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The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Tom Gazsi, the former City of Costa Mesa Police Chief, as a new deputy chief of police. Gazsi will oversee the Emergency Management and Field Operations Group...
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Technology helps the military fight the war on terror. It also helps malevolent male military personnel spy on female personnel. In a shocking announcement this week, the Navy reported that hidden...
Mon, 2014-12-08 05:24 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department (DOJ) will take new steps to bar profiling by federal law enforcement agencies, building upon a 2003 policy that had...
Mon, 2014-12-08 03:43 PM
In partnership with Agenzia Delle Dogane E Dei Monopoli (Italian Customs), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently completed Operation Dolce Vita, a bilateral Intellectual Property Rights (...
Sun, 2014-12-07 02:16 PM
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has announced final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing...
Fri, 2014-12-05 06:31 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has teamed with industry and 24 law enforcement agencies across 18 countries to shutdown 29,684 domain names...
Thu, 2014-12-04 06:16 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that a Justice Department (DOJ) civil rights investigation into the use of force by the Cleveland Division of Police has found a pattern or practice of...
Thu, 2014-12-04 03:49 PM
On Thursday, NASA launched the first unmanned test flight towards Mars using an Orion spacecraft. Orion is the first spacecraft built for astronauts destined for deep space since the storied Apollo...
Wed, 2014-12-03 04:27 PM
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed three bills Monday aimed at strengthening nuclear security and detection, protecting critical infrastructure against the threat of electromagnetic...
Wed, 2014-12-03 01:32 PM
An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Wed, 2014-12-03 01:03 AM
Officials with Norwegian Cruise Line and the Port of New Orleans recently signed a new four-year berthing agreement with three one-year options. The agreement will keep at least one Norwegian cruise...
Wed, 2014-12-03 12:01 AM
The Federal Highway Administration recently approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX's Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, enabling CSX to complete the tunnel's design and initiate the...

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Torrance, CA-based Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global supplier of security inspection systems, has announced the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection system, to its portfolio of security technologies. The CounterBomber system can identify concealed person-borne threats, such as suicide vests and weapons, at stand-off distances.

Minneapolis, MN-based Kroll Ontrack has released a year-end review discussing data security, business continuity, and mobile devices being among the biggest trends impacting the data recovery industry in 2014. The most talked about trend however was how data recovery companies could help corporations protect their data from theft.

The San Diego, CA-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues since 1999, has announced that its call center will now be available to help victims toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The round-the-clock assistance is supported by IDT911 (IDentity Theft 911), a provider of data risk management, breach response, resolution and education services.

Waltham, MA-based CounterTack, a pioneer in delivering real-time endpoint threat detection, context and visibility around targeted attacks, has announced its partnership with SAVANTURE, a security services (SaaS) and managed security service provider (MSSP). SAVANTURE will be joining the CounterTack CyberPath Partner Program.

St. Louis, MO-based Belden Inc., a provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tripwire for $710 million in cash. Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, will bring an important element to Belden’s portfolio. Together, the companies will work to deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions that can be deployed across enterprise, industrial, and broadcast markets.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security access control software and services, has announced that it has appointed Scott Sieracki as its new vice president of Sales effective immediately. Sieracki, who reports directly to Viscount President and CEO Dennis Raefield, will drive new opportunities for growth and development for the company specifically in the commercial marketplace.

The final results of the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) have been officially announced at ITU Telecom World 2014 taking place in Doha, Qatar. The GCI ranked the U.S. as the country with the highest national cybersecurity commitment, followed by Canada in second place. Jointly in third position are Australia, Malaysia, and Oman.

Willard Marine, Inc., has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with SeaArk Marine, Inc., to build all of SeaArk Marine's commercial and military boat models, of which 7,000 have been sold worldwide since SeaArk Marine’s founding nearly 60 years ago.

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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.

As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.

With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.

 

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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.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

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