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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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Sun, 2015-04-19 06:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
Fri, 2015-04-17 12:13 AM
Sydney, Australia, April 15 – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law...
Thu, 2015-04-16 10:11 PM
Silver Spring, MD, April 15 – The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Wed, 2015-04-15 11:39 PM
Singapore, April 13 – Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which is set to empower...
Wed, 2015-04-15 07:37 PM
Gulf of Mexico, April 15 – Five years after the nation’s largest off-shore oil spill, the leaders of three aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery effort, including the Gulf Coast...
Wed, 2015-04-15 01:11 AM

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Washington, April 13 – One former security guard for Blackwater USA has been was sentenced to a term of life in prison, and three others were each sentenced to prison terms of 30 years and one day...
Tue, 2015-04-14 10:36 PM
By Lorrie Barclay Earlier this month Garissa University College in Kenya, Africa was the scene of a brutal attack by Al-Shabaab militants who killed 147 people, including 142 students and five...
Tue, 2015-04-14 10:03 PM
In an important April court decision closely related to the Crane v. Johnson lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions regarding immigration, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (the...
Tue, 2015-04-14 09:14 PM
by Jason Tieman Today’s marine pipeline incident now costs an average of at least $1 million to repair, not counting reputational damage and the incalculable costs of injury or death, making...
Tue, 2015-04-14 08:39 PM
Washington, April 9 – The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently used to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency...
Tue, 2015-04-14 07:47 PM
By Karen Ferrick-Roman and Adrian CourtenayForget the idea of “out with the old and in with the new.” New radiation detection systems that deter, detect and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear...
Tue, 2015-04-14 12:12 AM
Washington, April 13 – In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of recommendations from industry groups,...

Company News

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global supplier of security inspection systems, has announced that the company has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $27 million to provide multiple units of the RTT® 110 (Real Time Tomography) explosives detection system (EDS) to Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport. The RTT's unique design enables baggage to be screened at high speed, allowing the RTT to be installed "in-line" within an airport's existing baggage handling network without slowing that system down.
Pompano Beach, FL, May 5 ­– At ISC West 2015, IC Real Tech demonstrated its position as an innovator of video surveillance technologies, nabbing 3 key security industry awards for its revolutionary IC Realtime IC720 360x360 Virtual PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) video camera and changing the way in which many security system companies will present surveillance systems to their clients.
Farmingdale, NY, April 27 – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), has announced that it has a received a contract from LATAM Airlines Group for the TruLink® Wireless Intercommunications system to be used by pre-flight check crews at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, one of LATAM Airlines Group’s main base of operations. This initial contract, for approximately 50 systems, marks the first time that TruLink will be used by commercial airline flight crews in South America.
San Diego, May 4, 2015 – The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has signed an agreement valued at $3,003,383 with One Resonance Sensors, LLC (ORS) to evaluate the company's MobiLab® ES checkpoint security scanner, which detects explosives in electronic devices. The agreement funds the evaluation of the scanner at a number of government facilities in the US and Europe.
Petah Tikva, Israel, May 4, 2015 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it intends to promote its comprehensive line of Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) solutions at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015 event,May 5-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, USA – Booth # 2143.  At the booth, Gilat will display its BlackRay terminals, which enable connectivity for long-endurance flights while maximizing payload weight. Gilat SATCOM solutions feature:
Irvine, CA, April 28 – Getac Inc., a manufacturer of rugged computers, has released the updated V110 rugged convertible and the updated F110 rugged tablet, making Getac’s fastest-selling products even better. The second generation F110 and V110 products each feature a fifth generation Intel Processor, Intel HD Graphics 5500, an eight-megapixel rear camera, a front HD webcam and an updated LumiBond 2.0 touch screen that allows glove-on use.
San Francisco, May 1 – SINET, an organization focused on the advancement of cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, has announced that the SINET 16 Innovator Awards application process is now open. The deadline for submission is July 17, 2015. There is no fee to apply or to present.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 4 – WinMagic, Inc. has announced that one of its longest-standing partners, Carolina Advanced Digital, has won a potentially lucrative contract enabling the sale of WinMagic encryption and key management solutions to U.S. federal agencies.

Commentary and Opinions

Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
The District of Columbia Council uncovered a serious homeland security flaw this week that should raise red flags for mayors and town managers around the country. In the nation's capitol, local transportation officials aren't conducting oversight over CSX and the goods it transports through the city. Similarly, officials are unfamiliar with the rail carrier's security policies. DC transportation officials, as traditionally classified by the federal government, aren't rail stakeholders with a need to know this information.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.
Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.
 

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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.