Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-2), Chairwoman of the Oversight, Management and Accountability Subcommittee, and Ranking Member Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve border security through enhanced detection technology at land ports of entry.
U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the School Safety Clearinghouse Act, which would establish a federally-funded and housed information clearinghouse detailing best practices for school security and design.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1618, the Zachary and Nicholas BurtCarbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, which will create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that requires public schools across the state to hold a moment of silence on 9/11 each year to encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) launched the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program (NJ NSGPP) open application period which will remain open through June 14, 2019.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the School Security Enhancement Act, a bill that would allow for Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants awarded to local communities to be used for evidence-based school safety technology and infrastructure.
A bipartisan bill has been introduced that would create an Office of Critical Technologies & Security in the White House, which would be charged with "coordinating across agencies and developing a long-term, whole-of-government strategy to protect against IP theft and risks to critical supply chains."
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2019 Guarding Report, featuring David Komendat, Boeing CSO, and many other public safety leaders to discuss threats and solutions for 2020 and security officer training. Also, we highlight Hector Rodriguez, Director of Public Safety and Security at Marymount California University, CCPA regulations, NIST standards, VMS and much more.