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Thu, 2014-08-21 03:48 PM
An Ogden woman wanted by Salvadoran authorities for allegedly orchestrating the February 2013 murder of her husband was deported to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...
Wed, 2014-08-20 06:45 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Brasilia office held a training session last week for the Brazilian government's Federal Police and Customs and Tax...
Wed, 2014-08-20 06:30 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the closing of a $1.28 billion Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports...
Tue, 2014-08-19 05:27 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Honduran National Police have signed a memorandum of cooperation to enhance their ability to share immigration and criminal history record...
Thu, 2014-08-14 01:02 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research...
Wed, 2014-08-13 03:24 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced today that it has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment regarding proposed changes to rules governing investigation...
Tue, 2014-08-12 02:56 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), has announced a safety reporting program called the Airport Voluntary...
Tue, 2014-08-12 02:53 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S.
Tue, 2014-08-12 02:50 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, NY, is ready to...
Tue, 2014-08-12 02:11 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, NY, is ready to...
Mon, 2014-08-11 03:08 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency...
Wed, 2014-08-06 12:10 AM
In an early morning television interview with CNN earlier this week, Gary Strahan, founder and CEO of Infrared Cameras, Inc. of Beaumont, TX released a dramatic piece of news. His company’s thermal...

Company News

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, has announced expanded support for integrated security applications by partnering with SureView Systems.

Eid Passport, Inc of Hillsboro, OR, a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions and the largest commercial provider of vendor credentials at military facilities, has secured placement on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Qualified Technology List (QTL) for the company’s RAPID-RCx Program.

In a winning entry in the “Best Metal Detection” category of the GSN 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards program, PHD Dao Hinh Nguyen, vice president of Engineering and Product development at Autoclear, Inc. acknowledged a long history of scientific discovery and refining in screening technology that paved the way for the advanced technology that is available today from Autoclear and its brands Scintrex Trace and Fed-Labs.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded MorphoTrust USA (Safran) a contract to provide Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) for U.S. airports. The $85 million contract ceiling covers seven years and will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at the checkpoint versus the current visual inspection.

Airlines for America (A4A), an industry trade organization for U.S. airlines, and the International Air Transport Association, an international industry trade association representing some 240 airlines or 84 percent of global air traffic, have filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect airline passengers from higher security taxes being collected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

With its AdvanceGuard radar-based perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) installed at 16 major European airports, Oxford, UK Navtech Radar believes it has attained the proper balance between technology and manned guard service, according to company executive Jason Burger, who indicated that all of the Navtec systems are compliant with the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ISAC) security manual 8973.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is offering four investigative courses and one focused on disaster response/family assistance at the NTSB's Training Center near Washington, DC, in August and September.

Helicopter Accident Investigation course, being held August 18 – 22, will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required with all aspects of helicopter accident investigation.

GCR has appointed Andre Allen as its new information & cyber security manager; Allen will spearhead GCR's Cyber Security Practice to deliver cost-effective cyber security solutions with a primary focus on the aviation industry, the company says. Allen will lead an experienced team of certified project managers and developers, some with high level government security clearance.

Commentary and Opinions

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

For nearly half a century, the Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida has grown to become one of the preeminent airports in the world. The airport is an award-winning facility averaging approximately 225 daily aircraft departures with a reputation for noticeable ease of travel functionality. To remain a leader in the aviation industry and to keep pace with the ever-changing security challenges and concerns, TPA is dedicated to improving upon and updating terminal and airside infrastructure.

More than 640 million domestic air passengers hoped for a timely departure in 2012, and yet few ever considered a key part of the security process that makes timely departures possible: screening of baggage that goes into the “hold” of an airplane (more commonly known in the U.S. as “checked” baggage.) 

As I waited for a flight recently at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, I thumbed through a newspaper that had been left behind at a gate. A headline said, “Arizona 18th in U.S. in Aircraft Bird Strikes.” 

By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Today, we meet to discuss this nation’s progress in bringing about safety, security and resiliency against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11. 

But before we look back, I want to acknowledge and remember all the firefighters, police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning. Remembering those who died must inspire us to make this nation better and safer. 

 

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Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

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Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

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