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Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

Senate committee wants to extend authorization interval proposed in House bill, which passed in July
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08/18/2014

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

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08/01/2014

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

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06/03/2014

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

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05/02/2014

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
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03/03/2014

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
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02/24/2014

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
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01/20/2014

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

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01/17/2014

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.

Boxer is SIA’s Legislator of the Year

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12/26/2013

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has named Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., its 2013 Legislator of the Year for “her tireless dedication to school safety,” according to a news release.

State of the Industry: Looking ahead

School security looms large for 2014
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12/06/2013

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown.

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