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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Security Industry Association Announces Keynote Speakers for GovSummit 2018

Christopher Krebs and Soraya Correa of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Give Remarks at Event Connecting Government, Security and Technology SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the keynote speakers for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. Christopher Krebs, undersecretary (nominee) for the U.S. Department…

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SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 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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Preventing Vehicular Attacks: Highlights from SIA’s Policy Briefing

On May 10, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill on how safety and security in public spaces can be enhanced through protections for pedestrians and crowds. The briefing, held at the Hart Senate Office Building, was attended by policymakers, federal agency personnel, project designers and other stakeholders and highlighted…

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Security Industry Association Reveals Agenda for GovSummit 2018

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Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government Agencies Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. – will bring together government security…

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Cyber:Secured Forum cybersecurity conference
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Keynote Speakers Announced for Cyber:Secured Forum

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Suneeta Hazra and Judy Smith of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office to Discuss Cybercrime Trends and Developments Denver, CO – The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum – an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of…

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Policy Briefing: Preventing Vehicular Attacks
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Security Industry Association Supports Legislation to Address Vehicular Terrorism

SIA to hold Capitol Hill policy briefing on the prevention of vehicular attacks; briefing is scheduled for May 10, 2018. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 13, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the recent approval by the House Homeland Security Committee of H.R. 4227, the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by…

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SIA GovSummit government security conference
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Security Industry Association Opens Registration for SIA GovSummit 2018

SIA GovSummit to be held in Washington, D.C., June 27-28, 2018; event adds half-day Secure Schools Roundtable to agenda. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened registration for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. At the 2018 SIA GovSummit, security industry leaders and government officials meet…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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Security Matters podcast from Security Industry Association
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Security Matters Podcast Episode 1: An Interview with Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

We’re pleased to announce the first podcast from the Security Industry Association (SIA) — Security Matters. In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. This episode, our very first, begins with the story of Ray Kelly. The two-time leader of…

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