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A Solution to Funding Security Needs of American Airports

While many assume U.S. airports are funded primarily through taxpayer dollars, the truth is that it is a combination of local user-fees called the Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) and airport-generated revenue from tenant rents and fees, in addition to federal grants through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. Airports often turn to capital markets…

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Letter of Support for Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act

In a March 4, 2019, letter to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed strong support for H.R. 827, the Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act of 2019, which directs the U.S. Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to analyze the future growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and its impact on the American workforce.

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How the New Appropriations Bill Impacts Security Companies

President Trump has signed an appropriations bill funding several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice. Security Industry Association (SIA) members who actively participate in or are considering participation in the federal marketplace should pay close attention to funding amounts since it could impact future procurement opportunities.…

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Vehicular Terrorism Bill Enacted

Unfortunately, public areas and places where crowds gather have become targets for vehicular attacks around the world, and recently in the U.S. In addition to purposeful attacks, accidents involving vehicles and buildings or crowded events injure thousands and kill hundreds of Americans every year. The strategic placement of security barriers and other systems in key…

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FAA Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

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On Oct. 5, President Trump signed into law a bill reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and setting other federal aviation-related policies for the next five years, following a much-anticipated bipartisan House/Senate agreement on the first long-term FAA reauthorization passed since 2012. The measure includes several provisions impacting the security industry specifically, provisions related to…

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Update on Video Surveillance Procurement Provisions in 2019 Defense Bill (Sec. 889)

This update follows a July 2018 communication to SIA members on a provision under consideration as part of the annual defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act, “NDAA”) that would restrict federal procurement of products and services involving video surveillance, telecommunications and radio communications equipment produced by certain Chinese firms.

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Comments on Latest Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods Under Section 301 of the Trade Act

SIA filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative expressing concerns with the latest series of tariffs proposed by the Trump administration. SIA’s comments detail member concerns surrounding the impact on the security industry from the latest proposal to impose up to 25 percent in additional tariffs on approximately $200 billion in goods imported from China, targeting a number of key security products that are widely imported.

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