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SEP 2018

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By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Secu- rity Industry Association has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative spon- sored by SIA's Women in Security Forum. Nominations for the SIA Progress Award were accepted through Aug. 24, and the recipient of this new award will be recognized at SIA Honors Night 2018 on Nov. 14 in New York City. "SIA's annual Honors Night is one of my favorite SIA events because we honor leaders who dedicate time and resources to promote key SIA initiatives such as fostering industry diversity," Don Erickson, SIA's CEO, said in the announcement. "This year's program will inspire all of us as we celebrate the advancement of women in the security industry with the inaugural SIA Progress Award. SIA is proud to promote women's involvement and professional growth and grateful to those paving the way forward for women in the industry." The new SIA Progress Award will celebrate an individual who is advancing opportunities and success for women in the security industry. The winner will be determined based on the following criteria: • Contributions to advancing women in the security industry Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on INSTAGRAM! @Security_Central Email: 1-800-560-6568 within the past three years (e.g., vol- unteer activities and/or grassroots efforts, new programs, new company policies to promote a more diverse workforce and thought leadership) • Promoting women's profes- sional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship • Recognitions and/or awards for related activities • Demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integ- rity in the security industry All nominees for the SIA Progress Award must be employees of SIA member companies, and each nomi- nation must include a letter from a colleague in the security industry on why the candidate deserves the award. SIA's Women in Security Forum is designed to support the participa- tion of women in the security indus- try. Through programs like a new roundtable series, thought leadership opportunities, professional devel- opment offerings and networking events, the forum engages both men and women who share this goal. Along with the awards ceremony, SIA Honors Night—held each year concurrent with ISC East, New York City's biggest security products trade show—features a gala dinner recep- tion benefiting Mission 500 and engaging entertainment. As part of the awards ceremony, SIA will also present the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award and the Women in Biometrics Award. SSN SIA announced its first Progress Award of the 14-day response period, interested persons will have an additional 7 days to reply to any responses received in support of or opposition to the request. • Exclusions will be effec- tive for one year upon the publication of the exclusion determination in the Federal Register and will apply retro- actively to July 6. In evaluating requests, USTR will consider whether: • A product is available from a source outside of China • The additional duties would cause severe economic harm to the requestor or other U.S. interests • The particular product is strategically important or related to Chinese industrial programs including "Made in China 2025" SIA wants to ensure affected members review the official notice and are aware of the opportunity for an exclusion via Addi- tionally, SIA asks members to share any specific products covered within these catego- ries "that they believe may qualify for exclusion and are important to the U.S. security industry, in order to assist us in analyzing this issue." SSN Continued from page 5 T A riff SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS S EPTEMBER 2018 NEWS 7

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