The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will be honored with the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award at the SIA Security Week Gala on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, New York.
The award, which is presented by InterPortPolice — International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IPP), recognizes those who contribute domestically and internationally to the fight against terrorism and are working to make the world a safer place. Former recipients include New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, White House Homeland Security Advisor Francis Townsend, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“Representative King understands the requirements to protect our national infrastructure and provides a course of assurance to maintain a strong security preparedness,” said Port of Los Angeles Police Chief Ronald J. Boyd, the president of IPP. “Terrorism and disaster have no boundaries. [Rep. King] has forged programs that assist us here in the U.S. and around the globe setting a standard as we move forward in the years to come.”
“We are delighted to have Congressman King as our sixth recipient,” said Jay Grant, Secretary General of IPP. “His leadership in matters of homeland security has played an important part in building our path to protecting our airports, seaports and transport system in America and working with our allies worldwide.”
The SIA Security Week Gala is an elegant event held annually to honor the achievements and contributions of security industry leaders. Bill Bozeman, President and CEO of PSA Security Network, will receive the 2012 George R. Lippert Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to SIA and to the security industry. Cygnus Business Media, Publisher of Security Technology Executive magazine, will also present the Security Innovation Awards at the event.
The Security Industry Association (www.siaonline.org) is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities. As a proud sponsor of the ISC Expos, the world’s largest security trade shows and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.