The Security Industry Association announces two new speakers to the 2012 SIA Government Summit: Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor.
The Summit will be held June 19-20 at the Embassy Suites Washington Convention Center Hotel in Washington DC.
Aderholt chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which has funding jurisdiction over many aspects of the security industry. According to his website, Chairman Aderholt supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process.
Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black, Foreign Influence, The Apostle, The Last Patriot, The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback, State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, The Lions of Lucerne, and his New York Times bestselling spin-off series The Athena Project. In 2008, Thor shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan to research his thriller, The Apostle. He has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Unit, and is a fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group. He has spoken to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats and has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference.

Other speakers include: Representative Peter King, Senator Fred Thompson, Mark S. Borkowski of DHS, Michael Belarmino of the National Association of Counties, Charles Chambers of the National Safe Skies Alliance,  William F. Flynn of the Office of Infrastructure Protection, Jeremy Grant of NIST, Kevin Hay of George Washington University, Richard Greninger of BOMA, Roger Kilmer of MEP, Doug Morgan of C-SAM, John Moteff of Congressional Research Service, Gary Rogers of DHS FEMA Grant Programs, John Schwartz of TWIC Programs, Cara Sullivan of American Legislative Exchange Council, Amanda Wood of the Ferguson Group.

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