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What Security Companies Need to Know About the New OMB Guidance on Use of AI by Federal Agencies

On March 28, 2024, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the final version of its memorandum (M-24-10) instructing  federal agencies regarding implementation of the Biden administration’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Under M-24-20, agencies are instructed to designate chief AI officers…

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How to Work With DHS S&T: 8 Programs Security Vendors Need to Know About

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From product prize competitions to innovation funding for advanced technologies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has opportunities for security vendors. Is your company looking for ways to engage with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to advance innovations? This topic was at the forefront of discussion during a session…

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GSA Contracting: What’s Changed and What’s New for 2024

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New video taken live from the 2024 SIA GovSummit conference! In this message, Lynn de Séve, president of GSA Schedules Inc. and procurement policy chair on SIA’s Government Relations Committee, gives a midyear update on what’s new and what has changed at the GSA related to procurement. Hear important policy updates, technical considerations and other…

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State of New York Provides Retailers with Tax Credit for Security Improvements

What Retailers Need to Know About Using New York’s Retail Security Tax Credit On April 20, the New York State legislature passed its annual budget measure for fiscal year 2025 which addresses multiple priorities and enacts key proposals from Governor Kathy Hochul. Of significance to New York business owners, workers and consumers, the measure included…

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Security Industry Association and International Biometrics + Identity Association Oppose Adding Extraneous Prohibitions on TSA Use of Facial Biometrics in Potential FAA Measure

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization measure of an extraneous provision seeking to prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from using facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens. Maria…

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Event Report: Security Industry Leaders Take Their Stories to Capitol Hill on Security Hill Day

The Security Industry Association (SIA), with support from the Electronic Security Association (ESA), hosted the 2024 Security Hill Day March 5-6, bringing together nearly 50 security industry executives in Washington, D.C., to promote industrywide policy priorities on Capitol Hill. For this year’s Security Hill Day, which was generously sponsored by Alcatraz, Allstate Security Industries, Allegion,…

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2024 SIA Legislators of the Year: Rep, Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) Rep, Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.)
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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

Reps. Jared Moskowitz and Jay Obernolte will be recognized for their policy leadership on key issues in artificial intelligence and school security at SIA’s Security Hill Day event. SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Reps. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) and Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.) as the 2024 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year…

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2024 National Defense Authorization Act: What It Means for the Security Industry
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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 year 2024. Approved annually, the NDAA primarily authorizes appropriations and sets policy requirements for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), while also addressing U.S. Department of Energy national security programs, U.S. Department of State activities, the intelligence community…

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