NASCO holds its Contract Security Washington Summit June 12-14, 2018

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NASCO held its annual Contract Security Washington Summit on June 12-14th, 2018. The D.C. centric event featured speeches and presentations from several members of Congress, officials from the FBI and DHS, executives from the U.S. Chamber, D.C. insiders, labor and employment experts, as well as executives from innovative companies serving the security market and the Federal Protective Service.  It was a great blend of content and socializing for NASCO members and other invited industry members.

Click here for the agenda from the 2018 NASCO Washington Summit.

NASCO Honors Securitas U.S.A. Chairman Don Walker at its 27th Annual Private Security Industry Breakfast

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On September 26, 2017 NASCO held it's 27th Annual Private Security Industry Breakfast at the ASIS Seminar in Dallas, TX.  About 100 executives attended this event, representing nearly 30 of the largest security companies in the country as well as representatives from various state contract security associations , the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security.

The highlight of the morning was the presentation of  the Colonel Minot B. Dotson Award to Don Walker, Chairman of Securitas U.S.A.    This award is given in appreciation, recognition and commemoration of those security industry professionals who most personify the ideals, work ethics and pursuit of the industry’s aspirations which hallmarked Colonel Dodson’s career. Created in 2001 to honor the Colonel, a former Chairman of the NASCO Board, the award was established in recognition of Colonel Dodson’s tireless efforts on behalf of the security industry. Recipients must have been active participants in NASCO endeavors and show real leadership capabilities in the private security community. Beneficiaries of the award must have enhanced and aided NASCO in achieving its goals and objectives including promoting and sustaining professional integrity and competence throughout every aspect of the private security business.

NASCO’s Private Security Industry Leaders’ Roundtable a Great Success, February 16, 2015

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In mid-February, senior executives from every NASCO member company were joined by executives from a dozen other security and industry related companies to participate in the two day NASCO Private Security Industry Leaders’ Roundtable held at the Ritz Carlton in Florida.   With seating at capacity, the program  featured a wide range of speakers and discussions on industry developments, security officer standards, labor and employment issues, new training for officers, workforce issues, cybersecurity, and other topics.   Also, held in conjunction with the Roundtable was a NASCO “Legal Forum” meeting which featured speakers on arbitration agreements, marijuana employment issues, and key litigation involving contract security companies.    The invitation-only event has grown in size in recent years primarily due to the growth of NASCO membership whose members, a mix of large, medium and small employers,  now employ over 350,000 security officers across the U.S.   While unfortunately some non-member companies had to be turned away from the event due to space and other limitations,  there are no plans to increase the size of the event due to the desire of NASCO members to keep the setting small and conducive to greater discussion and social interaction.