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Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) has announced the transfer of RadSeeker manufacturing from Danbury, CT, to its U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, MD. The move is part of the company’s strategy to integrate its core technologies and centrally grow its product and engineering expertise.
Cisco and Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), have entered into an OEM relationship for the development and distribution of enhanced email encryption solutions. The partnership will focus on two solutions in 2015 -- an enhancement of the Cisco IronPort Encryption Appliance (IEA) and a new solution that integrates components of Cisco and Zix technology. Both solutions will be distributed by Cisco.
Boston, MA-based 908 Devices, a provider of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, has announced it has signed strategic partnership agreements with seven leading distributors across Europe and Australia. This international expansion will bring the company’s flagship product, M908, to commercial, government, and military customers across 18 different countries, with expansion into additional global regions planned throughout 2015.
Frisco, TX -- The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has completed a three-month review of its approach to cyber risk management for the healthcare industry. The effort was focused on understanding the challenges of healthcare organizations across varying levels of information protection maturity. The review also focused on identifying approaches and solutions to effectively and practically mitigate and defend against cyber threats and risks.
Rook Security, a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats, has announced that Tom Gorup, Security Operations Leader, has been appointed as the Indiana InfraGard IT Sector Chief by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Paola, KS Police Department is one step closer to making its Justice Center a regional training facility with the purchase of Meggitt Training Systems’ FATS L7 compact virtual firearms training simulator. Paola Chief Dave Smail and his department recently secured a $71,500 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant with the assistance of Meggitt and its partner PoliceGrants
San Ramon, CA -- The Open Identity Exchange has announced that Barclays, ForgeRock and Timpson have joined the organization at the board level, and Escher Group, E-sign, Etive/Digital Log Book, KYCme, Morpho (SAFRAN) and Tricerion Limited have joined as general members.The broadening influence and impact of OIX members demonstrates the active engagement of these organizations in the markets where they operate and illustrates the pragmatism and focus of the support that OIX is uniquely able to provide across a wide-ranging set of Internet identity use cases.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has selected Spirent Federal Systems to provide GPS/INS simulation systems for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Mission Systems Integration Lab (MSIL).The Spirent simulators being supplied will enable the JSF MSIL to support critical Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) testing in the lab for fully evaluating F-35 mission systems and mission critical sensors substantially augmenting and reducing instrumented flight testing. The Spirent systems will also be utilized to provide aiding in the JSF Vehicle Systems Integration Facility (VSIF).

Commentary and Opinions

By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
The following is a guest editorial provided by Michael D. Helm, the national commander of The American Legion:Most Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
Representing experts dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s more than 87,000 dams, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) applauds Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for introducing a bill that will get the nation closer to alleviating the public safety risk of over 2,000 dams that are the most “at-risk,” while providing a continuation of the vital benefits that dams serve for the public and their owners.
Seven of the nation's top scientific societies have joined over 200 distinguished climate and natural resource scientists to urge the Obama Administration to speed up its transition out of old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.

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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

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.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.

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