Meanwhile – At taxpayer or industry expense? Malloy to Keynote Security Industry Association’s “Government Summit”

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At the very moment Governor Malloy’s political operation was weighing the political fallout of his trip to the White House Correspondents Dinner and whether he should “reimburse” People Magazine for $1,000 or so (we still don’t know how much taxpayers shelled out for Malloy’s security detail), the U.S. Security Industry Association was releasing a press release that Malloy would be this year’s “Keynote Speaker” at their Security Industry Association Government Summit next month in Washington, D.C.

According to the Security Industry Association (SIA), the event is the “premier annual public policy conference in the security industry.”

The press release explained that Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will serve as the keynote speaker and that, “Gov. Malloy’s remarks will precede a panel on school safety on day two of the Summit. Violent events in our nation’s schools have demonstrated that these “soft targets” are not sacred to those seeking to do harm. Understanding there are many factors that can contribute to secure learning environment, this panel will examine those factors as well as the contributions the industry can make to provide safe educational facilities.”

The press release goes on to note that, “The SIA Government Summit provides attendees with unique insights that help them better understand how policy drives business in the security industry. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers.”

According to the Security Industry Association’s website, they are “the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.”

Interestingly the press release did not reveal whether Governor Malloy’s trip to Washington D.C. would be paid for by the Security Industry Association or the taxpayers of Connecticut.

  • jschmidt2

    Perhaps he’ll learn how to secure the schools. Maybe a unique idea like armed, trained resource officers, bullet resistant entrances and meaningful mental laws that will not be touched under his bill. It’ll be discussed but the mental health topic is minefield no one wants to enter. He can also read the Secret Service Report on how to protect schools a copy of which I passed on to the legislature. http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/ssi_final_report.pdf

  • buygoldandprosper

    Dan is still dancing on the graves of Newtown children. His opinion on building fences around the capitol might really be what they are looking for.
    Dan Malloy…looking more like The Clown Prince than The Nutmeg King.

  • Apartheid First

    I can’t think of anything I’d want to hear Dannel Malloy talk about.

  • sharewhut

    “At taxpayer or industry expense?”

    “Borrowing” Cristina Kishimoto’s P-Card…