Capitol Hill Symposium on Perimeter Security

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

About the Event

Join the Security Industry Association (SIA) for this free one-day symposium on perimeter security with a focus on preventing vehicular terrorism, presented by SIA's Perimeter Security Subcommittee. This symposium is meant to gather policymakers, federal agency personnel, architects and engineers, security industry solution providers and more in one room to examine and discuss current needs and threats to safety and security at facilities and public spaces.

Morning sessions will share government agency presentations on the need for updating standards and innovation in the areas of ballistic windows, blast doors and materials and perimeter security and access control. Afternoon sessions will focus on standards and guidelines for threat assessments and physical security measures, available funding from state and federal grant programs and the impacts to federal procurement strategies seen as a result of the Jan. 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, attendees will receive updates on the latest activities and offerings from the SIA Perimeter Security Subcommittee working groups.

Breakfast and lunch are included in your complimentary registration.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Cost: Free


Agenda (All Times EDT)

  • 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 a.m.: Morning Session 1
  • 10:00 a.m.: Morning Session 2
  • 11:00 a.m.: Morning Session 3
  • 12:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.: Afternoon Session 1
  • 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon Session 2
  • 3:00 p.m.: Afternoon Session 3

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Protecting public spaces
  • Effective use of perimeter security for public events and gatherings
  • Trends in hostile vehicle attacks and vehicular terrorism
  • How business and government can work together to protect the public
  • Progress on federal and industry guidelines and best practices for threat, risk and vulnerability assessments by SIA working groups
  • Procurement strategies and funding opportunities for 2022-2023

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