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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.

GSN’s 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Open for Nominations

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Government Security News has announced that its 2014 Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards is officially open for nominations at www.asbsecurityawards.com.

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Austin Gould, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, describes mission challenges, new initiatives

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When Captain Austin Gould, commander of Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Miami, moved to southern Florida about eight months ago, it was the first time he had been stationed below the mid-Atlantic region. He’s having a great time in the new, warmer climate, he conceded last week during a presentation at the Port Security Operations Conference and Expo in Miami.

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John Esposito, Ports America corporate director, discusses the importance of business continuity, emergency response

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As the largest terminal operator in the U.S., Ports America operates in more than 80 locations in 40 ports across the country. So when emergency situations arise, which could range from hurricanes to power outages to even potential terrorist attacks, they could have a serious impact not only on people’s safety but on the operations of numerous businesses and the broader economy.

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Houston Ship Channel closed as oil spill cleanup continues

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Houston Ship Channel spill

Progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of fuel from a barge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Responding agencies operating in a Unified Command structure report that more than 69,000 feet of containment boom has now been deployed on waters surrounding the incident site and along sensitive shorelines in the area. An additional 141,000 feet of boom has been staged for possible deployment.

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Some ports should bolster underwater/waterside security, says Marianne Molchan, Security Dynamics senior advisor

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Marianne Molchan

Port security solutions, including software and cameras, have improved significantly in the past decade or so. Many large ports, for instance, have high-tech command centers, which monitor large infrastructures for multiple threats.

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