The Security Industry Association announced last week that Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will receive the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award at the SIA Security Week Gala slated to take place next month.
The award is presented by the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (InterPortPolice or IPP) and recognizes those who have contributed both domestically and aboard to the fight against terrorism.
"Representative King understands the requirements to protect our national infrastructure and provides a course of assurance to maintain a strong security preparedness," said Port of Los Angeles Police Chief Ronald J. Boyd, the president of IPP. "Terrorism and disaster have no boundaries. (Rep. King) has forged programs that assist us here in the U.S. and around the globe setting a standard as we move forward in the years to come."
Past recipients of the award include former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Homeland Security Advisor Francis Townsend, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, and DHS Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson.
"We are delighted to have Congressman King as our sixth recipient," said Jay Grant, Secretary General of IPP. "His leadership in matters of homeland security has played an important part in building our path to protecting our airports, seaports and transport system in America and working with our allies worldwide."
The Security Week Gala is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The gala will also feature the presentation of the 2012 George R. Lippert Memorial Award to PSA Security Network President and CEO Bill Bozeman, as well as Security Technology Executive magazine’s Security Innovation Awards. Click here for more information about the event.