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Here’s What NDAA Section 889 Really Means for Federal Grants

New Federal Regulation Answers Key Questions on How Section 889 Applies to Federal Grant Funds The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finalized its update to rules that apply to all federal grant recipients; the update, among other provisions, implements National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 889 procurement restrictions on certain Chinese telecommunications and…

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Facial Recognition Success Stories Showcase Positive Use Cases of the Technology

New: Introducing SIA’s Core Principles for Facial Recognition Technology Use SIA believes facial recognition must be used only for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory. Explore our new principles for development and deployment of facial recognition tech across safety and security applications. View the Principles Advances in computing power, combined with rapid improvements in…

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SIA Statement on NDAA Section 889 Part B
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SIA Position: Government Should Delay Implementation of NDAA Section 889 Part B

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Prohibition on certain Chinese video surveillance and telecom equipment expected to cost contractors more than $80 billion to fully implement; many questions still remain unanswered Following the release of the interim rule Friday, July 10, 2020 (read the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) preliminary analysis here), it is now clearer than ever that implementation of “Part…

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Implementation rules for NDAA 2019 Section 889
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SIA Analysis of New Government Rules on Select Chinese Video Surveillance and Telecom Firms

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Preliminary Analysis of FAR Rule and Other Implementing Regulations for Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2019 (P.L. 115-232) What SIA Members Need to Know This preliminary analysis covers the regulation implementing prohibitions on procurement of certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products found in section 889(a)(1)(B) of the NDAA…

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Coalitions seeks delay on NDAA Section 889 "Part B" pending clarification
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SIA and Other Leading Associations Request Clarification and Delay of Implementation of “Part B” NDAA Contractor-Related Restriction

To avoid additional disruption, associations believe clarification is needed on the scope of the restriction – part of the federal procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment – before it is implemented. On April 15, the Security Industry Association (SIA) joined other leading industry associations in circulating a letter urging Congress to delay…

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What NIST Data Shows About Facial Recognition and Demographics

In December 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the most comprehensive report to date on the performance of facial recognition algorithms – the core component of facial recognition technology – across race, gender and other demographic groups. The most significant takeaway from the NIST report is that it confirms current facial…

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The Details on New Federal School Security Grants

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New Resource: SIA Guide to School Security Funding Updated July 20, 2020 More than ever before, education leaders are seeking security enhancements to their facilities as part of their comprehensive school safety strategies. The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to School Security Funding in response to the need for more…

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