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Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to...

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Wed, 2014-07-23 09:20 PM
The House has unanimously passed three bills that aim to bolster security at airports, provide oversight of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Inspection, and simplify...
Wed, 2014-07-23 08:02 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested one of ERO's most wanted fugitives last week during a joint operation by ERO...
Tue, 2014-07-22 06:45 PM
The U.S. and Canada have announced the two countries are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveler and Trusted Trader programs through U....
Mon, 2014-07-21 06:18 PM
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...
Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10 PM
Government Security News is pleased to present the official Roster of Winners and Finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which includes many longtime leaders in these...
Mon, 2014-07-14 06:23 PM
A law enforcement and industry partnership has taken measures against the Internet domains and servers that form an advanced cybercriminal infrastructure attacking online banking systems around the...
Mon, 2014-07-14 01:29 AM
The Obama Administration has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to combat a dramatic increase in child immigrants crossing the country’s southern border. Of the requested funds, $1.5 billion would go to...
Thu, 2014-07-10 02:46 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers crossing the border that possession of any amount of marijuana remains a violation under federal law.In enacting the Controlled...
Tue, 2014-07-08 05:14 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched an aggressive Spanish language outreach effort and an urgent call to action to community groups, the media, parents, and relatives in the U.S....
Mon, 2014-07-07 04:38 PM
On Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev in France. Russian national Seleznev was indicted in the Western District of Washington in March 2011 for hacking into point of...
Sun, 2014-07-06 09:10 PM
A group of privacy organizations has written a letter to Congress saying that a newly released draft version of a bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), which aims to improve...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:10 PM
Happy Fourth of July from Government Security News.In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our Daily Insider e-newsletter July 4th, but will resume publication Monday, July 7th.Enjoy the...

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has issued a new report, Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: Mid-Year 2014, stating that 67 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014 -- a 31 percent increase over the same period last year.

Of these 67 officers, 26 were killed in traffic-related incidents; 25 were killed by gunfire; and 16 died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.

Karmiel, Israel-based Opgal Optronic Industries has announced new pricing for its revolutionary Therm-App thermal mobile device. The industry's first device for Android phones is now available at a special promotional price of $999. As the promotion ends, the price will be set at $1,600 -- making it the only mobile thermal imaging device offering high resolution night and bad-weather vision capabilities, the company says.

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.

Tempe, AZ-based LifeLock, a provider of proactive identity theft protection, and the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA), have announced a milestone in identity theft training for law enforcement. Training has now been completed in every state, as marked by an interactive educational summit last week in Cheyenne, WY, the fiftieth state.

Round Rock, TX-based Dell Software has announced availability of two new backup appliances and a host of enhancements to its AppAssure backup, replication and disaster recovery software.

A team of financial crime and compliance experts has announced the formal launch of EXIGER, a global regulatory and financial crime risk and compliance firm serving financial institutions and multinational corporations. Executive Chairman Michael Cherkasky and President & CEO Michael Beber will lead the firm.

Currently the monitor of HSBC, Cherkasky has been the CEO of some of the largest global consulting and services firms including Kroll, Marsh & McLennan and Altegrity.

High Impact Training Solutions (HITS), a division of Pensacola, FL-based Smart Horizons, has announced the release of its new Officer Health and Fitness courses. Maintaining psychological well-being, good physical fitness, and sound health is important to public safety professionals, law enforcement, and security personnel.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has joined forces with public safety notification provider Nixle to help law enforcement reunite missing children with their families. Since launching the venture, NCMEC has provided support to law enforcement in nearly 90 cases nationwide -- cases that may not have been brought to NCMEC's attention at all or as quickly without Nixle's participation.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

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.

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Editor’s Note: Mark Metcalf is a former immigration judge in  Miami, FL. The article was distributed in a press release from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank which is said to focus on impacts of immigration on the United States.

 

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John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

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.

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.

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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