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Readers polled on government shutdown's impact

February 27, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—During the recent prolonged government shutdown, Security Systems News polled readers on the implications and possible ramifications of the shutdown on their businesses, as well as what impact these types of shutdowns can have on national security overall.What is interesting is that while most (72 percent) of respondents did not see the shutdown as having a “major” impact, there were still 27 percent who felt that the shutdown has had either “some impact”...

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Monitoring Matters

Top 3 areas shutdown is hitting security the hardest

January 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Day number 26 it's the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and with approximately 800,000 federal employees out of work or working without pay, and three or more hours of wait time to clear security in some of America's busiest airports—Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Washington—security-related vulnerabilities linger. Just by saying the U.S. is “shutdown” seems to give hackers, terrorists, criminals and such the impression that the whole country is weak and now is the time to...

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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...

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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....

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