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Security Industry Association Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The legislation would impose an unnecessary blanket ban and prevent government from leveraging the proven benefits of biometric and related image analytics.    SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading trade association representing security solutions providers – has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, originally…

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Coalition White House Letter Opposing a Blanket Moratorium on Facial Recognition

SIA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of other associations in sending a letter to President Biden expressing concern with blanket moratoriums on facial recognition and advocating for a combination of technological safeguards and policy measures to effectively mitigate any risks associated with the technology and ensure that it is developed and used responsibly.

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Security Industry Association Applauds Senate Passage and Prioritization of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

The bipartisan bill promotes U.S. leadership in technological advancements, including biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics.   SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the U.S. Senate for its passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), which significantly increases investment in research and development, education and training, supply chain security and the…

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Relevant Security Technologies Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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In this video, get an overview of which safety and security solutions fall into allowable uses under ARP and CARES Act funding. On April 28, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. This daylong virtual conference featured insights…

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What Is the DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification?

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In this video, get an overview of the U.S. Department of Defense’s CMMC and its organization. On April 28, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. This daylong virtual conference featured insights from experts in government, industry, academia…

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SIA Supports Tech Innovation-Focused Endless Frontier Act

Bipartisan Bill Promotes Continued U.S. Leadership in Technological Advancements SILVER SPRING, MD – The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce its full endorsement of the Endless Frontier Act (S.1260), bipartisan legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D- N.Y.) and Sen. Todd Young (R- Ind.). The Endless Frontier Act significantly increases investment in…

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SIA Letter to POTUS VPOTUS on Biometrics
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SIA Letter to President and Vice President on Facial Recognition

On March 17, 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provided a letter to the President and Vice President of the United States addressing the importance of biometrics in government and commercial applications – in particular, the use of facial recognition technology. The letter encouraged the administration and Congress to create legislation and policies that would provide a constructive framework for how facial recognition can be used responsibly.

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