Capitol Hill Symposium on Vehicular Terrorism

Thursday, Oct. 17 | 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | FREE

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Reserve Officers Association (5th Floor)
1 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join the Security Industry Association (SIA) for this free one-day symposium on prevention of vehicular terrorism. The symposium is meant to bring policymakers, federal agency personnel, state and local government leaders, public safety personnel, project designers, security industry solution and service providers, and all other stakeholders into one room to examine how safety and security of facilities and public spaces can be enhanced – with a particular focus on protecting pedestrians and crowds.

Presentations and discussion will focus on physical security measures that protect against hostile vehicle attacks, and how policies, standards and funding can be coordinated to better protect public spaces.


8:00 a.m. – Breakfast Available; Welcome/Introduction

  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Rob Reiter, Chair, SIA Perimeter Security Subcommittee; Co-Founder, Storefront Safety Council

8:30–9:30 a.m. – DHS/CISA Efforts to Address Vehicle Ramming

  • Shannon Brown, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Jeff Halaut, Halaut Consulting
  • Jeff Friedman, Building Intelligence

9:30–10:30 a.m. – UK Planning, Policies and Standards for HVM Methods

  • Paul Jeffrey, Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (United Kingdom)
  • Terry Young, B&B Roadway Security Solutions
  • Jonathon Gondek, Calspan

10:30–11:00 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Secure by Design: A Pragmatic Approach to Safety & Security for Public Events

  • Peter Ashwin, Event Risk Management Solutions
  • Greg Davidson, Calpipe
  • Casey Wasielewski, TCP Security Solutions
  • Brian J. Gallagher,  Mifram Security / OmniPoynt Solutions LLC

12:00–1:00 p.m. – Lunch Session and Discussion: SAFETY Act – Promise and Limitations for Risk Mitigation, Liability Protection and Product and Performance Standards

  • Brian Finch, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Bruce Davidson, Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, DHS

1:00–1:45 p.m. The Life Cycle of Security Barriers: Specification, Installation, Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Decisions

  • Joe Okes, Architect of the Capitol
  • Matt Roland, Orion Management, LLC
  • Scott Rosenbloom, Ameristar
  • Peter Lewellen, Gibraltar

1:45–2:45 p.m. Temporary Barriers: Emerging Solution or Ongoing Compromise?

  • John Scolaro, Nasatka Security
  • Joseph Hauss, Gibraltar

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