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FCC Adopts New Rules Implementing the Secure Equipment Act of 2021

FCC prohibits new device authorizations for Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products on the FCC’s Covered List Following its adoption earlier this month, on November 25 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its Report and Order as required by the Secure Equipment Act of 2021. The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds actions by the FCC,…

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Event Report: SIA’s Capitol Hill Symposium on Perimeter Security

Government and industry met to identify challenges in hardening of facilities and public spaces At the Security Industry Association (SIA) Capitol Hill Symposium on Perimeter Security in Washington, D.C., on October 27, 2022, industry and government connected to explore threats to safety and the share information on the evolution of technology to secure facilities and…

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Drone-Related Threats Addressed in New Government Stopgap Funding Law and Multiple Active Bills

The U.S. government has narrowly averted a midnight shutdown of most federal agencies with the passage of a short-term spending bill hours before the deadline.  The stopgap bill passed in the Senate with a 72-25 vote, passed 230 to 201 out of the House and was then signed by President Joe Biden. The legislation, known…

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Guest Opinion: It’s Time for Counter-Unmanned Aerial/Aircraft Systems in the Private Sector

Protecting Our Public Space Using “Take Control” Technology In March 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new rule for the commercial drone market requiring “digital license plates” by September 2023. This move is positive, but there are many reasons why it still falls short of what our aviation governing body of the nation…

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What the American Data Privacy and Protection Act Means for the Security Industry

SIA’s Jake Parker Shares Analysis Status: Originally known as the “three-corners” bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) is significant because it is the first framework for a U.S. national data privacy law that has been developed on a bipartisan basis, albeit only at the committee level so far. Developed jointly by three…

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DHS Announces New Grants to Bolster Cybersecurity Under Infrastructure Law

Grant applications due by Nov. 15, 2022 Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide new cybersecurity grants authorized and funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Cyber risk management is complex for a…

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Guest Opinion: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Risk of Commercial Drones

Building Intelligence President Bill Edwards says federal policy regulating commercial drone technology is better late than never but far too shortsighted. There is no argument against the fact that we are experiencing the “Wild West” with the evolution of commercial drone technology. I recently read that the commander of the United States Special Operations Command…

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