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ASIS International's CSO Roundtable Presents its 2010 Leadership in Security Award to California Congressman Dan Lungren

Alexandria, Va 2010-09-30

​The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International today awarded its second Leadership in Security Award to Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA), who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the fight against global terrorism. The California Republican has served on the House Committee on Homeland Security since its establishment and is the ranking member of that Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cyber security, and Science and Technology. He is also a member of its Subcommittees on Management, Investigations and Oversight; and Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.

In addition to his service on the House Committee on Homeland Security, Lungren is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, where he sits on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. As such, his work is dedicated to Homeland Security, as well as traditional types of threats.

As a former Attorney General of California, he has a long record of being tough on crime and supports strong national security and defense policy. After leaving public service briefly, the 9-11 attacks rekindled his desire to serve in Congress so he could better participate in the fight against global terrorism. He believes in risk-assessment-based homeland security policies, better resources for intelligence-gathering, and maintaining the best possible training and equipment for US troops.

"We are delighted to honor Representative Lungren for his dedicated leadership in and devotion to homeland security," said Timothy Janes, CPP, co-chair of the CSO Roundtable Advisory Board. "He works tirelessly in multiple committees and subcommittees to protect the United States from virtually every possible vector of attack, and he appreciates the importance of the private sector in this mission."

The Leadership in Security Award, introduced in 2009, goes to a security professional, public official, business executive or other deserving recipient who has demonstrated outstanding leadership toward the enhancement of security. The award to Lungren was presented during today's CSO Roundtable breakfast with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

The CSO Roundtable became its own membership organization in 2008 to gain recognition for and enhance the standing of the CSO position; to assist CSOs in job performance, leadership and professional development; and to develop the next generation of corporate CSOs. It fulfills this mission by creating networking opportunities, holding high-level conferences, and offering a password-protected Web site that delivers a discussion blog, thousands of documents including a dynamic inventory of policies and procedures, and a number of free resources and tools provided by partners. The site also carries CSO-relevant news and a private-messaging function. For more information, visit