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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

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Tue, 2014-12-16 09:32 PM
Editor’s note: These excerpts from the December 11 article below by Chris Liedle of KVAL.com have been reprinted with the permission of KVAL. GSN became aware of this story and its great importance...
Tue, 2014-12-16 07:27 PM
Speaking before a group of international aviation leaders in Chicago, including United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta...
Tue, 2014-12-16 06:18 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tuesday launched the Border Wait Time app, aiming to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times...
Tue, 2014-12-16 01:20 AM
A former Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) was sentenced to 37 months in prison Monday for a scheme to falsify records and...
Mon, 2014-12-15 06:04 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives last week unanimously passed a Senate amendment to H.R. 4007, the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act -- bipartisan legislation to...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:23 PM
A former Hilliard, OH, man who absconded during a federal child pornography probe, and was the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, is...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:08 PM
A recent report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has found that car owners are statistically less likely to become victims of auto theft today than at any other time...
Sun, 2014-12-14 10:08 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) destroyed an illegally imported and unsafe Mini Cooper last week at a salvage yard in New Jersey following a recent seizure at the Newark Seaport.
Sun, 2014-12-14 09:53 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two reports detailing programs in Liberia and Sierra Leone to help Ebola survivors reintegrate with their communities and resume...
Sun, 2014-12-14 09:42 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and TravelCenters of America to combat human trafficking.
Thu, 2014-12-11 06:51 PM
The House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, and a Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act,...
Thu, 2014-12-11 05:02 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed ten new members to the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory...

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Cindy McCain and The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, Polaris, and Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, together with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, have announced a renewed and expanded campaign to combat human trafficking with outdoor media throughout Phoenix.
Ocala, FL-based Global Weather Oscillations (GWO), a hurricane cycle prediction company, says, "The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least 3 years, and the next 3 seasons will be the most dangerous in 10 years."CEO David Dilley says GWO has issued "the most accurate predictions of any organization 6 years running, and GWO is the only organization to predict the correct number of hurricanes in 2014 and that an El Niño would not form.”
New Orleans, LA-based IDscan.net, a provider of ID scanning software solutions, and a subsidiary of Wizz Systems, has announced the successful completion of IGT’s testing process for its ID scanning technology and M-280 flatbed scanner. IDScan.net’s solution successfully integrates with IGT’s Advantage Patron Management Casino Management System to automate the player enrollment process.
Farpointe Data, the access control industry's global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, has announced that access control manufacturers and integrators can now provide their customers with a way to protect their card-based systems from skimming, eavesdropping and relay attacks.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced its intent to acquire BAIR Analytics, a provider of analytics solutions for public safety. LexisNexis is acquiring BAIR Analytics to better provide the public safety community with comprehensive investigative solutions that aid them in their law enforcement mission. BAIR Analytics deploys strong technology, robust analytics, mapping, and visual tools to identify and predict patterns of crime. The transaction is subject to regulatory review.
Bavarian Nordic A/S has announced the initiation of a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of the preventative Ebola vaccine regimen consisting of MVA-BN Filo and the AdVac technology from Crucell Holland B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Recruitment in the trial is underway, and the first volunteers have received their initial vaccine dose. Enrollment is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Xtralis, a provider of very early warning aspirating smoke detectors, continues to grow market share according to the latest IHS Technology report titled “The World Market for Fire Detection and Suppression Products -- 2014 Edition.” The measure of fire detector manufacturers shows Xtralis rose from #7 in 2006 to #4 in 2013 with a 6.3% global market share, up from 5% in 2006.
New York, NY-based SuperCom, a provider of electronic intelligence solutions for e-Government, public safety, and mobile payments has announced its intent to acquire Prevision as part of its strategy to offer complimentary security products and solutions to its growing customer base.

Commentary and Opinions

Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent -- and alarming -- problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government.The urgency of the issue brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers and elected officials, August 18 at Texas A&M University in Galveston for a summit on how best to combat illegal fishing. The event was hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference.
With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.
Dear Friends,We are a nation built on immigration, and it has made us strong.My grandparents, like so many others who immigrated to the United States, came to this country looking for a better life and were privileged to pursue the American dream.Sadly, there are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the proverbial shadows of our democracy.
It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
In a letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg expressed strong support for an amendment to a bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would roll back the restart provision within the hours of service regulations.
 

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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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