WASHINGTON—The crisis in Syria only further roils what was already expected to be a turbulent few months in Congress leading up to the holidays. Despite the din, the Security Industry Association has developed a plan to advance some of its own objectives, of which there are many.
NORWALK, Conn.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is leading the ISC East education program at the ISC East trade show, to be held Nov. 20-21 at New York City’s Javits Center, ISC East announced Sept. 20.
SILVER SPRING, Md.—Raymond Dean, a 39-year veteran of the security industry, has been unanimously chosen to receive the 2013 George R. Lippert Memorial Award by the Security Industry Association’s Lippert Award Committee.
WASHINGTON—Weeks into the legislative lull of August, the Security Industry Association is gearing up for Congress to return to session in September, when lawmakers in the House will tackle immigration reform.
WASHINGTON—A major security-focused amendment to the Senate immigration bill, proposed by a pair of Senators one day before the legislation passed 68-32, might have played a critical role in making the overhaul more palatable to several more Senate Republicans.
WASHINGTON—With immigration reform gaining momentum in Congress, the Security Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to approve biometrics on identity cards to ensure the highest level of security at U.S. entry points.
At the PSATEC conference earlier this month, SIA CEO Don Erickson was talking about government opportunities for independent integrators large and small. The contracts and jobs are out there, Erickson said.
One of PSA Security’s largest integrators, Kratos Public Safety and Security Solutions’ Public Safety & Security division has created a new SVP position to go after the “growing DoD/DHS market.”
James Cotter, who has been with Kratos since 2007, has been promoted to senior vice president of the Government Solutions Sector.
In his new role, he’s charged with working with Kratos leadership “researching, identifying and ultimately captur[ing] those opportunities.”
Ben Goodwin, president of Kratos’ PSS division called Cotter an “idea fit for this position.”
WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association has expanded its fight for school security funding, taking the issue to the House and asking the Senate to consider a stand-alone bill after grant money was denied during the debate over gun control.