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June 15-17

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It's official! The Security Industry Association (SIA) will host its 2016 SIA Government Summit at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, on June 15-17, 2016.

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​Featured Speakers​


The SIA Government Summit brings together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales and marketing staff, and government relations professionals. Panels are geared towards doing business with government and gaining a better understanding of the trends facing the industry, and the event provides one-on-one networking time with government and private sector insiders.​

Luntz_Frank.jpgDr. Frank Luntz is the featured speaker at the SIA Public Policy Dinner, scheduled at The Hamilton dinner theater at 600 14th St. NW for the evening of Tuesday, June 9.

Dr. Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. Dr. Luntz, deemed "the N​​​​ostradamus of pollsters" by Sir David Frost, was named one of "50 of America's most promising leaders aged 40 and under" by Time magazine, as well as the "hottest pollster" in America according to the Boston Globe. In 2012, he finished #87 in a Time global poll of the "most influential people in the world." 

Dr. Luntz has written, supervised and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, focus groups, ad tests and dial sessions in more than two dozen countries and four continents over the past decade. He is the author of three of The New York Times best-selling books: Words that Work: It's Not What You Say It's What People Hear, What Americans Really Want… Really and WIN: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016​ ​  Capitol Hill Day
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Congressional Office Visits and Capitol Tour
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Preconference - GSA Contracting and the Security Industry

2103 Rayburn House Office Building
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.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Summit Welcome Reception

Foyer​, Rayburn House Office Building            

  Click here​ to register for any of these events

Thursday, June 16, 2016  Government Summit – Day 1
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What Does It Mean to Secure the Internet of Things (IoT)?
This discussion examines government and provider perspectives on implementing IoT strategies that enhance security in the government sector, including emerging questions on the attack surfaces where IoT security is most essential and cost-effective, which entities are responsible for protections, operating environments where security efforts should focus, and strategies for addressing customer IOT security concerns.

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 counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, immigration reform, refugee and asylum resettlement, pre-employment vetting, and controlling access to protected information.

Protecting “Soft” Targets Against the Emerging ISIS and Homegrown Terrorist Threat
Undefended “soft targets” such as office buildings, schools and retail establishments are vulnerable to homegrown terrorist attacks. This panel explores how policymakers, law enforcement, security professionals and community leaders are using current and emerging security standards, statutes, codes and technologies to help establish minimum security thresholds covering a broad range of assessed and unanticipated risk.

Solving the Video Data Dilemma: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Government
Traditional enterprise server and storage infrastructure is often inadequate for modern IP video in diverse government applications, from body-worn cameras to fixed surveillance systems. This panel examines video data management issues facing policymakers, such as solutions for securing video data in transit and rest, tracking chain for custody, determining and applying use policies, using “hyper-converged” infrastructure and keeping a lid on operating costs.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Policy Leadership Awards Dinner
Friday, June 17, 2016  Government Summit – Day 2
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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—particularly when deployed on drones. This panel examines the implications, ranging from federal agency missions to private security applications, in light of regulations, standards and legislative proposals.

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 discuss the implications for transit officials and security specialists, as well as security manufacturers and integrators.

Who Should Attend

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  •         Security Executives
  •         Integrators
  •         Security Sales and Marketing Professionals
  •        ★ Government Relations Professionals​

  •        ★ Federal employees and Congressional staff​

Fees & Registration

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Register Toda​y an​d Save!​​

Early Bird​​ Rates
Nov 1 - March 31
April 1 - June 16







Government Employee Registration​​
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Work for the Government or a Government Agency?

Registration to the SIA Government Summit is complimentary for government employees!

Click here to register if you are a government employee​. ​

Preconference Events on Capitol Hill - Wed. June 15
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SIA is also planning visits to Congressional Offices as well as a Welcome Reception for all Government Summit Attendees. To attend the Congressional Office Visits or the Welcome Reception, cli​ck here. 

There is another can't miss opportunity on Wed, June 15th! A special Preconference Session on "GSA Contracting and the Security Industry" is open to a limited number of Summit registrants. Be sure to RSVP for this special session before seats fill up. Click here to save your spot.​ 

​If you would prefer not to register online, please download and return this PDF form.

Please send your completed form to Alain Taylor at or
Marc Benson at or via fax at 301-804-4701.​   


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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005


Government Summit 2015

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Click here to read a wrap up of the 20​15 SIA Government Summit.

For more information or questions about the SIA Government Summit, 
please contact Jake Parker​ at 301-804-4712.


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Thank You for Attending SIA Government Summit 2015

The Security Industry Association would like to thank our participants, speakers, special guests and sponsors for making the 2015 SIA Government Summit an overwhelming success!

Click here to download the 2015 SIA Government Summit Presentations​ 
and select recording from the sessions


SIA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2015​​​ SIA Government Summit:

Government Summit Sponsors 


 2015 SIA Government Summit