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.
Gary Joubert, VP of Sales and Marketing, reports that T3 provides electric vehicles for law enforcement that are used in almost every police department in the U.S., as well as in government agencies around the world. Other markets for the made-in-the-USA T3 series include the military, general transport and the private security business. Recent improvements have been well received, and business is great!
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.
Justice on the Run: Former immigration judge charges weak authority and enforcement in current immigration courts
Editor’s Note: Mark Metcalf is a former immigration judge in Miami, FL. The article was distributed in a press release from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank which is said to focus on impacts of immigration on the United States.
Link to video: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/331417/cbp-air-and-marine-rescue.
Just nine days after agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s (OAM) Tucson Air Branch rescued a severely injured hiker near Gunsight, AZ, an OAM aircrew found themselves involved in yet another rescue mission.
American Immigration Council panel challenges administration’s claims regarding deportation practices
Backed up by research findings of the New York Times and the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, three consecutive speakers at an April 10 public discussion conducted in Washington, DC by the American Immigration Council and its Immigration Policy Center have forcefully disputed a claim by President Obama that the record number of deportations by DHS in recent years has overwhelmingly involved “criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not students, not folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their fa