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SIA GovSummit

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SIA GovSummit, hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. The 2023 SIA GovSummit is free to industry…

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SIA GovSummit Tackles Top Issues in Perimeter Security and Combating New and Enhanced Threats

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The Security Industry Association put together an excellent industry/government/researcher event in the form of the 2022 SIA GovSummit, held May 25-26 in Washington, D.C. Pulling together more than 50 speakers on dozens of topics, this year’s GovSummit featured presentations on standards, budget trends, new initiatives and all manner of topics covering everything from how SIA can…

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Diane Stephens accepting her award alongside SIA Women in Biometrics Awards presenters Benji Hutchinson and Cathy Tilton

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Diane Stephens

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Diane Stephens is a biometrics standards coordinator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Stephens, who has worked in biometrics close to 20 years, entered the field relatively unfamiliar with biometrics technology when she joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States Visitor and…

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Amanda Conley accepting her award at SIA GovSummit, alongside SIA Women in Biometrics Awards presenters Cathy Tilton and Benji Hutchinson

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Amanda Conley

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Amanda Conley is the Human Capital Branch chief within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) – formerly known as the U.S. Visitor and Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program. In her role with OBIM, Conley focuses on providing and enabling biometric and…

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Gena Alexa accepting her award at the SIA GovSummit

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Gena Alexa

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Gena Alexa is the CEO of Dignari, LLC, which she founded in 2013 to provide program strategy, human-centered design, emerging technology and data analytics services to the federal government. Alexa, who has held key technical and management roles in the delivery of strategic government biometrics programs for more…

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Security Industry Association Reveals Keynote Speakers for 2022 GovSummit

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Experts from federal and local government and in counterterrorism advocacy will share insights at SIA’s public policy and government security technology conference May 24-25 in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a lineup of three expert keynote speakers for the 2022 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security…

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SIA 2022 Women in Biometrics Award Winners: Gena Alexa, CEO and Founder, Dignari; Amanda Conley, Chief, Human Capital Branch, Office of Biometric Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Delia McGarry, Senior Director, U.S. Department of State, IDEMIA National Security Solutions; Diane Stephens, Biometric Standards Coordinator, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Bobby Varma, Co-Founder and CEO, Princeton Identity
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Security Industry Association Announces Winners for the 2022 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Gena Alexa, Amanda Conley, Delia McGarry, Diane Stephens and Bobby Varma will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2022 SIA GovSummit.     SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named five female biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program…

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SIA 2022 Legislators of the Year: Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)
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Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

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Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell will be honored for their leadership in advancing landmark biometrics legislation at the 2022 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich, Jr. (R-Chesapeake) and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) as the 2022 recipients of the SIA Legislator of…

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