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A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions -- an area larger than the state of Wisconsin...
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A former Mexican police officer, who is wanted by Mexican authorities for an aggravated homicide in January 2000, was arrested last week by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (...
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The University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston has received nearly $1.5 million in preparedness funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to address the health of...
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Charges against 14 individuals were announced this week regarding three indictments in Puerto Rico for conspiracy to commit identification fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft, and...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operation officers working at the Presidio port of entry made three drug seizures in three days seizing 275 pounds of marijuana. The estimated...
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced today that it has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment regarding proposed changes to rules governing investigation...
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According to the American Association of Port Authorities, the Lower Mississippi River, where the Port of New Orleans is located, provides transportation for over 45% of all energy resources and more...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, NY, is ready to...
Mon, 2014-08-11 03:24 PM
On August 7, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia, charging 10 members of a criminal enterprise with one count of Racketeering Influenced and...
Mon, 2014-08-11 02:59 PM
Forecasters with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in an update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season...
Sun, 2014-08-10 06:08 PM
The Department of Transportation (DoT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the relief of $333.9 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to assist 21 states with repairs...

Company News

San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.

Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.

Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has announced the launch of its ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the nation’s top locksmiths.

Minnetonka, MN-based Datacard Group has announced that in one year, more than 40 million driver’s licenses have been issued globally utilizing Datacard government solutions. And, that number is projected to grow as government organizations recognize the benefits of implementing personalization and authentication solutions that help mitigate fraud, protect identities, and demonstrate service improvements to their citizens.

StereoVision Imaging (SVI) recently demonstrated its latest mobile, hand-held 3D binocular technology to government officials in the Los Angeles, CA area at ranges greater than 200 meters from point of use. The patented SVI technology allows users to view "persons of interest" through binocular optics and then capture a 3D video clip.

Long Island-based freight forwarders H.W. St. John & Co. are passing on a warning to all clients who may be involved in the importing of rough diamonds from abroad. A recent warning from the federal government means that companies need to be extra diligent in terms of imports or they could lose money to fraudulent diamond dealers.

The GSMA has announced its collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote industry guidelines to safeguard children online in Latin America and the Caribbean. The GSMA will promote the Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection within the Latin American mobile industry and will work closely with UNICEF to identify ways in which mobile operators can promote children’s rights and responsible digital citizenship.

Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.

Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

Commentary and Opinions

By John Morton

[Editor’s note: John Morton, the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, delivered the following statement on Oct. 12, 2011 before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, at a hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Priorities and the Rule of Law."]

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Smart effective border security and immigration enforcement

By Janet Napolitano

[Editor’s note: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered the following speech at American University in Washington, DC, on Oct. 5.]

By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Today, we meet to discuss this nation’s progress in bringing about safety, security and resiliency against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11. 

But before we look back, I want to acknowledge and remember all the firefighters, police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning. Remembering those who died must inspire us to make this nation better and safer. 

9/11 unleashed ripples of uncertainty and fear of further attacks in the following months. While this was expected, given the enormity of the event, did the federal and state response fuel the terror of terrorism?

I would argue that it did, and that effective risk communication strategies are still lacking 10 years later. Furthermore, failure to implement a comprehensive risk communication strategy that covers natural and man-made disasters will continue to undermine preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts. 

On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.

 

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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.

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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Jupiter, FL-based G4S Secure Solutions USA will honor members of its Custom Protection Officer (CPO) program at the ​ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 2...

(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced that its fourt...

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