The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2023 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. Lee Kair, principal and head of security risk and resilience, federal strategy practices at The Chertoff Group, and the Honorable Scott Shellenberger, state’s attorney for Baltimore County, Md., will headline this year’s conference. SIA GovSummit 2023 is presented by SIA with support from ASIS International and the Secure Technology Alliance and will be held May 16-17 at the National Housing Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

In his role as principal at The Chertoff Group, Kair advises global clients on a broad range of issues, including homeland and transportation security, business strategic planning, and capture strategy for federal contracts. Shellenberger has served as state’s attorney for Baltimore County since 2006 and is a respected leader on policy matters related to public safety and law enforcement technologies in Maryland. Kair and Shellenberger will draw on their experience to deliver dynamic presentations to this year’s GovSummit attendees.

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. In addition to the keynote presentations from Kair and Shellenberger, the 2023 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. Discussion topics include:

  • Making a business case for obtaining infrastructure security funding
  • The new era of biometrics for the government sector
  • Futureproofing against cyber-physical threats to government
  • Artificial intelligence and physical security
  • Preventing school violence and improving K-12 school security
  • Using drones and counter-drone technology to protect federal assets
  • Best practices in hostile vehicle mitigation

“For this year’s GovSummit, SIA is excited to present an informative, engaging lineup of expert-led sessions on the issues that matter most in government, security and technology,” said Jake Parker, senior director of government relations at SIA. “This premier conference gathers government and industry professionals together in one room to network, exchange information and explore critical topics related to securing government facilities, public spaces, critical infrastructure and more, and we look forward to hearing from our esteemed speaker lineup, including keynote presenters Lee Kair and Scott Shellenberger.”

In addition to Kair and Shellenberger, SIA GovSummit features speakers from the Architect of the Capitol, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and more. View the full speaker lineup here.

This event is free for all government employees, including U.S. 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.

More information and registration is available here.