FEMA has awarded a small business set-aside contract worth as much as $98,000 to TVEyes, Inc., a broadcast media monitoring firm based in Fairfield, CT.
The agency wants to monitor, archive and measure all local news in “major Nielsen markets” plus all nationally broadcast news about FEMA activities, GSN reported on Feb. 16, 2012.
In January, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive to strengthen consumer privacy laws and harmonize privacy regulations and enforcement across EU member states. While the EU proposal has many useful recommendations, it falls short in a number of areas. Specifically, it adds new regulations that will negatively impact the Internet economy, limits the potential for future innovation and imposes excessive burdens on organizations.
The Government Accountability Office has determined that a protest submitted by Securit, a Flushing, NY-based security guard company, which challenged a guard contract award made by the Smithsonian Institution to Arlington, VA-based Allied Barton Security Services, LLC, was without merit.
Aerostar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raven Industries, is located in Sioux Falls, SD, where it produces a line of tethered aerostats, which have major applications in the border security field because of their ability to provide stable aerial platforms for communications, intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance payloads.
Decision Lens, a provider of collaborative Web- and desktop-based collaborative decision-making software, has been selected by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its headquarters decision-making processes related to programming, planning, budgeting and execution.
The Secure Strategy Group, a strategic advisory practice, announced on March 6 that it has hired Walter Bailey as a managing director.
Bailey possesses more than 20 years of strategy, transaction advisory and capital raising experience. He has been directly involved with in excess of $100 billion of advisory assignments and over $50 billion in financings for companies in multiple sectors, including security, defense, aerospace and energy.
Pictometry International Corp., a provider of aerial oblique Imagery, analytics, integrations and reports, announced on March 2 that it has delivered 412-square-miles of accurate and measureable 4-inch oblique imagery captured in Hamilton County, OH, through a contract with Kucera International Inc., of Willoughby, OH.
When Jasvir Gill, the CEO of AlertEnterprise tries to illustrate the value of his company’s AlertAction physical-logical emergency warning system, he likes to turn to the gas line explosion and fire that rocked San Bruno, CA, in 2010.
Pindrop Security, one of the 10 companies that competed in the “Innovation Sandbox” at the RSA conference in San Francisco on Feb. 27 has developed a system for detecting the “fingerprint” hidden within the audio signals of any voice telephone call, which can help banks prevent fraudulent transactions and could help police departments identify fraudulent phone calls before they dispatched SWAT teams to bogus crime sites or sent officers to non-existent 9-1-1 emergencies.
In its latest training initiative for IBM System z users, Vanguard Integrity Professionals of Las Vegas, NV, has announced the availability of year-round Z/OS and RACF security and compliance training under the banner of Vanguard zSecurity University. This training addresses the growing need for advanced mainframe-specific security technical skills required to effectively secure System z.