Advocacy

SIA's government relations staff and volunteers work diligently on efforts that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

Highlights From the 2024 NDAA and What It Means for the Industry

SIA's George Sewell and Axis' Dave McCarthy highlight the latest National Defense Authorization Act and new provisions that may be of interest to security companies.

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SIA GovSummit, May 21-22, 2024, Washington, D.C., Connecgint Government, Security and Technology

Security Industry Association Announces Agenda for 2024 SIA GovSummit

SIA’s public policy and government security technology conference will take place May 21-22 in Washington, D.C. SILVER…

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2024 National Defense Authorization Act: What It Means for the Security Industry

Highlights From the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and What It Means for the Security Industry

On Dec. 22, 2023, President Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal…

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EU Passes AI Act: What Does It Mean for the Security Industry?

In the early morning hours on Dec. 9, 2023, European Union (EU) lawmakers announced that an agreement…

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NDAA Section 889 Update: Grant Funding Eligibility for Equipment Replacement

Since 2018, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has provided timely updates to members about implementation of “Section…

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Security Industry Association Creates New and Updated Government Relations Guides for SIA Members   

New SIA publications offer a state-by-state reference guide to biometric information privacy legislation, key information on federal…

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SIA Applauds Bipartisan Call for Increased Funding to Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Security Industry Association (SIA) stands in strong support of the recent bipartisan initiative led by Sens.…

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New Resource! Guide to State & Local Laws on Facial Recognition

This publication – free for SIA members! – offers an in-depth reference guide to U.S. state and local laws on facial recognition technology and related legislative trends.

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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.

Cybersecurity

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.

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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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