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SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Include Business Expensing Reforms in Tax Overhaul

Eight associations call upon tax committees to allow small and medium businesses to deduct the total cost of security and life safety systems as a business expense​ in the year incurred. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) recen…

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How SIA’s Counter-UAS Working Group Is Addressing Evolving Drone Threats

Earlier this month, members of SIA’s Counter-UAS Working Group, comprised of technology providers, security integrators, service providers and subject matter experts on counter-drone technology, visited lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill to support action urgently needed to address the rapidly evolving threats posed by the misuse and weaponization of uncrewed aircraft (UAS) systems, i.e., drones.…

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Counting Costs: The Impact of a Government Shutdown on the Security Industry

A federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, 2023, seems all but certain, as the expectation in Washington, D.C., is that Congress will be unable to pass the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund government operations – or even adopt an extension of current spending under a “continuing resolution for temporary relief” – before the beginning…

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The FCC’s “U.S. Cyber Trust Mark” Proposal: What It Means for the Security Industry

In July 2023, the Biden administration announced the creation of a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for smart devices with the goal of protecting American tech consumers. Under the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) subsequently published in August, the new program would be administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), operational as early as late 2024…

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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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