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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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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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Security Industry Association Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year and Statesman Award Winners

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, John Thune and Gary Peters, Reps. Dan Donovan and John Rutherford and Security Industry Veteran Rob Reiter Will Be Honored at SIA GovSummit SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year and Statesman Awards for 2018. The awardees will be honored…

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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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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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Security Industry Association Applauds Funding of School Safety Grants Program

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President’s signing of Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 provides $25 million immediately, and $33 million annually. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 23, 2018) – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 which among other provisions would reauthorize and restore funding for school safety grants administered by the U.S. Department of…

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