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Omnibus Funding Package for 2023: What’s Relevant for the Security Industry

Inside the $1.7 trillion funding bill: technology upgrade money, grants funding, dollars for school safety, standards projects, even new headquarters for FBI and DHS In the final weeks of 2022, Congress unveiled, and quickly passed, a $1.7 trillion omnibus package to fund the government through September 2023. The sweeping spending package is comprised of 12…

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Want to Grow Your Government Business? Participate in an “Industry Day”

Industry Days (and Reverse Industry Days) are a great way for those in the security industry to get a better understanding of how government agencies work and learn about their acquisition plans. Usually held before a Request for Proposal (RFP) is released or before any major program changes are initiated, Industry Days allow for agencies…

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Congress Sends NDAA FY23 to Biden’s Desk, Adds Semiconductor Procurement Restrictions

Bill would authorize more than $850 billion for national security programs Congress has advanced the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023); included in the legislation is the authorization for more than $850 billion for national security programs. Included in the “must-pass” package are procurement provisions addressing…

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Bill Would Require Federal Prisons to Upgrade to Video Surveillance, Radio and Public Address Systems

Prison Camera Reform Act responds to Justice Department concerns with insufficient camera coverage, inoperable cameras, footage quality, inadequate video retention and system interoperability challenges. Updated Jan. 25, 2023 S. 2899 – The Prison Camera Reform Act of 2021 – which cleared the House floor on Dec. 14, 2022 – was signed by President Joe Biden…

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Drone-Related Threats Addressed in New Government Stopgap Funding Law and Multiple Active Bills

The U.S. government has narrowly averted a midnight shutdown of most federal agencies with the passage of a short-term spending bill hours before the deadline.  The stopgap bill passed in the Senate with a 72-25 vote, passed 230 to 201 out of the House and was then signed by President Joe Biden. The legislation, known…

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DHS Announces New Grants to Bolster Cybersecurity Under Infrastructure Law

Grant applications due by Nov. 15, 2022 Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide new cybersecurity grants authorized and funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Cyber risk management is complex for a…

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