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Fri, 2014-01-31 02:49 PM
DHS is collaborating with local law enforcement officials to provide security for the Super Bowl. The department has provided personnel from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to...
Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25 PM
The efforts to protect Super Bowl attendees include measures to stop and prevent human trafficking before, during, and after the game. The State of New Jersey has created a campaign and action plan...
Thu, 2014-01-30 09:09 PM
The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security has announced the topic for its annual essay competition, which was designed to stimulate original thought on issues in Homeland...
Wed, 2014-01-29 10:15 PM
Data Privacy Day was held on January 28 and was part of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) efforts to increase the general public’s awareness of privacy and cyber security issues. The NCSA...
Wed, 2014-01-29 09:56 PM
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Dan Tangherlini and the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, have announced six reforms to improve cybersecurity and resilience in the federal...
Fri, 2014-01-24 05:03 PM
The first-ever transparency report from telecommunications giant Verizon states the company received about 320,000 requests for customer information from federal, state, and local law enforcement...
Thu, 2014-01-23 10:05 PM
The Arlington, VA-based Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today announced that it will award the 30th Annual William Oliver Baker Award to Secretary Leon Panetta, both the former...
Mon, 2014-01-20 09:46 PM
Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) reintroduced legislation last week aimed to protect consumers from identity theft and account fraud and to establish a common set of data breach laws...
Fri, 2014-01-17 11:27 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would increase oversight into how the government conducts background investigations. The bill, H.R. 2860, the OPM IG Act (Office of...
Thu, 2014-01-16 10:48 PM
Former Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Gregory B. Starr has received the new position of assistant secretary for diplomatic security. As assistant secretary, he will be responsible for all...
Tue, 2014-01-14 11:48 PM
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, has released a Majority Staff report questioning whether DHS’s plan to consolidate its...
Tue, 2014-01-14 01:33 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have announced a plan to provide almost $12 million in federal disaster assistance to people that...

Company News

Command Consulting Group (CCG), a security advisory firm, announced on November 12 the launch of CT Strategies, a consultancy that will offer strategic services to clients seeking current and innovative insight into trade and supply chain challenges.

MWW, an independent public relations firm, announced on November 7 that Jarrod Bernstein has joined the firm's New York office as senior vice president for corporate affairs. A seasoned expert in homeland security and emergency management, Bernstein joins MWW following senior level posts within the Obama Administration, DHS and the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dynamics Research Corp., a technology and management consulting Company, has announced that it was one of 17 awardees of a $6 billion blanket purchase agreement for the DHS “Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service” program to deploy continuous monitoring tools and services throughout the federal government. 

eGlobalTech, a provider in management and IT consulting services for the federal government, has been awarded a 5-year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for program management and technical support services at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Support services provided by eGlobalTech will include acquisition program management support and aviation C4ISR systems support for the CG-9335 Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) project offices.

When the existing radio dispatch console system was destroyed by lightning in August 2012, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Kingman, AZ, opted for replacement with new state-of-the-art Radio over IP (RoIP) dispatch consoles by Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. of Forest, VA. The consoles were provided through the local Catalyst distributor and existing Mohave County radio communications service provider, Wecom, Inc., from its Kingman offices. 

CACI International Inc. announced on August 7 it is strategically aligning its geospatial capabilities.

Specific actions include expanding the company’s offerings, consolidating its production facilities, and tailoring its capabilities to market dynamics and future needs. CACI’s core geospatial capabilities will be reinforced within CACI’s high-capacity, high-tech facility in Fort Collins, CO, following the closure of its facilities in Wooster, OH,

Strategic Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (SE Solutions) announced on August 6 the addition of former DHS senior executive, James Chaparro, to the company’s management team.

As executive vice president of strategy, Chaparro will be assisting the company with its strategic direction and focus on supporting a wide range of homeland security missions.

Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected visualization supplier Christie for an extensive upgrade to its Powerwall Theater (PWT), an innovative facility that enables researchers to view the complex models and simulations they have created using some of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Commentary and Opinions

The question of the optimum cloud scenario for use by the U.S. Government -- on-premise, public cloud, private cloud or hybrid architectures -- is becoming increasingly important.

As part of cost saving initiatives, and in accordance with a 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management that includes a “Cloud First” policy, all agencies are now mandated to move some applications to the cloud. So, how are government CIOs and IT managers choosing the types of cloud services they will use, and for which pieces of their infrastructure?

As security directors, corporate executives and security companies, we have had the visualization of threats to our facilities described to us by the media during the past 10 years, primarily in the form of a terrorist from overseas.

Consider the statistics: There were 20 government system breaches by May 3, 2011, according to idtheftcenter.org. 80 percent of experience is never captured or reused, said clarabridge.com. 42 percent of professionals use inaccurate information, according to Accenture. And an IDC study in kmworld.com observed that 25 percent of our work already exists.

In July 2011, the Pentagon announced that a “foreign government” was behind a March 2011 cyber-attack in which 24,000 sensitive files were compromised. This wasn’t your typical “teenager in a basement” hacking operation. The files stolen related directly to U.S. missile defense, the Joint Strike Fighter and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) -- each of which has a significant role to play in current security theaters around the world.

Network security is complex enough for any organization -- and not just because hacker groups like Anonymous and LulzSec are increasingly more active, and the attacks are more sophisticated and widespread. But because, in today’s environment of cost reductions and budget cuts, information security’s more has to be done consistently with less.

 

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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.

New Products

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...