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Security and the shutdown

October 21, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—There's no doubt that the government shutdown has affected the security industry, and the best outcome at this juncture would be a long-term continuing resolution, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association told Security Director News.“The sooner the deal, the better,” he said. “Hopefully it's not done incrementally, but through the fiscal year with funding levels consistent with last year.”“Through the fiscal year” is the critical...

Department of Homeland Security, Don Erickson, government shutdown, Rep. Donald Payne Jr., SAFE in Our Schools Act, Security Director News, Security Industry Association


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Obama expected to nominate Johnson to head DHS

October 17, 2013SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—President Obama is expected to nominate Jeh Johnson to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, administration officials said Oct. 17. Johnson, a former defense department general council, worked to end the “don't ask, don't tell” law, and helped shape administration policies on detainees and military commissions, The New York Times reports. With Senate confirmation, Johnson would take over the spot left vacant when Janet Napolitano resigned...

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Security and the shutdown

October 11, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—There's no doubt that the government shutdown has affected the security industry and the best outcome at this juncture would be a long-term continuing resolution, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association told Security Systems News.“The sooner the deal, the better,” he said. “Hopefully it's not done incrementally, but through the fiscal year with funding levels consistent with last year.”“Through the fiscal year” is the critical phrase....

Department of Homeland Security, Don Erickson, government shutdown, Rep. Donald Payne Jr., SAFE in Our Schools Act, Security Director News, Security Industry Association


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Newtown shootings raise profile of debate on school security

January 16, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—The fiscal cliff has been averted. But the vertigo it induced is still being felt on Capitol Hill, with school security thrown into the budget mix as the 113th Congress got down to business in January.While lawmakers acted at the end of 2012 to prevent Bush-era tax breaks from expiring for most Americans, defense and other program cuts weren't addressed. That task was pushed into 2013, along with new debate on raising the debt ceiling.The latest round of budget deliberations will...

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, fiscal cliff, Marcus Dunn, Safe Schools Act, SIA


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Will-Burt acquires two business lines from Diebold

January 14, 2013SSN Staff

ORRVILLE, Ohio—The Will-Burt Company, a manufacturer of telescoping mast and tower solutions for surveillance, has acquired LINX Security Solutions, an access control line, according to a company statement. Will-Burt also acquired Diebold's security filing cabinet and vault door business.Included in the LINX access control business line is its GateMaster, an automated gate entry solution designed to manage the entry of vehicles and pedestrians onto a base or other campus setting. The solution...

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, GateMaster, John Stroia, LINX, Will-Burt


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Silent Partner wins government contract

January 10, 2013SSN Staff

MARSHALL, Va.—Security technology provider Silent Partner Security, which typically provides access control and camera systems, has won a contract to consolidate security systems for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to an ExecutiveBiz report. The company will use standards outlined under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 and work to provide U.S. buildings with consolidated access control and closed-circuit television systems, the report said. Silent Partner, founded in...

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Fiscal cliff keeps security industry guessing about funding for 2013

December 19, 2012Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—As 2012 draws to a close, security industry interests on Capitol Hill are focused squarely on a source of increasing financial anxiety: the fiscal cliff, and what a plunge off it on Jan. 1 might mean for companies and customers nationwide.Marcus Dunn, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, said the political stalemate over expiring tax cuts and mandated spending decreases has created uncertainty that is affecting SIA members. Appropriations hang in...

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SIA urges industry to tell candidates that security matters

September 19, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Summer is over, the political conventions are a memory and Congress is back in session. Pressure is building on Capitol Hill about how to fund the federal government through March 2013, with items of great interest to the security industry hanging in the balance.At the top of the list is the Department of Homeland Security and how its needs will be addressed. Marcus Dunn, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, cited concerns about funding levels...

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Industry looks to conventions for clues about security funding

August 27, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—With Congress in recess in mid-August, security industry watchdogs geared up for two big events outside the Beltway: the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this week, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4-6.The Security Industry Association planned to send representatives to both conventions to closely monitor speeches by leading policymakers and legislators, particularly in regard to the Department of Homeland Security and how its...

Democratic National Convention, Department of Homeland Security, Marcus Dunn, Personal Identity Verification, Port Security Grant Program, Republican National Convention, Security Industry Association, Security Systems News


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Report: Securing critical infrastructure not receiving support it should

March 6, 2012Whit Richardson

YARMOUTH, Maine—The federal government's intelligence community needs to do a better job of sharing intelligence information with the country's critical infrastructure sector, according to a recent report from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.The council's 227-page report “Intelligence Information Sharing” is a follow-up to a similar study it conducted in 2006. While information sharing between the federal government and private critical infrastructure sector has improved...

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