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):​​

  • Architect of the Capitol
  • British Embassy Washington
  • City of San Francisco, California
  • City of Washington, D.C.
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • General Services Administration
  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Archives
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Security Agency/Central Security Service
  • Naval Information Warfare Center
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council
  • Perimeter Security Supplier Association
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • State of Maryland
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • State of Virginia
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Tulane University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Texas
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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 2024

May 21-22 | Washington, D.C.