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SIA questions GSA pricing policy

Anecdotal evidence shows companies are being unfairly rejected

WASHINGTON—Uncertainties surrounding the General Service Administration’s new schedule pricing policies for products and services need to be further examined, according to Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association.

ASIS, SIA launch joint learning management system


ALEXANDRIA, Va., and SILVER SPRING, Md.—ASIS International and the Security Industry Association have launched my Global Portal for Security (myGPS), a learning platform for security industry professionals, according to a joint news release f

Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

Senate committee wants to extend authorization interval proposed in House bill, which passed in July

WASHINGTON—Bipartisan cooperation and security industry feedback could help secure the passage of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards authorization bill before t

Rich Cillessen joins SIA board of directors


YARMOUTH, Maine—Rich Cillessen, vice president of enterprise security at Siemens Industry Inc., is the newest member of the Security Industry Association’s board of directors.

ONVIF, SIA sign MOU on access control standards


SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF and SIA have signed a memorandum of understanding over the further development of IP-based interoperability standards in access control.

Deadline nears for public-private cooperation award


May 15 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Michael Shanahan Award for Excellence in Public-Private Cooperation.

Ryan-Murray deal and security

By eliminating near-term cuts from the sequester, the bipartisan act increases DHS appropriations from 2013 levels

WASHINGTON—Hailed in some corners as a rare example of political compromise, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, known as the Ryan-Murray agreement, could also be the near-term fiscal solution to put fewer restraints on two programs deemed important for physical security.

New ASIS president cites communication, collaboration as vital

Richard Widup has background in investigations, brand protection

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Enhancing communication among the volunteer ranks of ASIS and continuing to work on cutting-edge research are among the to-do items on the agenda of new ASIS President Richard E. Widup, Jr.

Bill benefits security pros at high-risk chemical sites

Legislation spurred in part by Texas fertilizer plant explosion

WASHINGTON—A bill in the works would improve how the Department of Homeland Security manages a set of performance-based guidelines for high-risk chemical facilities, known as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards or CFATS. The bill would benefit security personne

SIA applauds pending school safety initiative


SILVER SPRING, Md.—A school safety measure included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 could help grow investment in school safety, according to the Security Industry Association.