Letter of Support for Shielding Public Spaces From Vehicular Terrorism Act (H.R. 4627)

Shielding Pubic Spaces From Vehicular Terrorism Act letter

On Jan. 31, 2018, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed strong support for the Shielding Public Spaces From Vehicular Terrorism Act, which would assist our communities in addressing this evolving threat.

In a letter to the Honorable Dan Donovan, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, and the Honorable Donald Payne, ranking member of the subcommittee, SIA CEO Don Erickson praised the bill’s requirement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate engage in research and development activities to address emerging terrorist threats such as vehicular attacks and stipulations that federal homeland security grants can be used to address “security vulnerabilities of public spaces, including through the installation of bollards and other target hardening activities.”