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.
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.
Nobody can argue that cyber security and data privacy have become hot topics this year. The buzz has been felt world-wide, as people strategize on both offensive and defensive aspects. When cyber security is mentioned, many reflexively jump to thoughts of firewalls, complex passwords and malware protection.
The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will meet in both closed and open sessions in Washington, DC, on May 22 to discuss nation-state capabilities and strategic threats, Cloud computing, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and destructive malware.
When Dell began nearly 30 years ago, it built its initial reputation as a lean-and-mean supplier of personal computers. Over the years, it expanded its portfolio to include desktops, laptops, servers and storage devices, for individuals, small and large businesses, government agencies and a whole lot of other customers.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, announced on May 8 that it has received numerous reports of phishing attacks targeting various telecommunication companies' customers.
Individuals reportedly receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the victim's telecommunication carrier, said the IC3. Victims are directed to a phishing site to receive a credit, discount or prize ranging from $300 to $500.
The U.S. Secret Service wants to extend by two or three months a contract it currently has with EMW, Inc., of Herndon, VA, for the company to continue providing mainframe and helpdesk support services.
The contract extension, including the options, would be valued at $471,710, according to an award notice published by the Secret Service on May 3.
Sunnyvale, CA-based Objectivity, Inc., a provider of object and graph databases, has announced that Georgetown University has selected its technologies to power big data analytics for addressing socio-technical challenges in health, security and sustainability.
By leveraging the Objectivity/DB and Infinite Graph products as core functions for predictive modeling, Georgetown will seek to add new research capabilities to tackle complex societal problems of a global nature.