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Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act Citing Immeasurable Benefits of the Proven Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act. The bill would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies, incorrectly…

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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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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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Coalitions seeks delay on NDAA Section 889 "Part B" pending clarification
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SIA and Other Leading Associations Request Clarification and Delay of Implementation of “Part B” NDAA Contractor-Related Restriction

To avoid additional disruption, associations believe clarification is needed on the scope of the restriction – part of the federal procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment – before it is implemented. On April 15, the Security Industry Association (SIA) joined other leading industry associations in circulating a letter urging Congress to delay…

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Coalition letter on Section 889 NDAA
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Coalition Letter to Congress on NDAA Section 889 Part B

This letter from a coalition of leading associations, including the Security Industry Association (SIA) and partners — Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the Semiconductor Industry Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — was delivered to members of Congress on April 15. It requests a delay of implementation of section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115–232), commonly referred to as part B, to no earlier than August 13, 2021.

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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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