GovSec and U.S. Law Conference offer tools to secure public safety and curb terror
Thousands of government technology experts and law enforcement officials will converge on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., March 23-24 for the 2010 edition of GovSec, the Government Security Expo and Conference, and the U.S. Law Conference and Exposition.
It is actually three shows in one as GovSec and the U.S. Law Conference co-locate with FOSE 2010, the largest federal government information technology trade show in the U.S., at the D.C. convention center. FOSE runs from March 23-25.
At GovSec, attendees will experience first-hand the newest systems, tools and technologies designed to prevent future security incidents. Educational sessions will help attendees prepare for and respond to all types of hazards and disasters, and ensure public safety. One of the themes of the 2010 GovSec conference is “Where the Mission is Securing Our Nation.”
The U.S. Law Enforcement Conference and Exposition provides a forum that drives federal, state and local interaction within the law enforcement communities and offers products and solutions that meet the ever-changing needs and roles of law enforcement agencies. The conference addresses the requirements of federal law enforcement, and promotes collaboration and coordination between those officers and state and local police. The event also provides state and local officers with insight on how homeland security concerns will affect local jurisdictions, and offers them the tools to meet those challenges.
The 2010 GovSec/U.S. Law Conference consists of four tracks. Attendees can customize their conference schedule to meet their needs.
Track 1: Critical Infrastructure Planning and Protection
Track 2: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Track 3: Domestic and International Terrorism: Deterrence, Preparation and Response
Track 4: Law Enforcement Case Studies and Tactics (no charge to attend and no conference registration required)
Hundreds of exhibitors
Cutting-edge security products will be on display in the expo center at the 2010 GovSec/U.S. Law. In addition to a Cybersecurity Pavilion, there will be a Focus on Digital Forensics exhibit section. The digital forensics section is a grouping of companies that provide a variety of devices for extracting and enhancing information for use in investigations into cybercrime, terrorism, espionage, public corruption and other criminal activity.
Some of the security products and services on display will include:
Access control, intrusion detection, perimeter security, surveillance devices;
Communications, wireless and Internet technology;
Disaster preparedness and recovery services;
Intelligence analysis and homeland security software; and
Threat detection systems.
Several notable experts will deliver keynote and general session addresses at GovSec/U.S. Law. Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer of the “CSI” television franchise, will deliver a keynote address, “Cross Platforming: A Visionary’s Use of Technology.”
Zuiker takes his audiences on a journey from the experiences and ideas that launched his career and the CSI programs to the cross-platform model he has used to change television, publishing and business.
Another keynote speaker will be Bill Bratton, former police chief of Los Angeles, New York City and Boston, and chairman of Falls Church, Va.-based Altegrity Risk International. During his law enforcement career that spanned two decades, Bratton’s reputation grew as a premier police chief, as he rejuvenated law enforcement processes.
Steven Chabinsky, deputy assistant director for the FBI, will discuss “The Cyber Threat: Who’s Doing What to Whom?” in his keynote session. Cybercrime is big business, and organized crime groups are treating it that way. Chabinsky will discuss the changing nature of cybercrime, how the FBI is organized and partnering to address this growing and dynamic threat, and what attendees can do to help. Chabinsky serves within the FBI’s Cyber Division, which manages all FBI domestic and international investigative and outreach efforts focused on protecting the U.S. from cyber attack, cyber espionage, online child exploitation, Internet fraud, intellectual property rights theft, and other high technology crimes. Chabinsky recently returned to the FBI after completing a joint duty assignment with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
For more information on GovSec, the U.S. Law Conference and Exposition and FOSE, visit www.govsecinfo.com.
AT A GLANCE
GovSec/U.S. Law 2010 Conference and Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Tuesday, March 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.