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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.
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!
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.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on May 16 that it has received an order valued at $23 million to support the U.S. Coast Guard by providing the Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially-developed military-qualified Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system. The ESS systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s H-60 and H-65 helicopters.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on May 15 that it has been awarded a two-year blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Army to support the MEDEVAC program.
American Technologies Network Corp., makers of security, military, law enforcement and outdoor night vision and thermal applications, has announced the promotion of its chief operating officer, James Munn, to be president of ATN.
Marc Vayn, the current CEO of ATN, will remain in his position of acting CEO and focus on future product development, strategic vision and the development of key partnerships.
After several years of deliberation, CBP has determined that the “country of origin” of a military flashlight offered by the Energizer Battery Company, Inc., of St. Louis, MO, which utilizes light-emitting diodes manufactured in China, is in fact China.
General Dynamics C4 Systems has announced that it has received a contract modification to the Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP) to develop a new high/medium power close-in radar system.
The new radar system will provide unprecedented fidelity when tracking munitions and other targets at a range of 37 miles or more. The contract modification is valued at $16 million and funds the engineering, development and initial manufacture of the new system, said the company.