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.
By Jim Tibbs
In an April 2013 terrorist attack on the power grid in California, intruders entered underground facilities of a power station through manholes near a power station. Strategically cutting telecommunications and Internet cables, their object was to hamper any communication, which would then delay response by authorities.
Samara Moore, the director of Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection with the White House National Security Staff will speak at an upcoming lecture at the New York University (NYU) Polytechnic School of Engineering entitled “Reducing the Nation's Cyber Risk: White House Insights on the President's Critical Infrastructure Framework.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the NYU-Poly Pfizer Auditorium in the Dibner Building. It will begin with a networking breakfast and will include a lecture, panel discussion, and an audience Q & A session.
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) is offering a free emergency preparedness handbook for emergency managers at transportation and transit agencies across the country. The handbook, Exercise Handbook: What Transportation Security and Emergency Preparedness Leaders Need to Know to Improve Emergency Preparedness, includes relevant research, training, and exercises to help agencies comply with initiatives from the DHS.
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|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|