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Security Industry Association Reveals Agenda for GovSummit 2018

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Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government Agencies Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. – will bring together government security…

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Safe and Sound Schools Releases State of School Safety Report

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Safe and Sound Schools – a national resource for school safety established following the Sandy Hook tragedy – marked its fifth anniversary by issuing the State of School Safety Report for 2018. This first-ever report highlights perceptions of school safety among parents, middle- and high school students, educators and the public and explores topics like…

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Security Industry Association Supports Michigan Legislation to Bolster School Security Safeguards

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MI HB 5828 and HB 5830 recognize the importance of safe schools Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expressed strong support for MI HB 5828 and HB5830, two bills designed to improve school security across the state of Michigan. In a letter to Michigan House of Representatives Committee…

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SIA Briefs State Legislators on Secure School Technology

On April 27, the Security Industry Association (SIA) – along with representatives of SIA members Axis Communications and Johnson Controls – briefed state legislators on tech solutions for school security as part of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2018 Spring Task Force Summit.  Jake Parker, director of government relations at SIA, moderated two panel…

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Cyber Laws and Trends: How the Internet Just Became a Crime Scene

If you’re like me, your “typical” cybersecurity report on what’s trending starts with a comparison of market studies reporting on what’s happened and projections of what sector will experience which exploits. The first half of 2018 is anything but typical, with local and global government about to pass far-reaching legislation and our “internet crime scenes”…

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The Details on New Federal School Security Grants

Congress has provided significant New funding for school security. Here’s what it means for the security industry. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 included legislation known as the STOP School Violence Act, representing the primary Congressional response so far to the tragic attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, and authorizing nearly $1…

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SIA GovSummit government security conference
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Security Industry Association Opens Registration for SIA GovSummit 2018

SIA GovSummit to be held in Washington, D.C., June 27-28, 2018; event adds half-day Secure Schools Roundtable to agenda. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened registration for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. At the 2018 SIA GovSummit, security industry leaders and government officials meet…

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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…

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