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Thank you for attending GovSec West 2013! GovSec West will return as the expanded security event, Security Today, November 18 - 19, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Check out for more information on the upcoming event in May 2014 in Washington, DC.


Get in-depth education on local homeland security challenges – covering terrorism, emergency preparedness, public health preparedness, border security, and more. Meet field experts, see product demos from leading vendors, and learn best practices.


Learn how to successfully protect against cyber threats, what resources are available within and outside government, and which solutions have effectively addressed this top national concern.


Whether natural or man made, threats to our government, communities and citizens are ever present. GovSec West provides the training and tools you need to better identify and respond to various crises.


GovSec West will help you identify and examine the security concerns of our nation's key assets and essential services. Learn about the critical strategies and solutions to best secure these resources, including new technologies, physical resources, and risk assessment.


Gain in-depth knowledge on the key issues facing Border Protection in the Western United States today and examine leading solutions to these unique challenges.

Speaker Highlights >>

  • Ronald M. Layton
    Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Secret Service

    Ron Layton was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the United States Secret Service in January of 2013.  He is responsible for a wide range of activity relating to Information Technology and is a 20 year veteran of the agency.  Formerly, Mr. Layton was in charge of all Secret Service investigations for the State of West Virginia.  In additional previous assignments, Ron was the former Program Director for the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) initiative supervising 17 ECTF's across the United States.

  • Kevin Kolbye
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin F. Kolbye oversees all the national security investigations in the FBI's Dallas office, which is an area of responsibility that spans over 137 counties in North Texas.  Mr. Kolbye recently returned from Libya, serving as the On-Scene Commander for the Benghazi investigation into the deaths of four Americans.  In 2009, he also severed as the On-Scene Commander for all FBI investigative and intelligence operations in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Bill Conner
    CEO , Entrust

    With a career that spans more than 25 years across numerous high-tech industries, Entrust president and CEO Bill Conner is among the most experienced security, data and infrastructure executives worldwide. From leading key divisions of AT&T, to taking Nortel into data with the $9 billion acquisition of Bay Networks, or his work to secure digital identities with Entrust, Conner has been the vanguard of three of the Digital Information Age’s most transformational technology shifts. Conner was recognized with the Federal 100 award, which the government bestows to the top 100 individuals and organizations impacting the U.S. government, and has been recognized with the Corporate CEO of the Year Award.

  • Jeff Snyder
    Vice President, Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company

    Mr. Jeff Snyder is the Vice President of Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company. Prior to joining Raytheon, he was Vice President, Cyber Programs for CUBIC Corporation where he lead an initial Cyber acquisition to launch the new subsidiary, and as Vice President, Business Development at SAIC Corporation, overseeing marketing and business development for the firm's large and diverse Information Assurance and Cyber Security Business area. Mr. Snyder is also a Senior Vice President of Cyber Programs for the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) where he is responsible for directing the Centre's cyber-centric programs and initiatives.

  • Harvey O. Perriott, PSP
    Protective Security Advisor, North Texas District, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Harvey O. Perriott is the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the North Texas District and has served in that capacity for over seven years.  Mr. Perriott supports homeland security efforts serving as an advisor and reach-back capacity for the state’s Homeland Security Advisor, as well as private sector infrastructure owners and operators throughout 65 counties in north Texas.  He contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification of critical infrastructure, assessment of vulnerabilities and recommendation of appropriate protective measures to improve security posture and site resiliency. 

  • Dr. Tania Glenn
    Principal, PsyD, LCSW, Tania Glenn & Associates (TGA), PA & TGA Readiness Action Division (RAD)

    Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice with two offices in Austin, TX and the TGA Readiness Action Division (RAD) a sub-component focused on promoting critical incident response and peer support teams and providing situational awareness training. As a leading national clinician in the identification of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in the treatment of emergency responders and combat veterans by providing briefs on pre and post-deployment, combat stress, and family readiness

  • Lieutenant Cable Johnson
    Patrol Lieutenant, Arlington Police Department

    Cable Johnson has 20 years of law enforcement experience and currently serves as a Patrol Lieutenant with the Arlington Police Department, Arlington, Texas.  Cable has numerous certifications in Public Safety management.  He is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards & Education (TECLEOSE) as a Master Peace Officer. He has a wealth of other training and experiences which collectively serve as a foundation for much of his expertise in Public Safety planning and operations.

  • Dr. Maureen M. McGuinness, Ed.D.
    Dean of Students & Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of North Texas

    Dr. McGuinness or ”Dr. Moe” as she is known by students has been at UNT for the past 16 years in the Division of Student Affairs. Dr. Moe is responsible for overseeing areas such as Student Conduct, Student Legal Services, Substance Abuse Resource Center, Greek Life and the Dean of Students office.   She is also the chairperson for the UNT CARE Team which assists UNT students who might be a threat to themselves or others and is responsible for educating our student population on campus safety issues such as drugs, alcohol, shots fired on campus, hazing, etc.

  • Chief Craig R. Miller
    Chief of Police, Dallas ISD Police Department

    Chief Craig Miller assumed his position as the Chief of Police for the Dallas ISD in October 2011. Prior to this appointment, Chief Miller retired as Deputy Chief of Police for the Dallas Police Department after a 30 year career. When Chief Miller retired from DPD, he was assigned as the Division Commander over the Crimes Against Person’s Division. In this position he was responsible for all criminal investigations involving murders, sexual assaults, robberies, assaults and the CSI function for 1.3 million people.

  • Lieutenant Joseph M. Sparrow
    Commander, FWPD School Security Initiative Unit, Fort Worth Police Department

    Lieutenant Joseph M. Sparrow is an eighteen year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department. He is currently assigned as commander of the FWPD School Security Initiative Unit. The function of the School Security Initiative Section (SSI) is to work in coordination with school administrators as School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in an effort to provide a safe environment in the schools that contract with the police department for SRO services located in the City of Fort Worth.

Charity Event >>

Charity Event for Our Military Veterans

Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, November 19, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and show your gratitude for our nation’s military heroes.
Teaming up with U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Donald and The Voice’s Season Four contestant Holly Tucker, GovSec West & CPM West will host a book and CD signing event during the 2013 conference in which the net proceeds of all sales will go to the Boot Campaign in support of our troops! The event will also include photo ops with Mark & Holly.