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Funding Uncertainties Surround CFATS, Other DHS Security Programs

Coming into effect in 2007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program initiated the first-ever security regulation of the chemical sector. Yet progress in legislating and implementing…


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Coming into effect in 2007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program initiated the first-ever security regulation of the chemical sector. Yet progress in legislating and implementing CFATS has proven much slower than expected. To learn more about federal funding concerns with CFATS and other security-related programs created in the wake of 9/11, SSI spoke with Don Erickson, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA). By Rodney Bosch · September 07, 2011

John Romanowich, president and CEO of SightLogix Inc., is uniquely positioned to tackle complex security needs for critical infrastructure ... By Rodney Bosch · April 24, 2011

Security funding, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) top the Security Industry Association's (SIA) 2011 Public Policy Agenda ... March 03, 2011

A panel of security industry representatives provided an update on federal appropriations affecting the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), wastewater treatment systems, port security, K-12 education and other market sectors at ISC West on Thursday. March 24, 2010

With the House of Representatives having already passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 and the Senate's approval of the bill considered imminent, there is rising optimism new security regulations on facilities that store potentially dangerous chemicals will provide a windfall in new business for systems integrators. December 31, 2009



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