Security Industry Association Unveils Agenda for 2015 SIA Government Summit

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The SIA Government Summit, to be held June 8-10, 2015, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., is where industry and government technology leaders meet.

Sen. Ron Johnson

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced an exciting slate of speakers for the SIA Government Summit, to be held June 8-10, 2015, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The SIA Government Summit is where industry and government technology leaders meet, bringing together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales and marketing, and government relations professionals. Registration is now open at!

Confirmed keynotes to date include:

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, chair of the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee
  • Sheriff Richard W. Stanek of Hennepin County, Minn. (Minneapolis), also former Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety & Director of Homeland Security
  • Don Salo, Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency, Department of Defense

Summit conference sessions include:

  • Preconference: General Services Administration (GSA) Contracting and the Security Industry

    o    This SIA industry day features GSA officials Chris Redmond (Chief, Schedule 84) and Kay Ely (Director, Schedule 70).

  • Keeping Air Travelers Safe: Rapid Growth in Airport Security Improvements and Financing Needs
  • The Convergence of Cyber and Physical Security: Implications for Federal Agencies
  • Smart Buildings: Integrating Security, Safety and Automation Technology for Government Facilities
  • Securing the Electric Grid: How Utilities Will Meet the New Federal Standard for Physical Security
  • Safe Schools: How School Districts are Funding and Implementing Security Improvements
  • Law Enforcement Technology Trends: Body Worn Cameras and Integrated Video for Public Safety

The full agenda is now online at

Special registration rates available! Qualified government personnel, and members of the press, can register for free. To register, visit Reporters, contact Mickey McCarter, SIA communications manager, at 301-804-4704 or to register.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( 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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