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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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Tue, 2014-10-14 05:49 PM
Cybersecurity professionals from across the globe came together to compete in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics held on September 29 2014 at ISACA’s EuroCACS/Information Security and Risk...
Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has found an invasive insect at the Lewiston Bridge border crossing (New York/Canada). A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist positively...
Mon, 2014-10-13 04:34 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant has announced grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient...
Thu, 2014-10-09 06:50 PM
Flooding during high tides -- something that rarely occurred in the past -- is now common in some places and is projected to grow to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they...
Thu, 2014-10-09 05:07 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Clifford Holly assistant director in charge of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters. Holly most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Training...
Thu, 2014-10-09 03:53 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at Honolulu seaport recently intercepted 11 Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on a ship from Taiwan. Each of these...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:42 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Donald Alway special agent in charge of the agency's Jackson (MS) Division. Alway most recently served as section chief for the Investigations and Operations...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:01 PM
The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both...
Wed, 2014-10-08 04:06 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...
Tue, 2014-10-07 08:08 PM
SST, Inc., the California-based maker of ShotSpotter Flex and a global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, has announced that its National Gunfire Index revealed that gunfire incidents during...
Tue, 2014-10-07 06:28 PM
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Monday designated Joseph P. Clancy to serve as Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Johnson appointed Clancy, a 27-year veteran of the Service, and...

Company News

Gary J. Braswell, president and CEO of MPD, Inc., has announced that MPD has acquired Kustom Signals, Inc. (“Kustom”), effective November 4, 2014.

Kustom, with headquarters in Lenexa, KS, and a manufacturing facility in Chanute, KS, is an electronics manufacturer dedicated to serving the equipment needs of worldwide law enforcement.

Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced it has entered into an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors, which recently received TSA qualification for airport checkpoint passenger and baggage screening.

Robert Weaver is an award-winning and nationally recognized senior executive who over the course of a 40 year distinguished career served in a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

D-Dey Response Group, a local woman and veteran owned company, recently opened its doors to empower and prepare citizens and professionals with life-saving techniques, security tactics, and tailored first response medical kits for situations just like this.

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a U.S. concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company and Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd (SEC) announced the companies have signed an agreement forming a joint venture for building utility-scale CSP plants in China. Under the agreement, the joint venture will leverage both partners’ contributions to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for projects featuring BrightSource’s solar power tower technology in China.

Cleveland, OH-based Mace Security International, Inc. and Hudson, OH-based National School Control Systems, LLC are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement for safety and security products with a focus on the Bearacade Door Control System. The target markets for these systems include educational, corporate, nonprofit, and government institutions.

TrendLabs has released a report called, The Invisible Becomes Visible, in which it outlines its industry predictions on what the cyber threat landscape is expected to look like in 2015.

Alexandria, VA-based ASIS International (ASIS) and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are collaborating on the development of an online training module focusing on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization.

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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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,...