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SIA Comments on NDAA Section 889 Part B Implementation Rules

SIA’s Comments on NDAA Section 889 Part B Implementing Rules

SIA provided its comments on the interim final rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council on July 14, 2020, which implements Section 889(a)(1)(B), known as “Part B.” Effective August 13, 2020, the rule prohibits agencies from contracting with entities that use covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services provided by certain China-based firms, or any equipment, system, or service that uses these products.

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Joint Support Letter for the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act

The Security Industry Association joined a multi-association coalition in expressing support for S. 4117, which would simplify forgiveness of PPP small business loans.

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Letter to Boston City Council

Letter Expressing Concerns With Proposed Boston Facial Recognition Ban

On June 10, 2020, SIA CEO Don Erickson wrote to Boston City Council President Kim Janey to express SIA’s concerns with a proposed ordinance banning facial recognition technology in Boston and prohibiting city government officials from leveraging the technology or any information obtained using it.

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SIA ESA support letter for Skills Renewal Act

SIA and ESA Joint Letter of Support for the Skills Renewal Act

SIA and ESA have expressed strong support for S. 3779 and H.R. 7032, which would create a flexible skills training credit to cover costs associated with training and education programs for those who lost jobs as a result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington Facial Recognition Law FAQ

On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.

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SIA support letter for H.R. 6929

SIA Letter of Support for the Advancing Facial Recognition Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has offered its support for H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires federal agencies to complete a study on facial recognition technologies.

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