The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the schedule, speaker lineup and program for its 2022 SIA GovSummit, which will take place in Washington, D.C. from May 24-25. The annual public policy and government security technology conference will be held at the National Association of Home Builders headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.    

The SIA GovSummit event brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. The 2022 GovSummit program includes specialized sessions on essential topics in contracting, procurement, infrastructure and facility protection; highlights how security product standards help meet government needs; and explores the latest policies, practices and trends impacting security.

The event will also include insights from experts at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Architect of the Capitol, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more.

Keynote presentations will be from Charlie Guddemi, statewide interoperability coordinator for the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; and Figen Murray, OBE – the mother of Martyn Hett, one of the 22 people who died in the 2017 Manchester Arena attack and the leading advocate for “Protect Duty” legislation in the United Kingdom.

Other sessions will include:

  • Security convergence and achieving integrated security
  • Standards, requirements and resources for modernizing physical access control systems
  • How to leverage government acquisition contracts and federal supply schedules for security solutions
  • Protecting building occupants against active assailants
  • New approaches to noninvasive security screening
  • Securing critical infrastructure through Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding and the impact of IIJA Buy American requirements
  • How advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are enhancing federal investigations
  • Threat, vulnerability and risk assessment methods for protecting public spaces
  • Leveraging video analytics and AI for perimeter security

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