Security Industry Association Launches Fiscal Year Informer (FYI)

Security Industry Association (SIA)

Publication provides appropriations and government relations insights

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the first edition of its Fiscal Year Informer (FYI), a twice-yearly publication that provides insights into the federal appropriations process.

The inaugural 16-page FYI includes exclusive articles by experts from Washington, D.C.-based government relations firms and SIA staff on security-related grants, homeland security, the potential impact of the sequestration “fiscal cliff,” and some of the legal issues involved in selling security products abroad.

“The FYI was cre­ated to share resources for unlocking government grant funding and to assist with following the federal appropriations process and other federal factors that affect government spending,” SIA CEO Don Erickson wrote in the publication’s introduction. “The government makes grant funding available to the security community which, in turn, ensures that we are up-to-date on the latest threats and compet­ing technology across the globe. The FYI will strive to be the foremost authority in making this information available to you.”
The publication is available at no charge to SIA members at Non-members may purchase the publication for $50.

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.