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Tue, 2015-04-07 06:42 PM
Port Canaveral, FL – As a recipient of only 1.5% of the DHS federal grants, says Captain Tom Allan, Commandant of Sector Jacksonville, FL, the U.S. Coast Guard is “the best bargain you’re ever going...
Tue, 2015-04-07 05:59 PM
The Maritime (water) side of critical infrastructure sites was always the soft spot of any security system. The threat of attack by underwater divers as demonstrated in the past, during the Second...
Tue, 2015-04-07 01:19 AM
New York, April 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of a high-level panel on the global response to health crises. The Secretary-General has appointed...
Mon, 2015-04-06 01:27 AM
Washington, April 3 – Keonna Thomas, also known as Fatayat Al Khilafah and YoungLioness, 30, of Philadelphia, has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources, including...
Thu, 2015-04-02 06:06 PM

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Harrisburg, PA, April 1 – Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he has named Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman Josh Shapiro the chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency."I...
Thu, 2015-04-02 02:45 AM
Washington, April 1 – Director James B. Comey has appointed three new executives as special agents in charge at the FBI New York Office (NYO). George Ennis was named special agent in charge of the...
Thu, 2015-04-02 02:03 AM
Washington, March 31 – T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, has been sworn in as the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Dinh-Zarr became a board member on March 23, 2015, and was...
Tue, 2015-03-31 10:18 PM
London, England, March 30 – 179W. One year ago today, those exact coordinates were transmitted from Andrew Taylor’s McMurdo automatic identification system man-overboard (AIS MOB) device to crew...
Tue, 2015-03-31 01:34 PM
Yateley, United Kingdom ­– Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played an important part in a major international exercise organized to train naval...
Mon, 2015-03-30 07:18 PM
Washington, D.C., March 30 – The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced the launch of a new resource for law enforcement and corrections officers when...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Tue, 2015-03-24 08:00 PM
On April 21 & 22, 2015, the largest annual gathering of the “who’s who” of border security, customs and immigration enforcement, other federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as...

Company News

Alexandria, VA, April 20 – CSG Invotas, a provider of security orchestration and automation, has unveiled Security Orchestrator 3.0 to accelerate data breach response time, minimize the impact of breaches, and enable internal resources to devote more time to high-impact security initiatives.
Las Vegas, NV, April 16 – Moxa, a manufacturer of communications equipment for harsh environments, has unveiled at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) the new flagship of its IP network video surveillance family: the VPort™ 66-2MP.
Seattle, WA, April 14 – F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) has announced a new cloud-delivered manag
Austin, TX, April 16 – Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) (“Xplore” or the “company”), a manufacturer of award-winning rugged tablet PCs, has announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Motion Computing, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Motion”). Motion, another Austin, TX-based company in the rugged tablet space, is currently the #2 provider worldwide of rugged tablet PCs, according to VDC.
Sunnyvale, CA, April 16 – Agiliance®, Inc., the Big Data Risk Company™ and independent provider of integrated solutions for operational and security risk intelligence, has announced that Vice President and Chief Security Strategist Torsten George has been invited to present a session on the Four Essential Building Blocks for Cyber Securi
Los Altos, CA & Ramat Gan, Israel, April 16 – LightCyber, a provider of Active Breach Detection solutions, has announced it will be exhibiting at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, April 20-23, 2015. Where: Booth 130, South Hall, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.
Houston, April 15 – Softness, one of the bestselling NAS in the cloud, has announced the availability of SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3. Created for cloud environments, SoftNAS provides cloud storage security and speeds backup and archival to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in comparison to previous SoftNAS Cloud versions, permitting users to experience performance speed as fast as that of primary data access. SoftNAS keeps customer data totally within the users control while in the cloud. Extending Security and Data Protection in Cloud Environments
Singapore, April 13 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global provider of security software, has been a historical advocate in public/private partnerships to combat cybercrime across the globe. The company has now announced that it is among a group of security and technology companies executing Operation SIMDA to thwart a massive botnet.

Commentary and Opinions

National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.
 

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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.

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