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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...


Tue, 2014-06-10 02:51 AM
A New York member of a $300 million international counterfeit goods conspiracy, deemed one of the largest counterfeit goods cases ever prosecuted, was sentenced Monday to 46 months in prison for his...
Fri, 2014-06-06 03:15 AM
Every member of law enforcement and the military experiences stress; sometimes this stress can be traumatic, even leading to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the greatest challenges to...
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:17 PM
The Justice Department has announced a multi-national effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus Botnet, a global network of infected victim computers used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars...
Mon, 2014-06-02 10:54 AM
Government Security News has announced that the inaugural issue of its weekly newsletter covering airport, seaport, rail and border security will be released on Wednesday, June 4. The official name...
Thu, 2014-05-29 12:43 AM
Department of Defense (DoD) officials consider climate change a key factor in protecting national security around the globe, according to deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, Daniel Y...
Wed, 2014-05-28 02:07 AM
The FBI New York Field Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York have announced the results of a cyber takedown, which included the unsealing of an indictment...
Tue, 2014-05-20 11:48 PM
As part of a study to improve firefighter safety and effectiveness, fire researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners from fire service organizations have...
Sun, 2014-05-18 07:38 PM
According to a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the number of new security clearances provided by the federal government -- both initial clearances and...
Tue, 2014-05-13 04:59 AM
The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) have issued a set of guidance documents for school districts to help ensure equal access for all children to public schools, regardless of...
Fri, 2014-05-09 02:49 AM

Jim Sensenbrenner 

The House Intelligence Committee approved the USA Freedom Act Thursday, a bill that would put far greater restrictions on how the National Security Agency is able to collect and analyze Americans’...
Thu, 2014-05-08 06:44 PM
For the second time within three days, the White House was put on lockdown Thursday due to a security breach. According to the Secret Service, the lockdown lasted about 90 minutes after two suspects...
Thu, 2014-05-08 05:18 AM

Charles Schumer

In the five months since lane closures on the George Washington Bridge led to a monumental traffic jam that shut down the most heavily traveled bridge in the world for four days, residents in the New...

Company News

Fairfax, VA-based Salient Federal Solutions, a provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Walker as director of Salient's Data Analytics Center of Excellence (DACoE).

Round Rock, TX-based Dell has been selected by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build and install an on-premises, federal government compliant private cloud. Dell designed the cloud solution specifically for the NRC to help it achieve its business needs of reducing IT costs, simplifying operations, providing new technology and capability to the NRC user community and satisfying the Office of Management and Budget direction for each agency to establish a cloud instance.

Dulles, VA-based Carpathia, a cloud operator and leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services for government agencies and enterprises, has launched its Federal Advisory Council (FAC), a group of former government leaders whose expertise will strengthen Carpathia's ability to identify and address federal cloud computing security and compliance challenges.

Alexandria, VA-based Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) has named Kevin Robinson as its new president and CEO. Robinson assumes the role from the company’s co-founder, Phil Soucy, who will become chairman of the board.

The new Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) has launched. The organization provides proactive education, policy refinement, and solutions to the complexities of balancing identity security and protection with national security, public safety, economic strength, privacy and innovation. Technologies covered include both biological and behavioral biometrics such as fingerprints, facial and iris recognition, voice identification, and other secure credentials.

Ann Arbor, MI-based Arotech Corporation, a provider of security products for the military, law enforcement, and homeland security markets, has announced that its Training and Simulation Division has received $3.3 million in new orders.

Government services contractor Engility Holdings, of Chantilly, VA, has acquired Andover, MA-based Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC), a U.S. government services, information technology, and management consulting firm. DRC specializes in homeland security, healthcare, research and development, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and defense readiness, among other areas.

Herndon, VA-based Sotera Defense Solutions was recently awarded a $60 million task order to support the engineering and sustainment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Sentinel software case management system. The system was developed to replace digital and paper processes with purely digital workflows during investigations.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced June 14 that it will soon require high-risk chemical facilities, as defined by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), to submit detailed information on personnel for security screening purposes. The information collection is part of the Personnel Surety Program (PSP) under CFATS slated to launch this fall.

The biggest problem with the King hearings into domestic radicalization is that from the beginning their purpose has not been clear. Is there anyone in the Muslim community or the government in denial that radicalization of some Muslim Americans is a security problem?  No.

Are there any rational people who believe that disparaging the Muslim American community and blaming it collectively for the acts of a few will improve this problem? No again.  

Recent events in the Arab world have dramatized how multiple digital channels -- including text messaging, e-mail and social networks -- have become a powerful medium for collective human activity. This multi-channel communications presents a serious challenge for government agencies charged with tracking political developments in the region, however, because the content that that these agencies need to analyze is so fragmented, across so many disparate sources.


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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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