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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.
New York-based Clear has introduced its fingerprint/iris biometric technology, meant to identify travelers and speed them through airport security, to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). In just a few weeks, hundreds of Houston travelers have signed up to use Clear’s solution with a three-month free trial, according to the company. After inserting a ClearCard into a Clear kiosk at participating airports, the machine verifies traveler’s identity by scanning retinas or fingerprints. Once confirmed, members can skip the security line to be physically screened.
The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office in Newark, NJ where applicants for its popular PreCheck expedited screening program can go to have their fingerprints and other information taken.
The office at 532 Raymond Blvd., between Brill and Richard streets, is the first location in Northern New Jersey where applicants can go following completion of an online application.
Vincent Sandoval has been named group president of CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, a Burlington, MA based company that offers products for the aerospace, defense, oil, and gas industries. Sandoval will take on his new role March 19th.
Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace have joined forces to enhance airport safety and efficiency through a cooperative agreement that features the integration of PASSUR’s predictive analytics decision support software and business analysis with air traffic management systems from Raytheon. The program will work in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen Terminal Flight Data Manager program. The partnership will provide solutions to create a better passenger experience, make airlines more efficient, and increase the predictability of air travel.
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|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|