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.Keep Reading »
The Security Industry Association joined a multi-association coalition in expressing support for S. 4117, which would simplify forgiveness of PPP small business loans.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »
This letter from a coalition of leading associations, including the Security Industry Association (SIA) and partners — Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the Semiconductor Industry Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — was delivered to members of Congress on April 15. It requests a delay of implementation of section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115–232), commonly referred to as part B, to no earlier than August 13, 2021.Keep Reading »
SIA has provided a primer on privacy basics. While not comprehensive, these suggestions will help you begin the process of protecting privacy in your organization.Keep Reading »
The CARES Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, includes several provisions aimed at providing immediate relief to small businesses and nonprofts impacted by COVID-19.Keep Reading »
This guide to local and state COVID-19 programs has been compiled as part of the SIA and ASIS International partnership to create response-related resources and direct both organizations’ members to current information.
The document is a state-by-state guide to programs, with web links and additional notes.
Special thanks to Ntiva for their research and efforts in compiling this information.Keep Reading »