Sen. Ron Johnson to Keynote SIA Government Summit

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Chairman of the Senate homeland security committee will deliver remarks to the security industry's annual policymaker gathering at the W Hotel D.C., June 8-10.

Sen. Ron Johnson

Senator Johnson is an exciting and timely addition as keynote speaker to the SIA Government Summit, given congressional debates over border security, transportation security and related matters this year.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will serve as keynote speaker for the SIA Government Summit.

“As chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, Senator Ron Johnson has keen insights and intimate knowledge of congressional homeland security priorities—priorities that are top-of-mind for SIA Members, security industry executives and public policy makers,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Senator Johnson is an exciting and timely addition as keynote speaker to the SIA Government Summit, given congressional debates over border security, transportation security and related matters this year.”

The SIA Government Summit, to be held June 8-10 at the W Hotel D.C., brings together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales and marketing, and government relations professionals. Its panels tackle questions of doing business with government and gaining a better understanding of the trends facing the industry, while the event provides one-on-one networking time with government and private sector insiders.

A business leader first elected to the Senate in 2010, Sen. Johnson’s service reflects his background in manufacturing, which taught him to attack the root causes of problems, not mere symptoms. He came to Washington out of deep concern with wasteful and inefficient federal spending, and passion for addressing huge deficits, slow economic activity, high unemployment and insufficient job creation.

Sen. Johnson serves on the committees on Budget, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He resides in Oshkosh, Wis., with his wife Jane. They have three children.

SIA Members can register at a rate of $595; nonmembers are welcome to register at $795. Special rates also are available at the W Hotel through May 8. Qualified government end users and members of the press can register for free. For more information, visit http://www.securityindustry.org/summit.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 innovative member companies representing more than 300,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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