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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.

Diego G. Rodriguez named Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office

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Diego G. Rodriguez

Director James B. Comey has named Diego G. Rodriguez the assistant director in charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s New York Field Office. In this role, he will oversee all operations and personnel in the five boroughs of New York City, eight counties in New York state, and La Guardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Rodriguez succeeds ADIC George Venizelos, who is retiring after 24 years of service to the FBI. Rodriguez had most recently served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Dallas Field Office since mid-2012.

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Automatic Systems names new Capital Region sales manager

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Jayme Karrip

Montreal, Quebec-based Automatic Systems, a manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle entrance control equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayme Karrip as regional sales manager – Capital Region.

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Oxford portal supports the global fight against cybercrime

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Oxford, U.K. – A new global online resource for building cybersecurity capacity has been launched. The Cybersecurity Capacity Portal will help coordinate international efforts in cybersecurity through sharing of information and best practice, to support decisions and investments that can significantly enhance safety and security in cyberspace.

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Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

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The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, TX, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

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Christmas arrives early in Oregon, as helicopter station is saved by Senators, Fishermen’s Wives and a determined community

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Editor’s note: These excerpts from the December 11 article below by Chris Liedle of KVAL.com have been reprinted with the permission of KVAL. GSN became aware of this story and its great importance to the Newport community after receiving a press release from Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

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