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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...


Thu, 2013-11-07 09:25 PM
The Privacy Office at DHS has issued a report, covering the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, which catalogues the office’s continuing efforts to safeguard individual privacy while...
Thu, 2013-11-07 05:41 PM

Passive Optical LAN
at Sandia National Labs

A revolution in the transmission of voice and data within large-scale Local Area Networks (known as LANs) is taking place, with the shift from copper wires to fiber optics. This transformation has...
Wed, 2013-11-06 06:40 PM
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee met on November 5 and discussed legislation that would attempt to consolidate many of the data centers owned and operated by the...
Tue, 2013-11-05 04:15 PM

Z-500 thermal camera
from General Dynamics

CBP has awarded a contract worth more than $67,000 to General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies, Inc. to supply its Z-500 long-range thermal imaging cameras for the U.S. Border Patrol to use at...
Tue, 2013-11-05 02:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Fri, 2013-11-01 07:14 PM
The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, a national crime prevention charity based in Washington, DC, on October 30 released a new whitepaper that recommends changes to improve security in...
Thu, 2013-10-31 06:08 PM

Hurricane Sandy
strikes New Jersey

One year and one week after Hurricane Sandy blasted the Northeast, a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee will hold a hearing to study the aftermath of that mega-storm, in a session entitled, One...
Thu, 2013-10-31 04:24 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 30 the launch of the agency’s re-designed Web site available in both English and Spanish. The re-designed Web site provides...
Wed, 2013-10-30 06:11 PM

L. Eric Patterson,
Director of FPS

A handful of senior DHS officials trooped up to Capitol Hill on October 30 to explain to a House subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency what the department is doing to protect employees...
Tue, 2013-10-29 06:48 PM

Rep. Michael McCaul

The House Homeland Security Committee on October 29 passed legislation -- including H.R. 2719, H.R. 1095, H.R. 1791 and H.R. 2952 -- to improve transportation security, domestic preparedness and...
Tue, 2013-10-29 03:53 PM
A “Big Data Industry Day,” which originally had been scheduled for October 1, has been re-scheduled for November 15, according to DHS. The all-day event will take place at the DHS headquarters...
Mon, 2013-10-28 06:58 PM
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) led a team of engineers and scientists from multiple Coast Guard units, other federal agencies, and universities in evaluating methods to detect...

Company News

Because of the city’s strong ties to international trade and commerce, the City of Houston opened a satellite enrollment center for Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program in its city hall building.

Bradford Tousley, a former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program manager, has returned to the agency to assume leadership of its Tactical Technology Office (TTO).

From 1997 to 2006, DAPRA said Tousley served as a senior scientist and program manager, creating and managing efforts in unmanned systems, tactical missiles, radar systems, and advanced electro-optical and infrared sensor systems.

Bethesda, MD-based IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm DMI won a two-year task order to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) Support for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) legacy Alien Criminal Response Information Management (ACRIMe) System.

American Military University signed a memorandum of agreement on Jan. 24 with the U.S. Coast Guard to support research projects involving maritime homeland security issues.

American Military University is part of the American Public University System, a private for-profit, online learning institution of higher education. American Public University is the other APUS constituent school. APUS maintains corporate and academic offices in Charles Town, WV, and administrative offices in Manassas, VA,

National Strategic Protective Services (NSPS) said on Jan. 22 that it had been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to deliver protective force services at DOE’s Oak Ridge nuclear facilities complex in Tennessee.

NSPS, a joint venture between Triple Canopy, Inc. and Securiguard, Inc., said it will be responsible for providing protective force services to the East Tennessee Technology Park, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Joe L. Evins Federal Building, and the balance of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

CoroWare Technologies has signed a membership agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center (SSR-RC) along with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte to participate in cooperative research on advanced robotics for homeland security, health care, and search and rescue.

The former independent chairman of the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee Joe Lieberman has joined the advisory board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

“Senator Lieberman embodied JINSA's mission for almost three decades in the Senate,” said a Jan. 10 statement from the independent, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization.

CACI International Inc. announced on Jan. 2 that it has acquired IDL Solutions, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions, applications and mission-critical systems support to healthcare IT clients and other civilian agencies.

This acquisition expands CACI’s presence in the $33.5 billion addressable healthcare market and the federal health insurance area, in particular, and complements its November 2012 acquisition of healthcare IT provider Emergint Technologies, Inc.

Commentary and Opinions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced June 14 that it will soon require high-risk chemical facilities, as defined by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), to submit detailed information on personnel for security screening purposes. The information collection is part of the Personnel Surety Program (PSP) under CFATS slated to launch this fall.

The biggest problem with the King hearings into domestic radicalization is that from the beginning their purpose has not been clear. Is there anyone in the Muslim community or the government in denial that radicalization of some Muslim Americans is a security problem?  No.

Are there any rational people who believe that disparaging the Muslim American community and blaming it collectively for the acts of a few will improve this problem? No again.  

Recent events in the Arab world have dramatized how multiple digital channels -- including text messaging, e-mail and social networks -- have become a powerful medium for collective human activity. This multi-channel communications presents a serious challenge for government agencies charged with tracking political developments in the region, however, because the content that that these agencies need to analyze is so fragmented, across so many disparate sources.

Ten years ago, law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels was, at best, only strongly suited for dealing with jurisdictional criminal behavior. Even though criminals do not respect jurisdictional boundaries, the culture was still territorial. The concept of “information-sharing” was not top-of- mind with most officers.

The rail systems in America offer traveler passage between our nation’s most populated metropolitan centers and to those areas far less travelled. Although the nation’s rail network promotes energy efficiency and offers various transportation choices, the existing systems are facing critical issues. America’s rail infrastructure is aged, making many transit systems vulnerable to new security threats and unnatural acts of destruction, while the passenger rail network is fractured, often leaving passengers with exposed modes of transportation and inefficient rail corridors.


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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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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...