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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.

Three Brooklyn, NY, residents charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL

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A criminal complaint was unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Statement of support for the Department of Homeland Security from members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group

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We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are growing in number, complexity, and intensity, it is crucial that the Department of Homeland Security be fully funded. The message this impasse sends to our enemies is that we lack the iron resolve and singular focus that it will take to defeat them.

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Tripwire Chief Technology Officer to discuss critical infrastructure cyber security threats

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire, will present at The Chertoff Group Security Series. The event takes place March 5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, TX.

Kroll Ontrack survey reveals SSD technology highly adopted, but not infallible

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According to a recent Solid State Disk (SSD) technology use survey, Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery and ediscovery, revealed that while nearly 90 percent of respondents leverage the performance and reliability benefits of SSD technology within their organization, one-third confirmed they experienced some sort of SSD technology malfunction.

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President launches Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

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President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center focused on “connecting the dots” regarding foreign cyber threats to the nation and cyber incidents affecting U.S. national interests, and on providing all-source analysis of threats to U.S. policymakers. The CTIIC will also assist relevant departments and agencies in their efforts to identify, investigate, and mitigate those threats.

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