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PureTech Systems is a software company that develops and markets PureActiv, its geospatial analytics solution designed to protect critical perimeters and infrastructure.  Its patented video...

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Wed, 2014-08-27 07:20 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have found African Honey Bees (AHB) aboard a vessel in Savannah, GA that arrived from Mexico. The bees had been present for one to two...
Wed, 2014-08-27 02:09 AM

TSA Admin. John Pistole

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs. The Transportation Security Administration Pre✓ application program, which began in...
Wed, 2014-08-27 12:08 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is dealing with multifaceted humanitarian and security issues as tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have been arriving at the Southwest U.S. border...
Tue, 2014-08-26 07:15 PM
A former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been convicted on child pornography charges, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).Timothy...
Tue, 2014-08-26 05:36 PM
The Georgia Ports Authority has announced that its deepwater ports and inland barge terminals, which support more 352,000 jobs and generate $66.9 billion in revenue annually throughout the state,...
Mon, 2014-08-25 07:19 PM
A British man who pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorism in U.S. federal court was deported Aug. 20 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement...
Sun, 2014-08-24 05:31 PM

John Schwamm 

Last week during a change of command ceremony held at the San Luis Cultural Center, John A. Schwamm was formally sworn into office as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port director of...
Thu, 2014-08-21 03:48 PM
An Ogden woman wanted by Salvadoran authorities for allegedly orchestrating the February 2013 murder of her husband was deported to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...
Wed, 2014-08-20 06:45 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Brasilia office held a training session last week for the Brazilian government's Federal Police and Customs and Tax...
Tue, 2014-08-19 08:31 PM
As nearly 1,000 guests watched the ceremony on August 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the company's fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC),...
Tue, 2014-08-19 05:27 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Honduran National Police have signed a memorandum of cooperation to enhance their ability to share immigration and criminal history record...
Mon, 2014-08-18 06:07 PM
The number of unaccompanied children and adults with children apprehended on the southwest border decreased by about half in July compared to June, according to the Department of Homeland Security (...

Company News

Austin, TX-based Motion Computing has announced that The City of Brenham has achieved a 30% cost savings by replacing its old mobile communications and data technology throughout its police and fire vehicles with Motion’s Windows-based rugged tablets and RAM mounts.

StereoVision Imaging (SVI) recently demonstrated its latest mobile, hand-held 3D binocular technology to government officials in the Los Angeles, CA area at ranges greater than 200 meters from point of use. The patented SVI technology allows users to view "persons of interest" through binocular optics and then capture a 3D video clip.

Long Island-based freight forwarders H.W. St. John & Co. are passing on a warning to all clients who may be involved in the importing of rough diamonds from abroad. A recent warning from the federal government means that companies need to be extra diligent in terms of imports or they could lose money to fraudulent diamond dealers.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, has announced expanded support for integrated security applications by partnering with SureView Systems.

Eid Passport, Inc of Hillsboro, OR, a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions and the largest commercial provider of vendor credentials at military facilities, has secured placement on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Qualified Technology List (QTL) for the company’s RAPID-RCx Program.

San Diego-based LRAD Corporation, a provider of long range acoustic hailing devices, has announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $1.7 million for LRAD 500 and 1000X systems and accessories from two separate customers in Asia. A $1 million order represents the fourth overall order from this Asian customer, and second this fiscal year, for mounting on vehicles used for military and police applications. The second order, for approximately $700,000, is from a Southeast Asian Navy. Both orders are scheduled for delivery by December 31, 2014.

In a winning entry in the “Best Metal Detection” category of the GSN 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards program, PHD Dao Hinh Nguyen, vice president of Engineering and Product development at Autoclear, Inc. acknowledged a long history of scientific discovery and refining in screening technology that paved the way for the advanced technology that is available today from Autoclear and its brands Scintrex Trace and Fed-Labs.

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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.

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.

Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent -- and alarming -- problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government.

The urgency of the issue brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers and elected officials, August 18 at Texas A&M University in Galveston for a summit on how best to combat illegal fishing. The event was hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference.

For years, critics of immigration reform have argued that immigrants are a drain on entitlement programs like Medicare, increasing the burden on an already overburdened system. However, our latest report shows that the opposite is true: Immigrants’ contributions are actually subsidizing government healthcare coverage for millions of Americans and prolonging the solvency of one of Medicare’s key trust funds.

“We are entering an era in which unmanned vehicles of all kinds will take on greater importance in space, on land, in the air and at sea” -- President George W. Bush’s address to the Citadel, Dec. 2001.

 

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EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

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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Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), a manufacturer of durable thin film optical coatings, announced on June 16 the design of a...

Fairport, NY-based Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has introduced the GVS1000, which the company describes as the industry's l...

Add Jerusalem-based Identa Corp. to the handful of companies that issued statements in the wake of the failed...