Maritime | Port Security

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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...


Thu, 2013-12-19 09:30 AM

Sonardyne's Sentinel

Maritime security company Sonardyne International Ltd. has successfully completed the installation of a Sentinel Intruder Detection System (IDS) onboard a drilling rig operating in an undisclosed...
Sun, 2013-12-08 06:06 PM

London Gateway

Marine terminal operator DP World is constructing London Gateway, the UK’s first major deep-sea container port this century, as part of a development that will include the largest logistics park in...
Sun, 2013-12-08 03:34 PM
The Port of Tacoma, in the State of Washington, is among the largest container ports in North America. Located on Commencement Bay in South Puget Sound, the port serves as a major trade gateway to...
Thu, 2013-12-05 03:45 PM

Chuck Brooks

Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and...
Tue, 2013-12-03 03:04 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is gathering information from suppliers of “Non-Lethal Impact Munitions,” which the Coast Guard might furnish to its maritime boarding teams in an effort to reduce the likelihood...
Fri, 2013-11-29 06:04 PM
When cargo enters the United States and has not yet been inspected and cleared to enter the U.S. economy, it is often secured in containers or trucks with the use of what are called “high security...
Mon, 2013-11-25 05:10 PM
As seaport security officials gathered at the first Port Security Operations Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA, a host of vendors showcased the latest high-resolution video systems, video...
Sun, 2013-11-24 12:44 PM

Randy Parsons

At a time when the nation’s infrastructure faces a growing threat from cyber-attacks, maritime and homeland security officials say they are making significant progress in protecting the nation’s...
Sun, 2013-11-24 12:29 PM

Situator PSIM
from NICE Systems

Officials from many of the world’s top security companies unveiled their latest port security technologies at the first Port Security Operations Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA. At the Nov....
Sun, 2013-11-24 11:51 AM

Coast Guard surveillance
of a smuggling panga

In recent testimony before the House subcommittee on border and maritime security, representatives from both the U.S. Coast Guard and CBP told of their organization’s increasing use of aerial...
Tue, 2013-11-19 07:43 PM
Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, MI, regained normal communications capabilities in the northern Great Lakes region on November 19, following outages throughout the region as a result of storms....
Tue, 2013-11-19 06:01 PM
Contrary to language in regulations it issued in 2009, the Coast Guard has now determined that a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC card, cannot be considered as sufficient...

Company News

Morpho, through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, has announced a four-year framework agreement with Border Force in the U.K. to supply the handheld Hardened MobileTrace and desktop Itemiser 3 Enhanced trace detection systems.

Border Force, responsible for carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the U.K., will deploy the systems to screen for narcotics at airports and seaports. The first order will be delivered this year to replace various legacy systems.

Jeanerette, LA-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats has acquired a waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels, the company says.

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has received a contract to supply 42 rescue boats for U.S. Army supply ships and landing craft. 

As policy leaders wrapped up the Manama Dialog, an international security conference in Bahrain, maritime and naval leaders commenced their meetings in Abu Dhabi to discuss practical implementation of those policies and improving the ability of nations and partners to meet growing challenges to maritime security, safety and sovereignty.

A-T Solutions Inc., an internationally recognized leader in counterterrorism headquartered in Vienna, VA, announced on November 13 that it has acquired Arlington, VA-based GreenLine Systems, a technology company that helps governments around the world to manage risks associated with maritime and cross-border movement of vessels, goods and people.

Command Consulting Group (CCG), a security advisory firm, announced on November 12 the launch of CT Strategies, a consultancy that will offer strategic services to clients seeking current and innovative insight into trade and supply chain challenges.

ARES Security Corp. and The Mariner Group announced on September 5 that ARES Security has acquired a majority ownership interest in The Mariner Group, LLC in an effort to strengthen ARES Security’s ability to serve the global security market by providing comprehensive end-to-end physical and logical security solutions.  

eGlobalTech, a provider in management and IT consulting services for the federal government, has been awarded a 5-year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for program management and technical support services at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Support services provided by eGlobalTech will include acquisition program management support and aviation C4ISR systems support for the CG-9335 Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) project offices.

Commentary and Opinions

During the past year, the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council has issued a series of monthly papers encapsulating the major topics that have shaped our nation’s approach to homeland security. Thirteen monographs have highlighted industry and government’s joint effort to confront the challenges, and develop solutions to successfully focus on the historic mission to create a more prepared, responsive, resilient, safer and secure homeland. 

Earlier this month, responding to a question from the editor of this publication, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano, categorically rejected the use of profiling in homeland security efforts.  Instead of focusing its resources on young, Muslim men, DHS paid the most attention to behavior indicating terrorist activity, such as travel patterns. The Secretary’s rejection of profiling is spot on, both as a matter of efficacy and as a matter of ethics.

By Mark Gally

The recent bomb scare in New York City served as a wake-up call, highlighting that the U.S. is still vulnerable to an attack within our country. Though investigators say the bomb they found inside a parked car was not very sophisticated, it’s clear that terrorists with the determination and deadly materials could cause serious harm.

By Jonathan McDonald

Many government organizations are charged with combating terrorism, identifying criminals and effectively applying immigration policies. All these activities require that persons of interests (and organizations and networks) be accurately identified. Identification is an extremely complex process that is only compounded by increasing data volumes, complex relationships, and tightly coupled application and data architectures.

By William Sapp

In an operating environment where threats are imminent and the response must be equally swift, video communication technology can offer DHS and its communities of interest new ways to collaborate to improve homeland security operations.

Whether responding to a natural disaster or sharing intelligence to thwart a terrorist plot, video conferencing technology allows organizations to connect quickly and collaborate meaningfully.


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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

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced on July 21 that the Terabot S, its new low-cost, easy to use, robotic manipulator, wh...

In an effort to combat the rapidly growing levels of piracy and armed robbery against ships around the world, Mace Personal Defense, Inc., has...

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