SIMS Software Named Presenting Sponsor of 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

AST Honors FDNY Department Chief Thomas Richardson; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, president of NEC National Security Systems; and Richard Blatus, FDNY Deputy Chief of Operations, at the 2021 “ASTORS” Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on 9/11, and we were blessed to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the ‘ASTORS’ awards luncheon 2021. In the days following 9/11, criticism of our country’s protection needs catapulted us to new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – this is how many agencies and corporate organizations that are today the champions of the “ASTORS” awards have emerged.

Our keynote speaker, TSA Administrator David Pekoske, delivered a moving and timely address on the strategic priorities of TSA's 64,000 members to secure the transportation system, enabling safe travel and, in many cases, contactless, and more (Be sure to see the interview.)
TSA Administrator David Pekoske speaking to attendees at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in New York City on Nov. 17, 2021. (Be sure to see the exclusive interview with AST, hosted by the Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative keynote address from TSA Administrator and United States Coast Guard Vice Admiral (Retired) David Pekoske; to our attendees who have traveled across the United States and internationally, on the strategic priorities of the TSA’s 64,000 members to secure the transportation system, enabling safe and, in many cases, contactless travel.

Commissioner Bill Bratton signs copies of his latest book, “The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,” at the 2021 ASTORS Awards Presentation Luncheon. (Be sure to see AST’s exclusive interview with Comm Bratton, hosted by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

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So be on the lookout for exciting announcements to come for speakers, presenters, book signing opportunities and attendees at the 2022 ASTORS Awards Presentation Luncheon in November 2022 in New York City!

Access Control/Identification Individual protection equipment Anti-Terrorism Law Enforcement
Perimeter Barrier/Deterrent System Interagency interdiction operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial Recognition/IRIS Body Worn Video Product cyber security
CCTV/VMS mobile technology anti-malware
Audio analysis disaster preparedness ID management
Thermal/infrared camera Mass notification system fire safety
Metal/weapon detection Relief operations Critical Infrastructure
license plate recognition Detection products COVID Innovations
Workforce management Government Security Programs And many more to choose from!

Submit your category recommendation for review at Michael Madsen, AST Editor at: [email protected].

The TSA Team
Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA team at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.)

In 2021, more than 200 distinguished guests representing federal, state, and local governments, as well as industry-leading companies gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields, including:

NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby, second from left) and members of the American Red Cross accept the 'Excellence in Public Safety' awards at the 2021 'ASTORS' luncheon
NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby, second from left) and members of the American Red Cross accept an ‘Excellence in Public Safety’ award at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ luncheon
NEC Representative at the 2021 ASTORS Awards Luncheon - Stacey Brown, SVP Raffie Beroukhim, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, 2021 ASTORS Industry Leader;  Christopher Gillyard, Rachel Sisk and Frank Sangiorg
Representing NEC Corporation at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC in New York – Stacey Brown, Chief Marketing Officer of NEC, Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President of NEC, Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC NSS, Leadership and L ‘ASTORS’ 2021 Industry Innovation Person of the Year; Chris Gillyard, NEC NSS Regional Sales Manager, Rachel Sisk, NEC NSS Executive Assistant, and Frank Sangiorgi, NEC Regional Sales Manager

Companies, the majority of which return year after year to build on their achievements, include:

MediaAlert, Universal AllyAMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Communications Axis, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon United States.Fortior Solutions,, Hanwha Techwin from America, HIDDEN global, Mark43IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business SolutionsLumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Security, On Solve, PureTech SystemsQuantum Corporation, Mobile Rave SecurityGroup mass notification, Robotic assist devicesRajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar CorporationShot Spotter, One-wire softwareSolarWinds around the world, Teledyne FLIRBravery systems and WireSecure, Just to name a few!

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