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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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Mon, 2014-06-16 03:05 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered Boeing to modify technology found aboard 737 aircrafts that could be vulnerable to computer hackers. The FAA’s order, which was released in the...
Fri, 2014-06-13 02:55 AM
The House Committee on Homeland Security has passed bipartisan legislation to enhance communications and improve the accountability and transparency of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast...
Wed, 2014-06-04 04:30 AM
Members of the United States Border Patrol’s (USBP) El Paso (TX) Sector, along with other area law enforcement agencies, honored the men and women who lost their lives while protecting America’s...
Thu, 2014-05-29 02:31 AM
Encouraged by a surge of nominations in the GSN 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Program, Government Security News has announced a two-pronged expansion of its burgeoning Airport, Seaport...
Mon, 2014-05-05 01:10 AM

Bennie G. Thompson 

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines with Automated Target Recognition (...
Wed, 2014-04-30 09:23 PM
The DHS has announced the expansion of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited screening program, TSA PreCheck, to include eligible customers of Air Canada, the first...
Thu, 2014-04-10 12:22 AM
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Detroit Metro Airport has announced the arrest of a man for alleged violation of immigration law. The United Kingdom citizen...
Wed, 2014-03-12 10:21 PM
When it comes to fraudulent travel documents and stolen passports, according to the world border organization BORDERPOL, "It's too late to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. It means you...
Wed, 2014-03-12 07:50 PM

Dr. Oliver McGee

“This is now the greatest aviation security mystery in aviation history,” said Dr. Oliver McGee. “Boeing airplanes do not vanish or fall out of the sky. Boeing planes go up in the air and they come...
Tue, 2014-03-11 12:10 AM

Anthony Roman

“We have to determine what happened, are there any survivors, and if not, what happened and how,” said Anthony Roman.Roman is the president of Roman and Associates, a global investigation firm...
Mon, 2014-03-10 04:39 PM

Janice Kephart

News reports that stolen Austrian and Italian passports were used to book two airline tickets on the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 intensifies the need for full and immediate...
Wed, 2014-02-26 10:55 PM
In GSN’s 2013 Homeland Security Awards Program, the Miami International Airport (MIA) received a platinum award in the category of “Most Notable Airport Security Program” for its new Runway Incursion...

Company News

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.

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for U.S. airlines, has applauded House action requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess the impact future preclearance facilities will have on security, passengers, the economy, and customs staffing at U.S. gateway airports.

In anticipation of the spike in travelers expected to show up for the World Cup, as well as the predicted surge that will also take place prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), which is the busiest airport in Latin America, has installed Quantum Secure’s Safe for Aviation software suite.

Montebello, CA-based Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has supported resolution HR 45, which highlighted a successful 21-year partnership between the California National Guard (CNG) and the European country of Ukraine. Igor Pasternak, CEO of Aeroscraft Corporation, spoke in front of California lawmakers on his support of the resolution.

Uticon Engineering Consultancy has installed the two-factor authentication solution SecurAccess from SecurEnvoy. Personal login details in combination with a passcode obtained via SMS are used in the solution in order to clearly identify employees.

Alexandria, VA-based Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group providing security solutions, is gearing up to launch SourceID, a handheld device for detecting and identifying sources of radioactive emissions. The new technology it utilizes will make it more powerful than the devices currently in service, the company says.

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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.

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.

 

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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.

New Products

Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

In the pre-9-11 world, getting on a plane was as easy as emptying your pockets and walking through a metal detector. In the post-9-11 world, airline passengers must take off the...

The Cellular Cargo Bomb Scanner CBS 7.72 Series from Homeland Security Strategies (HSS) scans cargo at airports, marine yards and truckin...

McLean, VA-based QinetiQ North America characterizes its SPO-7 standoff passive object detection system as the kind calle...