SIA urges government participation in developing electronic security standards

The Security Industry Association has sent a letter to two senior advisors to President Obama encouraging government participation in the development of electronic security standards, the trade group announced this week.

The letter, which was sent to Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren, cites the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995, which directed federal agencies to use voluntary consensus standards developed by private sector organizations and to participate in the development of those standards when appropriate.

“We believe greater agency participation in the development of voluntary consensus standards in a manner consistent with (the act)… can also further technological innovation and economic growth,” wrote SIA CEO Richard Chance in the letter.