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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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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.

Jonathan Freed appointed to lead NSA's strategic communications

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military_force_protection

Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most recently served as a media relations and public affairs executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In making the announcement, Admiral Michael S. Rogers -- Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service -- emphasized the critical role of both workforce and public engagements at NSA.

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Software House gains FIPS 140-2 validation for iSTAR door controllers

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Westford, MA-based Software House, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, has announced the certification of its iSTAR Edge and iSTAR Ultra door controllers under the government’s Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 program, the most stringent standard for cryptographic products.

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Gallagher to exhibit at Intersec Dubai

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access_control_identification

Gallagher -- an international provider of access control and security systems technology -- is previewing the latest releases in their extensive product portfolio at the security show Intersec Dubai, from 18 - 20 January 2015.

“Intersec Dubai provides a great opportunity for people to be able to see our product in operation and talk to our team about the unique features and functionality Gallagher brings to the security market,” said Steve Bell, Chief Technology Officer at Gallagher.

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Vice President Biden announces $25 million in funding for cybersecurity education at HBCUs

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education_training

The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two DOE labs, and the Charleston County (SC) School District.

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