PGC International Creates Government Affairs
November 8, 2010
|PGC International president Urmilla Sowell
created a new Government Affairs Committee for the organization.
During the Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International's 2010
Annual Symposium held last week at National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., a discussion
about interfacing with the Federal Government in light of the pending
revision of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design
Criteria grew into a refocusing of efforts for the organization.
During the discussion, led by PGC International staff, several members
stated they would welcome an enhanced interface with government
agencies and employees, prompting PGC International president Urmilla
Sowell to create a new Government Affairs Committee for the organization.
"The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee is to enhance
the direct link to essential government agencies that are involved
with the use of protective glazing products and technologies in
a variety of ways: product specification, development of standards
and test methods, design criteria and more," said Sowell. "This
committee will be instrumental in developing strategy in governmental
relations with the protective glazing industry, developing a mechanism
to report actions back to the membership, as well as advocating
on behalf of the industry to government officials. As the prime
resource for information on protective glazing technologies used
by government agencies, PGC International will continue to act as
the industry's liaison with the Department of Homeland Security,
General Services Administration and other divisions of the Federal
The committee plans to schedule its initial meeting for later this
month to begin work on the tasks at hand.
Additional information is available on the PGC
International website for anyone interested in participating
on this committee. Current members should e-mail Sara
Neiswanger, PGC International account executive, to request
a position on the committee.
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