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Tue, 2014-12-16 01:20 AM
A former Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) was sentenced to 37 months in prison Monday for a scheme to falsify records and...
Mon, 2014-12-15 06:04 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives last week unanimously passed a Senate amendment to H.R. 4007, the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act -- bipartisan legislation to...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:23 PM
A former Hilliard, OH, man who absconded during a federal child pornography probe, and was the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, is...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:08 PM
A recent report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has found that car owners are statistically less likely to become victims of auto theft today than at any other time...
Sun, 2014-12-14 10:08 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) destroyed an illegally imported and unsafe Mini Cooper last week at a salvage yard in New Jersey following a recent seizure at the Newark Seaport.
Sun, 2014-12-14 09:53 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two reports detailing programs in Liberia and Sierra Leone to help Ebola survivors reintegrate with their communities and resume...
Sun, 2014-12-14 09:42 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and TravelCenters of America to combat human trafficking.
Thu, 2014-12-11 06:51 PM
The House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, and a Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act,...
Thu, 2014-12-11 05:02 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed ten new members to the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory...
Wed, 2014-12-10 06:24 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of...
Wed, 2014-12-10 03:54 PM
Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is urging immediate vaccination for anyone still...
Tue, 2014-12-09 08:29 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have discovered two pests found for the first time at Aguadilla port of entry, one of them never before found at ports in Puerto Rico.

Company News

City of Industry, CA-based Hikvision, a supplier of innovative and award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has established Hikvision Canada Inc., which will focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. This achievement represents the company’s strong commitment to the Canadian market and speaks to its rapid growth in Canada, North America, and across the globe.
Seventy-six percent of organizations in the U.S. and U.K. have suffered a Domain Name System (DNS) attack, with 49 percent experiencing one in the past 12 months. The most common DNS threats reported were DDoS (74 percent), DNS exfiltration (46 percent), DNS tunneling (45 percent) and DNS hijacking (33 percent) by those who had suffered an attack. That’s according to an independent research study undertaken by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Cloudmark, Inc.
Tuesday, January 13 will mark the 19th anniversary of AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which honors the day nine year old Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in front of her family's home in Arlington, TX, and found murdered two days later. In recognition of this day, Smart911, the national public safety service, is encouraging parents to do three things to keep their children safer.
Washington, D.C.-based Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has announced that it has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program. McAfee SIA is a security industry technology-partnering program with a mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify the integration of these products with complex customer environments.
Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies has announced that its U.S. cloud-based briidge.net exchange has been granted provisional Authorization to Operate (pATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Cindy McCain and The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, Polaris, and Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, together with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, have announced a renewed and expanded campaign to combat human trafficking with outdoor media throughout Phoenix.
Ocala, FL-based Global Weather Oscillations (GWO), a hurricane cycle prediction company, says, "The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least 3 years, and the next 3 seasons will be the most dangerous in 10 years."CEO David Dilley says GWO has issued "the most accurate predictions of any organization 6 years running, and GWO is the only organization to predict the correct number of hurricanes in 2014 and that an El Niño would not form.”
New Orleans, LA-based IDscan.net, a provider of ID scanning software solutions, and a subsidiary of Wizz Systems, has announced the successful completion of IGT’s testing process for its ID scanning technology and M-280 flatbed scanner. IDScan.net’s solution successfully integrates with IGT’s Advantage Patron Management Casino Management System to automate the player enrollment process.

Commentary and Opinions

In a letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg expressed strong support for an amendment to a bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would roll back the restart provision within the hours of service regulations.
With Secretary of State John Kerry releasing the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, global human rights organization International Justice Mission (IJM) is saying it continues to call upon Congress and the State Department to protect the integrity of this diplomatic tool in the fight against modern-day slavery.
With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
The American Civil Liberties Union has applauded the DHS’s announcement that it has finalized its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for immigration detention facilities.
By Chuck BrooksPublic/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.
 

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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”.

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