Letter of Support for the Preventing Emerging Threats Act

preventing emerging attacks letter

On June 6, 2018, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed strong support for S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation which grants new authorities to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice to administer a counter unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program to protect certain assets and perform critical missions.

In a letter to U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill and John Hoeven, SIA CEO Don Erickson praised the bill, which expands the federal government’s capabilities to protect critical assets against the threat posed by unauthorized UAS seeking to cause serious damage against critical infrastructure.