SIA GovSummit 2018 to Include Keynotes by DHS Senior Officials

Featured speakers include Chris Krebs, the President’s nominee for Undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Soraya Correra, a chief procurement officer.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association has announced the keynote speakers to be featured at the two-day SIA GovSummit, an annual public policy and government security technology conference.

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary (nominee) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Soraya Correra, chief procurement officer for DHS, will provide remarks on the first day of the event, held June 27-28.

Krebs, who oversees the cyber and physical infrastructure security mission for DHS, will begin addressing attendees at 8 a.m. Correa, who provides leadership, policy, oversight and support for DHS procurement activities and contracting workforce, will address the conference following a luncheon.

“SIA GovSummit 2018 is packed with top government officials who are implementing measures to support U.S. security priorities,” says Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations. “We are thrilled to have Christopher Krebs and Soraya Correa provide remarks at this year’s event focusing on how government leverages security technologies to drive success across a wide spectrum of missions.”

Each year SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders and private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. In addition to the keynote addresses, SIA GovSummit 2018 will offer a number of sessions and events, including:

  • The Office of Management and Budget’s New Cybersecurity and Identity Policy: Impact on Federal Physical Access Control Systems
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Video and Other Applications
  • Policy Leadership Awards Dinner
  • Secure Schools Roundtable
  • Evolving Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Counter-UAS Technology for Security

The event is free for all government employees, including federal, state, county and municipal-level staff (both domestic and international); plus all military, law enforcement and public safety representatives.

For more information and to register, go here.

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