TSA has announced that will extend by four months a commercial contract currently held by Covenant Aviation Security, to continue to provide airport screeners at Joe Foss Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota, until TSA can complete its evaluation of competitive screening companies and award a new contract which will take effect on April Fool’s Day in 2011.
DHS has announced it is awarding a task order for security guard services at the site of the new DHS headquarters project on the St. Elizabeth’s campus valued at more than $786,000 to Master Security Company, of Hunt Valley, MD. The latest task order covers the period from Jan. 1 through April 30, 2011.
Last October, DHS announced an earlier award, valued at nearly $590,000, to the same company for similar guard services.
Because U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizes “several million pounds” of illegal narcotics every year – the majority of which is marijuana, cocaine and heroin – CBP is looking for a cost-effective way to destroy this contraband, particularly along the Southwest border.
DHS is gathering market research about information security “continuous monitoring” solutions that could keep track of an estimated 600,000 events per second that traversed half a million different IT assets, including laptops and mobile devices that typically are “disconnected” from a government agency’s enterprise.
WikiLeaks has government agencies scrambling not only to plug potential leaks of information, but also to prevent that information from traversing government networks, where it could cripple operations, according to a government network security provider.
FJC Security Services, Inc., a provider of armed and unarmed security personnel, as well systems integration solutions and consulting services to both the public and private sector, announced on Dec. 13 the promotion of Mark Coffino to executive vice president.
Coffino, 54, most recently served as senior vice president at the firm. He will report to Frank Califano, Jr., FJC’s chief operating officer.
John McNulty, the president and CEO of InterAct Public Safety Systems, says his Chicago-based company is one of the “Seven Dwarfs” in the nation’s 9-1-1 emergency telephone sector, but he maintains that InterAct is well-positioned to soon become the largest dwarf.
“There is no clear leader in this industry,” McNulty told his audience at a security investor conference organized by Imperial Capital Bank in Washington, DC, on Dec. 14, “and that spells opportunity.”
AMAG has announced that Walter Coady has been named its new technical sales manager for government systems.
An access control, security management and IP video solution provider, the company created the new position to educate and champion the many existing federal government customers, prospective customers and consultants about AMAG Technology and its government compliant Symmetry homeland product portfolio.
The PSA Security Network has announced its new Premier Partner Program to enhance the value of the PSA relationship to its vendor partners and subsequently with its owners and customers.
The PSA Premier Partner Program has a defined process for evaluating vendor partners. By meeting specific and measureable objectives, vendor partners can become eligible for ‘premier’status. Premier status will include a variety of opportunities to foster brand visibility and increased sales volume, said PSA in a press release it issued on Dec. 14.
Secret Service hires Johns Hopkins to provide medical care for its agents and former U.S. presidents while they’re traveling overseas
The U.S. Secret Service is preparing to award a sole source contract to Johns Hopkins University, of Baltimore, MD, to provide emergency physicians to provide medical care to Secret Service personnel – and to former U.S. presidents and other individuals under their protection -- while they are traveling overseas.
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