Government & Homeland Security

SIA is on the forefront of advocacy in front of government agencies on behalf of the security industry as the association also works to facilitate government purchases of security products and services. Moreover, SIA formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Science & Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security to remain on the cutting edge of developments.

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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities

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It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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SIA Technology Insights STI Fall 2018
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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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Physical Access Control Systems: Highlights From GSA’s Reverse Industry Training

On Sept. 17, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) held a physical access control system (PACS) reverse industry day training featuring remarks from industry, government and members and staff representing the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Secure Technology Alliance (STA). The daylong event hosted at GSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., was designed to improve contract…

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Doing Business With the Federal Government: The Whys and Hows

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A Guide for Women in the Security Industry In 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense, the General Service Administration (GSA) and NASA adopted a final ruling amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) providing authority to award set-asides and sole source contracts to economically…

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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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Security Matters podcast from Security Industry Association
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Security Matters Podcast Episode 2: The Rise of Drones

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In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. In episode 2 of Security Matters, the Security Industry Association (SIA) speaks with member companies to explore how drones can be used for commercial security – and how drones are creating security…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Highlights

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GovSummit 2018 was a huge success; check out this report for summary findings, session notes and perspectives from the event.

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security…

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