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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Security Industry Association Recognizes Bruce Davidson With Excellence in Government Service Award

Davidson led DHS Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, encouraged the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services. SILVER SPRING, MD, Dec. 1, 2020 – The Security Industry Association (SIA) today recognized Bruce Davidson with its Excellence in Government Service Award for his many years of service with the United States Department of Homeland…

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Enhancing Vehicle Inspections with Artificial Intelligence

Computer vision “sees” details that can match cars to a database and identify threats Technology offers new ways to close the gap in how we approach security challenges. Vehicle inspection and identification no longer have to rely solely on guards using mirrors and observing license plates. Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can do more with…

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The Impact of Reliable Wireless Infrastructure on Advanced Security Technologies

How network connectivity fills the space between man and machine for public safety Outdoors, indoors, above ground and below, in suburbs and cities, machines will act as 24/7 sentinels. In performing this task, they will require continuous network connections. Wearable high-tech devices, meanwhile, will be common accessories for public safety officers and citizens alike. The…

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UPDATE: New Compliance Deadline for Sec. 889 (a)(1)(B) – Sept. 30, 2020

On Aug. 12, U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe issued a memorandum to the U.S Department of Defense (DOD) granting a waiver to the prohibitions listed in Section 889 (a)(1)(B) of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Citing national security interests in the context of DOD procurement, DNI Ratcliffe exercised existing authorities…

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Here’s What NDAA Section 889 Really Means for Federal Grants

New Federal Regulation Answers Key Questions on How Section 889 Applies to Federal Grant Funds The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finalized its update to rules that apply to all federal grant recipients; the update, among other provisions, implements National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 889 procurement restrictions on certain Chinese telecommunications and…

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SIA Position: Government Should Delay Implementation of NDAA Section 889 Part B

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Prohibition on certain Chinese video surveillance and telecom equipment expected to cost contractors more than $80 billion to fully implement; many questions still remain unanswered Following the release of the interim rule Friday, July 10, 2020 (read the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) preliminary analysis here), it is now clearer than ever that implementation of “Part…

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SIA Analysis of New Government Rules on Select Chinese Video Surveillance and Telecom Firms

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Preliminary Analysis of FAR Rule and Other Implementing Regulations for Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2019 (P.L. 115-232) What SIA Members Need to Know This preliminary analysis covers the regulation implementing prohibitions on procurement of certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products found in section 889(a)(1)(B) of the NDAA…

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SIA GovSummit 2020 Keynotes Share Insights From Federal Goverment Leaders

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The 2020 SIA GovSummit, the annual public policy and government security technology conference hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is happening June 1-4 as a free virtual event. Highlights of this conference include keynote presentations from three federal government leaders: Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.); Brian Harrell, assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency…

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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2020

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. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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