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As a founder of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, SIA is active in promulgating best practices for K-12 public schools. SIA also supports the Congressional School Safety Caucus and advocates for more federal funding in support of school security initiatives and related matters.

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SIA Takes Action on School Security and Mobile Driver’s License Technologies

Association advocates for increased school security funding; supports bills introducing new technology solutions for mobile IDs The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently weighed in to support to advance legislation impacting systems integrators, security solution developers and product manufacturers. Supporting proven, effective school safety programs and practices at the state level is a key policy priority…

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Right to Repair Bills, Data Privacy Acts Among Top State Legislative Agendas

With state legislatures actively preparing for the 2019 session, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is tracking movement on issues that could impact security systems integrators, security solution developers and product manufacturers, and other companies providing technology and services inside the industry. Within the broader picture of emerging legislation, one legislative topic likely to become a…

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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Chairman to Receive 2018 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

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Guy Grace of Littleton Public Schools to Be Recognized for Work Promoting Implementation of Innovative Security Solutions SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Guy M. Grace, Jr., as the 2018 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Grace,…

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Federal School Security Grants from the School Violence Prevention Program

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Information on School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grants, including program eligibility, application process, uses and funding amounts The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), created through the 2018 enactment of the STOP School Violence Act, which will provide up to $33 million in grant assistance for security improvements annually through…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Highlights

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GovSummit 2018 was a huge success; check out this report for summary findings, session notes and perspectives from the event.

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security…

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Security Industry Association Announces Secure Schools Roundtable at GovSummit 2018

Government, Education Groups and Private-Sector Experts Will Discuss School Safety Best Practices, Funding and Coordination SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that its upcoming GovSummit will feature an expanded, half-day format for the popular Secure Schools Roundtable on Thursday, June 28. This session will be held in cooperation with the…

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