Senior Director, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Jake is the senior director of government relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA) and leads the development of the association’s legislative and regulatory programs.
Jake comes to SIA with more than 12 years of experience on Capitol Hill, most recently as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Tennessee Temple University, a master’s degree in international relations from Salve Regina University and a graduate diploma in national security studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
This session will provide an overview the funding and programs in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that will involve new safety and security solutions and improvements within our nation’s transportation and other critical infrastructure sectors, the rules governing these expenditures and what to expect from infrastructure measures to be considered by the 117th Congress.
The American Rescue Plan Act, Infrastructure Modernization and the Role of Safety and Security Solutions
This session will provide an overview of how business aid and economic stimulus in the most recent COVID-19 relief legislation may impact safety and security technologies, as well as what to expect from the additional relief measures to be considered by the 117th Congress.
Advances in computing power and photo and video technology have allowed facial recognition software to develop and mature, offering key advantages in the security field by enhancing the capabilities of video security, access control and identity management systems. At the same time, concerns have been raised about technology performance and uses in law enforcement, which have led to a range of proposals at the federal, state and local levels for regulation or even sweeping prohibitions on use of the technology. This session examines the difference in approaches, the extent to which we are seeing adoption and what we can expect in the future.