In an effort to improve cybersecurity, the U.S. Senate has opened up the debate on a bill that would allow corporations and the government to exchange information that would help one another defend against cyberattacks. The bill is being met with criticism by major technology companies and some senators.
SSI Staff · October 22, 2015
A Senate panel has approved legislation that includes $160 million in emergency funds for the Coast Guard and $6.7 billion for a FEMA-operated disaster relief fund. The Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service are among the other agencies that would receive funding from the bill.
SSI Staff · June 18, 2015
The state’s alarm association tells its members a state senator has proposed two bills that could once again usher in monopolistic fire alarm monitoring by fire districts.
Rodney Bosch · February 27, 2015
Alarm technicians licensed by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (BTR) must undergo FBI background checks. However, House Bill 2504 would remove the requirement and put all alarm company licensing under the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). The bill is supported by the Arizona Alarm Dealers Association (AADA), while the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) supports conducting background checks for technicians.
SSI Staff · February 11, 2015
Families who lost loved ones to CO poisoning say proposed legislation doesn't go far enough.
SSI Staff · June 06, 2014
ADT and consumer advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to delay deregulation of landline phone service in the state until after the FCC has finished experimental trials on the switch to Internet protocol-based networks.
SSI Staff · March 27, 2014
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has offered its support of the inclusion of $165 million in funding for school security as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-76).
SSI Staff · February 17, 2014
Claiming the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) falsely misrepresents installing security contractors, several alarm companies here have started a new organization solely for alarm contractors called the Arizona Alarm Dealer Association (AADA) to challenge the organization.
Ashley Willis · March 20, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to approve the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, a measure supported by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
March 11, 2013
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has voiced its opposition to proposed legislation in Texas that would prohibit the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as a means to identify, transmit information about, or track the location of students.
February 06, 2013