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Placerville, CA-based VS Security Products, a distributer of magnetic media management systems and manufacturer of the Verity Degausser product range, has announced the launch of the Crunch 250, a powerful and fast data destroyer that crushes Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Solid State Drives (SSDs) in seconds. Packed with unique features, including a log system, the Crunch 250 is one of the most advanced destroyers on the market today.
Clearwater, FL-based (ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced that Chief Operating Officer David Shearer, CISSP, PMP, has been selected as its new executive director, effective January 1, 2015. This appointment follows the retirement of current Executive Director Hord Tipton, CISSP, at the end of 2014.
Austin, TX-based 1st Detect, a developer of miniature mass spectrometry technology, has announced that it has hired Bob C. Kibler as its new CEO. 1st Detect is a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation.
Identifying potential internal and external threats and having a mechanism to mitigate them before they become reality is the primary function of a joint partnership announced between BrightPlanet, a provider of deep web harvesting and big data analytics collection, and AFIMAC, a provider of crisis and risk management services.
Endicott, NY-based SureScan Corporation, a provider of advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, has announced that its x1000 CT EDS has been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The SureScan x1000 is the first TSA certified multi-energy stationary gantry CT EDS for checked baggage screening, representing a next generation solution of CT EDS design and detection technology.
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has placed six new generation Oshkosh Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles into service at Manchester Airport in the U.K. All six identically equipped vehicles feature the innovative Snozzle high-reach extendable turret (HRET). The Striker fleet was introduced to a group of over 100 guests and dignitaries at a launch ceremony held at the airport.
On Thursday, NASA launched the first unmanned test flight towards Mars using an Orion spacecraft. Orion is the first spacecraft built for astronauts destined for deep space since the storied Apollo missions of the 1960s and 70s. It is designed to go farther than humans have ever traveled, well beyond the moon, pushing the boundaries of spaceflight to new heights. According to NASA, by the year 2030 astronauts, destined to be the first people to walk on Mars, will leave Earth aboard an Orion spacecraft.
Cincinnati, OH-based Hamilton Safe, a manufacturer of physical security products, has released its BIO-LOCKed Secure Storage System (SSS). BIO-LOCKed SSS is a biometric, high-security lock system that combines a time-tested lock core with programmable keys and an updated Windows PC tablet touch screen kiosk for a user-friendly and secure lock system.
Willow Grove, PA-based NMS Labs has added the IntegenX RapidHIT System for rapid human DNA identification. Rapid DNA technology is making waves in the criminal justice field by providing DNA results in as little as 90 minutes. With this technology, NMS Labs will be able to offer DNA testing with unprecedented speed to provide crucial leads to active ongoing criminal investigations. The RapidHIT technology is a less expensive and a faster alternative to traditional DNA testing methods currently available to law enforcement and other investigators.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed three bills Monday aimed at strengthening nuclear security and detection, protecting critical infrastructure against the threat of electromagnetic pulses, and authorizing the use of Department of Homeland Security grants to collaborate with national laboratories.