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Wed, 2015-04-01 01:00 AM
Washington, March 30 – Building on the success of NASA’s partnerships with commercial industry to date, NASA has selected 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance...
Tue, 2015-03-31 01:13 PM
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333...
Mon, 2015-03-30 07:18 PM
Washington, D.C., March 30 – The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced the launch of a new resource for law enforcement and corrections officers when...
Thu, 2015-03-26 08:58 PM
Washington, March 20 – The National Transportation Safety Board will host a multi-modal roundtable to discuss the dangers of distractions in transportation. The roundtable, “Disconnect from Deadly...
Thu, 2015-03-26 12:06 AM
Among the many mysteries of why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps Tuesday is why, after reaching 38,000 feet, the jet began a 10-minute descent but never issued a distress signal...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Tue, 2015-03-24 09:46 PM
In a bizarre lone-wolf attack on Friday, March 20, a perpetrator named George White entered the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, LA, and after being stopped from crossing the check point by a...
Tue, 2015-03-24 08:00 PM
On April 21 & 22, 2015, the largest annual gathering of the “who’s who” of border security, customs and immigration enforcement, other federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as...
Tue, 2015-03-24 06:02 PM

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Boston, March 23 – MassDevelopment has selected Avwatch, Inc. of Plymouth MA to operate and manage the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Ranges at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) and...
Mon, 2015-03-23 12:08 AM
Tallahassee, FL, March 20 – Proposed legislation that requires law enforcement agencies in Florida to develop rules, procedures, policies, training, and such around police body cameras is one step...
Sun, 2015-03-22 10:49 PM
Geneva, March 20 – A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine...
Tue, 2015-03-17 08:54 PM
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just released an annual aviation forecast that shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with...

Company News

Waltham, MA, April 1 – CounterTack, a provider of Big Data Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), have announced that it will be co-hosting an event, “Beyond Next-Generation Cybersecurity 2015: The CISO Perspective on Countering the Global Threatscape,” on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, at the Palace Hotel.
Schaumberg, IL, April 1 – Motorola Solutions has acquired PublicEngines, a
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, April 1 – Centerra Group, has acquired Gregg Protection Services, a provider of protection of nuclear and biological assets as well as other high threat, national security targets worldwide.“This addition to the Centerra family brings a team of uniquely qualified professionals with unmatched technical skills and experience in the highly specialized arena of global non-proliferation and threat reduction support,” said Paul Donahue, president and CEO of Centerra.
Wallingford, CT, March 31 – The problem of school safety and security needs to be addressed through strategic collaboration, according to a new whitepaper authored by Dr. William M.
Clinton, TN, March 31 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's subsidiary Remotec and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the agreement, Remotec is the sole reseller of these products to the first responder and law enforcement market in the U.S.
Wilmington, MA, March 26 – Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, has reported the shipment of approximately $500,000 in explosives trace detection systems in Latin America, most of which were sold to a major international airline in Latin America.
Fairfax, VA, March 31 – SRA International, a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, has announced that the company has signed an asset purchase agreement, on March 30, to acquire part of the Government Services business of Qbase, a privately-held software products and services company supporting customers in the intelligence, national security, government, healthcare, and energy arenas.
Longmont, CO, March 31 – Intrado, a provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions and a subsidiary of West Corporation, has announced that the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) has selected Intrado as the supplier of Automatic Location Information Data Base Management Services (ALI DBMS) for participating Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) 9-1-1 Programs representing over 250 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the state.

Commentary and Opinions

By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
 

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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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Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...