SIA GovSummit to Foster Communication, Partnership With Government Officials

For this year’s conference, SIA will expand the Secure Schools Roundtable into a half-day event presented in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Registration is now open for the Security Industry Association (SIA) GovSummit, an annual public policy and government security technology conference.

The 2018 SIA GovSummit will be held June 27-28 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Security industry leaders and government officials are scheduled to meet and examine technology requirements, review policy trends and address evolving security challenges.

“Particularly with the emphasis on IT modernization and many active legislative priorities, federal and state governments are reviewing where to invest in security technologies,” says Jake Parker, SIA director of government relations. “SIA GovSummit allows government leaders and security industry professionals to collaborate, share information and assess security investment priorities. Our 2018 SIA GovSummit agenda shares wide-ranging perspectives on government security initiatives and helps the private and public sectors work together on important issues.”

The first day of the conference will feature a full day of sessions on key government security topics, as well as networking events and the SIA Policy Leadership Awards dinner.

Session topics for day one of the conference include the following:

New Policies Impacting Security

  • IT Modernization Initiatives: Implications for Security and Surveillance
  • Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Policies and Best Practices: New Initiatives in 2018
  • New OMB Identity Policy Guidelines: Impact on Federal PACS
  • CBP’s Technology Infrastructure Strategy for Securing the Border

Procurement Strategies for Effective Security Solutions

  • Federal Category Management, GSA Contracts and Other Procurement Initiatives
  • Harnessing Innovations Through Lifecyle Management and Tech Refresh Strategies
  • Navigating Buy American and other Domestic Content Requirements

Government Standards Driving Adoption of Security Technology

  • Movement to the Cloud – Using FEDRAMP for Video and Other Security Applications
  • Understanding the RMF Process for DOD Information Technology
  • NIST Standards Development and Security

Key Legislation Impacting Security Technology

  • Congressional staff discuss legislative developments in impacting use of security technology in defense, homeland security and critical infrastructure protection.

Emerging Technologies for Public Safety, Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Video and other Applications
  • Counter-UAS Technology: The Path Forward for Government and Private Security
  • The Growing Uses of IP Audio for Threat Detection
  • Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream: From Law Enforcement to Border Security

On day two, in addition to its member visits to Capitol Hill offices, SIA is expanding the Secure Schools Roundtable into a half-day event presented in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus. This gathering will be held at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and feature a discussion with key stakeholders from government, education, law enforcement and industry. Topics for the Secure Schools Roundtable include:

  • The need for school security guidelines and standards
  • The role of the federal and state governments in funding school security
  • The need for coordination among educators, school facility personnel and first responders in protecting our schools

Early bird registration rates are available through June 1. SIA offers a discount hotel block for those traveling to Washington. To register or for more information, go here.

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