Conference cluster offers tools to safeguard the public and thwart terror
It’s three shows all in one this coming March 11-12, when GovSec and the U.S. Law Conference and Exhibition co-locate with FOSE at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
GovSec, the Government Security Expo and Conference, and the U.S. Law Conference and Exposition are expected to attract as many as 5,500 government and law enforcement officials seeking to learn more about securing our country; preparing for and responding to all hazards, threats and disasters; and ensuring public safety.
The goal of GovSec is to feature tools, systems and products that meet the comprehensive security needs of federal, state and local governments and the U.S. military. The 2009 GovSec theme is “Convergence of Physical and Logical Security.”
The aim of the U.S. Law Conference is to address the needs of federal law enforcement and promote collaboration and coordination between those officers and state and local police.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will deliver the keynote address on March 12. Freeh, who served as head of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001, now is a lawyer and consultant in the private sector.
Education sessions will focus on current tools and tactics to counter terrorism, secure critical infrastructure and ensure physical security of our nation and its people. A few of the subjects to be covered include large-scale crowd management, protecting buildings, and securing airports and seaports.
A few other thought-provoking topics on the agenda include:
- “Countering Terrorism.”
- “Finding Terrorists by Connecting the Dots.”
- “The Terrorist Threat to Water: Securing a Vulnerable Resource.”
- “Interoperability Among Response Agencies: Does It Work?”
- “Terrorism and Information Technology.”
- “Securing Critical Infrastructure with Video Technology.”
- “Strategizing Safety and Security.”
- “Domestic Defense 2009.”
Participants can receive continuing education unit (CEU) credits and/or certificates of attendance for some sessions.
Exhibit-packed show floor
More than 175 exhibitors are expected to showcase their cutting-edge security technologies at the exposition. Attendees can test out systems, tools and technologies that can prevent a future incident, prepare for and respond to disasters, and ensure public safety. Exhibits cover these products and services and more:
- Access control.
Communications – data and voice.
- Detection systems.
- Disaster preparedness and recovery.
- Hazmat and chemical, biological, explosive, radiological and nuclear (CBERN).
- Intrusion detection.
- IT systems and security.
- Perimeter security.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Public safety and law enforcement.
- Specialty and security services.
- Training, education and industry resources.
For more information on GovSec, the U.S. Law Conference and Exposition and FOSE, click here.