations in the security ecosystem, from manufacturers to agencies to end users in critical infrastructure, including funding sources for infrastructure protection, new Buy America policies, cyber incident reporting requirements and others.

Preventing School Violence: Improving Physical Security to Protect the K-12 Community

Wednesday, May 17th

As federal agencies, states and schools across the country increase their focus on school security enhancements, it is more important than ever for government officials and security industry leaders to better understand the needs of schools, emerging security technologies and funding opportunities available to them. In this session, panelists will bring a variety of perspectives covering the ongoing challenges with improving physical security for the K-12 community.