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SIA questions GSA pricing policy

Anecdotal evidence shows companies are being unfairly rejected

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.

Senate tweaks House-passed CFATS bill

Senate committee wants to extend authorization interval proposed in House bill, which passed in July

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.

SIA: DHS acquisitions process needs more ‘predictability’

CEO optimistic legislation will ‘pass the House in some form’

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association has drafted a bill that would provide security integrators who contract with the Department of Homeland Security a more comprehensive and long-term picture of what DHS agencies need, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News.

Three security companies land FPS contracts


WASHINGTON –Three area security companies in the nation’s capitol region received contracts from the Federal Protective Services to install alarm systems, closed circuit television systems and intrusion detection systems, according to a Department of Homeland Security st

Identive selected access control standard for U.S. Homeland Security agency


SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany—Identive Group, a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, has been selected by a U.S.

FEMA, DHS grant for smoke detectors for hearing-impaired residents


HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department was awarded a $168,000 grant to purchase and install 2,000 smoke detectors for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, according to a report in

Report: Securing critical infrastructure not receiving support it should

National Infrastructure Advisory Council says public-private intelligence information sharing still 'immature'

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.

SCTNow raises awareness, funds, at ESX


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Representatives from Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) had a booth on the show floor of ESX to raise awareness and funds for their non-profit organization.