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Wed, 2015-05-27 09:35 PM
Haifa, Israel, May 21, 2015 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire  NICE Systems Ltd.’s (“NICE”) Cyber and...
Tue, 2015-05-26 06:20 PM
Washington, May 26 – Last Friday, three immigrants and two immigration service providers filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the...
Thu, 2015-05-21 10:18 PM
Washington D.C., May 16 – The Coast Guard released its first boating safety app last week as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22. The Boating Safety Mobile...
Wed, 2015-05-20 09:42 PM
Barataria Bay, LA, May 20 – As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the...
Tue, 2015-05-19 08:06 PM
Washington, May 14 – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has presented the 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Award for Valor to 12 outstanding individuals who...
Tue, 2015-05-19 06:21 PM
Savannah, GA, May 18 – Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia...
Tue, 2015-05-19 05:07 PM
Farmingdale, NY, May 18 – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), has announced that its AN/APS-147 maritime surveillance radar system was instrumental...
Tue, 2015-05-12 07:25 PM
Seattle, WA, May 11 – The Coast Guard is asking for the public's help to put a stop to the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest. Several navigational lights in the region...
Tue, 2015-05-12 05:27 PM
Miami, FL, April 28 – PortMiami experienced double-digit container volume growth in March; as well as a 12 percent year to date increase for the first six months of FY 2015, according to Port...
Tue, 2015-05-12 04:54 PM
Biometric facial recognition technology in use at 100 e-Gates in German airports is cutting transaction times for each passenger to less than 20 seconds, according to Dr. Jörg Helbig, director of...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:41 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Director James B. Comey has named Stephen Woolery the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Woolery most recently served as chief...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:21 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Preliminary statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This...

Company News

Denver, May 28 – Coalfire Systems, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity firms in the nation, is helping legal clients navigate the new Private Investigators Licensure Act, which requires all Colorado private investigators to obtain a specific license by June 1, 2015 in order to be qualified to perform digital forensic investigations.
Portland, OR, May 28 – Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Craig Young, security researcher for Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (
San Jose, CA, May 28 ­– ThreatMetrix, a provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, has announced several cybersecurity risks associated with the summer ticketing and travel season. Throughout the heightened travel season, individual mobile app usage will be on the rise, which can lead to an increase in mobile app fraud.
Mississauga, Ontario, May 27 – The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA Alliance), the largest high-tech association in Canada, has honored WinMagic’s SecureDoc solution with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in Advanced Technology at the 30th annual CATA Alliance Innovation and Leadership Awards.
Hillsboro, OR, May 27 – Eid Passport, Inc., a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, has added renowned child safety advocate Ernie Allen to the company’s board of directors.
Washington, May 26 – ZRG Partners, a global executive search and talent management firm, has expanded its capabilities with the addition of two experienced executive search consultants, Stephen Spagnuolo and Phoebe Henderson, who will broaden the firm’s existing footprint across the Government, Security and
St. Paul, MN, May 26 – Checking IDs is an important way for businesses to protect against fraud and comply with the law. But frontline workers at places like restaurants, banks, convenience stores, and mobile phone retailers also perform many other tasks, and may lack the specialized training to confidently check IDs. Businesses need a fast, accurate and easy-to-use way to determine whether IDs are genuine.
Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13 – Viscount Systems Inc (OTCQB: VSYS) ("Viscount"), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), a service of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has placed a $2+ million order to install the Freedom Access Control Solution ("Freedom") software at up to 200 sites and 4,500 doors over the next two years.

Commentary and Opinions

By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
By Kirk Spring As we’ve seen by recently reported hacks of healthcare networks, security breaches are becoming commonplace. Attacks on secure networks can come from internal or external sources. “Breach prevention” is no longer a workable strategy.
 

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Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

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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...

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