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Posted: Dec 13, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is accepting applications for its 2012 Youth Scholarship Program, which will award $10,000 in scholarships to two children of active duty police officers and firefighters. The first-place winner will receive $7,500 to put toward their college education and the second-place winner will receive $2,500. Since the ESA Youth Scholarship Program was created in 1996, the association and its affiliated Chartered Chapters have donated more than $300,000 in...
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Posted: Nov 16, 2011
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Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, H.R. 674, to repeal the "Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005" legislation which imposed burdensome new requirements on government vendors and agencies. Section 511 of this bill created a sweeping requirement mandating federal, state and local government agencies withhold 3 percent of all payments for goods and services, starting in 2011. It was delayed by one year to 2012 by the American Recovery and...
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Posted: Oct 27, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) believes that effective security begins long before an electronic security company works with a potential customer. It takes root much earlier, when companies hire employees who will be responsible for working with customers to develop and monitor effective security solutions. Now, ESA is asking its members to take an active role in making the industry safer. Traditionally, the government has allowed various industries – including banks, credit...
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Posted: Oct 24, 2011
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The U.S. government has given the Electronic Security Association (ESA) a choice seat at the table for establishing the direction of Homeland Security as it involves the nation’s emergency service industry. ESA has become a member of the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC), which was created by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 as a vehicle for coordinating the actions and capabilities of the Emergency Services Sector. This includes law enforcement, fire...
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Posted: Oct 24, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) will be well represented at the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR) conference, scheduled for Nov. 2 – 4 at the Crowne Plaza Old Town in Alexandria, Va. Attending on behalf of ESA will be Government Relations Director John Chwat, as well as Karen Maples, Regulatory Compliance and Licensing Manager for Stanley Security Systems in Indianapolis and vice-president of ESA’s Chartered Chapter...
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Posted: Oct 9, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is constantly changing to meet the needs of its members, and the next phase of that evolution takes place at the end of October when ESA officially relocates to its new headquarters. On the surface, it’s not a radical change. In fact, the new office will be just a short drive up the road from the current location in Irving, Texas. Beginning Nov. 1, the new address will be: Electronic Security Association, 6333 N. State Highway 161, Suite...
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