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SIA: DHS acquisitions process needs more ‘predictability’

CEO optimistic legislation will ‘pass the House in some form’
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11/20/2013

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.

SSN readers united on PERS, but divided on how to implement it

Funding is an issue for launching PERS; 46 percent say they’d get into PERS if they had the capital
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11/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Readers view PERS as a good way to augment business, but are somewhat split on how best to incorporate PERS into their business, according to respondents to a recent SSN News Poll.

Physical security to fuel growth in RFID market

Public sector could drive demand for RFID tags for access control, public transit, shipping security applications
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11/12/2013

CAMBRIDGE, England—The global RFID market will be worth $23.4 billion in 2020, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, with physical security applications like access control playing a major role in the surge, according to a report from IDTechEx, a technology market research company based here.

Report: SAS market to hit $168.25B by 2020

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11/08/2013

DALLAS—The market for situation awareness systems is expected to grow more than 10 percent, generating revenue of $168.25 billion by 2020, according to a new Marketsandmakets report released Nov. 7.

Physical security to fuel growth in RFID market

Public sector could drive demand for RFID tags for access control, public transit, shipping security applications
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11/06/2013

CAMBRIDGE, England—The global RFID market will be worth $23.4 billion in 2020, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, with physical security applications like access control playing a major role in the surge, according to a report from IDTechEx, a technology market research company based here.

Managed services: In-house or out?

Most readers say Vector’s move to bring managed services into the fold is the way to go
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10/28/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the eyes of many in the industry, bringing managed services expertise in-house offers a way to gain a competitive edge and keep pace with the convergence of IT and security.

Another reorg at UTC

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10/22/2013

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC has reorganized again, creating UTC Building & Industrial Systems by combining Otis Elevator Company and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, the company announced recently.

Security and the shutdown

Erickson: Continuing resolution is best outcome for security industry; SIA working to mitigate effect of shutdown on integrators
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10/21/2013

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.

Elizabeth Hunger: Finding inspiration in the Beltway

For the fifth consecutive year, SSN is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Elizabeth Hunger, manager of government relations for SIA, is one of seven women featured.
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10/16/2013

WASHINGTON—Coming from outside the industry isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. That’s something Elizabeth Hunger knows firsthand, having transitioned to the industry after serving three years as a program advisor for a global health project funded by the United States Agency for International Development or USAID.

Specifically Speaking with Terry Basford

For the fifth consecutive year, SSN is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Terry Basford, president, 4b Technology Group, is one of seven women featured.
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10/16/2013

 

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SSN News Poll October 2014

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