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.

SIA’s annual government summit 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.

Who Attends?

300+ 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.

Free for Government Employees

As a government employee, your registration is entirely free, and the event meets standards for a “widely attended gathering.”

The free registration applies to all government employees (including federal, state, county and municipal-level staff), plus all military, law enforcement, and public safety. The government employee registration is also available for employees of other nations.

Register to Access the 2020 GovSummit for Free

For the first time ever, SIA GovSummit will be hosted as a virtual event, and it will be entirely free and open to all industry and government attendees. With this virtual format, we look forward to delivering the GovSummit programming to more interested attendees and presenting more in-depth content on the topics that matter to government security practitioners, including new policies and legislation impacting security, evolving federal acquisition priorities, emerging technologies relevant to government and homeland security applications and government standards driving adoption of security technology.

Why attend:

  • Hear from other government leaders on policy directions related to security
  • Learn about security technology innovations relevant to your work

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

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

  • Architect of the Capitol
  • British Embassy Washington
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Fairfax County Public Schools​
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation​
  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • ​National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Washing​ton D.C. City Government​

2020 Topics Include:

New Policies Impacting Security​

​Evolving Federal Acquisition Priorities

​Federal R&D Partnership Opportunities​

Procurement Strategies for Effective Security Solutions

Government Standards Driving Adoption of Security Technology​

Emerging Technologies for Critical Infrastructure Protection

IT Modernization Initiatives: Implications for Security and Surveillance

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 interacting with representatives from more than 20 different agencies and program offices, and more than 40 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 2020 June 2-3, 2020 | Virtual Conference