JC lands a $5b contract (yep, that's a b)
Okay, so it's not security-related necessarily, but if you don't think the energy conservation/building controls market is a growing one, take a look at this release from Johnson Controls:
MILWAUKEE (March 4, 2009) - A new national appetite for energy efficiency and renewable energy â€“ especially within federal government buildings â€“ means Johnson Controls is well-positioned to expand its leadership in the marketplace. The company was recently awarded two federal contracts that could result in more than $5 billion over the next five years according to Iain Campbell, vice president and general manager â€“ North America, Johnson Controls. Campbell testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment hearing, â€œEnergy Efficiency: Complementary Policies for Climate Legislation.â€Five billion dollars? That's a pretty decent contract, I'd say. Isn't that, like, the entire market for security product sales in the world?
â€œThese contracts, along with the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, increase the nationâ€™s focus and investment in energy efficiency, especially in federal, state and local government facilities,â€ said Campbell, â€œEnergy efficiency should be the first priority in addressing climate change as a way of containing the cost of climate protection policies and creating new jobs.â€And I'd say energy efficiency is a good market to work your way into if you're doing security system integration.