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RNC security director Al Concordia on planning for the Republican convention

August 28, 2012Leif Kothe

TAMPA, Fla.—Tampa is a regular locale for major sporting events that draw huge crowds, but Maj. Brian Dugan of the Tampa Police Department said that the Republican National Convention “is the largest event and the highest security event we've ever had.”The convention was scheduled to begin Aug. 27, but was delayed because of Hurricane Isaac. It was expected to get underway with an abridged schedule yesterday afternoon and run through Thursday, Aug. 30The weather delay was just...

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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...

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