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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, 2015-05-07 09:10 PM
Houlton, ME, May 6 – U.S. Border Patrol employees has welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert. CPA Hiebert will oversee the operations of Houlton Sector Headquarters...
Tue, 2015-05-05 05:12 PM
The long-term effect of renewable energy installations on marine animals is to be investigated by researchers at Washington University. The instrumentation package to achieve this comes in a...
Mon, 2015-05-04 02:44 AM
Washington, May 1 – Director James B. Comey has named Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. to the newly established position of associate executive assistant director for the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and...
Wed, 2015-04-29 07:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...
Tue, 2015-04-28 10:22 PM
San Diego, CA – U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen joined Federal, Congressional, state and local officials to launch the Isla Bella, the world’s first...
Tue, 2015-04-28 09:44 PM

Peter Neffenger

Washington, DC, April 28 – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration at the...
Tue, 2015-04-28 05:53 PM
Washington, D.C., April 28 – A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60 percent of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster by...
Tue, 2015-04-28 04:06 PM

Janice Kephart

Washington, April 28, 2015 – In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart has called upon the Department of Homeland Security to...
Tue, 2015-04-28 03:39 PM
With strong Teamster backing, workers are striking a major fulcrum of the nation’s economy this week. Picket lines went up early this morning at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where truck...
Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Tue, 2015-04-21 08:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
Tue, 2015-04-21 07:56 PM
By Daniel Martinez, George Washington University and Jeremy Slack, University of Texas, El Paso

Company News

New York, NY, May 19 – Vkansee, a developer of ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors, has announced the development of a fingerprint sensor that is 400% more powerful than Apple’s and Samsung’s sensors. While Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets its reader from Synaptics, these only allow for 550 pixels per inch when capturing a fingerprint. This resolution means these sensors can gather 10 or 11 data points, whereas Vkansee's 2,000 pixel-per-inch system can capture 150 data points. 
Singapore, IMDEX ASIA 2015 – Terma’s proven C-Guard Soft-Kill Weapon System is a decoy system for naval platforms made to defeat stream attack with multiple missiles and torpedoes from multiple directions. The system effectively counters advanced threats like small range gate Radio Frequency (RF) missiles, imaging InfraRed (IR) seekers missiles, and advanced next generation torpedoes. These threats require fast response and utilization of advanced tactics supporting the latest in decoy technologies available.
Paris, May 6 – Morpho (Safran), the global provider of secure identification solutions, has joined Natural Security Alliance, bringing expertise and experience in biometrics. Natural Security Alliance's biometric strong authentication standard makes it possible for users to access the full range of electronic services (e.g. online and in-store payments, cash withdrawals, online banking, FIDO services, identity management) with the guarantee that they will retain full control of their biometric data and that their privacy will be protected.
Atlanta, GA, May 13 – A newly released research report found that 57% of security and IT professionals find solutions utilizing advanced security analytics provide unique data that cannot be obtained from other types of technologies, with 36% indicating that data automatically correlated from multiple sources improves their response.
Oakdale, MN, May 14 – Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, has announced the results of a survey of 330 IT and security professionals conducted by SANS. The goal of the survey was to better understand the challenges of securing today’s mobile workforce and managing mobile workspaces.
Austin, TX, May 15 – 1st Detect, a subsidiary of Astrotech (NASDAQ:ASTC), is pleased to announce the receipt of an initial order for its disruptive mass spectrometry technology from one of the world's leading snack food producers. The unit will be used for quality control purposes.
Edgewood, MD, May 13 – Smiths Detection Inc. has announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground, in support of the Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program, exercised an option for a $23 million production order on an existing contract. Smiths Detection Inc.'s JCAD is an advanced, easy-to-use, lightweight threat detection device that can be held or easily strapped to a belt. The JCAD protects military personnel, police and hazmat responders by alerting operators if toxic substances and dangerous chemicals are detected.
Los Angeles, May 14 – Docupace Technologies, LLC (“Docupace”), a provider of SEC/FINRA-compliant paperless processing systems, has announced that it is joining with computer security services company Security Snapshot, LLC (“Security Snapshot”) to deliver comprehensive cyber-security solutions for financial services firms. The agreement is expected to fuse Docupace, a secure, SEC/FINRA-compliant and paperless straight-through processing platform in the financial services sector, with Security Snapshot, a security and regulatory consultancy firm.

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
 

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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

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...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...