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Encouraged by a surge of nominations in the GSN 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Program, Government Security News has announced a two-pronged expansion of its burgeoning Airport, Seaport, and Border Security franchise.
According to GSN Managing Director and CEO Adrian Courtenay, the company has decided to extend the deadline for nominations in the Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Program to June 20 and to reschedule the judges’ announcement of Finalists to June 30 and the date of the Awards Dinner on board the luxury motor yacht Mariner III to August 7.
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.
As demand for U.S. goods and services increases, U.S. ports are responding by implementing innovative technologies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange and the Jacksonville Port Authority to dedicate the newest Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS), which will increase safety for ships using the St. Johns River.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is offering four investigative courses and one focused on disaster response/family assistance at the NTSB's Training Center near Washington, DC, in August and September.
Helicopter Accident Investigation course, being held August 18 – 22, will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required with all aspects of helicopter accident investigation.
Port of Rotterdam’s ability to scan cargo on trains moving at 35 mph accelerates screening with no loss of security
The days of halting trains and unloading contents for inspection appear to be over at the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, where trained operators can now use high-power X-ray scanners to produce clear, unambiguous imagery of densely packed cargo in trains moving at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour (35 MPH).
Simultaneously, another group of operators located several miles away in a secure inspection office collect, analyze and evaluate the X-ray images for a wide range of potential threats, dangerous materials and contraband.
Government Security News is pleased to present the official Roster of Winners and Finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which includes many longtime leaders in these fields as well as new names that could not be overlooked in light of their brilliant innovations and proven technological and managerial advances.