Maritime | Port Security

GSN announces expansion of its Airport/Seaport/Border Security franchise

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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.

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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

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.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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federal_agencies_legislative

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.

VideoIQ

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.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

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.

A note from Government Security News regarding the closing of Global Security News

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communications

Thanks to alerts from concerned readers and advertisers of Government Security News, we learned yesterday that attempts to log into the “GSN” website have resulted in notices to the effect that “Sorry, this publication is not available” and “GSN ceased publication on July 31, 2014.” This came as a very unpleasant piece of news to those of us who were looking forward to our next paycheck, but we’re happy to report that we’ve been able to get to the bottom of the mystery:

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Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

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infrastructure_protection

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources – losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study.

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ID.me approved to issue high assurance digital identity credentials

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access_control_identification

With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.

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CBP finds Africanized Honey Bees on vessel

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infrastructure_protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have found African Honey Bees (AHB) aboard a vessel in Savannah, GA that arrived from Mexico. The bees had been present for one to two weeks and were present in the interior surface of the bow of the vessel, which had also visited ports in Venezuela and Colombia before its Savannah arrival.

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