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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

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Thu, 2014-09-11 07:29 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge (TX) cargo facility recently intercepted a pest determined to be a first...
Wed, 2014-09-10 08:52 PM

Terry Wade

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Terry Wade special agent in charge of the criminal division at the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Wade most recently served as section chief of the...
Wed, 2014-09-10 08:25 PM
Shannon Conley, 19, of Arvada, CO, has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. She pled guilty before U.S. District Court...
Tue, 2014-09-09 10:17 PM
SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter Flex, a global provider of gunfire detection and analysis, today extended its proven technology and service offerings with the launch of ShotSpotter SiteSecure for...
Tue, 2014-09-09 07:57 PM
More than 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries are expected to attend the ASIS International (ASIS) 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits taking place 29 Sept.-02 Oct. at the Georgia World...
Mon, 2014-09-08 06:39 PM
The Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) was recently launched to further strengthen the fight against cybercrime in the European Union and beyond. Hosted at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3...
Sun, 2014-09-07 09:35 PM

Julio Estiven Gracia Ramirez

A Colombian man pleaded guilty last week for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent James Terry Watson in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 20,...
Sun, 2014-09-07 08:10 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a final rule and environmental impact statement expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron...
Thu, 2014-09-04 04:08 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to twenty coral species. All twenty species will be listed as threatened,...
Wed, 2014-09-03 08:16 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the expansion of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Securing the Cities program to the National Capital Region, building upon the...
Wed, 2014-09-03 07:53 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Joshua Skule special agent in charge of the FBI’s Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as a deputy assistant...
Tue, 2014-09-02 10:51 PM
Eagle Eye Expositions of Norwalk, CT has announced the full roster of speakers, topics, panelists and sponsors for its “Beyond the Border 2.0” U.S./Canada Border Conference, which will take place at...

Company News

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $137K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to the Port of Houston in Texas. The facility has been an Intellicheck Mobilisa customer since September 2010. The new contract is for a web-hosted TWIC reading system. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and driver’s license reading capability.

San Mateo, CA-based Norse, a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced that Brian Contos has joined the company as a senior vice president and chief security strategist. In this new position, Conto will help guide the company’s market strategy, technical solutions, and field engineering.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, and Belden, a provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical manufacturing applications, have announced a new marketing initiative designed to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in manufacturing organizations.

Blake Smith, technical account manager for Gallagher's U.S. security division has received General Services Administration (GSA) approved accreditation for Identity, Credential, and Access Management for Physical Access Control Systems (ICAM PACS) with the Smart Card Alliance.

Gallagher, a provider of integrated access control, intruder alarms management, and perimeter protection technology, is on the U.S. government's Approved Product Listing for its comprehensive security platform.

Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has announced that it will donate a portion of all qualifying proceeds from purchases of BEST, PRECISION and STANLEY Commercial Hardware to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), effective now through December 28.

Chicago, IL-based Protection 1, a U.S. full-service business and home security company, has announced that its national account manager, Andy Patrick, will host an educational session entitled Applied Threat Assessment and Protective Intelligence on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm at the ASIS conference to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

RoboGuard is an agile surveillance robot that travels on a monorail, constantly patrolling along a secured perimeter to ensure the integrity of the fence. It can promptly respond to a suspected intrusion detected by one of Senstar’s innovative perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) sensors. A complete system consists of autonomous robots, each covering up to 1 km (0.6 mi) and docking stations every 1 to 2 km (0.6 to 1.2 mi) that provide two adjacent robots with replacement batteries, spare battery recharging and Wi-Fi communication.

Hikvision USA, North America’s leading manufacturer of award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, is thrilled to announce that its 3MP 360 Fisheye Camera has been declared New Product of the Year by Security Products magazine in the IP Camera Wide Dynamic Range category. This honor attests to Hikvision’s unparalleled dedication to research and development of cutting-edge technology.

Commentary and Opinions

“We are entering an era in which unmanned vehicles of all kinds will take on greater importance in space, on land, in the air and at sea” -- President George W. Bush’s address to the Citadel, Dec. 2001.

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

In 2007, I said the following when referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) policy on container security: “Perhaps, the dumbest policy, model, or standard of all is the sealed-door standard.”

Five years later, despite technological advances and use by the private sector and military, CBP is still focused on container “doors” as a security measure. CBP has still not developed an alternative.

Port security seems to be the forgotten child when it comes to preparing for disasters, at least in the public eye. Potential threats to aviation and mass transit generate many more conversations, and for good reason, but the risks posed to ports, primarily from cargo, cannot be ignored. 

A cargo container looks innocuous, just a square, metal box loaded with goods…right? This impression could not be further from the truth. 

A wireless sensor network system developed by Lockheed Martin can revolutionize the way users obtain discreet persistent situational awareness and characterization of their surroundings, says the company in an Oct. 12 news release.

The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) system, a network of "Field-and Forget" ground sensors, provides unobtrusive, continuous surveillance supporting multiple missions and applications.

 

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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.

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.

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.

New Products

(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced a new Women in...

Longwood, FL-based Traka, a provider of access and intelligent key management solutions, will be showcasing their key and asset management...

Jupiter, FL-based G4S Secure Solutions USA will honor members of its Custom Protection Officer (CPO) program at the ​ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 2...

(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced that its fourt...

Bethesda, MD-based Brivo Systems, a provider of cloud applications for security management, has announced the general availability of Brivo L...