SIA's Government Relations department welcomes active participation by SIA members in our government relations groups and regular publications. We encourage you to learn more about these opportunities and contact us with any questions or comments.
SIA Government Relations Committee
Chair: Kathleen Carroll, HID Global
Advises SIA members regarding legislation, regulations and other pending government actions affecting the security industry, and makes recommendations for related actions.
International Relations Committee
Chair: Richard Brent, Louroe Electronics
The International Relations Committee serves as a liaison to U.S. government international trade officials. The committee also facilitates education about U.S. trade and export programs to SIA members while fostering collaboration with global security industry associations.
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Identity Working Group
Chair: Rob Zivney, ID Technology Partners
Promotes the effective use of identity management solutions in the public and private sectors by providing resources and insight to policy-makers on biometrics, physical and logical access control systems, Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management infrastructure and other related issues.
Procurement Policy Working Group
Chair: Lynn de Seve, GSA Schedules, Inc.
Serves as a forum for members to discuss policy issues that impact their ability to conduct business with government customers and help guide SIA's involvement on procurement policy issues. The group's efforts led to the enactment of the "Local Preparedness Acquisition Act" legislation authored by SIA that extended GSA Cooperative Purchasing to Schedule 84 under the federal sup ply schedules program, providing state and local governments with greater access to video surveillance, access control, and other electronic and physical security products and services. The group also guided SIA's participation as a member of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Panel that has produced a series of recommendations for GSA procurement reform.
Transportation Policy Working Group
Chair: Anthony Incorvati, Axis Communications
Provides industry insight to government decision-makers on funding or policy issues affecting deployment of security solutions for mass transit, freight and passenger rail, aviation, maritime and highway transportation systems.
State & Local Policy Working Group
Chair: John Steele, Tyco Integrated Security
Monitors state government activities affecting the development, use, and sale of electronic physical security solutions and provides insight into the state legislative challenges facing the industry while shaping SIA's engagement on these issues.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Working Group
Chair: Appointment Pending
Works to identify, support and advocate policies and programs that protect our nation against threats and hazards to critical infrastructure – the facilities, systems and networks that our society depends on. The Working Group informs policymakers about security products, capabilities and sol utions for a wide-range of security requirements.
State Policy Digest (SPD)
Provides a review of the previous quarter's state legislative proposals, activities and trends impacting the electronic and physical security industry.
Fiscal Year Informer (FYI)
Shares information and analysis related to emerging policy developments affecting the security industry, as well as insights on the federal appropriations process and doing business with the government.
GET INVOLVED: If you would like to participate in SIA government relations activities or contribute to any of these publications (or would like a copy), please email Joseph Hoellerer, SIA's manager of government relations, at
301-804-4714 or email@example.com.