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Government Relations

ASIS Government Relations maintains strong relationships with the U.S. federal government and like-minded organizations to stay on top of the issues that matter the most to our members.

We pursue public-private partnerships with key federal agencies, monitor and intervene on federal legislation that effects the security profession, and deliver relationship-building and federal partnership opportunities to ASIS members.

News from ASIS Government Relations

Featured Content

Guide to U.S. State and Local COVID-19 Programs

This guide to U.S. 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.

Recent Activity

Summary of New COVID-19 Stimulus Law “Phase 3”
On 27 March, President Trump enacted H.R. 748, known as “Phase 3,” to provide economic relief to critical American industries and government operations impacted by COVID-19. This summary addresses key provisions that impact the work of SIA and ASIS members in the U.S.

The FBI’s Investigative Role in Intellectual Property Rights Crimes
Intellectual Property (IP) driven industries significantly contribute to the U.S. economy and drive innovation, growth, and competition. Because of IP’s value, various actors—including individuals, criminal organizations, and nation-state competitors—exploit IP as a direct source of profit, to fund other illegal activity, or as a source of economic advantage. The FBI invests a significant amount of time collaborating with the private sector to address IP crime.

FAA Proposes Less Restrictive Rules for the Commercial Use of Drones
To be able to use drones in the United States for any commercial use, a company must follow Federal Aviation Administration fairly restrictive operational rules that went into effect in 2016. In 2019, the Department of Transportation announced the impending arrival of proposed new rules expected to provide significant relief.

Implications of Transnational Organized Crime (TOC)
Transnational organized crime (TOC) groups are self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate, wholly or in part, by illegal means and irrespective of geography. Their global reach and extensive networks enable them to control vast sums of money, to the point that they can compromise legitimate economies. Through the corruption of public officials, they can have a direct impact on governments.

Key Partnerships

By expanding our reach through collaboration, these relationships facilitate ASIS to effectively represent the security profession before a broad and influential audience.