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Thu, 2014-11-27 02:26 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from Government Security News! In observance of the holiday, the Daily Insider e-newsletter will resume publication on Monday, December 1. Enjoy the holiday and safe...
Tue, 2014-11-25 11:38 PM

Denise Rucker Krepp

Recently, a GSN reader emailed me about the Transportation Security Administration's hazardous material tracking program. The agency is required by a 2007 law to track sensitive security materials...
Tue, 2014-11-25 11:11 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have added Mali to the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and...
Tue, 2014-11-25 08:24 PM
Editor’s Note: This article consists of the introduction and overview of the American Immigration Council’s Special Report on the Immigration Accountability Executive Action announced by the...
Tue, 2014-11-25 01:52 PM
The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The...
Mon, 2014-11-24 11:38 PM
A storm with rain and heavy snow will cause major disruptions and delays for Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast and in the Appalachians. Rain will initially spread northward along Interstate-95...
Mon, 2014-11-24 06:15 PM
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2013. Of these, 27 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 49 officers died...
Sun, 2014-11-23 04:20 PM
President Obama Thursday announced new Immigration Accountability Executive Actions to help secure the border and hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable. The executive actions...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:20 PM
As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:09 PM
Last week, U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL), a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced H.R. 5712, the “DHS Private Sector Office Engagement Act,” aimed at improving private sector...
Thu, 2014-11-20 02:54 PM
On Wednesday, Secret Service Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on a variety of issues and addressed ongoing efforts to...
Wed, 2014-11-19 12:30 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be expanding its detention capacity for adults with children at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX, in December. In light of...

Company News

Organizations whose employees or members are frequent travelers can now offer a new perk: onsite enrollment in TSA Pre✓, which provides faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel. MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a provider of identity solutions and services, introduced the innovative mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) goal of expanding the number of travelers served by the TSA Pre✓ program.

The Scottsdale, AZ-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, and IDT911 has announced findings from their 2014 survey titled Data Breaches, the Holidays, and You. The survey, conducted by ITRC, was sponsored by IDT911, a provider of data risk management, breach response, resolution, and education services.

With the holiday season in full swing, and upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, online shopping is on the rise, and so are concerns over security and privacy breaches.

To keep the online shopping experience safe and cheerful this holiday season, below are top tips from Dell SecureWorks experts in information security:

ThreatMetrix, a provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, has announced cybercrime predictions for the upcoming surge in consumer spending surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season.

Intelligent Video Surveillance (ISS), a Video Management Systems (VMS) vendor, and Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), a provider of open architecture video analytics software, have announced the integration of ISS’ SecurOS video management platform with the real-time event detection capabilities of savVi, Agent Vi’s video analytics platform.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced the addition of new strategic partners who have joined the company’s Enterprise Application Partners program during the third calendar quarter, further expanding the ecosystem of available products that are powered by award-winning Seos technology.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights in national airspace at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ. NJIT is conducting UAS flights over the Atlantic Ocean to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into the public airspace and to assess the research and operational capabilities of several data-collecting sensors aboard the craft.

Carnegie Mellon University has selected Virtual Asset Tracker (VAT), Radiant RFID’s end-to-end asset management solution, to manage asset security and location visibility for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s IT assets and test equipment.

Commentary and Opinions

With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.

The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.

From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.

From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.

In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.

 

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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

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...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...