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GovSec Headliners to Feature Former National Security Advisor, Middle East Security Expert and Boston Marathon Bombing Lead Investigators

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WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Keynote speakers at this year’s GovSec – the Government Security Conference and Expo, which also features TREXPO, the Law Enforcement Expo – will give attendees insights into the latest intelligence on national security issues, what it takes to catch high-profile terrorists and political security in the Middle East.

Highlighted on this year’s agenda will be Thomas Donilon, former National Security Advisor and Avi Dichter, a former director of the Israel Security Agency. Also featured will be a panel of local, state and federal officials who were actively involved in last year’s response to the Boston Marathon bombing, including identifying the suspects and capturing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. These presentations, which take place during GovSec, May 12-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., are free and open to all registered attendees.

The schedule includes:

Tuesday, May 13

  • The Crazy Middle East (11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.)
    Avi Dichter, a former Minister of Public Security, former Minister of Home Front Defense and former Director of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) will discuss political security as it relates to Israel and the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 14

  • Boston Marathon Bombing: A Collaborative Approach to Catch a Terrorist (8:45 a.m.-10 a.m.)
    Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Edward F. Davis, former commissioner of the City of Boston Police Department; and Richard DesLauriers, former special agent in charge at the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; will participate in a panel discussion about how their organizations worked together and with many other federal, state and local agencies in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Moderated by Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory, panelists will discuss the importance of information sharing and collaboration among policing and intelligence community partners to successfully combat terrorism.

The GovSec keynotes, as well as its wide-ranging expo, are free for all, but registration is required. For a reasonable fee, GovSec also offers half-day workshops on May 12, and a full conference agenda on May 13 and 14, with tracks focusing on counter- and anti-terrorism; critical infrastructure and secured cities; cybercrime and cyberterrorism; campus security and life safety, and law enforcement strategies and tactics.


For more information or to register, please visit the GovSec website at For details about obtaining media credentials, visit the GovSec Press Center.

About GovSec featuring TREXPO

Scheduled for May 12-14, 2014, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., GovSec provides the resources and strategies needed by security professionals and first responders to proactively prepare for, prevent and respond to emerging and ongoing threats to their communities, companies, agencies and the homeland. TREXPO is the definitive event delivering training and showcasing tactical and law enforcement equipment, vehicles, technology and services for law enforcement, military, security and federal agencies, which are the first line of defense against threats. Both GovSec and TREXPO are produced by the Security, Safety and Health Group of 1105 Media, Inc. For more information visit

About 1105 Media

1105 Media is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted B-to-B markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home health care. 1105’s offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with offices throughout the United States. Visit

About the Security, Safety, and Health Group

The Security, Safety, and Health Group is a division of 1105 Media, Inc. In addition to premier industry events such as GovSec, TREXPO, CPM East, and Security Today, the group includes the media brands Security Products, Occupational Health & Safety, School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, and Home Medical Equipment, as well as ancillary products related to these brands. It is an industry leader in every category it includes.

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