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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that Dr. Stephen Volz, a top official at NASA and an award-winning aerospace engineer, has been tapped to lead NOAA’s...

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Minneapolis, MN-based Code42, a provider of endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, has announced an application programming interface (API) integration with Splunk Enterprise -- a provider of operational intelligence platform -- to provide deeper, real-time visualization and search analysis of endpoint data.

Calabasas, CA-based Ixia has announced the IxFlow App for Splunk Enterprise, which integrates Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor with Splunk Enterprise. The app provides IT managers and teams the ability to visualize and analyze user, device and application behaviors. Additionally, the application data that is available can be used to optimize the network’s security and performance.

Editor’s Note: Most of the material in this article was abstracted from an executive brief produced by Guardian 8.com, and followed a GSN interview and discussion with Paul Hughes, COO of Guardian8.com at the ASIS 2014 Conference. The discussion also included a demonstration of the company’s ProV2 personal security device, which the company indicates is appropriate for non-lethal defensive usage in healthcare, schools, workplace and commercial security, airport/aviation security and other transportation venues.

Knoxville, TN-based TrakLok International LLC, a cargo security firm specializing in trailer and container security, has announced that it has upgraded its Application Programing Interface (API) to allow a seamless integration with security integration and call monitoring companies. The company has also added new security features to its GeoLok and TrakLog cargo security platform.

Power management company Eaton has announced its Cooper Lighting Division is helping to improve optical performance and efficiencies at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Replacing more than 5,400 parking garage fixtures, the DIA conversion will include almost 5,000 McGraw-Edison Valet light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, helping the airport to save approximately $327,000 annually or $6.5 million over 20 years.

Melville, NY-based Verint Systems has announced an expansion of its situation management platform to help higher education environments improve public safety through enhanced security and communications. Recent technology advancements with Verint certified partners AMAG Technology and NowForce provide enhanced capabilities for educational institutions.

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $247K contract to upgrade the current Defense ID system at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.

Israeli defense electronics contractor RADA Electronic Industries, Ltd., which specializes in the development, production, and sale of Tactical Land Radars, has announced the successful operational debut of its MHR Radar System (Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar) during the recent Gaza conflict (Operation “Protective Edge”). The system's significant operational contribution includes the detection of enemy mortar shells, short-range rockets, and UAVs.

Commentary and Opinions

Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.

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.

 

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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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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,...