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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...
Mon, 2014-08-04 06:57 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) has issued new standards to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically...
Mon, 2014-08-04 06:30 PM
The U.S Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing civil penalties ranging from $63,000 to $91,000 against three companies for violating Hazardous Materials...
Tue, 2014-07-29 07:02 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations in three enforcement cases...
Wed, 2014-07-23 09:20 PM
The House has unanimously passed three bills that aim to bolster security at airports, provide oversight of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Inspection, and simplify...
Fri, 2014-07-18 05:43 PM
U.S. flights are no longer allowed to fly across eastern Ukrainian airspace until further notice, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The “Notice to Airman” declaration is due to...
Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10 PM
Government Security News is pleased to present the official Roster of Winners and Finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which includes many longtime leaders in these...
Mon, 2014-07-14 05:16 PM
Areas in the East and South will be at risk for severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds, flooding rain and frequent lightning strikes into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.
Thu, 2014-07-10 05:56 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking a viable replacement to leaded gas as it prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (...
Tue, 2014-07-08 06:01 PM
Travelers flying into the United States may need to power up their electronic devices in order to keep them on board, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:10 PM
Happy Fourth of July from Government Security News.In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our Daily Insider e-newsletter July 4th, but will resume publication Monday, July 7th.Enjoy the...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:34 AM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched an enhanced Study in the States website with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed...

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

Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.

Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.

The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.

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.

 

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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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Gallagher will showcase its portfolio of integrated access control, intrusion detection, and perimeter protection solutions at th...

(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced a new Women in...