Security Services

CACI completes acquisition of Six3 Systems, Inc.

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security_services

CACI International Inc. announced on November 15 that it has completed its transaction to acquire from private equity firm GTCR Six3 Systems, Inc., a provider of highly specialized support to the national security community in the areas of cyber and signals intelligence; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and intelligence operations.

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DHS investigators to use DNA testing to identify suspects and family relationships

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access_control_identification

The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various individuals to help the agency identify family relationships, criminal suspects and more.

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Paragon wins $93.4 million contract to provide armed guards in State of Ohio

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state_local_security

Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, VA, has won a $93.4 million contract from the Federal Protective Service to supply armed se3curity guards at various locations throughout the State of Ohio.

In a November 5 announcement, the chief procurement officer of DHS indicated that the exact value of the award was $93,440.

“Paragon offers professional uniformed security services for Federal facilities,” explains the company’s Web site. “Our uniformed personnel are carefully screened, selected, and trained to offer the highest level of service.”

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MWW hires Jarrod Bernstein, former Obama administration counter-terrorism official

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communications
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Jarrod Bernstein

MWW, an independent public relations firm, announced on November 7 that Jarrod Bernstein has joined the firm's New York office as senior vice president for corporate affairs. A seasoned expert in homeland security and emergency management, Bernstein joins MWW following senior level posts within the Obama Administration, DHS and the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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GSN announces finalists in 2013 awards competition

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federal_agencies_legislative

Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products and solutions; Vendors of physical security products and solutions; and noteworthy achievements of federal, state, county and municipal government agencies.

Security guards required by Federal Protective Service throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin

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security_services
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U.S. Courthouse
in Minneapolis, MN

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) intends to hire security guards to protect federal offices and facilities throughout the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and plans to issue a formal solicitation for this work on approximately November 20.

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Coalition for a Secure Driver's License recommends tighter U.S. passport issuance

Top Priority Sector: 
access_control_identification

The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, a national crime prevention charity based in Washington, DC, on October 30 released a new whitepaper that recommends changes to improve security in the passport issuance process.

The report explains how the U.S. Passport application process is subject to fraud, examples of the crimes associated with passport fraud, and what can be done to mitigate imposter risk by verifying driver's license data included in applications.

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CBP to buy satellite airtime from Outerlink to run its GPS tracking missions

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border_security
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Air and Marine
Operations Center

CBP intends to award a sole source firm-fixed price service contract to Outerlink Global Solutions, of Wilmington, MA, to provide satellite airtime to the agency so it can operate its mission-critical GPS tracking systems.

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The challenges inherent in protecting thousands of federal facilities nationwide

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federal_agencies_legislative
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L. Eric Patterson,
Director of FPS

A handful of senior DHS officials trooped up to Capitol Hill on October 30 to explain to a House subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency what the department is doing to protect employees, visitors and property in federal facilities across the country; most pointedly the Washington Navy Yard complex, which was the scene of bloody shootings by an armed intruder on September 16.

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HSARPA to host a ‘Big Data Industry Day’ on November 15

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access_control_identification

A “Big Data Industry Day,” which originally had been scheduled for October 1, has been re-scheduled for November 15, according to DHS. The all-day event will take place at the DHS headquarters training center at 90 K Street, NE, Washington, DC, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and the proceedings will be broadcast via a webinar.

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