2014 GovSec Expo set to kick off May 12

The 2014 Government Security Conference and Expo, which will feature the law enforcement conference TREXPO and be held with the CPM East at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will begin May 12.

The GovSec conference will include hands-on workshops and approximately 40 comprehensive classes to prepare first responders, law enforcement officers and security personnel for potential threats they may encounter in the field.

"The demands faced by those individuals who are responsible for maintaining our security and responding to emergency situations are constantly evolving," Don Berey, the senior event director for GovSec, said. "This year at GovSec, we are offering new content that is designed to provide up-to-the-minute strategies, offer real-world experience and showcase cutting-edge tools that help them address these challenges."

The conference will begin with half-day workshops focusing on emergency response training, disaster relief, unusual incidents encountered by police officers, leadership skills and designing a safety team.

The rest of the conference will run through May 14 and discuss counterterrorism tactics, city and campus security, cyber security, disaster response and mitigation, emergency planning and law enforcement strategies.

Industry experts from across the nation are leading workshops and classes at GovSec, including representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, North American Treaty Organization, U.S. Secret Service, NASA, Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team and INTERPOL.

The GovSec conference is free for qualified participants, but registration is mandatory. Registration can be completed online at the GovSec website.