Security Industry Association and Government Technology & Services Coalition Announce Collaboration
Organizations will share resources to build a stronger security industry
December 7, 2012
Manager of Communications
Security Industry Association
SILVER SPRING, MD — The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) have announced a new strategic collaboration between the two organizations.
Through this collaboration, SIA and GTSC will work together on advocacy and public policy efforts, and develop joint programs and content for members of both organizations. Members will also receive a variety of benefits, including discounted registrations to SIA and GTSC events, access to publications and discounts for exhibiting at ISC East and ISC West, the premier events for showcasing the newest products, technologies and solutions to a global audience of security professionals.
“I’m very excited about the relationship with the Government Technology & Services Coalition,” said Don Erickson, Chief Executive Office of SIA. “This collaboration creates yet another benefit for our members. Small and mid-size companies can benefit from receiving member pricing for GTSC events, and it offers additional networking opportunities for SIA and GTSC members.”
“We look forward to GTSC members participating in SIA’s programs, and believe our members have much to contribute to theirs as well.” Erickson added.
“GTSC is very excited about the collaboration with SIA because it enhances the products and technologies available for the Federal homeland and national security mission. SIA members interested in the Federal market will have the opportunity to bring their technological innovations to a host of technology and service providers already working with the Federal community,“ said CEO & Founder of GTSC Kristina Tanasichuk. “This collaboration will help ensure that Federal agencies with homeland and national security missions have access to the latest market innovations and Commercial, Off-the-Shelf Technologies (COTS) necessary to achieve their mission.”
The Government Technology & Services Coalition (www.GTSCoalition.com) is a nonprofit, non-partisan association of innovative, agile small and midsized company CEOs that create, develop, and implement solutions for the Federal homeland and national security sector. These companies founded the Coalition to band together to confront their short and long-term challenges in the Federal market. The GTSC’s mission is to provide exceptional advocacy, capacity building, partnership opportunities and marketing in the Federal security space for small and mid-sized companies. GTSC promotes better dialogue with Congress and the Administration, provides clarification and representation on essential business issues, and works on behalf of the members on legislative and executive action that can impact their success. The GTSC was formed to give small and mid-sized companies access to an A-list of advocacy, advice and services.
The Security Industry Association (www.siaonline.org <http://www.siaonline.org> ) is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.