Advocacy

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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A Solution to Funding Security Needs of American Airports

While many assume U.S. airports are funded primarily through taxpayer dollars, the truth is that it is…

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State Contractor Monitoring and School Security Legislation Updates

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has joined an industry-led coalition expressing concerns about legislation proposed in more…

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State Bills on the Move Enabling Use of Security Technology to Protect Students, Children and the Elderly

Lawmakers in Hawaii (HI HB 736), Minnesota (MN HF 146/SF 11), Missouri (MO HB 719), North Dakota…

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More States Considering Data Privacy Legislation

Halfway through the second month of 2019, lawmakers in nine states have already introduced privacy bills that…

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State Legislation to Curtail Facial Recognition Technology

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is monitoring legislation in Washington (WA HB 1654* and SB 5528) that…

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How the New Appropriations Bill Impacts Security Companies

President Trump has signed an appropriations bill funding several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland…

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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

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Join Us at SIA GovSummit 2019

SIA GovSummit (June 26-27, 2019, 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.

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.

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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