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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

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Sun, 2014-09-21 07:05 PM
A joint survey conducted by the University of Maryland and the University of Tehran indicates that the Iranian public is in favor of several conditions that would allow for a peace deal with the West...
Sun, 2014-09-21 05:43 PM
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 81 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, and other immigration violators during a four-day operation in New England. ICE’s...
Thu, 2014-09-18 06:59 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new...
Thu, 2014-09-18 06:34 PM
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged...
Wed, 2014-09-17 07:31 PM
An award from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will outfit 46 volunteer firefighters in Secaucus, NJ with personal protective equipment, in addition to funding advanced...
Wed, 2014-09-17 07:20 PM

Benjamin Bishop

A former Honolulu, HI, civil defense contractor and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has been sentenced to 87 months imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for sharing defense...
Wed, 2014-09-17 05:55 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted an insect some scientists consider the world’s most...
Tue, 2014-09-16 10:49 PM

Michael Finnegan

This article focuses on the incredible determination of former FBI Special Agent Michael Finnegan, who spent five-plus years of his life studying the activities of Palestinian terrorist Khalid Al-...
Tue, 2014-09-16 08:04 PM

Mufid Elfgeeh

A federal grand jury in Rochester, NY has returned a seven-count indictment charging Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to...
Mon, 2014-09-15 09:00 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the country to bring together community representatives, public...
Mon, 2014-09-15 08:13 PM
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has added new technology to 15 firefighting trucks to help it keep track of firefighters’ location.Through the technology, the FDNY can automatically see...
Sun, 2014-09-14 08:16 PM
Climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle and dozens of iconic birds like the Common Loon, Baltimore Oriole and Brown...

Company News

News of the first reported case of Ebola in the U.S. came last week in Dallas, TX, leading to discussion of a public health emergency and fear of an epidemic or pandemic outbreak of the virus. Events like these often highlight flaws in business continuity planning and are catalysts for future improvement.

Oakdale, MN-based Imation, a provider of data storage and information security, has announced that it has introduced a way for IT administrators to better ensure data security in their archive storage.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the availability of the Tripwire Enterprise App for Splunk Enterprise. The app makes it easy to visualize the overall health of all enterprise endpoints monitored by Tripwire Enterprise in IT environments, reducing the time needed to identify security violations on endpoints.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has been named a silver partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP). The partnership brings the company’s award-winning HID Mobile Access solution for opening doors using smartphones, and HID Trusted Tag Services that add trusted identities for everyday objects for “Internet of Things” applications into Samsung’s extensive product sales and marketing ecosystem.

ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected Quantum Technology Sciences intrusion detection solution as a 2014 ASIS Accolades winner during their annual conference in Atlanta. The competition recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and solutions.

Schaumberg, IL-based Motorola Solutions has announced the stylishly designed MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio, a reliable push-to-talk communication device designed by the company’s award-winning SL Series product team. This new solution provides superior audio quality and provides MOTOTRBO features necessary for essential day-to-day, two-way radio communications.

Denver, CO-based Global Technology Resources (GTRI), a national solutions integrator, has announced it was awarded two Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts with NASA. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), firm fixed price (FFP) contracts were awarded in the Computer Based Systems, Group A, and in the Networking/Security/Video and Conference Tools, Group D.

Herndon, VA-based Xceedium, Inc., a provider of privileged identity management for enterprise environments, has announced that its flagship product, Xsuite, now has the capability to alert privileged users of servers susceptible to the Shellshock vulnerability.

Commentary and Opinions

Earlier this month, responding to a question from the editor of this publication, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano, categorically rejected the use of profiling in homeland security efforts.  Instead of focusing its resources on young, Muslim men, DHS paid the most attention to behavior indicating terrorist activity, such as travel patterns. The Secretary’s rejection of profiling is spot on, both as a matter of efficacy and as a matter of ethics.

[Editor’s note: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) made these remarks on the House floor on May 18, 2010.]

Mr. Speaker, U.S. Border Patrol agents have spotted yet another Mexican military helicopter incursion into Texas. That makes three times these helicopters have crossed the border into America this year, that we know of. On Saturday [May 15, 2010], another Mexican military helicopter was in Texas, hovering near the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge. Two other times this year, Mexican helicopters were photographed in Starr and Zapata Counties in Texas.

During the past seven years, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken the position that it knows how to best create the safety and security standards necessary to secure airports across the United States.

So, what could possibly be wrong?

Everything.

While strolling up and down the aisles at the ASIS New York City Chapter’s security expo at the Javits Center on April 30, I tried to take a quick reading on the current state of the government security marketplace, but frankly the views of half a dozen exhibitors were all over the map.

I wondered whether the economy-wide recession during the past two years was depressing government procurements, or whether the Obama administration’s pump-priming stimulus program had led to an increase in such government purchases.

By Jonathan McDonald

Many government organizations are charged with combating terrorism, identifying criminals and effectively applying immigration policies. All these activities require that persons of interests (and organizations and networks) be accurately identified. Identification is an extremely complex process that is only compounded by increasing data volumes, complex relationships, and tightly coupled application and data architectures.

 

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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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Due to the limited amount of area that standard video cameras can cover while providing a sufficient level of detail, the current model for security system design relies on the use of large numbers of cameras.

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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,...