Security Industry Association Announces Keynote Speakers for GovSummit 2018

SIA GovSummit 2018 Keynotes

Christopher Krebs and Soraya Correa of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Give Remarks at Event Connecting Government, Security and Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the keynote speakers for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. Christopher Krebs, undersecretary (nominee) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Soraya Correra, chief procurement officer for DHS, will provide remarks at the event, which brings 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 will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., on June 27. Krebs, who oversees the cyber and physical infrastructure security mission for DHS, will kick off SIA GovSummit at 8:00 a.m. Correa, who provides leadership, policy, oversight and support for DHS procurement activities and contracting workforce, will provide keynote remarks following lunch at the conference.

“SIA GovSummit 2018 is packed with top government officials who are implementing measures to support U.S. security priorities,” said Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations. “We are thrilled to have Christopher Krebs and Soraya Correa provide remarks at this year’s event focusing on how government leverages security technologies to drive success across a wide spectrum of missions.”

In addition to the keynote addresses, SIA GovSummit 2018 will feature a number of engaging discussions and events, including:

  • The Office of Management and Budget’s New Cybersecurity and Identity Policy: Impact on Federal Physical Access Control Systems
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Video and Other Applications
  • Policy Leadership Awards Dinner
  • Secure Schools Roundtable
  • Evolving Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Counter-UAS Technology for Security

SIA GovSummit – taking place June 27–28 in Washington, D.C. – 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. 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; Jefferson Sponsor Johnson Controls; dinner and reception sponsor Allegion; event sponsors AMAG Technology, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Ameristar Security, ASIS International, Axis Communications, BCDVideo, Calpipe Industries, Chenega Security, Christie Digital Systems, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency, Gallagher, GSA Schedules Inc., Hanwha Techwin America, DHS Science & Technology, Identiv, Louroe Electronics, Marshalls, Milestone, Nasatka Security, Panasonic, Renova Technology and the Secure Schools Alliance; and industry partner ISC Security Events. 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.

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