GovSec to Host Keynote Addresses by Gen. Stan McChrystal and Former Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann

Speeches Open to All Attendees Also Include Special Presentation on Mental and Physical Preparation for Combat

GovSec 2013

WASHINGTON--()--Keynote addresses at GovSec – the Government Security Conference and Expo, featuring TREXPO, the Law Enforcement Expo – showcase some of the foremost names in military strategy and leadership. Gen. Stan McChrystal and former Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann will take center stage during the event, which takes place May 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to these free sessions open to all attendees, U.S. Army (ret.) Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman will lead a two-hour special presentation on the physiological and psychological preparation for combat.

On Tuesday, May 14 at 8:45 a.m., Gen. McChrystal will deliver the opening keynote on “The State of International Affairs and the Security Challenges Facing America.” Having served as Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, the four-star general has been widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations. In addition, he is credited for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. With his unique perspective on military and global affairs, Gen. McChrystal – who is now a senior fellow with Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs – will discuss challenges facing American in a globalized world, the proliferation of non-state actors and the advance of information technology and instantaneous communication.

Gridiron leader Theismann will deliver his address, “Managing to Win!” on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:45 a.m. The former quarterback, business entrepreneur and author knows the importance of teamwork for achieving success. In his presentation, Theismann will show how good management and effective leadership can be achieved by listening and trusting individuals and motivating them to take ownership of a team’s goals. In his own entertaining style, Theismann will share tips on how effective leaders empower individuals to step out of their comfort zones and achieve a higher level of performance.

Attendees also will be able to learn more about “The Bulletproof Mind: Psychological and Physiological Preparation for Combat,” in a special presentation by U.S. Army (ret.) Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman. A West Point psychology professor, a professor of Military Science and former Army Ranger who has founded a new field of scientific endeavor termed “killology,” he is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. During this two-hour session, Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m., Lt. Colonel Grossman will discuss the new breed of domestic and international terrorism and strategies for prevention, response and survival.

GovSec keynotes are free and open to all registered attendees of GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East. GovSec also features a two-day free Expo – open to all qualified attendees – during which industry leading industry vendors will showcase their latest products and services, as well as free Expo education sessions and Agency Briefings.

For a fee, GovSec will offer a conference featuring tracks on Counter and Anti-Terrorism, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cybercrime & Cyberterrorism, Continuity/Emergency Planning & Management, Law Enforcement Strategies and Tactics, Access Control & Video Surveillance, and Campus Security & Life Safety.

Early bird registration rates for the conference are available until March 8, 2013. To register or for more information, please visit the GovSec website at or the CPM East website at

About GovSec featuring U.S. Law Enforcement

Scheduled for May 13-15, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., GovSec, provides the equipment, tools 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 – the definitive event for tactical training, equipment, technology, and services for law enforcement, military, security, and federal agencies – joins GovSec in 2013 and further empowers law enforcement to fulfill their role as the first line of defense against threats to our homeland and the communities they serve. Both GovSec and TREXPO are produced by the Security, Safety, and Environment Protection Group at 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 Environmental Protection Group

GovSec is a member of the Security, Safety, and Environmental Protection Group – a division of 1105 Media, Inc. Comprised of the Security Products, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environmental Protection brands, as well as events and ancillary products related to these brands, it is an industry leader in every category it includes.


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Gen. Stan McChrystal and former Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann to give keynote addresses at GovSec 2013


Wills & Associates Public Relations
Brad Wills, 240-752-7171