Security Services

Security Labels International acquires Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates Ltd

Top Priority Sector: 
access_control_identification

Security Labels International, a UK-based manufacturer of tamper-evident security devices, announced on April 23 that it has acquired Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates Ltd, supplier of plastic and metal C-TPAT security seals, asset labels and tamper-evident bags.

Security Labels International, based in Staffordshire, UK, was established as a subsidiary of The Mercian Labels Group in 2007.

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2012 ISC West Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Joe McDonald, Board of Directors Member, ASIS International

Joe McDonald states that ASIS International, which has deep roots in federal government and law enforcement, has had a banner year in which membership increased from 37,000 to 38,000, with interesting new changes in membership demographics, accompanied by strong growth internationally. As a standards and training organization, ASIS has written and released a new organizational resilience standard and a code of conduct standard for provide security service providers, and is working on a new standard for the Department of Defense.

DHS bestows small biz award on Compass Systems Consulting

Top Priority Sector: 
security_services

Compass Systems Consulting, Inc. (Compass), a management consulting firm that specializes in performance improvement, program and project management, acquisition management and audit, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) procedures, announced on April 20 that it has received the 2012 DHS Small Business Achievement Award.

The award was presented to Compass at the 8th Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony, which was held on April 18.

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ICE confines detainees with tuberculosis in ‘airborne infection isolation rooms’

Top Priority Sector: 
border_security
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Tuberculosis
of the lungs

Health care officials within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have established more than 50 “airborne infection isolation rooms” at more than a dozen different detention centers across the country to deal with those illegal aliens they suspect may already have – or might soon develop – active tuberculosis.

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FEMA promoting ‘resilience’ among Miami-Dade’s ‘nontraditional faith-based’ groups

Top Priority Sector: 
state_local_security
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Miami-Dade
County's EOC

FEMA’s center for faith-based and neighborhood partnerships is planning to award a sole source contract worth less than $150,000 to the government of Miami-Dade County in Florida to develop an outreach plan to bring the county’s emergency management ideas and benefits to “nontraditional faith-based community groups.”

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Border Patrol will pay $70 per night per ‘illegal alien’ at correctional center in North Dakota

Top Priority Sector: 
state_local_security
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Grand Forks County
Correctional Center

The U.S. Border Patrol is planning to house temporarily more than 400 “illegal aliens” per year in its Grand Forks, North Dakota, sector at the nearby Grand Forks County Correctional Center at a cost of $70 per detainee per night.

The Border Patrol intends to award a sole source contract to the Grand Forks facility, rather than use the jail in Hillsboro County, ND (which is 43 miles away) or the jail in Polk County, MN (which is 35 miles away.)

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U.S. Secret Service plans heavy-duty security at NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20-21

Top Priority Sector: 
perimeter_protection

As it prepares itself to protect up to 80 heads of state or heads of government attending a NATO Summit meeting scheduled for Chicago on May 20-21, the U.S. Secret Service has issued an RFP for a “major event planner” that can deliver, install and maintain a wide range of physical security equipment, including mobile vehicle barriers, anti-scale fencing, crowd control barricades and more.

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NIST suggests updated standard for digital signatures

Top Priority Sector: 
access_control_identification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on April 10 issued the draft of a fifth revision since 1994 to what is known as the “Digital Signature Standard,” which specifies the digital signature algorithm that should be used to generate and verify digital signatures. “Digital signatures are used to detect unauthorized modifications to data and to authenticate the identity of the signatory,” explains an abstract of that new standard.

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Verizon joins General Dynamics team to help U.S. Army move to cloud computing

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military_force_protection

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will help the U.S. Army move to cloud computing, enabling it to lower costs and consolidate data centers.

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Honeywell debuts compact, multi-wear wireless panic pendant

Top Priority Sector: 
disaster_preparedness_emergency_response
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Honeywell's new
panic pendant

Honeywell has released its new 5802WXT Wireless Panic Pendants. The sleek, stylish compact devices are 25 percent smaller than previous Honeywell models and can be worn as a pendant, on a wristband, as a belt clip or on a keychain.

With the press of a button, end-users can summon police, fire or medical response personnel to the premises in the event of an emergency. An LED flashes when transmission is successfully sent, ensuring the user that the device is operating.

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