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Thu, 2015-03-26 12:06 AM
Among the many mysteries of why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps Tuesday is why, after reaching 38,000 feet, the jet began a 10-minute descent but never issued a distress signal...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Tue, 2015-03-24 09:46 PM
In a bizarre lone-wolf attack on Friday, March 20, a perpetrator named George White entered the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, LA, and after being stopped from crossing the check point by a...
Tue, 2015-03-24 08:00 PM
On April 21 & 22, 2015, the largest annual gathering of the “who’s who” of border security, customs and immigration enforcement, other federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as...
Tue, 2015-03-24 06:02 PM

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Boston, March 23 – MassDevelopment has selected Avwatch, Inc. of Plymouth MA to operate and manage the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Ranges at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) and...
Sun, 2015-03-22 10:49 PM
Geneva, March 20 – A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine...
Sun, 2015-03-22 10:06 PM
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 19 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations has announced the enforcement of a federal quarantine order suspending imports of...
Thu, 2015-03-19 12:31 AM
Sosua, Dominican Republic, March 18 – Twenty-nine sex trafficking victims were rescued in Sosua, Dominican Republic, March 11 following an international undercover law enforcement investigation.U.S....
Tue, 2015-03-17 08:31 PM

Denise Krepp

When a train carrying oil has an accident, the local community is the one that suffers. Residents are forced to leave their homes, sleep on gym floors, and pray that their lives return to normal....
Sun, 2015-03-15 08:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:55 PM
Geneva, March 11 -- Approximately 32 million people in Japan are affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, according to the 2015 Fukushima Report now available from...
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:07 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10 -- According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the United Kingdom is now free of Ebola virus disease (EVD).On December 28 2014, a healthcare worker returned...

Company News

City of Industry, CA, March 24 – Hikvision, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to announce that Lorne Terry has joined the company as sales director for Hikvision Canada Inc. With over twenty years of experience and a distinguished history of driving revenue growth in North America, Terry is poised to help expand the scope of the newly launched Hikvision Canada and continue the success of Hikvision in the Canadian market.
Indianapolis, IN, March 22 – Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced an integration with the Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation, an in-store marketing and analytics provider, for a unified security and retail analytics solution in a single platform.The new Brickstream LIVE sensors use stereo vision analytics to provide highly accurate and anonymous information about how people move into, around and out of physical places such as stores, venues, hospitals and more.
New York, NY, March 24 – The Sequoia Security Group (SSG), a provider of confidential boutique services and intelligent support, has announced the appointment of Steven Branigan as vice president of Cyber Security. Branigan is an original member of the U.S. Secret Service, New York Electronic Crimes Task Force. Branigan is excited to once again join his former colleagues and take his cyber security knowledge and expertise to compliment the SSG team.
Chicago, IL, March 24 – Ace Computers, a supplier of forensic workstations, has unveiled a new forensic workstation, ForCE (forensic client examiner), to complement its existing line of workstations for the law enforcement sector.
Phoenix, March 24 – BeyondTrust® the global cyber security company dedicated to eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the results of its recently conducted survey, Privilege Gone Wild 2.
Billerica, MA, March 24 – Over one million people are now enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓program, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has announced. MorphoTrust, a provider of identity services and solutions, is a trusted partner of TSA and the sole enrollment services provider for TSA Pre✓.
Ashburn, VA, March 17 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space, has introduced the SferiAdvise System Ready Application (SRA), a new pre-validated, pre-tested digital map, flight plan, and helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) solution.

Commentary and Opinions

By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
 

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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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New Products

Kustom Signals, Inc. is pleased to announce that the LaserCam 4 has been certified to be in compliance with International Association...

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...