Government Relations Staff
Marcus DunnDirector of Government Relations
Elizabeth HungerManager of Government Relations
To educate government entities about applied security technologies and influence the development of government policies that will strengthen the electronic physical security industry.
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Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), sent a letter to legislators in the Texas House and Senate in opposition to proposed legislation that would amend the Education code to prohibit the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as a means to identify, transmit information about, or track the location of students. Full text of these letters can be found below.
Letter to State Senator Van de Putte (D-Tx.)Letter to State Rep. Straus (R-Tx.)
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, Bob Woodward will be the keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Government Summit – the premier annual public policy conference in the security industry. The Summit will be held June 4-5, 2013 at the W Hotel in Washington, DC.
Mr. Woodward has been hailed as one of the greatest journalists of all time. He has spent more than four decades as a reporter and associate editor for the Washington Post and he is the recipient of almost every major American journalism award.
Information on the 2013 Government Summit can be found at: www.siaonline.org/summit
The inaugural edition of the Fiscal Year Informer (FYI) was unveiled at ISC East this month. Jam-packed with guest-writers who practice in the area of federal government funding, the FYI offers readers a new way to think about grants, the legislative process and ways to protect your company when working with the federal government.
Members can download their free version here.
The Security Industry Association congratulates Chairman-elect Michael McCaul on his selection to head the House Committee on Homeland Security. Chairman-elect McCaul will replace current chairman Peter King, who, due to House rules, could not serve another term. Representative McCaul will take the gavel when the 113th Congress convenes on January 3, 2013. You can read the release here.