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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.
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.
Marine terminal operator DP World is constructing London Gateway, the UK’s first major deep-sea container port this century, as part of a development that will include the largest logistics park in Europe. The London Gateway terminal is on the north bank of the river Thames at Thurrock in Essex, to the east of London.
The Port of Tacoma, in the State of Washington, is among the largest container ports in North America. Located on Commencement Bay in South Puget Sound, the port serves as a major trade gateway to Asia and Alaska, handling 1.7 million containers in 2012.
Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and physical security products and federal, state, county and municipal government agencies, highlighting their most noteworthy programs and projects.
The 2013 awards program was made possible by generous sponsorships from BRS Laboratories, Cardinal Point Strategies, Objectivity, Vanguard Integrity Professionals and Wave Systems.
The U.S. Coast Guard is gathering information from suppliers of “Non-Lethal Impact Munitions,” which the Coast Guard might furnish to its maritime boarding teams in an effort to reduce the likelihood that they will need to resort to lethal force.
The Coast Guard wants to hear from manufacturers and suppliers who can offer both “operational technologies” (which are currently being used) and “prototype technologies” (which could be available in the commercial or government markets in the next 30 to 36 months.)
When cargo enters the United States and has not yet been inspected and cleared to enter the U.S. economy, it is often secured in containers or trucks with the use of what are called “high security International Organization Standard (ISO) bolts.”
These ISO bolts could be used to secure cargo when the container is instructed to move from the congested port of entry to a less-congested “Centralized Examination Station,” or CES, which might be located miles away, where the cargo could be thoroughly inspected.
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