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ESA says school security spending needs to be about equipment

July 16, 2014Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has devoted more than $300 million over the past two years to enhancing school security. While that money has gone toward the production of reports, research, assessments and position papers, among other things, it has not gone toward the actual installation of electronic security systems, John Chwat, director of government relations at the Electronic Security Association, told Security Systems News.Through the past two fiscal cycles, $90 million and $75 million...

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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...

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