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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.
Scott Schnell, CEO, describes Video IQ’s next generation of video surveillance, where each of its high-definition cameras has video analytics plus half a year of storage with the camera itself, thus eliminating the high cost of storage and networking. According to Schnell, VideoIQ’s cameras with high-definition sensors can track up to 24 objects simultaneously and have 3X the field of view of conventional high-definition cameras with analytics.
Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.
Centennial Airport, in Centennial, CO, announced on May 20 that it will deploy a new facility security system that combines the Aquila thermal pan and tilt camera system from Liteye Systems Inc. and the Blighter B400 series electronic -scanning ground radar system from Blighter Surveillance Systems to deliver a ring of security over the facility.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on May 16 that it has received an order valued at $23 million to support the U.S. Coast Guard by providing the Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially-developed military-qualified Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system. The ESS systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s H-60 and H-65 helicopters.
TSA will reimburse supervisory security officers for up to one half of their professional liability insurance costs
In a reversal of policy, all TSA Supervisory Transportation Security Officers (STSOs) are now eligible for reimbursement of up to one half of their cost to obtain professional liability insurance, says the Federal Managers Association.
Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for Assay Abloy’s Commecial/Electronic/Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the Sargent SPLP10 lock, which is used for federal customers, government contractors or anyone who is required to use FIPS 201 credentials or other credentials covered by government requirements. Mr.