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Thu, 2015-02-26 01:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Wed, 2015-02-25 01:15 AM
I continue to stress the need for a clean, full-year DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:50 AM

Sen. McConnell

McConnell February 24 press release:U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he urged Senate Democrats to support legislation restricting...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:42 AM

Rep. King

GSN has learned at press-time that with four days remaining before the Department of Homeland Security is scheduled to lose its funding, Republican Congressman Peter King of Long, Island, NY has...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday."Countries in our...
Tue, 2015-02-24 11:33 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia have thanked the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association for heeding their call to resolve a...
Tue, 2015-02-24 11:13 PM
Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from...
Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27 PM
A traffic stop by local police in Naco, AZ that yielded more than two tons of marijuana has led federal agents to the discovery of a sophisticated cross-border drug tunnel uncovered Monday night.
Tue, 2015-02-24 09:52 PM
The McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, has announced its commitment to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) by...
Tue, 2015-02-24 08:32 PM
Ottawa-based Amika Mobile’s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The...
Mon, 2015-02-23 10:16 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities....

Company News

Plano, TX, March 10 -- Icomera has announced the launch of an innovative Wi-Fi connectivity solution that improves public safety outcomes for law enforcement officers and increases citizen safety by providing seamless mobile connectivity. A police car, ambulance, fire truck or even a school bus, can be easily equipped with Icomera hardware, providing real-time information and Wi-Fi access, including access to citizen safety apps that prevent bullying.
Sunnyvale, CA, March 10 -- Sensity Systems, the creator of Light Sensory Networks (LSNs), has announced the appointment of Scott Shipman as chief privacy officer. Shipman was previously associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at eBay. Under Shipman, Sensity’s global privacy program will work with governing bodies, businesses and experts worldwide to build regulatory practices around LSNs and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.
San Diego, March 5, 2015 -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a National Security Solutions provider, has announced that its SAT Corporation (SAT) subsidiary released SigX Protect, a patent-pending radio frequency (RF) signal protection product that can be configured to automatically cancel interference in real time with no human intervention. Now, operators can eliminate signal interference, thereby improving customer service quality, protecting revenue and assuring mission goals.
Farmingdale, NY, March 10, 2015 -- Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), has announced that its Sky Search-2000M, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, has completed Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) certification testing in China and has received the official certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC). The rigorous, comprehensive and lengthy assessment analyzed Telephonics’ MSSR performance and aircraft reporting ability for civil ATC applications in Chinese airspace.
Tallahassee, FL (March 9) -- Everytown for Gun Safety and the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety joined with a coalition of gun violence survivors, law enforcement, educators, students, and the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus to rally against six guns-in-schools bills in the State Legislature. The coalition dropped off 12,000 postcards to legislators signed by Floridians with the simple message "backpacks and bullets don't mix."
Parsippany, NJ (March 9) -- Vanderbilt, a provider of innovative, highly reliable technologies that help organizations ensure safety and security, has announced the addition of Jürgen Schnöbel as Chief Financial Officer.
Toulouse, France (March 6) -- Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France is to deploy Checkpoint.Evo, a newly launched software solution that greatly enhances the inspection and integration capacities of security checkpoints.
Omaha, NE-based Election Systems & Software (ES&S) has announced that the company has inked a contract with the City of Virginia Beach, VA, to replace the jurisdiction’s existing touch-screen voting system with an innovative secure paper ballot scanning and tabulation system. After a thorough procurement process, the City of Virginia Beach evaluation committee selected ES&S’ DS200 in-precinct digital scanner, and the ExpressVote Universal Voting Device. This voting solution is fueled by Electionware, the election industry’s powerful new election management software.

Commentary and Opinions

Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
The District of Columbia Council uncovered a serious homeland security flaw this week that should raise red flags for mayors and town managers around the country. In the nation's capitol, local transportation officials aren't conducting oversight over CSX and the goods it transports through the city. Similarly, officials are unfamiliar with the rail carrier's security policies. DC transportation officials, as traditionally classified by the federal government, aren't rail stakeholders with a need to know this information.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.
Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.
 

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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.

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