Profiles in Innovation Awards Recognize Leaders in Security, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Preparedness & Response

May 20, 2004
Call for Nominations Announced for Submissions for 2004 Awards
ALEXANDRIA, VAMay 21, 2004— National Trade Productions (NTP) today announced the call for nominations for the second annual Profiles in Innovation Awards. These awards honor top government and industry leaders, programs and organizations from the security, law enforcement and emergency preparedness & response fields.  Profiles in Innovation Awards recipients will be recognized for demonstrating outstanding approaches and technical innovations in their disciplines. Award categories include:·         Physical Security Excellence·         Information Security Excellence·         Excellence in Management·         Law Enforcement Front Line Excellence ·         Law Enforcement Front Office Excellence ·         Emergency First Response Excellence·         Emergency Preparedness Excellence·         Product/Service Impact Award Physical Security Excellence·         Product/Service Impact Award Technology Security Excellence·         Product/Service Impact Award Law Enforcement Excellence·         Product/Service Impact Award Emergency Preparedness and Response ExcellenceIn addition, a Chairman’s Award will be presented to an individual, organization, or agency that represents the highest level of integrity, performance representing distinguished service, and effective solutions with profound results in the fields of government security, law enforcement or emergency preparedness and response.  The winner of the 2003 Chairman’s Award was William Pelgrin, Director, New York State Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination.All Profiles in Innovation Awards will be presented at a joint session of GOVSEC—The Government Security Expo and Conference, the U.S. Law Enforcement Conference and Exposition (U.S. LAW), and READY! The Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference and Exposition.  These three conferences are co-located at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., July 28-29, 2004.The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 18, 2004.  Submissions will be judged by members of the GOVSEC, U.S. LAW  and READY! Advisory Boards.  The Call for Nominations, including criteria for each award, can be found online at Contact Sharon Patterson, CMP, with any questions regarding the awards at [email protected] or 703.941.5896. About GOVSEC
The third annual GOVSEC is a forum for government officials responsible for protecting our physical, information and cyber security at the federal, state and local levels. GOVSEC allows government officials at all levels to network with each other, as well as get a first-hand view of new products and developments in the industry.  Created for the government, by the government, GOVSEC has seen exponential growth in exhibitors and attendance, and was honored by Tradeshow Week in November 2003 during a celebration honoring the fastest 50 growing tradeshows from all industries.  GOVSEC’s Title Sponsor is USProtect ( U.S. LAW
U.S. LAW was created to address our country’s need for interagency communication and technological innovation in the field of law enforcement. Open only to credentialed law enforcement professionals, this event focuses on the demands of the law enforcement community to help improve their ability to protect as well as address the challenges facing federal state and local law enforcement. The development and direction of U.S. LAW is determined by key agency and association advisors best equipped to respond to the needs and future challenges of law enforcement everywhere. More information is available online at
READY! The Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference and Exposition is produced and managed by National Trade Productions, Inc.  READY! concentrates on the key areas of emergency response and homeland security – preparation, prevention, response, and recovery; providing a forum where public and private partnerships can be formed to help develop solutions for the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System. READY! is the platform for federal, state and local government emergency management personnel to collaborate with each other and with industry.  More information is available online at GOVSEC, U.S. LAW, and READY!
For information on press registration for GOVSEC, U.S. LAW and READY!, contact Linda Dickerhoof at [email protected], or call 703-243-4515.
For information on exhibiting at GOVSEC, U.S. LAW and READY!, contact Janie Bridgeman at 703-706-8218 or [email protected].For information on attending GOVSEC, U.S. LAW and READY!, contact Missy Moran at 703-760-8210 or [email protected].About National Trade Productions, Inc Celebrating its 27th anniversary, National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP) is a leader in the production, management, and marketing of trade expositions, conferences and special events. NTP has expertise in a variety of industries, including security, transportation, government, communications, health care, public works, information technology, education, manufacturing and engineering. NTP also has the industry's longest history of launching and managing events for the federal government, including GOVSEC, U.S. LAW, and FOSE. For more information on NTP call 703-683-8500 or visit

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