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Tue, 2014-11-25 11:11 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have added Mali to the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and...
Tue, 2014-11-25 08:24 PM
Editor’s Note: This article consists of the introduction and overview of the American Immigration Council’s Special Report on the Immigration Accountability Executive Action announced by the...
Tue, 2014-11-25 06:44 PM
Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have...
Tue, 2014-11-25 06:29 PM

Charles Perez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the selection of a new CBP airport director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).Charles Perez, a 28-year CBP veteran, assumed...
Tue, 2014-11-25 01:52 PM
The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The...
Mon, 2014-11-24 11:38 PM
A storm with rain and heavy snow will cause major disruptions and delays for Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast and in the Appalachians. Rain will initially spread northward along Interstate-95...
Mon, 2014-11-24 06:15 PM
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2013. Of these, 27 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 49 officers died...
Sun, 2014-11-23 04:20 PM
President Obama Thursday announced new Immigration Accountability Executive Actions to help secure the border and hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable. The executive actions...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:20 PM
As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:09 PM
Last week, U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL), a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced H.R. 5712, the “DHS Private Sector Office Engagement Act,” aimed at improving private sector...
Thu, 2014-11-20 02:54 PM
On Wednesday, Secret Service Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on a variety of issues and addressed ongoing efforts to...
Tue, 2014-11-18 09:22 PM

Petra Horne

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a Change of Command ceremony in Brownsville, TX on November 17 to formally instate Petra Horne as port director for the Brownsville Port of Entry.“I am...

Company News

Westford, MA-based Tyco Security Products has announced that Stafford Mahfouz, manager of the Government and Department of Defense Vertical for Tyco Security Products, has been elected to the Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control Council steering committee for 2015-2016 as a representative of physical access control product and services providers.
PrecisionHawk Inc., unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer and Aerial Data Processing and Analysis Company, has announced a solution, known as LATAS (Low Altitude Tracking and Avoidance System), for the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace. As an automated air traffic control system for UAVs, LATAS has the ability to provide flight planning, tracking and avoidance for every drone in the sky using real-time flight data transmission based on world-wide cellular networks.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, has announce that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos' Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years.
Arlington, VA-based ThreatConnect, Inc., a provider of security products and services including the ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), has announced Matt Brenner as vice president of sales, overseeing sales operations for the threat intelligence platform.
Princeton, NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, has announced it is the first company to offer a comprehensive warranty that protects businesses from payment card breach losses in the event of a breach.
Berkeley, CA-based Tanium, a security and systems management company, has announced a partnership and integration with iSIGHT Partners, a global provider of cyber threat intelligence. With this integration, high quality threat intelligence and Indicators of Compromise (“IOCs”) from iSIGHT Partners are automatically fed into the Tanium IOC Funnel, part of the Tanium platform.
The Longmont, CO-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) recently released a series of Image City Map products, derived from DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and human geography data sets, which are playing a key role in the international effort to combat the Ebola crisis in western Africa.
City of Industry, CA-based Hikvision, a supplier of innovative and award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has established Hikvision Canada Inc., which will focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. This achievement represents the company’s strong commitment to the Canadian market and speaks to its rapid growth in Canada, North America, and across the globe.

Commentary and Opinions

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. 
America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts.  On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.
During the past year, the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council has issued a series of monthly papers encapsulating the major topics that have shaped our nation’s approach to homeland security. Thirteen monographs have highlighted industry and government’s joint effort to confront the challenges, and develop solutions to successfully focus on the historic mission to create a more prepared, responsive, resilient, safer and secure homeland. 
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.
 

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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.

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