The eighth edition of the United States’ federally produced Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VIII) will be held at the Stafford Regional Airport in Stafford, VA, next May 17-19. The theme of the 2011 demonstration is “Force Protection Through Integrated Physical Security Solutions.”
AGT International, a security system designer and integrator which has implemented sophisticated projects around the world worth more than $7 billion, is making its initial entrée into the U.S. market, via a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which both companies unveiled at the Aspen Security Forum on June 29.
“We are not going to try and be something we are not in the Middle East. We know who we are. We are confident in who we are. And we will continue to play a positive role, a constructive role in the region,” said His Excellency Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, the Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, when he visited the offices of GSN: Government Security News in June. “One of the reasons we have such a strong relationship with the United States is because we have always been rational. People always knew what Bahrain’s position would be over the years.”
G4S of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a provider of comprehensive security solutions, is showcasing their law enforcement support services at this year's National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference and exhibition show to help local agencies by providing significant costs savings for Sheriffs and taxpayers. Attendees represent law enforcement agencies from across the country, many facing an unprecedented need to slash budgets and work within limited resources.
Recently, I was asked the most interesting questions I have been asked for over a decade. The complex question came in two parts. One, is the right to bear ‘cyber arms’ covered under the Second Amendment; and two, if an individual or an organization has the right to cyber self defense, also known as the right to return cyber fire.
FLIR Systems, a company that has long been known for its innovative work in thermal imaging for military and security applications has partially “re-invented” itself by developing cutting-edge ways to use its imaging capabilities to “see” oil spills on the water’s surface and by detecting the dangerous leakage of methane gas -- like that which caused the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig – quicker than rival technologies.
Having tried and failed in recent years to replace the existing IT system that supports its National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA has decided to issue a sole source contract to the incumbent vendor, Computer Sciences Corp., to continue supporting the “legacy” IT system while FEMA tries to figure out what to do next.
Arecont Vision, of Glendale, CA, -- a manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras and associated software -- announced their acceptance of the PSA Outstanding New Vendor Award at this year’s PSA Tec 2010 Show on June 23. This award was created to acknowledge PSA vendor partners who provide PSA with outstanding service and quality products.
Pryme, of Brea, CA, has announced the release of several patent-pending products, including the WTC-4100, a speaker microphone, ruggedized, waterproof, IP rated and developed with advanced HD platform.
A new big push-to-talk (PTT) button has been added on the front, especially for gloved hands. The device offers secure wireless PTT within three meters range, and the wireless PTT transmitter is powered with a common coin cell battery and can last 1,000 hours.
The latest biological decontamination technology for homeland security will be the focus of a Webinar scheduled for July 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM (EST) and 4 PM (London time).
The on-line event will explain how enclosed spaces -- from homes and offices, to laboratories and public buildings -- can be protected in minutes from airborne and surface pathogenic viruses and bacteria.
Registration for the CBRN event is free at: www.tri-airdevelopments.com