State | Local Security
Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.
GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.
Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.
As cyber security continues to hit the headlines, even smaller companies can expect to be subject to scrutiny and therefore securing their website is more important than ever. In response to this, Acunetix is offering the online edition of its vulnerability scanner at a new lower entry price. This new option allows consumers to opt for the ability to scan just one target or website and is a further step in making the scanner accessible to a wider market.
Arlington, VA-based Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a provider of threat intelligence that transforms security operations, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of CloudShield, a secure Deep Packet Processing (DPP) platform provider. The acquisition strengthens Lookingglass’ ability to deliver a dynamic defense solution to large and vital businesses and government agencies.
Cardinal Point Strategies (CPS), a national strategic advisory firm, has announced the addition of a mobile application to its portfolio of forward-thinking law enforcement technology tools -- Guidant.
Mansfield, MA-based IneoQuest Technologies, a provider of video analytics and service assurance solutions, has announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among vendors of products and solutions based on network intelligence.