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2016 Government Summit



Thank You for Attending SIA Government Summit 2016

The Security Industry Association would like to thank our participants, speakers, special guests and sponsors for making the 2016 SIA Government Summit an overwhelming success!


Day One
Day Two

Your participation was vital to a successful SIA Government Summit, which was held June 15-17 at the Westin City Center Hotel in Washington, DC.

Please also take a few minutes to take our survey about the Summit so that your feedback may guide it to even greater heights in the future!

​​​​WEDNESDAY. JUNE 15, 2016

​​​ 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Congressional Office Visits and Capitol Tour

Location: Capitol Hill

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session
2013 Rayburn House Office Building

General Services Administration (GSA) Contracting and the Security Industry

In this session, GSA officials join government security experts and industry representatives​ for a roundtable discussion on the latest in product offerings, contract changes and purchasing trends.

Meet the Panelists​

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Rayburn Foyer

SIA Legislator of the Year Awards Presentation:
Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind.
Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash.
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016               

The Westin D.C. City Center - National Ballroom

Government Summit – Day 1

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Breakfast / Registration

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks

Denis Hebert Chairman

Security Industry Association

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Chairman

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration

Meet Senator Sessions​

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel 1: The Future of Identity Verification Beyond Biometrics in National Security

Public and private sector stakeholders discuss why many government agencies and businesses are turning to multi-factor authentication for identity verification, moving beyond legacy biometrics-based systems to provide greater reliability and lower risk to missions involving counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, immigration reform, refugee and asylum resettlement, pre-employment vetting, the creation of user accounts, granting access to information and conducting fraud investigations.

Meet the Panelists​

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Panel 2: What Does It Mean to Secure the Internet of Things?

Government end users and policymakers have recognized the growing importance of security for the Internet of Things (IoT). This session addresses emerging questions concerning the attack surfaces where IoT security is most essential and cost-effective, which entities are responsible for providing protections, which operating environments security efforts should focus on, and the best strategies for addressing customer IoT security concerns.

Meet the Panelists

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Break / Lunch

Lunch served in the foyer; seating in the National Ballroom

GSA Schedules, Inc.                   

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker

U.S. Congressman Dan Donovan

Chairman House
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications

Meet U.S. Congressman Dan Donovan​

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Panel 3: Surface Transportation Security Trends: Bus, Rail, and Mass Transit

Government and industry panelists explain the latest technology, funding and policy developments affecting the deployment of transportation security and passenger safety solutions. The panel will explore the implications for transit officials and security specialists as well as security manufacturers and integrators.

Meet the Panelists

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Ronald Clark​
Under Secretary
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security​

​Meet Dr. Ronald J. Clark​

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m

Featured Speaker

Gary Rasicot
Chief of Operations
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security​

Meet ​Gary Rasicot

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Panel 4: Protecting Soft Targets Against the Emerging ISIS and Homegrown Terrorist Threat

The advent of homegrown terrorists using less than sophisticated methods against soft targets in the West deserves full attention as a new frontier in homeland security. This panel will explore ways policymakers and community leaders can use current security standards, statutes, codes and unique technologies to help establish minimum security thresholds at office buildings, schools and retail establishments across a broad range of assessed risk.

Meet the Panelists

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

The Lincoln


6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Policy Leadership Awards and Dinner

The Lincoln Restaurant


Dinner Speaker

Alex Castellanos

Meet Alex Castellanos​

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

The Westin D.C. City Center - National Ballroom

Government Summit – Day 2

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Featured Speaker

Michael Butler

U.S. Department of Defense

Meet Michael Butler

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Panel 5: How Drones and Video Technology Are Redefining Situational Awareness

Omnidirectional cameras now provide the kind of situational awareness and clarity that city governments, federal law enforcement, police departments and fire departments have long sought for emergency response in dense urban environments. Unprecedented capability is provided when the technology is combined with the use of drones for patrolling everything from high-profile events to day-to-day activities. This panel examines the implications for government agency missions down to private security applications, in light of regulations, standards and legislative proposals that define the operating environment.

Meet Panelists

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Panel 6: Solving the Video Data Dilemma: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Government

The importance of video data to public safety has exponentially increased from merely a forensic instrument to an essential tool for homeland security, emergency response and crime prevention. Traditional enterprise server and storage infrastructure is often inadequate for modern IP video in government applications from body-worn cameras to fixed surveillance systems. This panel examines cross-cutting video data management issues policymakers are grappling with and solutions for securing video data in transit and rest, tracking chain for custody, determining and applying use policies, using hyper-converged infrastructure, expanding the reach of video through public/private partnerships and keeping a lid on operating costs.

Meet the Panelists

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking/ Lunch

Lunch available in the foyer; seating in the National Ballroom

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Speakers​

Stephen Dennis

 Data Analytics Engine Director
Department of Homeland Security

Meet Stephen Dennis

Bruce Davidson

Office of SAFETY Act Implementation
Department of Homeland Security

Meet Bruce Davidson​


​1:00 p.m.

​Closing Remarks

Shene Commodore, Chair

SIA Summit Planning Committee