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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, 2014-06-30 08:23 AM
Live from PortSecurity2014 -- In a wide ranging presentation at the PortSecurity 2014 conference, Staff Sergeant Jamie Solosme, an analyst and cross-border security expert at the Royal Canadian...
Mon, 2014-06-30 06:07 AM
Two men have been charged for their role in a scheme to smuggle firearms from the United States to the Middle East. The case is being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (...
Fri, 2014-06-27 03:16 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that police officers must obtain a warrant to search data on someone’s cell phone. Cell phone data has become an integral part of many criminal...
Fri, 2014-06-27 01:01 AM
The Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance, 48-0, to permit gun sales -- but with very strict limits. Introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it would include limiting sales to a tiny percentage of...
Wed, 2014-06-25 09:08 AM
In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in Oregon has struck down as unconstitutional the government’s procedures for people on the No Fly List to challenge their inclusion. The decision came in an...
Wed, 2014-06-25 03:48 AM
On June 20th, the United States Secret Service Lima Resident Office (SSLRO) supported the Peruvian National Police (PNP) arrest of Pedro Sosa Inca Casana on charges of manufacturing millions of...
Tue, 2014-06-24 03:59 PM
Since the beginning of fiscal year 2014, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has identified 585 victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation,...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

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GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Mon, 2014-06-23 10:56 PM
More than 70 law enforcement officials from 21 countries gathered at Europol's headquarters in The Hague June 16 and 17 to coordinate investigations into the criminal exploitation of virtual...
Fri, 2014-06-20 03:58 AM
A federal grand jury has returned a second superseding indictment charging four Maryland men in connection with a conspiracy to participate in murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise run by the...
Thu, 2014-06-19 04:53 AM
There is a growing terrorist threat to the United States from a rising number of Salafi-jihadist groups overseas, according to a new RAND Corporation study.Since 2010, there has been a 58 percent...
Tue, 2014-06-17 04:57 AM
The DHS has announced the creation of an inter-agency group to address the large influx of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. The U.S. Border Patrol has said it has...

Company News

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.

While Pentagon contracts fell 29% in May 2014 compared to May 2013, Foster Fuels won an $853.2 million fuel contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 2014 has seen U.S. defense contract spending drop five of its first six months from its 2013 numbers, but the Brookneal, VA-based firm garnered the third-largest contract awarded in May -- ahead of Lockheed and behind only Sikorsky Aircraft and Northrop Grumman.

Culver City, CA-based Redflex Traffic Systems, a provider of road safety technology throughout North America, has announced that 13 cities throughout California opted to renew or extend their automated photo enforcement programs.

ISACA has released a global study showing that one in five organizations (21 percent) have experienced an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack, and 66 percent believe it’s only a matter of time before their enterprise is hit by an APT. Yet only 15 percent of enterprises believe they are very prepared for an APT attack.

Commentary and Opinions

We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility, for the first time in history. Many of them will use smartly designed mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops.

 

Whenever a crisis requires a large evacuation, effective communication becomes vital to the success of any response operation. All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication -- power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened civilians.

In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama.

While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.

As law enforcement agencies strive to keep our nation safe from terrorists, a growing amount of controversy and distrust regarding the unconstitutional practices of religious and ethnic profiling by law enforcement is being reported from around the country.

There is a group within the NYPD that spies on and profiles Muslims, countless reports of federal agents recruiting informants and/or provocateurs into Muslim communities and Rep Peter King’s congressional hearings about the “Radicalization of the American Muslim Community.”

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) has drawn the attention of law enforcement across the nation because of its ability to capture, categorize and catalogue important data for analysis of specific patterns of criminal activity as it occurs and during its planning stages.

 

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

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