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Security Industry Association Launches Fiscal Year Informer (FYI)

Publication provides appropriations and government relations insights

November 7, 2012

Rob Traister
Manager of Communications
Security Industry Association
(301) 804-4704

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the first edition of itsFiscal 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.

The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic physical security industry. SIA protects and ­­advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; and opening global market opportunities. As the sole sponsor of the ISC expos and conferences, SIA ensures that its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities