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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...

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Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Tue, 2015-02-17 12:55 AM
Two sergeants with the U.S. Army have pleaded guilty for accepting bribes from Afghan truck drivers at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan (FOB Gardez), in exchange for allowing the drivers to...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...
Mon, 2015-02-16 03:43 PM
Editor’s note: On February 11, GSN received a press release from the Pacific Area Command of the United State Coast Guard indicating that its cutter Polar Star was responding to a 207-foot fishing...
Sun, 2015-02-15 09:55 PM
Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a...
Sun, 2015-02-15 08:55 PM
The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum to promote economic competitiveness and innovation while safeguarding privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties in the domestic use of unmanned...
Thu, 2015-02-12 08:28 PM
NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) lifted off from Cape Canaveral, FL, at 6:03 p.m. EST on its way to an orbit one million miles from Earth. DSCOVR will give NOAA’s Space Weather...
Thu, 2015-02-12 05:45 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. The overhaul lets OAM maintain...
Wed, 2015-02-11 10:56 PM
The Departments of Justice, State and the Interior Wednesday unveiled the implementation plan for the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The agencies are co-chairs of the...
Wed, 2015-02-11 09:05 PM
It has been approximately 10 months since the first U.S. personnel were deployed to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic. In keeping with President Obama’s charge that the U.S. tackle Ebola...
Tue, 2015-02-10 11:45 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that in calendar year 2014, airlines reported the lowest number of tarmac delays longer than three hours on record. According to...

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Cranbury, NJ, and Ottawa, ON -- Iris ID in collaboration with IBM announced today that they are providing iris recognition technology to the Canada Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. Enrolled travelers can now clear customs by simply looking into a camera that uses the eye's iris as proof of identity.
Mobile World Congress 2015 -- ASSA ABLOY has announced that it will license its Seos platform for mobile credentials to the broad identity and access management community as well as application developers and consumers. This new platform will drive the development of a wide range of interoperable, secure and privacy protecting mobile applications, enabling secure access to physical and virtual resources for enterprises, governments and consumers around the world -- and it accommodates any smart device.
Manasses, VA-based CyTech Services (CyTech) CEO Ben Cotton has announced Michael Alexiou as Chief Operating Officer. CyTech is a supporter of government, commercial and legal community clients by turning data into action -- providing a timely and cost-effective solution to extract key information to both prevent and expose cyber attacks. CyTech’s revolutionary enterprise forensics and incident response tool, CyFIR, is changing the way cybercrime investigations are conducted.
As cyber security continues to hit the headlines, even smaller companies can expect to be subject to scrutiny and therefore securing their website is more important than ever. In response to this, Acunetix is offering the online edition of its vulnerability scanner at a new lower entry price. This new option allows consumers to opt for the ability to scan just one target or website and is a further step in making the scanner accessible to a wider market.
Arlington, VA-based Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a provider of threat intelligence that transforms security operations, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of CloudShield, a secure Deep Packet Processing (DPP) platform provider. The acquisition strengthens Lookingglass’ ability to deliver a dynamic defense solution to large and vital businesses and government agencies.
Mansfield, MA-based IneoQuest Technologies, a provider of video analytics and service assurance solutions, has announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among vendors of products and solutions based on network intelligence.
Jackson, MI-based Consumers Energy, a provider of natural gas and electricity, is warning customers about a scam that includes a high-pressure demand for quick utility payments over the phone using a prepaid credit card.
Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with the city of Gadsden, AL, for the company’s Tyler Public Safety and Incode solutions. The agreement includes related professional services, training and support.

Commentary and Opinions

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent -- and alarming -- problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government.The urgency of the issue brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers and elected officials, August 18 at Texas A&M University in Galveston for a summit on how best to combat illegal fishing. The event was hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference.
With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.
Dear Friends,We are a nation built on immigration, and it has made us strong.My grandparents, like so many others who immigrated to the United States, came to this country looking for a better life and were privileged to pursue the American dream.Sadly, there are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the proverbial shadows of our democracy.
It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
 

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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.

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