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Congress and the Administration Reform the SBA Paycheck Protection Program

On Friday, June 5, President Trump enacted the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation which provides much-needed flexibility to small business owners seeking relief from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Eligible small business owners that receive PPP loans will now enjoy flexible terms and conditions that allow for greater access…

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SIA Supports Commonsense Legislation Addressing Facial Recognition

As part of a larger technology package produced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies to complete a comprehensive study on facial recognition technologies, including the collection of information to…

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Global Trade and Supply Chain Resources for Members

Is your company experiencing trade and supply chain issues related to COVID-19? Under the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Commerce Service (USCS) and the International Trade Administration (ITA) are offering numerous webinars and online forums for companies impacted by the pandemic. Here are a few upcoming webinars and professional development opportunities in May and…

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Details on benefits to small businesses in COVID-19 stimulus bill now signed into law
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Summary of $484 Billion COVID-19 “Phase 3” Stimulus Replenishment

After funding for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) expired, Congress and the Trump administration moved to replenish the PPP by providing supplemental aid to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. On April 24, President Trump enacted H.R. 266, which provides approximately $484 billion in additional relief funds to initiatives initially funded…

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SIA Bolsters Global Trade and Supply Chain Efforts

In light of the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Security Industry Association (SIA) continues to explore ways to provide members with robust resources and volunteer opportunities to ensure companies remain informed about current developments on a global scale. As such, SIA is pleased to announce the creation of the Global Commerce Working Group, which…

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Details on benefits to small businesses in COVID-19 stimulus bill now signed into law
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Summary of New COVID-19 Stimulus Law “Phase 3”

On March 27, President Trump enacted H.R. 748, known as “Phase 3,” a $2 trillion stimulus package which provides additional aid to the American workforce impacted by COVID-19.  The following is a summary of key provisions that will impact the business operations of SIA and ASIS International members in the United States, including  loan forgiveness…

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