CISA at 2019 APCO Conference

Author: Ken Bradley, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Office of External Affairs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be at the 2019 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (ACPO) Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 11 to 14.

This year CISA is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at the Exhibit Hall in Booth #659 or you catch us at one of the many panel discussions we’ll be participating in at APCO with our public safety partners:


Sunday, August 11th

P25 for the Future: What’s New Today and What’s Coming Next

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM; Room 343-344

James Downes, Steve Nichols, Andy Davis, Jeremy Elder

Monday, August 12th

Protections, Capabilities and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Room 343-344

James Downes, Allan Massie, John “JT” Bryant, Scott Wright, Keith LaPlant

Tuesday, August 13th

DHS Efforts to Improve Emergency Communications

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM; Room 321

Serena Reynolds, John Merrill
Second General Business Session
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Room 307-310
Ron Hewitt, CISA Assistant Director for Emergency Communications
Wednesday, August 14th
The National 9-1-1 Data System: Aggregating Uniform Datasets for Optimal 9-1-1 Systems
1:45 AM – 2:45 AM; Room 301-303

Jerry Jaskulski, Laurie Flaherty, Robert Brown, Darlene Pankonie
For more information regarding CISA's participation in the 2019 APCO Conference, please visit