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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, 2014-08-06 06:32 PM
Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have seized more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise -- including sports apparel...
Mon, 2014-08-04 12:01 AM
A class of Spanish students have become the first Europeans to complete the International Taskforce Agent Training (ITAT) program, hosted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland...
Tue, 2014-07-29 08:03 PM
Due to the unprecedented number of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the U.S., some members of Congress are considering amending the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection...
Mon, 2014-07-28 06:21 PM
Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding” -- which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and...
Mon, 2014-07-28 05:56 PM
In addition to its other widespread destruction, Hurricane Sandy also undermined the effectiveness of multiple sets of the Atlantic City Fire Department’s (ACFD) personal protective equipment via...
Sun, 2014-07-27 06:29 PM
As demand for U.S. goods and services increases, U.S. ports are responding by implementing innovative technologies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with the...
Sun, 2014-07-27 06:25 PM
As part of the Government’s campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced the seize of more...
Thu, 2014-07-24 05:58 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at air, land, and seaports across the country, the agency says. As a result of funding provided...
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...

Company News

Charleston, WV-based Cunningham Energy, an independent production and exploration company, has purchased rights to the Buffalo-Peniel Oilfield from Moser Group, located in Jackson and Roane Counties, WV. The purchase includes over 2700 acres of contiguous leasehold covering the total field area, along with multiple producing oil and gas wells.

New York & London-based Exiger, a provider of regulatory and financial crime, risk, and compliance, has announced the appointment of Arun Banerjee as managing director and chief revenue officer.

Coral Springs, FL-based CellAntenna Corporation has announced the launch of its advanced capability Cell Phone Threat Control System (CPC-Vulcan), which provides comprehensive cellular signal awareness in law enforcement tactical situations.

Palo Alto, CA-based Globo Plc, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions and software-as-a-service, has announced that its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform, GO!Enterprise, now supports Samsung KNOX. This integration further enhances security, management and user experience of Globo’s offering for Samsung Android devices, the company says.

Vienna, VA-based Veris Group, a provider of cybersecurity solutions to the public and private sectors, has announced the appointment of David L. McClure to the new position of chief strategist. McClure previously served as the associate administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies from 2009 until 2014.

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. recently hosted a successful demonstration of its SONEX-P threat detection system to representatives of major international airports, homeland security agencies, and federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations. Attendees included representatives of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Pennsylvania State Police, Virginia State Police, and the Domestic Nuclear Defeat Organization.

Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), a recently-acquired company of McMurdo Group, the end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness division of Orolia, has announced that it has been chosen by the Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) to deploy its next-generation satellite-aided search and rescue systems.

E-Seek, Inc. is pleased to announce its role as a supplier in the recently announced seven year contract awarded by the TSA to MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to provide Enhanced Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) at U.S. Airports. The $85-million dollar contract ceiling covers seven years and will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at airport checkpoints as opposed to the current visual inspection.

Commentary and Opinions

The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 created a lot of buzz around the word “telework.” President Obama signed this Act into law in December 2010.

According to an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) memorandum, the Act provides a framework for agencies to better leverage technology and to maximize the use of flexible work arrangements, which will aid in recruiting new federal workers, retain valuable talent and allow the government to maintain productivity in various situations.

The subject of disaster management and emergency preparedness has fundamentally evolved over the last 10 years.

Counterfeiting has become a problem too big and too serious to ignore. Its impact is now felt directly throughout the world economy -- even in the United States military supply chain where we now know that “military capable” technologies have been counterfeited. Counterfeiting was easier to overlook, despite the enormous economic and security implications, when it was seen as a luxury problem, an affliction affecting the manufacturers of designer handbags and outfits. Luxury or not, it is clear that it is a problem that we cannot ignore.

Although historians may characterize 2011 differently than I do, I believe that many in the government and public safety arena likely will remember this as the “Year of the Natural Disaster.” From the unparalleled Japanese tsunami to wildfires and tornadoes that literally destroyed entire communities and droughts that plagued many parts of the United States, we have come face-to-face with natural disasters of epic proportions. 

Existing public safety communications systems are pretty dumb. Not dumb, as in a stupid idea, but dumb as in only able to do the one thing for which they were built.

A Land Mobile Radio (LMR) can transmit only voice and only to compatible radios. Once the first units of a communications system have been distributed, it is a costly decision to add features which will make new equipment incompatible with the installed base. Therefore, we largely operate at the lowest common denominator.

 

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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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