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Explore 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 SIA's school security recommendations, get resources and watch our video on school safety.

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SIA Perimeter Security Symposium, October 2022

Event Report: SIA’s Capitol Hill Symposium on Perimeter Security

Government and industry met to identify challenges in hardening of facilities and public spaces At the Security…

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SIA Names New Associate Director and Senior Manager of Government Relations: Patrick Russell, associate director, government relations; Colby Williams, senior manager, government relations

Security Industry Association Expands Government Relations Team to Better Serve Its Members

Patrick Russell – associate director of government relations – and Colby Williams – senior manager of government…

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Drone-Related Threats Addressed in New Government Stopgap Funding Law and Multiple Active Bills

The U.S. government has narrowly averted a midnight shutdown of most federal agencies with the passage of…

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Guest Opinion: It’s Time for Counter-Unmanned Aerial/Aircraft Systems in the Private Sector

Protecting Our Public Space Using “Take Control” Technology In March 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued…

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What the American Data Privacy and Protection Act Means for the Security Industry

SIA’s Jake Parker Shares Analysis Status: Originally known as the “three-corners” bill, the American Data Privacy and…

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DHS Announces New Grants to Bolster Cybersecurity Under Infrastructure Law

Grant applications due by Nov. 15, 2022 Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced…

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Key State Legislation to Watch

From biometric information protections to school security, here are six key policy and legislative topics that SIA is watching for our members.

State legislative watch 2022

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Our Policy Priorities

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

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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

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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