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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

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Building a Trusted Relationship with the FBI

ASIS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have enjoyed a strong working relationship for many years. In 2016, the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further define this strategic partnership, as well as to encourage cooperation and collaboration on events and educational programs that will lead to a better understanding of the challenges facing the security industry and the protection of people, property, and information.

The FBI continues to strengthen its relationship with the U.S. business community through its Office of Private Sector. The Office of Private Sector provides a consistent point of contact for private industry to call who will connect them with the right FBI official to engage with – whatever the concern. The office also focuses on meaningful dialogue and engagement with private sector partners, and increases visibility and awareness for both private industry and the FBI on items of mutual interest, among other objectives.

Recent Activity

Could This Be The Year For a Federal Data Protection and Breach Notification Bill?
Once again, the key Committees in both the U.S. House and Senate are working on legislation that would set national standards on personal data protection and responses to breaches. While for over a decade Congress has considered such legislation, the odds for success seem greater this year.

ASIS International Commends STOP School Violence Legislation
ASIS International hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will help increase school security by providing grant money for a variety of school safety measures. 

2018 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) Underway
The AEP facilitates collaborative partnerships between members of the private sector and teams of experienced U.S government analysts to form subcommittees that work to create joint analytic products of interest to both the private sector and the U.S. government.

ASIS International Joins the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC)
ASIS has accepted an invitation from Sheriff Paul H. Fitzgerald, Chair of the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC), to join the growing list of organizations that belong to the ESSCC.

ASIS and ATF Sign Memorandum of Understanding
On 19 January 2018, ASIS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming their mutual intent to promote cooperation for public safety and security, and to develop education and information sharing programs.

Key Partnerships

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