GovSec IP Summit Examines Application Of Convergent Strategies

Security Products and Network-Centric Security magazines are sponsoring the IP Summit March 11 during GovSec in Washington, D.C.

Large-scale security platforms are becoming more integrated using open protocols, especially IP. Network-centric security architectures available today allow unprecedented coordination within and among government agencies charged with security from the national to local level.

The GovSec IP Summit looks at the application of IP to create convergent strategies.

The summit, which will offer unique exposure to the ever-growing government security market, will consist of four one-hour sessions presented in a theatre forum on the show floor near the GovSec IP Convergence Pavilion at GovSec/FOSE.

The IP Summit is open to all registered GovSec, U.S. Law and FOSE attendees. Pre-registration is required.

10:30 a.m.–11: 20 a.m.
FP-06: Border Protection
Protecting U.S. infrastructure takes on a completely different meaning at the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspected 422 million travelers and 132 million vehicles, vessels, trains and aircraft in 2006 alone. The challenge is striking a balance between increased security demands and the free flow of trade. Too often, security checkpoints become a bottleneck in the interests of homeland security. This session will detail how a wireless MESH IP video surveillance solution can help protect seaports and how license plate recognition help border officials read license plates without physically stopping to check the car.

Ralph Jensen, Security Products Editor

Tom Badders, Director, Emerging Technologies and Government Relations, Telos Corporation, Secure Networks Group.
Stephen Green, Regional Sales Manager, IndigoVision.
David Pieklowski, Business Development Manager, Bosch Security Systems/Extreme CCTV.

12 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
FP-07: Securing Airports and Seaports
Despite new mandates and security procedures, U.S. airports and seaports are still vulnerable to terrorist attacks. More than 95 percent of international trade enters through our seaports, and with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (PL 110-53), which mandates TSA to screen 100 percent of air cargo on passenger aircrafts by August 2010, these infrastructures require a layered security management system that includes networked cameras, access control, inspection systems and perimeter protection equipment. This session will address those technologies.

Ralph Jensen, Security Products Editor.

John Carter, President, Digital Horizons Solutions (DHS).
Eric Fullerton, President, Milestone Systems U.S. Office.
Mary Grace Karch, Director of Government Sales, Orsus.

1:15 p.m.–2:05 p.m.
FP-08: Protecting Buildings
Issues related to protecting buildings include a reliable, scalable system that not only services government business but also extends protection to tourists sites or facilities that are open to the public.. It is also necessary to ensure complete identification and access management not only for workers and tourists, but also vendors, suppliers, service providers, contractors and subcontractor entering highly secure government facilities and military installations. Among the topics being addressed will be access control, door alarms, anti-passback for parking gates, identity authentication, background screening, access management, credential manufacturing and biometrics.

Nick Wakeman, Editor, Government Technology.

Frederick Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications.
Robert Brandewie, Senior Vice President, Identity and Security Solutions, Telos Corp.
Steve Van Till, President and CEO, Brivo.

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.
FP-09: Large-Scale Crowd Management The upcoming presidential inaugurations, as well as sporting events such as the Super Bowl or World Series, are examples of events that create remarkable security challenges. Other examples may include outdoor concerts, outdoor theme parks and popular landmarks. This session will include discussion of managing security at large-scale indoor and outdoor events. Crowd management solutions being addressed include video analytics and security foot patrols where access control comes into play. This session also includes a discussion of wireless and other technologies that allow systems to be initiated quickly as well as easily moved to a new location and put back into play.

Cosimo Malesci, Co-Founder, Fluidmesh.

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