Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy to deliver keynote speech at SIA Government Summit

SILVER SPRING, MD – Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be a keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Summit – the premier annual public policy conference in the security industry. The Summit will be held June 4-5, 2013 at the W Hotel in Washington, DC.

In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Gov. Malloy announced the formation of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, a 16-member commission tasked with making specific, actionable recommendations in the areas of school safety, mental health services and gun violence prevention. An interim report from the commission includes recommendations on minimum classroom security standards, threat/risk assessment, emergency response standards, identification, training, and re-funding of the Safe and Drug Free Schools program.

In February, Gov. Malloy was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors, a group of 10 state governors established in 2010 to address matters of national security, homeland defense, synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States and matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard.

Gov. Malloy’s remarks will precede a panel on school safety on day two of the Summit. Violent events in our nation’s schools have demonstrated that these “soft targets” are not sacred to those seeking to do harm. Understanding there are many factors that can contribute to secure learning environment, this panel will examine those factors as well as the contributions the industry can make to provide safe educational facilities.

The SIA Government Summit provides attendees with unique insights that help them better understand how policy drives business in the security industry. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers. Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, and the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.

Special pricing is available until May 10, 2013. SIA Members can register for $375 and non-members can register for $550. The regular registration rate is $575 for members and $750 for non-members. To register for the SIA Government Summit, visit the SIA website at www.siaonline.org/summit.

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