Why Attend?

Why Attend?

Presented by the Security Industry Association, SIA GovSummit focuses on how government leverages security technologies to drive success across a wide spectrum of missions.

This annual government security policy and technology conference examines emerging policy trends, technology needs of the government and changes in the risk environment that shape development of products and advanced systems integration to meet evolving security challenges.

  • Get insights from government leaders on policy directions related to security
  • Learn about security technology innovations relevant to your work
  • Hear from other government, agency and industry peers

The event is smartly organized, offering a full agenda featuring top government security speakers designed to connect you with the information you need.

Who Attends?

Hundreds of public- and private-sector security professionals, including:

  • Federal agency employees
  • Military and law enforcement personnel
  • State and local government officials and employees
  • Government affairs staff
  • Congressional staff​
  • Security manufacturers and systems integrators
  • Technology executives and business development professionals

This event is considered a "widely attended gathering" and complies with all relevant ethics guidelines.

Agencies in Attendance (Based on Current and Prior Registrations):​​

• Amtrak
• Architect of the Capitol
• Army National Guard
• Capitol Technology University
• City of Toronto
• Cobb County Government (GA)
• Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
• Defense Media Activity (U.S. Department of Defense)
• Defense Threat Reduction Agency (U.S. Department of Defense)
• DeKalb County (Virginia)
• Embassy of Romania to the USA
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Franklin County (Ohio)
• Georgetown University
• Infragard
• Jewish Federation of Cleveland
• Lagos State Government
• National Counterintelligence and Security Center
• National Disability Rights Network
• National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
• National Park Service
• National Portrait Gallery
• National Science Foundation
• National Security Agency
• National Transportation Safety Board
• National University of Singapore
• Naval Aviation Warfare Center Aircraft Division
• New York City Health Department
• Noblis
• Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
• Ontario Provincial Police
• Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
• Parma Police Department

• Quitman School District, Arkansas
• Sandia National Laboratories
• Smithsonian Institution
• Transportation Security Administration
• U.S. Army
• U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
• U.S. Army DTRA
• U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• U.S. Department of Commerce
• U.S. Department of Defense
• U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
• U.S. Department of Energy, Fermilab
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
• U.S. Department of Justice
• U.S. Department of State
• U.S. Department of State, Overseas Building Operations
• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• U.S. General Services Administration
• U.S. Government Accountability Office
• U.S. Government Publishing Office
• U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
• U.S. Park Police
• United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
• University of Maryland Department of Public Safety
• USSOCOM Technology Applications Program Office
• Walden University
• West Virginia Army National Guard

Topics Include:

  • Enhancing Physical Security for Government Facilities: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and More

  • Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Federal Digital Identity Standards Adoption: Implications for Federal Physical Access Control Systems

  • Navigating the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Counter-UAS to Protect Government Assets and High-Profile Events

  • Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Self-Assessment Tools

  • Creating a Compelling Business Case for Infrastructure Security, School

  • Security and Cybersecurity Funding

Gain Approval to Attend

This event is considered a "widely attended gathering" and complies with all relevant ethics guidelines.

For government employees and security professionals, GovSummit offers the opportunity to gain valuable insight on market drivers at work in the government space and policies shaping the future of the industry.

Government attendees can explore the implications of security technology innovations for government missions and benefit from engaging with representatives from a variety of different agencies and program offices and  leading security solutions providers.​

Need to receive agency or approval from your superiors to attend? We recommend you follow the following strategy in your request:


In your request, identify specific content topics and/or sessions that are beneficial to your agency, department or company.


Demonstrate what you have learned by sharing with your colleagues in a post-conference presentation. Leverage slide decks made available by SIA GovSummit speakers.


SIA GovSummit

Washington, D.C.