Senator Jeff Sessions to Deliver Keynote Address at 2016 SIA Government Summit

Security Industry Association (SIA)

SIA Government Summit 2016 brings together public and private sector leaders to assess the most pressing public policy challenges facing the security industry.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced Sen. Jeff Sessions, R.-Ala., as the featured keynote speaker for the 2016 SIA Government Summit.

The 2016 SIA Government Summit will focus on public policy debates of paramount importance to security industry leaders today with topics ranging from identity management, drones, body-worn cameras, transportations security, and more. The 2016 SIA Government Summit is scheduled for June 15-17, 2016, at The Westin (Washington, D.C. City Center), 1400 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Registration for the SIA Government Summit is open online at

“The Security Industry Association is pleased to welcome Senator Jeff Sessions as our featured keynote speaker for the 2016 Summit,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “I can think of no lawmaker more involved in issues of paramount importance to the security industry today, and I anticipate the senator will have thought-provoking insights to share with conferees at the SIA Government Summit.”

Sen. Sessions was born in Selma, Ala., on Dec. 24, 1946. Sessions worked his way through Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to1986, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain.

Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions were elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until 1997, when he entered the U.S. Senate.

A former Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Sessions now serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, where he has been a tireless advocate for border security and commonsense improvements to our nation’s immigration system.

The 2016 SIA Government Summit, to be held June 15-17 at The Westin (Washington, D.C. City Center), brings together public and private sector technology leaders rising to meet our nation’s emerging security challenges. Its scheduled panel discussions will explore issues ranging from identity verification to surface transportation security to the Internet of Things.

Special rates also are available at the Westin through May 23. Qualified government end users and members of the press can register for free. For more information, visit

Qualified reporters are invited to attend the 2016 SIA Government Summit free of charge. Reporters and editors, contact Mickey McCarter, SIA manager of communications, at 301-804-4704 or to attend.

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with roughly 650 innovative member companies representing more than 400,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. 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 collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events 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 network opportunities.