SIA Government Relations -- through the work of staff and volunteers -- works diligently on efforts that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

Video: SIA’s Position on School Safety and Security

SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. Learn more about our position statements and watch our video on school security.

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GovSummit 2018
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Security Industry Association Reveals Details for GovSummit 2019

Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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Post-Election Recap: 2018 Midterm Elections

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to provide the following post-election analysis and discussion on how…

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FAA Reauthorization: What You Need to Know


On Oct. 5, President Trump signed into law a bill reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and…

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Member Input Requested on Section 301 Tariffs

UPDATE: SIA will host a webinar briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for members to discuss the tariffs.…

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Special Notice – Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process Available

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a process to obtain product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security…

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Track the Legislation

Our new tracking tool allows you to follow current legislation occurring at the state and federal levels that has the potential to affect your company. Get access to this tool (SIA Members only).

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Our Policy Priorities

SIA closely monitors issues that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

Current Legislation

Stay up to date with the latest legislation impacting our industry.

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Join Us at SIA GovSummit 2018

SIA GovSummit (June 27-28, 2018, Washington, D.C.) brings together government security leaders, legislators, federal facility managers and industry executives for a powerful conference covering the most important topics in government security and homeland security.

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SIA policy priorities

Border Security

SIA believes that between points of entry, security technology can play a key role in providing persistent surveillance at the border, detecting breaches of physical barriers and promoting a rapid response to border incursions, especially in areas that are otherwise difficult for the U.S. Border Patrol to monitor and protect.


SIA members play an important role in helping the federal government achieve the key cybersecurity and national security protections called for in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, and SIA supports the development of a federal IT modernization fund.

Patent Reform

SIA supports legislation that cracks down on abuses by patent trolls, which thwart technological innovation and cost manufacturers millions of dollars each year.

Participate in the Security PAC

In 2017, SIA launched the Security PAC to help fund political action advancing the needs of SIA members. We’re looking for help from members like you.

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