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Mon, 2014-06-30 08:23 AM
Live from PortSecurity2014 -- In a wide ranging presentation at the PortSecurity 2014 conference, Staff Sergeant Jamie Solosme, an analyst and cross-border security expert at the Royal Canadian...
Mon, 2014-06-30 04:08 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that Asiana flight 214 crashed when the airplane descended below the visual glidepath due to the flight crew's mismanagement of the...
Fri, 2014-06-27 03:16 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that police officers must obtain a warrant to search data on someone’s cell phone. Cell phone data has become an integral part of many criminal...
Fri, 2014-06-27 01:01 AM
The Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance, 48-0, to permit gun sales -- but with very strict limits. Introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it would include limiting sales to a tiny percentage of...
Thu, 2014-06-26 05:08 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Denver International Airport (DIA) an environmental grant of $442,500 to reduce emissions and improve air quality at the airport through the FAA’...
Thu, 2014-06-26 04:32 AM
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation’s cyber...
Wed, 2014-06-25 09:08 AM
In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in Oregon has struck down as unconstitutional the government’s procedures for people on the No Fly List to challenge their inclusion. The decision came in an...
Wed, 2014-06-25 03:48 AM
On June 20th, the United States Secret Service Lima Resident Office (SSLRO) supported the Peruvian National Police (PNP) arrest of Pedro Sosa Inca Casana on charges of manufacturing millions of...
Tue, 2014-06-24 03:59 PM
Since the beginning of fiscal year 2014, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has identified 585 victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation,...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

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GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Mon, 2014-06-23 10:56 PM
More than 70 law enforcement officials from 21 countries gathered at Europol's headquarters in The Hague June 16 and 17 to coordinate investigations into the criminal exploitation of virtual...
Mon, 2014-06-23 05:10 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has joined local officials in breaking ground for a new, $26 million air traffic control tower at Tucson International...

Company News

Fairbault, MN-based SageGlass is being incorporated into a growing number of government buildings to help public workplaces save energy and provide an improved work environment for employees.

A wide variety of federal, state, and local government projects ranging from homeland defense facilities to research labs have recently installed SageGlass dynamic glass to solve challenging sun glare and heat-gain problems, resulting in considerable cost and energy savings.

Beginning this summer, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, Office of Executive Programs, will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Leadership Institute.  

The Pittsburgh, PA-based CERT Insider Threat Center at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute has announced a new Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM) Certificate to train individuals to meet upcoming federal government standards.

Toronto-based PerfectCloud, a provider of enterprise, cloud and mobile security solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with GOVonomy, the nation’s first emerging and growth technology products marketplace for the public sector. Starting today, PerfectCloud is offering its SmartSignin cloud security solution to public-sector agencies that purchase other cloud solutions through the GOVonomy marketplace.

Reston, VA-based Strategic Enterprise Solutions has announced an expansion in homeland security strategic and mission-specific services with the addition of Eric Hagopian as technical director for data analytics. Hagopian will leverage his data analytics and Agile development expertise to tailor solutions across SE Solutions’ cyber, technology, and management consulting services.

The Sectera vIPer Universal Secure Phone by General Dynamics C4 Systems, of Scottsdale, AZ, has been selected by the FBI to replace outdated Secure Terminal Equipment phones. The vIPer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone modernizes and protects federal law enforcement and national security personnel's voice and data communications. Delivery of the vIPer secure phones to the FBI will begin during the second quarter of 2014.

Federal employees remain committed to their jobs despite years of cuts to their pay and retirement, but budget cuts threaten their ability to do their jobs effectively, according to American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr.

The Security Industry Association (SIA), a Silver Spring, MD based trade association for electronic and physical security companies, will host a luncheon on May 8, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the agenda at the upcoming 2014 SIA Government Summit.

Commentary and Opinions

Government agencies are standing on the edge of a financial cliff. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken that to heart, requesting less in the FY2013 budget than in previous years. Despite the dip, DHS will still make inroads in mobility, cloud computing and data center consolidation, across all its sub-agencies.

While travelling through TSA lines at an airport, I often wonder how to make the process more efficient. TSA obviously has thought about this, too. Online pre-screening for frequent travelers and advanced imaging technology have been added to their repertoire to ease the screening process. Both advances are technological and both aim to increase efficiency and decrease human contact. Technology and humans cannot be on divergent paths in the homeland security and law enforcement arenas. They must work together.

We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility, for the first time in history. Many of them will use smartly designed mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops.

We all want our government to be better. We want more services, better services, and we want it delivered more affordably. Politicians come and go, policies change and new budgets are tabled, but in the end we are left with a haunting and largely unanswerable question: Did our representatives make things better or worse than they were before?

In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama.

While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.

 

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Recent Videos

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.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

RedSeal Networks is both a Sponsor of the 2012 Awards Program and recipient of a Winner’s trophy in the IT Security Category of “Best Continuous Monitoring Solution”.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

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GammaTech Computer Corp., a manufacturer of notebook and tablet computers, has introduced the newest member to its line of cost-effecti...

Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

Reston, VA-based Input, which specializes in government business, has unveiled new research detailing adoption trends for cloud computing, virtualization, service-oriented archi...

Millis, MA-based Kanguru Solutions, a manufacturer of secure IT storage solutions, has announced the ad...