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Mon, 2014-07-07 04:38 PM
On Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev in France. Russian national Seleznev was indicted in the Western District of Washington in March 2011 for hacking into point of...
Sun, 2014-07-06 09:10 PM
A group of privacy organizations has written a letter to Congress saying that a newly released draft version of a bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), which aims to improve...
Sun, 2014-07-06 05:40 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a final rule that expands DOT’s current requirement that air carriers report incidents involving the loss, injury, or...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:10 PM
Happy Fourth of July from Government Security News.In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our Daily Insider e-newsletter July 4th, but will resume publication Monday, July 7th.Enjoy the...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:34 AM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched an enhanced Study in the States website with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed...
Thu, 2014-07-03 03:51 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 TWA flight 800 crash.The petition was filed in June 2013 by...
Wed, 2014-07-02 04:11 AM
With a high demand for 2014 FIFA World Cup related apparel, some vendors have sought to capitalize on the event’s popularity, infringing on various trademark holder’s rights and revenues. U.S....
Wed, 2014-07-02 01:16 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is formalizing and expanding an Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program that revises the time frame for transmission by pilot...
Tue, 2014-07-01 06:56 AM
Twenty-two people were arrested Thursday morning in the Albuquerque area and throughout New Mexico during the takedown of a major international auto theft and drug trafficking ring with ties to the...
Mon, 2014-06-30 11:08 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is reminding passengers who are flying this July 4th holiday to leave their fireworks at home. Fireworks pose a significant...
Mon, 2014-06-30 08:23 AM
Live from PortSecurity2014 -- In a wide ranging presentation at the PortSecurity 2014 conference, Staff Sergeant Jamie Solosme, an analyst and cross-border security expert at the Royal Canadian...
Mon, 2014-06-30 04:08 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that Asiana flight 214 crashed when the airplane descended below the visual glidepath due to the flight crew's mismanagement of the...

Company News

Tripwire, a provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced the results of a survey conducted by Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire of 102 financial organizations and 151 retail organizations in the U.K., all of which process card payments.

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Identity Management Solutions (Telos ID) has announced that Michael Heffer has been promoted to vice president, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) operations. In his new position, Heffer directs all aspects of the company’s activities in support of the DMDC.

The DMDC collects a variety of personnel, manpower, training, financial, and other data for the Department of Defense (DoD). This data is used for healthcare, retirement funding and other administrative needs.

San Carlos, CA-based MarkLogic Corporation, a provider of Enterprise NoSQL database platforms, has announced the availability of the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US). AWS GovCloud (US) is designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements.

Frisco, TX-based Encryptics, a provider of patented data privacy and protection services for businesses and government, has announced that its core encryption engine has been validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

Alexandria, VA-based Mobile Work Exchange, a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, has announced the results of a new study, “Mobility Progress Report: Are Federal Agencies Passing the Test?”, which explores agency outcomes thus far from OMB’s Digital Government Strategy and the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

Chelmsford, MA-based Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance, has introduced new additions to its successful AXIS Q16 Series. The indoor AXIS Q1615 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E combine new capabilities like wide dynamic range (Axis’ WDR -- Forensic Capture), electronic image stabilization and shock detection with proven Axis technologies, such as Lightfinder and HDTV 1080p resolution.

Fairbault, MN-based SageGlass is being incorporated into a growing number of government buildings to help public workplaces save energy and provide an improved work environment for employees.

A wide variety of federal, state, and local government projects ranging from homeland defense facilities to research labs have recently installed SageGlass dynamic glass to solve challenging sun glare and heat-gain problems, resulting in considerable cost and energy savings.

Beginning this summer, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, Office of Executive Programs, will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Leadership Institute.  

Commentary and Opinions

9/11 unleashed ripples of uncertainty and fear of further attacks in the following months. While this was expected, given the enormity of the event, did the federal and state response fuel the terror of terrorism?

I would argue that it did, and that effective risk communication strategies are still lacking 10 years later. Furthermore, failure to implement a comprehensive risk communication strategy that covers natural and man-made disasters will continue to undermine preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts. 

On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.

As expected, the media and others are paying closer attention to this anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 than they have in recent years. For whatever reason, 10-year, 25-year, or similarly numbered anniversaries of tragedies garner increased interest and coverage.

The last couple of years have seen several interesting trends for the small and mid-sized contracting community. Government spending on security is slowing, as it is in all sectors, yet contracts earmarked for small businesses are increasing.

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many take a look back at how a revitalized concern for national security spurred numerous initiatives to improve the nation’s defense system. A decade of technological innovation and policy evolution later, the U.S. has made great strides in securing U.S. borders. In retrospect, many of these changes are byproducts of lessons learned from the official 9/11 investigation.

 

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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.

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...