WASHINGTON—The House recently approved the Power and Security Systems Act, H.R. 6375, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that removes the expiration date on the no-load exemption for security and life-safety products under current energy efficiency standards governing external power supplies.
WASHINGTON—A proposed fundamental change in GSA’s pricing policy would adversely impact the security industry, especially its small businesses, according to Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.
WASHINGTON—They’re not giving up. Advocates for federal funding for school security technology have taken their case to Congress for the past two years to no avail; a measure last year got caught up in the gun control debate and fell victim to politics. Now, the fight begins anew.
WASHINGTON—Federal funding for school security technology and surveillance requirements for train cars are among the Security Industry Association’s top priorities for 2015, according Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.
SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association Nov. 6 recommended incorporating image and audio recording technologies to safety onboard U.S. passenger and freight trains to an advisory committee of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The FRA will require cameras on trains by April 1, 2015.
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.
WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association is backing the development of standards that would address the installation and use of inward- and outward-facing cameras and recording devices on locomotive train cabs.
WASHINGTON—Hailed in some corners as a rare example of political compromise, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, known as the Ryan-Murray agreement, could also be the near-term fiscal solution that integrators are looking for.