GovSec to host emergency preparedness training

GovSec, the Government Security Conference and Expo, will present a series of workshops on May 13 and May 16 to provide practical training for first responders, security professionals and members of law enforcement.

The conference will take place between May 13 and May 15 in Washington in conjunction with two other conferences, CPM East and TREXPO. The workshops will serve as part of the paid programming for the three conferences at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

"Our workshops are led by instructors who are subject matter experts in their field and offer an interactive environment for learning new and advanced strategies and tactics to improve security, safety and emergency preparedness," Col. Bob Morris, a GovSec advisory council member, said. "Professionals who attend will receive intensive training on decision making in crisis and high stress situations; intelligence gathering and analysis for combating cybercrime and cyberterrorism; terrorism and active shooter defense strategies; proactive threat assessments and security techniques for life safety in the workplace and on campuses; and preparing and planning for disruptions of operations including response and recovery."

Workshops include The Disaster Experience, a half-day simulated real-life disaster scenario, Conducting Successful Table Top Exercises, a half-day workshop to learn how to conduct four different table top simulation exercises with peers and Campus Compliance, Security and Safety, a workshop focusing on improving campus security, campus safety and compliance with the Clery Act.

GovSec provides equipment, tools and strategies for security professionals and first responders to prepare for, prevent and respond to ongoing and emerging threats to their companies, agencies, communities and the homeland.