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Thu, 2014-11-27 02:26 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from Government Security News! In observance of the holiday, the Daily Insider e-newsletter will resume publication on Monday, December 1. Enjoy the holiday and safe...
Tue, 2014-11-25 11:38 PM

Denise Rucker Krepp

Recently, a GSN reader emailed me about the Transportation Security Administration's hazardous material tracking program. The agency is required by a 2007 law to track sensitive security materials...
Tue, 2014-11-25 11:11 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have added Mali to the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and...
Tue, 2014-11-25 08:24 PM
Editor’s Note: This article consists of the introduction and overview of the American Immigration Council’s Special Report on the Immigration Accountability Executive Action announced by the...
Tue, 2014-11-25 06:44 PM
Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have...
Tue, 2014-11-25 06:29 PM

Charles Perez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the selection of a new CBP airport director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).Charles Perez, a 28-year CBP veteran, assumed...
Tue, 2014-11-25 01:52 PM
The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The...
Mon, 2014-11-24 11:38 PM
A storm with rain and heavy snow will cause major disruptions and delays for Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast and in the Appalachians. Rain will initially spread northward along Interstate-95...
Mon, 2014-11-24 06:15 PM
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2013. Of these, 27 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 49 officers died...
Mon, 2014-11-24 04:41 PM
The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Sun, 2014-11-23 04:20 PM
President Obama Thursday announced new Immigration Accountability Executive Actions to help secure the border and hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable. The executive actions...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:20 PM
As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best...

Company News

Portland, OR-based The Climate Trust, a nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, has announced the release of its comprehensive performance report to the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, the body responsible for overseeing The Trust’s activities on behalf of regulated energy facilities.

C2UK Ltd and Mutualink Inc. have announced a partnership to jointly develop the UK and Middle East markets for the Mutualink product portfolio. Mutualink offers state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable communications and information sharing solutions for U.S. and coalition defense partners, including all aspects of military and homeland defense. C2UK is able to leverage both its domestic and international presence along with its proven pedigree for the design and integration of Command and Control (C2) systems.

San Ramon, CA-based Accela, a provider of civic engagement solutions for government, has announced that it has acquired Decade Software, a provider of environmental health and safety solutions to health departments in the United States and abroad.

Organizations whose employees or members are frequent travelers can now offer a new perk: onsite enrollment in TSA Pre✓, which provides faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel. MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a provider of identity solutions and services, introduced the innovative mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) goal of expanding the number of travelers served by the TSA Pre✓ program.

The Scottsdale, AZ-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, and IDT911 has announced findings from their 2014 survey titled Data Breaches, the Holidays, and You. The survey, conducted by ITRC, was sponsored by IDT911, a provider of data risk management, breach response, resolution, and education services.

With the holiday season in full swing, and upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, online shopping is on the rise, and so are concerns over security and privacy breaches.

To keep the online shopping experience safe and cheerful this holiday season, below are top tips from Dell SecureWorks experts in information security:

Digital Ally has received an order from a municipal police department in the San Francisco Bay Area for 110 FirstVu HD body-worn camera systems. The order includes the company’s patented VuLink Connectivity Devices to allow the body cams to automatically start recording, and nine FirstVu HD docking stations, each of which will facilitate the simultaneous transmission of video from up to 12 FirstVu HD systems to Digital Ally’s new VuVault.Net cloud storage solution.

Montreal, Canada-based Genetec, a provider of parking enforcement and unified IP security solutions, has announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek, the latest company to join the Genetec ecosystem of parking solution partners.

Commentary and Opinions

With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.

The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.

The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.

From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.

 

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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

Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...