Security Industry Association Reveals Agenda for GovSummit 2018

GovSummit 2017

Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government Agencies

Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. – will bring together government security leaders and private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and even local agencies.

Day 1 of SIA GovSummit 2018 will highlight discussions on a variety of topics, including:

  • OMB’s New Cybersecurity and Identity Policy: Impact on Federal Physical Access Control Systems
  • Movement to the Cloud for Video and Other Security Applications
  • Procurement Strategies for Effective Security Solutions
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Video and Other Applications
  • Biometrics in Border Security

Speakers include Matthew Goodrich, FedRAMP director at the General Services Administration; Daryle J. Hernandez of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) Interagency Security Committee; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings; David Sousa, division director at the Federal Protective Service; and consultant Tim Williams.

Following the day’s discussions, attendees will be invited to join a networking reception and the Policy Leadership Awards Dinner. Paul Begala, commentator at the Washington Speaker Bureau, will provide remarks at the dinner.

The second day will kick off with a SIAThere! and Northern Capital Region Security Forum breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club, featuring remarks from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.). Following the breakfast – in addition to its member visits to Capitol Hill offices – SIA is expanding the popular Secure Schools Roundtable into a half-day event presented in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus. This gathering – held at the U.S. Capitol Visit Center – will feature discussion with key stakeholders from government, industry, education and law enforcement and highlight topics such as the need for school security guidelines and standards, the role of the federal and state governments in funding school security and the need for coordination among educators, school facility personnel and first responders in protecting our schools.

“SIA GovSummit gives government and industry the opportunity to come together, share information and collaborate on security, including assessment of security investment priorities,” said Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations. “In light of the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, SIA is also looking forward to hosting a half-day, expanded version of its Secure Schools Roundtable as part of the summit to address safety and security in our schools.”

SIA GovSummit is free for all government employees, including federal, state, county and municipal-level staff (both domestic and international), plus all military, law enforcement and public safety representatives. Early bird registration rates for non-government attendees are available through June 1. To learn more and register, visit

This event is made possible thanks to the following sponsors and partners: Washington Sponsors Lenel and Interlogix; Lincoln Sponsor HID Global; dinner and reception sponsor Allegion; event sponsors AMAG Technology, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Ameristar Security, ASIS International, Axis Communications, BCDVideo, Calpipe Industries, Chenega, Christie, Gallagher, GSA Schedules Inc., DHS Science & Technology, Identiv, Louroe Electronics, Marshalls, Milestone, Nasatka Security and Renova Technology; and industry partner ISC Expos and Conferences. Follow SIA GovSummit 2018 on social media using the hashtag #GovSummit18.

About SIA

SIA ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 800 innovative member companies representing thousands of 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 collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.