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Tue, 2014-10-14 06:40 PM
There have been several interesting developments in the Bakken crude by rail debate within the past two weeks that local first responders should keep an eye on. These developments include federal...
Tue, 2014-10-14 05:49 PM
Cybersecurity professionals from across the globe came together to compete in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics held on September 29 2014 at ISACA’s EuroCACS/Information Security and Risk...
Tue, 2014-10-14 02:59 PM
Senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have signed a Fleet Plan and Officer Exchange memorandum of understanding (MOU) at a ceremony...
Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has found an invasive insect at the Lewiston Bridge border crossing (New York/Canada). A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist positively...
Mon, 2014-10-13 04:34 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant has announced grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient...
Thu, 2014-10-09 06:50 PM
Flooding during high tides -- something that rarely occurred in the past -- is now common in some places and is projected to grow to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they...
Thu, 2014-10-09 05:07 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Clifford Holly assistant director in charge of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters. Holly most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Training...
Thu, 2014-10-09 03:53 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at Honolulu seaport recently intercepted 11 Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on a ship from Taiwan. Each of these...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:42 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Donald Alway special agent in charge of the agency's Jackson (MS) Division. Alway most recently served as section chief for the Investigations and Operations...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:01 PM
The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both...
Wed, 2014-10-08 04:06 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...

Company News

Austin, TX-based Alert Media, which specializes in developing next-generation emergency communication technology, has announced the launch of the first “any-channel” notification platform.

Organizations can access Alert Media’s notification system from anywhere, at any time, on any device. For the first time ever, they can engage in real-time, two-way interactions with large audiences using an interface that combines voice, text, email, app push, social, and unlimited custom channels.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software, has announced that it has been awarded contracts to secure an additional five states of U.S. Government facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona, Arkansas, and South Carolina for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Ottawa, Ontario-based Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to announce that Ray Boisvert has joined the firm as an associate in its Ottawa office. A well-respected thought leader in the security space, he will be moderating a panel on counter-terrorism today during the SecureTech conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Cleve Adams, CEO of AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, has joined the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Map’s advisory board. The NICE Cybersecurity Map is an interactive U.S. map that reveals cybersecurity job locations, the skills required, and training offered to applicants while increasing engagement with employers, academic institutions and industry.

Charlottesville, VA-based Mission Secure Inc. (MSi), a next generation cyber defense technology and solutions provider focused on providing advanced protections for physical systems and autonomous vehicles to the defense and commercial sectors, has announced that it recently closed its seed financing round led by Ballast Fund investors, a private equity firm, along with several high net worth angel investors.

Canton, MA-based LoJack Corporation, a provider of vehicle theft recovery systems and advanced fleet management solutions, has announced the appointment of Kenneth L. Dumas, CPA, as chief financial officer, effective November 10, 2014. Casey Delaney, who became acting CFO in May 2014, will remain LoJack's vice president and controller.

Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution can ease concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals. The system will capture their name, photograph, time, date and location visited.

Mahwah, NJ-based RADWIN, a provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has announced that its RADWIN 5000 Point-to-Multipoint systems were chosen by the local Port Authority in Texas to help secure ports-of-entry into the U.S.

Commentary and Opinions

By Chuck Brooks

Public/private partnerships are critical to the success of government operations that provide essential services and benefits. Such partnerships can help agencies reduce costs, simplify operations, and are easily scalable at times of increased and decreased need. Whether motivated by a natural disaster, terrorism, or an interruption caused by legislative shortfall, successful public/private partnerships can provide business continuity and resilience.

The time has come to re-think embassy security. The Department of State recently called for a “more serious and sustained commitment from Congress” to address security deficiencies at high-risk posts around the world, in the wake of last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of four people, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.   

The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.

The 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, spearheaded by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, has been underway for nearly three years. The goal of this initiative is to increase operational efficiency leading to improved taxpayer value. Reducing the number of federal data centers and shifting to a “Cloud-first” policy are among the major milestones. 

Government agencies are standing on the edge of a financial cliff. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken that to heart, requesting less in the FY2013 budget than in previous years. Despite the dip, DHS will still make inroads in mobility, cloud computing and data center consolidation, across all its sub-agencies.

 

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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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Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

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