SIA has appointed Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) And Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) As recipients of 2019.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – La Association of the security industry announces Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (DN.J.) as winners of the SIA Legislature of the Year Award in 2019. Laureates will be honored at the SIA GovSummit that will be held from June 26 to 27 in Washington, DC
The SIA Legislator of the Year Award is given annually to members of Congress and other elected officials who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that encourage the effective use of technology solutions to improve public safety and protect the critical infrastructure.
Klobuchar will be recognized for its leadership in the development of the workforce and in personal safety issues important to the security industry and its mission. In 2019, Klobuchar authored S.379, a bill that would allow workers to use "529" education savings accounts for training and accreditation programs. The 2020 presidential candidate is also accredited as the author of Law S.481, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Law, which would grant assistance for the purchase and installation of CO detectors in units of housing of low-income families and elderly people. Child care facilities, public schools and student housing owned by public universities.
Fischer authored bipartisan legislation that would convene a working group of federal entities and private sector stakeholders charged with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of Internet of things (IoT) S. 1611 technologies, also known as the Internet of Things Development Act (DIGIT), requires the United States to develop a national strategy to position the United States as the world leader in Internet technologies. IoT. Fischer recently recognized SIA, along with the SIA, Intel and VMware member companies, as supporters of the DIGIT Act.
Payne, who serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Security, Preparation and Recovery of Internal Emergencies of the House of Representatives, recently introduced Law H. 2160, the Law on the Protection of Public Spaces of Vehicular Terrorism. The law would help communities take advantage of national security grants to install vehicle barriers and implement other protective measures and direct research and development efforts on emerging threats from vehicle attacks. Payne also developed Law H. 6920, the Law on School Safety Grants is National Security, which clarified permitted uses, requires that a percentage of national security grants be used to improve school safety measures and increase the general authorization for grants.
"SIA's policy priorities include notable measures that help increase safety and security in many sectors, including the critical areas of perimeter security and school safety, while helping the industry stay at the forefront of mega trends , such as the proliferation of IoT and the recruitment and retention of qualified personnel. workers, "says Don Erickson, CEO of SIA.
Erickson continues: "SIA applauds Senator Klobuchar's work to promote the 21st century technological workforce essential to our industry, Senator Fischer's leadership in recognizing the role of the security industry in fostering IoT growth and contributions. of Rep. Payne to mitigate the threat of vehicular attacks and protect students, staff, teachers and visitors in our nation's schools. "
The annual GovSummit SIA brings together government security leaders and private industry technologists to share high quality information and education on safety issues that affect federal, state and even local agencies. The 2019 installment will offer specialized sessions on topics such as the modernization of federal physical access control systems, the unified criteria of the United States Department of Defense for security systems, the use of facial recognition technology for public safety. and national security missions and will help communities protect religious institutions and crowded spaces. and other soft targets.
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