SIA Members are eager for an address by Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., who is the newly appointed chairman of the of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness.

Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) May 05, 2016

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., newly appointed chairman of the of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, as a featured speaker at the 2016 SIA Government Summit.

The 2016 SIA Government Summit will focus on public policy debates of paramount importance to security industry leaders today with topics ranging from identity management, drones, body-worn cameras, transportations security, and more. The 2016 SIA Government Summit is scheduled for June 15-17, 2016, at The Westin (Washington, D.C. City Center), 1400 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Registration for the SIA Government Summit is open online at

“Congressman Dan Donovan brings a welcome perspective to counter-terrorism and disaster relief policy discussions as well as to homeland security grants—all vitally important issues to the Security Industry Association and its members,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are pleased to welcome Representative Donovan to the SIA Government Summit, and we look forward to continued, substantive policy discussions with him and his panel in the future."

Rep. Donovan represents Staten Island and parts of South Brooklyn in the 11th Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dan was elected on May 5, 2015 during a special election and sworn in on May 12, 2015.

The congressman earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law as an evening student. He began his career as a prosecutor under legendary Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau. In 2003, Donovan was elected Richmond County District Attorney, beginning 12 years of service in that office. During his tenure, he earned the Diversity Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association and was elected president of the New York State District Attorney’s Association.

The 2016 SIA Government Summit, to be held June 15-17 at The Westin (Washington, D.C. City Center), brings together public and private sector technology leaders rising to meet our nation’s emerging security challenges. Its scheduled panel discussions will explore issues ranging from identity verification to surface transportation security to the Internet of Things.

Special rates also are available at the Westin through May 23. Qualified government end users and members of the press can register for free. For more information, visit

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Qualified reporters are invited to attend the 2016 SIA Government Summit free of charge. Reporters and editors, contact Mickey McCarter, SIA manager of communications, at 301-804-4704 or mmccarter(at)securityindustry(dot)org to attend.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with roughly 650 innovative member companies representing more than 400,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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