SIA Announces 2007 Government Summit Sponsors

June 7, 2007
Hon. Lurita Doan, Rep. Henry Waxman Lead Powerhouse Panel of Speakers at the June 11-13 event

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce its stellar line-up of sponsors for SIA’s 2007 Government Summit. Held June 11-13 in Washington, D.C., the Summit is a unique event designed to keep participants up-to-date on policies driving federal procurement decisions and to create a strong, unified industry voice before government decision-makers.

Event sponsors include Hirsch Electronics (Executive Branch Sponsor); HID Global (Legislative Branch Sponsor); TransTech Systems (Judicial Branch Sponsor); Bosch Security (Public Policy Dinner Sponsor); Siemens Building Technologies (Break Sponsor); Adesta Group, LLC (Welcome Reception Sponsor); GSA Schedules, Inc. (Keynote Breakfast Sponsor); and Security Sales & Integration magazine (Media Sponsor).

“These companies have a rich history in the electronic security industry and are well-known for raising the bar of excellence within our sector,” said Richard Chace, executive director and CEO, The Security Industry Association. “SIA works to develop programs, such as this Summit, as ways to highlight our members’ commitment to promoting responsible and effective use of electronic security and IT technologies.”

At the event, industry leaders and government security managers will hear from the nation’s leading policy experts on issues impacting the GSA Schedules Program, TWIC implementation, "earmarking" federal funds for physical security projects, and the SAFETY Act designation process.

2007 Program Highlights

High-caliber presentations. The powerful speaker lineup includes:

• Hon. Andrew Card, former Secretary of Transportation and White House chief of staff;
• Hon. Lurita Doan, GSA Administrator;
• Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD);
• Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), chairman of the House Science Committee;
• Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Committee;
• and Mr. James Powers, Homeland Security advisor to Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA).

Additional information-packed sessions on appropriations, standards and procurement, and balancing technological innovation and privacy.

Joint sessions with government end users. In addition, Government security managers can participate in vendor neutral programming focused on migrating/or updating legacy security systems and conducting a risk assessment and vulnerability analysis. In these sessions, participants will walk away with the tools and resources to audit their existing security systems; forecast needs; identify and assign values to vulnerabilities; and build a workable plan to reach their goal and HSPD-12 compliance.

No trip to Washington, D.C. would be complete without a visit to Capitol Hill to check in with our elected leaders. We’ll make our voice heard at Tuesday afternoon’s Hill Day and encourage greater Congressional support for the Port Security Grant Program and cooperative purchasing for GSA Schedule 84.

From Monday’s Welcome Reception on the rooftop of the Hilton Embassy Row to Wednesday night’s policy dinner featuring Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), SIA’s Government Summit offers some of the industry’s best networking.

To register, visit . If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Don Erickson, director of Government Relations, at 703-647-8484 or [email protected] .