SIA GovSummit returns on 21 September with options to attend in-person and virtually


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The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda, speaker line-up and program for Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 is being held as a three-part conference, the first and second of which occurred 28 April and 9 June and the third scheduled for 21 September.   

Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. The 2021 conference program explores emerging policy trends, the government’s technology needs and changes in the risk environment that shape the development of products and advanced systems integration.

Part 3 of the 2021 GovSummit will take place as a hybrid conference, with attendees having the option to join in person or participate virtually via Zoom. The in-person component of the event will be held at SIA member company (and GovSummit sponsor) CertiPath’s facility at 1900 Reston Station Boulevard in Reston, Virginia. On-site attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a SIAThere! networking reception and can even schedule tours of the GSA testing lab, in addition to attending the full schedule of seminars.

Health and safety precautions will be in place at the in-person event, including physical distancing and attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination. Masking will be strongly encouraged indoors per recent recommendations from the Fairfax County Health Department. 

“In this final event of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, SIA will build on the top-quality programming from Parts 1 and 2 with a full agenda highlighting the most essential topics connecting government, security and technology,” said Jake Parker, Senior Director of Government Relations at SIA. “We look forward to bringing government and industry together in person at our live event to network and explore critical issues ranging from the latest updates on federal physical access control systems and infrastructure modernisation laws to how government can leverage cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and 3D visualisation to secure their facilities.”

Part 3 of the 2021 conference will be held as a full-day program on Tuesday 21 Sept., kicking off at 11 a.m. EDT. Attendees will enjoy a keynote presentation from Dr. David Mussington – Executive Assistant Director of the Infrastructure Security Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – on security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.

Additional session topics will include:

  • The latest on Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) and the GSA test laboratory for physical access control systems
  • Trends and best practices in credential management to help reduce vulnerabilities in access control
  • New technologies for securing government facilities, including game-changing artificial intelligence, 3D facility visualisation and a new framework for insider threat mitigation
  • How government agencies can leverage the growth in video data to support their missions
  • Infrastructure modernisation legislation and the role of safety and security solutions

At GovSummit, SIA will also present the 2021 SIA Industry Advocate Award – presented to an individual making an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address public policies impacting the security industry – and the 2021 Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognised program co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum that recognises innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.

View the full agenda here.

This event is free for all government employees, including US and international federal, state, county and municipal-level staff, plus all military, law enforcement and public safety personnel. SIA GovSummit is considered a “widely attended gathering” and complies with all relevant event guidelines. Industry registration starts at US$49; learn more and register to attend here.

SIA GovSummit 2021 is sponsored by Aiphone; Allegion; Ariel Technologies; Axis Communications; CertiPath; Dell Technologies; GSA Schedules, Inc.; Hanwha Techwin America; HID Global; Identiv; ISC Security Events; Leidos; LenelS2; Louroe Electronics; Security Information Systems, Inc.; and Smarter Security. GovSummit is also supported by media partners Campus Safety and Security Sales & Integration.

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