Davidson led DHS Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, encouraged the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services.
SILVER SPRING, MD, Dec. 1, 2020 – The Security Industry Association (SIA) today recognized Bruce Davidson with its Excellence in Government Service Award for his many years of service with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and in his role as the director of the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation.
Davidson joined DHS and the SAFETY Act program in 2006, and under his tenure, hundreds of private sector companies have been able to participate in a vital program to provide products and technologies to protect the United States against acts of terrorism.
The SAFETY Act, which Davidson directed until his retirement this week, is a program that seeks to “encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.”
“Because of his dedication to his profession, the SAFETY Act has become an effective program that has contributed to the security of the United States,” said SIA’s CEO Don Erickson. “We thank Bruce for his years building the program and his willingness to share his expertise with SIA member companies and offer them encouragement and help as they navigated the application process.”
Companies that participate in SAFETY Act have been fortunate that over a span of 15 years Davidson built a capable and professional office to process applications thoroughly and in full compliance with dozens of complex and sometimes competing regulations and directives. He regularly provided open dialogue, seminars and other educational resources to SIA member companies and was a steadfast advocate at industry events where he evangelized the value of the SAFETY Act Program.
Prior to his service with DHS, Davidson was a partner in a D.C.-area law firm and earlier had a distinguished career as a surface warfare officer and judge advocate in the U.S. Navy, which included service as a staff assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He holds degrees from Cornell University, the U.S. Naval War College, the University of South Carolina and Georgetown University.
SIA again expresses deep thanks and appreciation to Davidson for his years of excellent government service.