JC lands a $5b contract (yep, that's a b)

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03/05/2009
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 – especially within federal government buildings – 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 – North America, Johnson Controls. Campbell testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment hearing, “Energy Efficiency: Complementary Policies for Climate Legislation.”
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?
“These contracts, along with the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, increase the nation’s focus and investment in energy efficiency, especially in federal, state and local government facilities,” said Campbell, “Energy 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.”
And I'd say energy efficiency is a good market to work your way into if you're doing security system integration.