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Tue, 2014-12-30 05:15 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a reciprocal arrangement with Germany for each nation’s trusted traveler program -- the U.S. Global Entry program and the German EasyPASS. Global...
Mon, 2014-12-29 02:53 PM
Contracts to speed further development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z, could pave the way for commercial scale production of millions of vaccine doses if...
Sun, 2014-12-28 08:01 PM

Robert Lustyik

A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty last week to bribery charges, admitting that he provided internal law enforcement documents and other confidential information about a prominent citizen of...
Sun, 2014-12-28 06:45 PM
An AirAsia passenger jet flying from Surabaya, Indonesia lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. (Surabaya LT) on Sunday. The jet, carrying 162 people, was en route to Singapore flying...
Wed, 2014-12-24 12:21 AM

Lawrence Dietz

Cyber security is an all-engulfing term that has different meanings depending on the context. For example: cyber security in the utility industry is not like cyber security in the legal profession,...
Tue, 2014-12-23 11:44 PM

Noel Sanchez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career....
Tue, 2014-12-23 07:10 PM

Sarah Saldana

In comments made following the confirmation of former U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas as Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS...
Tue, 2014-12-23 06:33 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime...
Tue, 2014-12-23 05:17 PM
Director James B. Comey has named David Bowdich the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Since September 2012, Bowdich has served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Los...
Tue, 2014-12-23 04:59 PM
After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than seven months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to be done to stop the world’s first Ebola epidemic...
Mon, 2014-12-22 06:51 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the number of people in the adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003. The finding is highlighted...
Sun, 2014-12-21 10:31 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), the agency says. In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a...

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Alexandria, VA, March 12 – The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21, 2015. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.
Rolling Meadows, IL, March 4 -- More than 92% of organizations hiring cybersecurity professionals this year say it will be difficult to find skilled candidates, according to a new study by global IT association ISACA. To help train additional professionals and address the global cybersecurity skills shortage, ISACA has launched a new online course through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX).Called Cybersecurity Fundamentals, this online course covers:
Austin, TX, March 12 -- Motion Computing has announced that the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has armed its more than 155 deputies with Motion F5 tablets, in-vehicle docks and desktop mounts to allow for more frequent and successful use of e-citations and other emerging criminal justice applications.
Tempe, AZ, March 12 -- Phoenix Data Security has announced the launch of Swimlane, a new security operations management platform and company focused on empowering enterprises and government agencies with data-driven automation and orchestration for incident response and improved security operations.
Indianapolis, IN, March 6 -- Less than four months after the installation of a new security system, the Montessori School of Dayton in Kettering, OH credits the products and services provided by STANLEY Security with preventing a break-in attempt at the school during the winter break. The Montessori School of Dayton was a grant winner in the inaugural STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program, and received extensive new security measures for their school, valued at the $100,000 grant amount.
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 10 -- Viscount Systems Inc. (“Viscount”) (OTCQB: VSYS), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has named Ambassador Ned L. Siegel as the Chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. Ambassador Siegel was elected to Viscount’s Board in April 2014 and succeeds Dennis Raefield, who has stepped down as Chairman to focus on the company’s expected rapid growth and will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board.
Pasadena, CA, March 10 -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), a provider of digital investigations, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Urbach as its Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Urbach has global leadership experience in human resources across multiple industries including technology, business services, manufacturing, and consumer products. In this role, Urbach will be responsible for leading Guidance Software’s worldwide human resources organization including employee relations, development and training, recruiting, compensation and benefits.
Aarhus, Denmark, March 10 -- Terma and ATRiCS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a cost-efficient Advanced Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) for surface surveillance on small- to medium-sized airfields.The two companies agreed on development of a surveillance system based on the advanced SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar (SMR) and the embedded tracker from Terma, which eliminates the need for complex multi sensor data fusion.

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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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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,...