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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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Wed, 2013-12-18 04:44 PM

Airbus A350-900

The Federal Aviation Administration is concerned that the design of the Airbus Model A350-900 Series airplane might allow for too much connectivity between the aircraft control domain and other...
Tue, 2013-12-17 04:47 PM
In order to give itself enough time to resolve a bid protest, TSA has decided to award a contract extension on a sole source basis to InfoZen, of Bethesda, MD, to continue providing the operations...
Mon, 2013-12-16 03:56 PM
TSA has issued a solicitation for what it calls “Credential Authentication Technology,” or CAT, which can ensure that only legitimate airport personnel, airline crews, non-traveling passengers using...
Thu, 2013-12-12 06:11 PM
TSA has picked a new date, January 10, 2014, on which it will host an “industry day” in support of the Screening Partnership Program, under which commercial companies offer screening services at...
Thu, 2013-12-05 03:45 PM

Chuck Brooks

Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and...
Wed, 2013-12-04 07:32 PM

Khat

It’s harvest time, but this foreign plant is a no-no in the United States. CBP officers seized three international air parcels on November 26 that contained a combined 112 pounds of khat, a green,...
Wed, 2013-12-04 05:08 PM
TSA announced on December 4 that it will charge a fee of $85 per individual to participate for five years in the Pre[check] trusted traveler program, which will enable cleared passengers to move...
Sun, 2013-12-01 01:25 PM
TSA’s blogger, Bob Burns, offered a few travel tips on November 26 for passengers moving around the country during the holiday season, particularly those who are counting on expedited screening...
Thu, 2013-11-28 11:38 AM

Pallet screening
X-ray system

CBP has issued a Request For Information (RFI) to commercial baggage screening companies for information about their capabilities to supply small, medium, large and pallet X-ray systems that could be...
Tue, 2013-11-26 04:49 PM
The prolific Blogger Bob, of TSA, who tries to comfort the traveling public whenever possible, has informed the knitters-in-the-sky that they can, indeed, carry their knitting needles onto an...
Mon, 2013-11-25 06:23 PM

Kris Collo

MicroPact, a developer of enterprise case management and business process management (BPM) software, has been selected to provide entellitrak as an enterprise workplace safety solution for TSA’s...
Fri, 2013-11-22 04:04 PM

A CBP UH60
helicopter

CBP has released a presolicitation notice indicating that it plans to procure aircraft pilot training services for a dozen different helicopters and fixed wing aircraft it currently operates.

Company News

The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office in Newark, NJ where applicants for its popular PreCheck expedited screening program can go to have their fingerprints and other information taken.

The office at 532 Raymond Blvd., between Brill and Richard streets, is the first location in Northern New Jersey where applicants can go following completion of an online application.

Vincent Sandoval has been named group president of CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, a Burlington, MA based company that offers products for the aerospace, defense, oil, and gas industries. Sandoval will take on his new role March 19th.

Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace have joined forces to enhance airport safety and efficiency through a cooperative agreement that features the integration of PASSUR’s predictive analytics decision support software and business analysis with air traffic management systems from Raytheon. The program will work in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen Terminal Flight Data Manager program. The partnership will provide solutions to create a better passenger experience, make airlines more efficient, and increase the predictability of air travel.

Fairfax, VA-based General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (AIS) has been awarded an $8.2 million task order by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide software development, open architecture systems integration, and operations and maintenance support services for the Security Technology Integration Program (STIP).

Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense, has won an order for its QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors (ETD), associated consumables, and services for deployment in Latin America. The value of the order is expected to be about $1,500,000.

DVTEL has just released a new line of thermal cameras called ioimage Thermal, which are designed to function in low or zero light conditions. Their first camera in this line is the ONVIF Profile-S-compliant ioimage Therma camera. DVTEL, based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, creates video surveillance products and software, including camera and video analytics software and video management systems.

American Science and Engineering, of Billerica, MA, a worldwide provider of threat and contraband X-ray detection solutions, has announced that Laura Berman has been named vice president, corporate communications. In this newly created role, Ms. Berman will join the company's senior leadership team and be responsible for all of AS&E's corporate communications, including internal and external communications.

Implant Sciences, a Wilmington, MA-based high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced that Pacific Air Cargo (PAC) has purchased its first QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector (ETD).

Commentary and Opinions

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...