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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.

T3 Motion

Gary Joubert, VP of Sales and Marketing, reports that T3 provides electric vehicles for law enforcement that are used in almost every police department in the U.S., as well as in government agencies around the world. Other markets for the made-in-the-USA T3 series include the military, general transport and the private security business. Recent improvements have been well received, and business is great!

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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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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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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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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Ekso Bionics secures second phase of U.S. Special Operation Command's TALOS project

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Richmond, CA-based Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, has announced that its leading work on the first phase of the TALOS project has resulted in a grant to expand its involvement into the second phase of the project. United States Special Operation Command (SOCOM) announced last year that it was working to create a wearable uniform, which provides superhuman capabilities with superior mobility and protection, for their Special Operations Forces.

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