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Comments on FAR Buy American Rule Changes

SIA submitted comments in response to 2021 amendments to the FAR Buy American Act regulations.

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Coalition White House Letter Opposing a Blanket Moratorium on Facial Recognition

SIA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of other associations in sending a letter to President Biden expressing concern with blanket moratoriums on facial recognition and advocating for a combination of technological safeguards and policy measures to effectively mitigate any risks associated with the technology and ensure that it is developed and used responsibly.

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Coalition Letter Expressing Concerns With Banning Consumer Use of Facial Recognition

SIA and other associations expressed concerns with a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in Baltimore.

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SIA Letter to POTUS VPOTUS on Biometrics

SIA Letter to President and Vice President on Facial Recognition

On March 17, 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provided a letter to the President and Vice President of the United States addressing the importance of biometrics in government and commercial applications – in particular, the use of facial recognition technology. The letter encouraged the administration and Congress to create legislation and policies that would provide a constructive framework for how facial recognition can be used responsibly.

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Multi-Association Letter Supporting CHIPS for America Act Funding

In light of the global chip shortage, SIA joined a coalition of organizations in urging Congress to support President Biden’s $50 billion funding request for the CHIPS for America Act.

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Coalition Letter Urging Investment in IT Modernization of NIST Face Recognition Vendor Tests

SIA joined the Alliance for Digital Innovation, the Internet Association and the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center in expressing strong support for modernizing the IT infrastructure of the laboratories and facilities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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