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A new bill has been introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to stop the surge of children, teenagers, and families from Central America...
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The vast majority of worldwide climate indicators, including greenhouse gases, sea levels, and global temperatures, continue to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the State of the...
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U.S. flights are no longer allowed to fly across eastern Ukrainian airspace until further notice, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The “Notice to Airman” declaration is due to...

Company News

Duluth, MN-based Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, has reached a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that resolves alleged violations of the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company.

Sacramento, CA-based Fed Up at the Pump is a coalition of consumers, businesses, and advocates who are concerned about the negative impacts that a gas tax will have on California. Fed Up spokesperson Matt Notley issued a statement in response to a Los Angeles Times Editorial.

Valhalla, NY-based FUJIFILM Recording Media USA, a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp., a manufacturer of data storage media, has announced results from a study that finds “re-certified” tape media poses serious data security risks for those who sell their used tape stock to “re-certifiers” and poor performance for buyers that purchase from this market.

Warning that there is “no more important foreign policy issue confronting the U.S. today than growing chaos in the Middle East,” the Council on Global Security has commended the creation of the Friends of Egypt Caucus in the United States House of Representatives.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced comprehensive platform and policy support for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0) requirements in Tripwire Enterprise. Tripwire is a certified PCI-Approved Scanning Vendor.

Bill Conner, CEO and founder of FWC Consulting and former CEO of Entrust, Inc., will deliver remarks at the 51st National Youth Science Camp Senate Luncheon to recognize the service of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) in preparing the nation for the challenges of the new information age of cyber security and to thank him for his support of youth science education. The event will take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Sen.

Novato, CA-based DriveSavers, a provider of data recovery and eDiscovery services, has announced the offering of assistance to victims of the recent deadly thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Eastern U.S. by providing $500 off data recovery services. The violent storms resulted in at least five deaths and hundreds of thousands of people are still without electricity. Due to power loss, many could experience extensive damage to personal and business belongings, including computer storage devices.

New research released by the National Consumers League (NCL) and Javelin Strategy and Research reveals disturbing trends for Chicago residents who have been affected by data breaches, finding that 72 percent of fraud victims were also victims of a data breach, suggesting a strong link between breaches and fraud.

Commentary and Opinions

Dear Friends,

We are a nation built on immigration, and it has made us strong.

My grandparents, like so many others who immigrated to the United States, came to this country looking for a better life and were privileged to pursue the American dream.

Sadly, there are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the proverbial shadows of our democracy.

It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

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 release of the U.S. State Department's 2014 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report, it is critically important to focus on facts and tangible progress made on the ground in order to put into perspective the assessment made on each country in combating the global problem of human trafficking, according to the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC.

 

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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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Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is now offering a two-megapixel I...

Ameristar Fence Products, a supplier of perimeter security systems, has announced its latest anti-ram barrier rating of M50/P1 (K12)....

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Universal Detection Technology has reported test results for its passive zone security sensor, developed with Precision S...