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Due to a computer malfunction, Government Security News was not able to send out the Airport, Seaport, Rail, and Border Security weekly newsletter on time on Wednesday. We’re therefore sending it out...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that travellers from three West African Ebola-affected countries will now be required to enter the U.S. at just five airports. Travelers...

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Akba Jihad Jordan, 22, of Raleigh, NC, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Jordan and co-defendant Avin Marsalis Brown, 21, also of Raleigh, were arrested on...

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Immigrant rights groups have filed Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) litigation to compel the release of documents regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a mutual recognition arrangement last week that allows stronger collaboration between CBP's Customs-Trade...
Last week, the U.S. Secret Service Lima Resident Office supported the Peruvian National Police (PNP) in an operation in San Juan De Lurigancho, Lima. The operation resulted in the arrest of Jose...
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will provide specialized diagnostic equipment to help Sierra Leone in its efforts to combat an ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, IAEA Director...
Dr. Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology, has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Griffin as the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S...
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a redesigned official website, www.ICE.gov, that is optimized for desktop computers, as well as mobile and tablet devices. It features...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published its first multi-state plan for a comprehensive, high-performing passenger rail network that will support...
Director James B. Comey has named Eric S. Birnbaum special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego division. Birnbaum most recently served as SAC of the Administrative Division in the Los Angeles...
John S. Pistole, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) longest serving administrator, has announced his retirement from public service, effective December 31, 2014, following more than...

Company News

Tulsa, OK-based Saltus Technologies, the provider of digiTICKET eCitation solution, has announced that the Illinois Conference of Chief Circuit Judges has approved the digiTICKET eCitation...
Los Angeles, CA-based Noribachi, a LED manufacturer for high output commercial and industrial solutions along with Intelligent Energy Light and Power, an electrical engineering and installation firm...
Senstar, a manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is strengthening its commitment to the Canadian market by expanding its integrated security solutions offering and marketing it...
DeTect, Inc. has announced that through a partnership with a major national leasing firm DeTect can offer competitive operating lease and lease-purchase financing to U.S. airports for its MERLIN...
Pasadena, CA-based Tetra Tech, a provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services, has announced it has been awarded a five-year, $76 million...

Commentary and Opinion

As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and...

With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials...

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption...

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