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A Last Look Back at Chemical Security - Highlights from the Conversation

The first entry I wrote for this blog back in April 2010 was entitled “The Chemical Security Conversation” begins -- and what a conversation it’s been. I hope that we have been able to provide you with relevant news and information and maybe shed some light on a complex topic.

2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit

Last week I was able to attend the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit (Summit) in Baltimore, Maryland. The Summit, which is co-funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is one of the largest annual gatherings of chemical security professionals. 

2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit Announced

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will be hosting its sixth annual Chemical Sector Security Summit in Baltimore, Maryland July 31 – August 1, 2012. The Summit – which is co-funded by the DHS National Protection & Programs Directorate’s Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and SOCMA (Society...

SOCMA’s 5th Annual Washington Fly-In

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) recently held its 5th Annual Washington Fly-In in D.C. At the day and a half event, members heard from Congressional speakers, networked with fellow SOCMA members, and had the opportunity to directly voice their concerns on Capitol Hill.

SOCMA And NACD Discuss CFATS Legislative and Policy Updates

We were very pleased to have Elizabeth O’Neil, Government Affairs, National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Bill Allmond, VP of Government Relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) on a panel at the joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) to discuss

SOCMA And NACD Discuss CFATS Legislative and Policy Updates

We were very pleased to have Elizabeth O’Neil, Government Affairs, National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Bill Allmond, VP of Government Relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) on a panel at the joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC)  to discuss...

Chemical Security Workshop

On September 13, Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) and ADT Advanced Integration will host a one-day interactive security workshop focused on the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the Ammonium Nitrate Program.  Held in Norwalk, California, the program will feature speakers from the Department...

Insider Threats and Cyber Attacks Becoming More Common

Ever think someone could come to work for your company, become disgruntled and sabotage your business? If not, think again.

Chemical Sector Security Summit Kicks Off in Baltimore

I’m excited to report that the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit, co-funded by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates), got kicked off in Baltimore this morning with the highest attendance in the event’s 5-year history.

Big Question: Will We Have CFATS Legislation before Summer?

There seems to be a lot of potential action on CFATS legislation. We have talked about several bills out there that would reauthorize the mandates. In fact, this week the House Energy and Commerce Committee was supposed to mark up H.R.