5thColumn will be sponsoring the IJIS National Symposium in Arlington, VA, March 1-3. This is a must-attend technology event and training conference focused on information sharing and safeguarding with its associated standards.

The IJIS Institute has taken a leadership role in advancing their mission by creating a vital, collaborative forum for industry and government IT leaders and experts to advance information sharing and safe guarding practices, technology, and standards that will move information sharing along the road to greater adoption.

At this year’s National Symposium, 5thColumn joins major industry, government, and associated non-profit organizations to learn and collaborate with some of the most senior-level government officials, including the Governor of Virginia, Terence Richard McAuliffe. Other notable speakers include:

  • John Derbas: Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services, FBI
  • Brian Edgell, Supervisor FACESU, Biometric Services Section, Criminal Justice Information Services, FBI
  • Doug Robinson: Executive Director, NASCIO
  • Mannone Butler: Executive Director, DC Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Stephen Hancock: Director of Special Projects for First Responder Group, Science and Technology Division, DHS
  • Scott Boggs: Managing Director of Homeland Security and Public Safety Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

There will also panel discussions with representatives from Department of Justice, Fusion Centers, AT&T, and law enforcement agencies from the federal, state and local level from New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, and South Carolina.

“Our government and law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to anticipate all threats to our nation’s peace, safety, and cybersecurity, and to make decisions to react effectively when incidents occur. Safe guarding information is now a major factor in helping to save lives.” said Andro Dio, Director of Systems Engineering at 5thColumn. “We look forward to contributing 5thColumn’s knowledge of cybersecurity and threat analytics for the success of these standards initiatives and are proud to sponsor the IJIS National Symposium.”

Be sure to stop by our booth in the Arlington Foyer on the 1st floor to meet members of our team, learn more about how 5thColumn is working to support the IJIS initiatives, and enter to win some great prizes!