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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.
Washington, April 1 – Director James B. Comey has appointed three new executives as special agents in charge at the FBI New York Office (NYO).
George Ennis was named special agent in charge of the Administrative Division. He most recently served as section chief of the Foreign Terrorist Training Task Force in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). He joined the FBI in 1991 and has served in several positions in the NYO throughout his career, including the terrorist financing squad.
Washington, March 31 – T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, has been sworn in as the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Dinh-Zarr became a board member on March 23, 2015, and was designated as vice chairman by President Obama earlier this week. Prior to her appointment to the NTSB, Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr served as Director of the U.S. Office of the FIA Foundation, an international philanthropy dedicated to promoting safe and sustainable transportation. Before that she served as the North American Director of Make Roads Safe – The Campaign for Global Road Safety.
TCC announces the Crypto Learning Center to arm organizations with practical information security knowledge
Concord, MA, March 31 – Technical Communications Corporation (TCC) (NasdaqCM: TCCO) is announcing its Crypto Learning Center, a suite of live and on-demand webinars, and in-person trainings for customers and industry to empower organizations with practical knowledge to proactively enhance voice and data communications security and facilitate secure operations.
Waltham, MA, April 1 – CounterTack, a provider of Big Data Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), have announced that it will be co-hosting an event, “Beyond Next-Generation Cybersecurity 2015: The CISO Perspective on Countering the Global Threatscape,” on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, at the Palace Hotel.