The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to extend a federal terrorism program for six years. Lawmakers failed to extend the program before it expired last year, and it was quickly reauthorized in a 93 to 4 vote.
Legislation for chemical facility security standards, border preclearance, Homeland Security social media use and emergency communications passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The Prince George’s County Council in Maryland has approved a bill that requires convenience stores and gas stations to have drop boxes and security cameras, according to a report from NACS online and WTTG-TV.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.