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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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Thu, 2014-08-07 07:36 PM
The Coast Guard has rescued 27 passengers and crew aboard a disabled vessel in the Piscataqua River, in Portsmouth, NH.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report...
Wed, 2014-08-06 06:40 PM
The Coast Guard is now testing 25 electronic aids to navigation (eATON) to augment existing physical aids and mark unique and potentially hazardous navigation features in the San Francisco Bay...
Wed, 2014-08-06 06:21 PM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has announced the selection of Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) and University of Alaska Anchorage (...
Tue, 2014-08-05 05:36 PM
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate has appointed 12 new members and reappointed two current members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC).The NAC is...
Mon, 2014-08-04 07:08 PM
In the beginning of June, President Obama and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson designated the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate the federal response...
Mon, 2014-08-04 12:01 AM
A class of Spanish students have become the first Europeans to complete the International Taskforce Agent Training (ITAT) program, hosted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland...
Wed, 2014-07-30 06:25 PM
A new bill has been introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) that aims to reduce U.S. government over-classification in order to improve information sharing, cut costs, and...
Wed, 2014-07-30 06:15 PM
Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has awarded $1.48 million in grants to help five states improve bridge construction and repair using cutting-edge technologies. The states include...
Wed, 2014-07-30 06:05 PM

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National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice has announced that Suzy George will be named deputy assistant to the President, executive secretary of the National Security Council, and chief of staff of the...
Wed, 2014-07-30 12:20 AM
While the future of thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the southern border is debated in Washington, DC, the University of Houston Law Center is gearing up to help the...
Sun, 2014-07-27 06:25 PM
As part of the Government’s campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced the seize of more...
Sun, 2014-07-27 05:21 PM
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart has announced the selection of Edward Benthall, Jr. as NTSB's chief financial officer (CFO).Benthall has served as...

Company News

Long Island-based freight forwarders H.W. St. John & Co. are passing on a warning to all clients who may be involved in the importing of rough diamonds from abroad. A recent warning from the federal government means that companies need to be extra diligent in terms of imports or they could lose money to fraudulent diamond dealers.

The GSMA has announced its collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote industry guidelines to safeguard children online in Latin America and the Caribbean. The GSMA will promote the Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection within the Latin American mobile industry and will work closely with UNICEF to identify ways in which mobile operators can promote children’s rights and responsible digital citizenship.

Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.

Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, has announced expanded support for integrated security applications by partnering with SureView Systems.

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $102K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to Watco Greens Port Terminal in Houston, TX. The port is operated by Watco Companies.

The new contract is for the TWIC Plus readers and an onsite server with TWIC registration module. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and driver’s license reading capability, as well as printed visitor and vehicle passes.

A-T Solutions, a provider of counterterrorism based in Vienna, VA, has announced the launch of its new Data Collection Toolkit (DCT) and release of a white paper titled “Top Three Ways In-Field Data Collection Helps Achieve Urgent Objectives,” which details the benefits and value of mobile-capable data collection tools for federal agencies whose missions involve public safety, national defense, counterterrorism, homeland security, criminal investigations, and disaster and emergency management.

Southborough, MA-based Brainwave Science -- a company that has developed and modernized Brain Fingerprinting technology to fulfill a need to prevent disasters, deliver truth and justice for governments, national security agencies, law enforcement, corporations and individuals today announced that it has been awarded a contract to train and implement Brain Fingerprinting Technology to police in Florida State in June 2014.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo -- Be resolute in action, and gentle in manner

Since the events of 9/11, there have been increasing calls from the public -- as well as incentives from certain sectors of the government -- for science to “do something” to better define, predict, and in this way perhaps prevent terrorism and other violent social behavior.

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.

 

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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...