Bob Woodward to be Keynote Speaker at SIA Government Summit

Security Industry Association (SIA)

Event provides unique insights that help create new market opportunities

SILVER SPRING, MD – Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, Bob Woodward will be the keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Summit – the premier annual public policy conference in the security industry. The Summit will be held June 4-5, 2013 at the W Hotel in Washington, DC.

Mr. Woodward has been hailed as one of the greatest journalists of all time. He has spent more than four decades as a reporter and associate editor for the Washington Post. He is the recipient of almost every major American journalism award, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency. His work early in his career on the Watergate scandal with colleague Carl Bernstein helped the Post win the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. His remarkable role as the main reporter for the Washington Post on the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks contributed to another Pulitzer, the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize, in 2002.

A celebrated author, Mr. Woodward has written or co-written 12 non-fiction best-sellers, including All the President’s Men, The Final Days (with Carl Bernstein), The Brethren: Inside he Supreme Court (with Scott Armstrong), Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987, The Commanders, The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House, Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate, Bush at War, Plan of Attack, State of Denial: Bush at War Part III and Obama’s Wars. Three of his books have been made into motion pictures.

The SIA Government Summit provides attendees with unique policy insights that help create new market opportunities. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers. Attendees have access to the most influential people in the country at some of the best venues in Washington, DC. Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, and the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.

Special pricing is available until December 31, 2012. SIA Members can register for $250 before Dec. 31, 2012, and non-members can register for $450. The regular registration rate is $550 for members and $750 for non-members. To register for the SIA Government Summit, visit the SIA website at

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities, and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.