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CFATS reauthorization, at long last

December 22, 2014Amy Canfield

WASHINGTON—After a long wait for those in the industry, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) measure has been reauthorized for four more years.The House of Representatives in December approved a Senate-tweaked, four-year reauthorization of the program, a move that SIA is “very excited” about, said Jake Parker, SIA director of government relations. President Obama signed the bill Dec. 18.SIA for years has been advocating for permanent authorization of CFATS, a set...

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SIA questions GSA pricing policy

October 8, 2014Amy Canfield

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.SIA's procurement policy working group discussed the significant change for federal contractors at the recent ASIS show in Atlanta, Parker told Security Systems News.With this year's “Fair and Reasonable Pricing” policy, the GSA says...

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Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

August 13, 2014Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—Bipartisan cooperation and security industry feedback could help secure the passage of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards authorization bill before the end of 2014.At the beginning of 2014, the passage of a CFATS bill in the House seemed a long shot, Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association, told Security Systems News. But he credits the increased cooperation among lawmakers across the aisles with bringing about a turning point.“[Lawmakers]...

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What does the Ryan-Murray deal do for integrators?

March 5, 2014Leif Kothe

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 integrators are looking for.Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association, said two DHS-funded grant programs—the Port Security Grant Program and the Transportation Security Grant Program—are likely to be less hampered by the sequester in 2014 and 2015. “Those...

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