Strengthening BioSecurity

A bioterror attack is one of the greatest threats that our nation faces today. Recent incidents such as the swine flu outbreak and the contamination of food products demonstrate how rapidly a biologically hazardous situation can escalate into a...

SIA is working with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to introduce federal legislation that would improve the state of biosecurity by allocating additional funds for federal and non-federal labs to use to protect facilities that contain dangerous toxins, diseases or agents. SIA believes that passage of such legislation would greatly reduce the risk of these materials being used in a terrorist act against the people of the United States.

Don Erickson is director of government relations for the Security Industry Association. To learn more about SIA’s government relations activities, visit