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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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Mon, 2014-02-17 05:56 PM
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a firearm industry trade association, has partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to promote the “Don’t Lie for...
Fri, 2014-02-14 06:04 PM
The DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate has released a request for proposals to develop advanced security checkpoint imaging that can see through shoes and multiple layers of clothing. DHS also...
Fri, 2014-02-14 02:21 PM
Editor’s Note: GSN has just received the following extremely disturbing message from a Venezuelan citizen who is enrolled in an American university. For the safety of the person involved, GSN is not...
Thu, 2014-02-13 02:51 PM
Auto theft rates have declined in Michigan for the sixth consecutive year according to the 2013 Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) Annual Report. While the recent statistics have...
Mon, 2014-02-10 12:21 PM
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, is scheduled for a March 11 deposition in the civil rights lawsuit being brought against him by the U.S. Department of Justice. The impending deposition,...
Thu, 2014-02-06 08:34 PM
Sixteen percent of Americans want less strict gun laws, compared to five percent a year ago, according to a recent Gallup survey. Americans' dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has...
Mon, 2014-02-03 11:12 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The U.S. Justice Department plans to seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who prosecutors have accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 200.“...
Sun, 2014-02-02 05:06 PM
Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the record-breaking results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combatting counterfeit sports...
Fri, 2014-01-31 03:51 PM
Carl Ghattas was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division at the Washington, D.C. Field Office by FBI Director James B. Comey. Prior to this appointment, he was the former...
Fri, 2014-01-31 02:49 PM
DHS is collaborating with local law enforcement officials to provide security for the Super Bowl. The department has provided personnel from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to...
Thu, 2014-01-30 09:41 PM
U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf hosted an online information session via Google Hangouts entitled “Traveling to Support Team USA in Sochi? What to Expect at the 2014 Winter...
Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25 PM
The efforts to protect Super Bowl attendees include measures to stop and prevent human trafficking before, during, and after the game. The State of New Jersey has created a campaign and action plan...

Company News

Over 260 million people have been victims of data breaches and increased risk of identity theft since the Target revelations, yet nearly 80 percent have done nothing to protect their privacy or to guard their financial accounts from fraud, according to a new quarterly survey released by Denver-based idRADAR.

"There is a national data breach epidemic, and consumers shockingly show very few signs of concern. Most are taking no measures to protect themselves," said Tom Feige, CEO of idRADAR.

Beginning this summer, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, Office of Executive Programs, will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Leadership Institute.  

Falls Church, VA-based Noblis, Inc., a provider of science, technology, and strategy advisory services, has announced that it has acquired National Security Partners, LLC (NSP), a provider of high-end strategic consulting, technology development, and mission execution programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

The Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford, CT, has completed the installment of a multimedia communications system with the assistance of Mutualink, Inc. -- the Wallingford, CT-based company. The system provides an interoperable communications platform that enables multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment -- all in real-time.

Annapolis, MD-based TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), a provider of secure mobile communication, has announced that it is deploying text-to-911 service in the U.S. As reported by the Federal Communications Commission in its deployment tracking update, TCS accounts for 52 of the 56 agency deployments across 16 states, or 93% of the total.

Sunnyvale, CA-based Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body vehicle repair business located in Sunnyvale, CA, has posted a new blog to its site that is devoted to the topic of safe driving, including why people should never think about texting while driving. The new blog is just part of a new public service campaign that Da-Les will release in the near future.

Wallingford, CT-based Z-Media, a developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, has announced that its Belt Trauma Kit, which includes QuikClot Combat Gauze, will be standard issue to every law enforcement officer in the State of New York. Distributed by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), the initiative is one of the largest standardizations of advanced first aid kits ever deployed by a state.

Atlanta, GA-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced the acquisition of Kalamazoo, MI-based iyeTek, an innovative software development company that creates mobile and handheld software solutions, enabling public safety agencies to save time and money and improve services provided to their communities.

Commentary and Opinions

By Robert Mueller, III

[Editor’s note: Robert Mueller, III, the Directopr of the FBI, delivered the following congressional testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011.]

Good morning, Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Ruppersberger, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today to discuss the threats facing our nation and the efforts of the FBI to protect the United States over the past 10 years.

By Craig Fugate

[Editor’s note: Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, delivered the following testimony on Oct. 13, 2011 before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, entitled "Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Cutting Costs."]

Introduction

By John Morton

[Editor’s note: John Morton, the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, delivered the following statement on Oct. 12, 2011 before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, at a hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Priorities and the Rule of Law."]

Introduction

In the 2010 Quadrennial Review of Homeland Security, the department identified an objective regarding individuals and families. Specifically, it addressed the reduction of vulnerabilities and the enhancement of resources in order to minimize impact and fallout from attacks and disasters.

The reason seems to be obvious. However, this is not usually the approach of homeland security.  The practice of homeland security, to this day, has been a top-down approach, yet, if the system fails, it is the citizen or local responder left to deal with the fallout.

Smart effective border security and immigration enforcement

By Janet Napolitano

[Editor’s note: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered the following speech at American University in Washington, DC, on Oct. 5.]

 

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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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CINTEC North America, a provider of devices to strengthen structural masonry, offers the Waterwall System, a series of water-inflate...

Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

In July 2011, C4i will upgrade its interoperable communications system with the release of SwitchplusIP, version 9.0.

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