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Regulation Implementing NDAA Procurement Ban Announced

On the afternoon of Aug. 7, 2019, the pre-publication version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule implementing the first subsection of the procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment was posted. It is anticipated that the rule will be published in the Federal Register as early as Thursday, Aug. 8 (regulations.gov).…

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Axis Communications visit with Rep. Lori Trahan
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SIA Grows Government Awareness of Workforce Development and School Safety Issues

SIA organizes congressional visit to member company Axis Communications On July 9, as part of a visit organized by the Security Industry Association (SIA), Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), freshman member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and and the House Committee on Armed Services, toured SIA member company Axis Communications’ Americas headquarters in…

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SIA Supports Smart Cities Bill That Prioritizes Security

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a smart cities grant program promoting technological innovation, mobility, smart transportation systems and security. S. 1939, the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation Act (or the Moving FIRST Act), authorizes $100 million in matching grant funds annually through fiscal year 2024 to…

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2019 Legislators of the Year
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Security Industry Association Announces 2019 Legislator of the Year Award Winners

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Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Deb Fischer and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., will be honored at SIA GovSummit in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. –The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award.…

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School Security Resources from Security Industry Association
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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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