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Fri, 2015-02-27 12:50 AM
A criminal complaint was unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material...
Thu, 2015-02-26 08:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 12:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 06:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:15 AM
I continue to stress the need for a clean, full-year DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Tue, 2015-02-24 11:50 PM

Sen. McConnell

McConnell February 24 press release:U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he urged Senate Democrats to support legislation restricting...
Tue, 2015-02-24 11:42 PM

Rep. King

GSN has learned at press-time that with four days remaining before the Department of Homeland Security is scheduled to lose its funding, Republican Congressman Peter King of Long, Island, NY has...
Tue, 2015-02-24 09:27 PM
A traffic stop by local police in Naco, AZ that yielded more than two tons of marijuana has led federal agents to the discovery of a sophisticated cross-border drug tunnel uncovered Monday night.
Tue, 2015-02-24 08:52 PM
The McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, has announced its commitment to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) by...
Tue, 2015-02-24 07:32 PM
Ottawa-based Amika Mobile’s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The...
Thu, 2015-02-19 07:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 09:51 PM
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Company News

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire, will present at The Chertoff Group Security Series. The event takes place March 5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, TX.
According to a recent Solid State Disk (SSD) technology use survey, Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery and ediscovery, revealed that while nearly 90 percent of respondents leverage the performance and reliability benefits of SSD technology within their organization, one-third confirmed they experienced some sort of SSD technology malfunction.
LMI has strategically hired Rick Lipsey to expand its cyber-related work, drawing on his extensive, expert leadership in military cybersecurity. Lipsey accepted the executive role to help the not-for-profit government consultancy meet a pressing public sector need to operationalize cybersecurity.
Citrix has announced an extension of its long-standing collaboration with Google by providing XenMobile support for Android for Work. This announcement builds on the multi-year collaboration between Citrix and Google that includes virtual app and desktop delivery on Chrome devices and existing enterprise mobility management (EMM) support for Android smartphones and tablets.
Minneapolis, MN-based Transition Networks, a provider of fiber access technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, has announced a new family of hardened Ethernet serial device servers with data encryption capabilities that improve security and scalability for connecting industrial equipment to Ethernet networks in harsh environments.
StopTech Ltd., the parent company of Stop Stick, a tire-deflation device to safely and quickly end high-speed pursuits and Response Technologies Ltd., the emergency response solutions product and service company, has restructured in order to create dedicated sales and service resources for each brand, for specific vertical markets and to better serve its customers. Stop Stick Ltd. sales and service will be focused on the law enforcement market with its Stop Stick and complete line of tire deflation devices and LE tactical products.
Panasonic, a provider of reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, has announced the Toughbook 54. As the thinnest and lightest semi-rugged laptop in its class, the Toughbook 54 is a highly portable tool for mobile professionals who need durability, power and feature sets beyond what a standard consumer laptop can offer.
Entrust Datacard has announced the new Datacard TruCredential Suite Software which is designed to help organizations of all sizes deploy a secure ID program that meets a wide range of application requirements -- from basic photo IDs to high-assurance credentials.The new software suite can be used to issue a variety of credentials such as student, faculty or visitor IDs; employee or contract badges; patient and staff healthcare IDs; credentials for local government programs; membership and customer loyalty cards; and transit passes.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
The following is a guest editorial provided by Michael D. Helm, the national commander of The American Legion:Most 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.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
 

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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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