The Security Industry Association (SIA) appointed Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) And Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (DN.J.) as Recipients of 2019 of the SIA Award to Legislator of the Year. The winners will be honored at the next SIA GovSummit, which will take place June 26-27 in Washington, D.C.
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.
Recognition for promoting the development of the labor force.
Senator Fischer recently recognized SIA, along with SIA member companies Intel and VMware, as supporters of the DIGIT Act.With this award, Senator Klobuchar will be recognized for her leadership in issues of workforce development and life safety important to the security industry and its mission. In 2019, Klobuchar was the author of S.379, a account that would allow workers to use "529" savings accounts for education for training and accreditation programs, and S. 481, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, which would help with the purchase installation of carbon monoxide detectors in housing units of low-income and elderly families, nurseries, public schools and student housing owned by public universities.
Senator 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 connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. S. 1611, 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 IoT technologies. . Senator Fischer recently recognized SIA, along with SIA member companies Intel and VMware, as supporters of the DIGIT Act.
Installation of vehicle barriers to mitigate attacks.
Representative Payne, who serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Security, Preparedness and Recovery of National Security of the House of Representatives of the House of Representatives, recently presented HR 2160, the Law on Protection of the Public Space of Vehicular Terrorism, which would help to communities to take advantage of national security grants to install barriers and implement vehicles. other protection measures and direct research and development efforts on the emerging threats of vehicular attacks.
Representative Payne recently presented Law H. 2160: the Law on the Protection of Public Spaces of Vehicular Terrorism
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.
Improvement of the perimeter and school safety.
"SIA's political 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 megatrends, such as the proliferation of IoT and the recruitment and retention of skilled workers. ,"Said the CEO of SIA, Don Erickson.
"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 the growth of IoT and the contributions of Rep. Payne to mitigate the threat of vehicular attacks and protect students, staff, teachers and visitors in our nation's schools ."
Session on physical access control systems.
SIA GovSummit, the annual government security conference organized by 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.
Attendees will find specialized sessions on topics such as the modernization of federal physical access control systems
Attendees will find 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 missions of national security and will help communities to protect religious institutions, spaces full of people and others. soft targets
SIA GovSummit is free for all government employees, including federal, state, county and municipal (national and international) personnel, as well as all military, police and public safety representatives.
Sponsors of the event.
This event is possible thanks to the following sponsors and partners: the main sponsors LenelS2, HID Global, Tyco Security Products and Allegion; Sponsors of the AMAG Technology event, US fuel and petrochemical manufacturers, Axis Communications, B & B Road Road Security Solutions, Calpipe Security Bolards, United States National Security Science and Technology Office, dormakaba, Gallagher, Genetec, Gibraltar, GSA Schedules, Inc., Hanwha Techwin America, HySecurity, IDEMIA, Identiv, ISC Security Events, Louroe Electronics, Marshalls, Milestone Systems, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Studies and Careers, NetApp, Panasonic, Secure Worker Access Consortium and TCP Security Solutions.