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Wed, 2015-02-25 01:15 AM
I continue to stress the need for a clean, full-year DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday."Countries in our...
Tue, 2015-02-24 11:33 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia have thanked the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association for heeding their call to resolve a...
Tue, 2015-02-24 09:52 PM
The McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, has announced its commitment to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) by...
Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...
Mon, 2015-02-16 03:43 PM
Editor’s note: On February 11, GSN received a press release from the Pacific Area Command of the United State Coast Guard indicating that its cutter Polar Star was responding to a 207-foot fishing...
Tue, 2015-02-10 09:40 PM
Jebel Ali Port is the flagship port of DP World, a provider of international marine terminal operations and development, logistics and related services. The port is the world's largest man-made...
Tue, 2015-02-10 09:23 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Richard Frankel special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark Division. Frankel most recently served as SAC of the Criminal Division in the New York Field Office.
Tue, 2015-02-03 10:25 PM

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The future of radiological and nuclear detection equipment will be a topic of discussion at the 2015 Port Security Conference and Expo, which will take place on March 17-19 at Port Canaveral, FL....
Tue, 2015-02-03 08:13 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced President Obama’s $94.7 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The proposal makes critical investments in...

Company News

Ashburn, VA, March 17 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space, has introduced the SferiAdvise System Ready Application (SRA), a new pre-validated, pre-tested digital map, flight plan, and helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) solution.
Netanya, Israel, March 23 – RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. Has announced the selection by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) to support internally funded high energy laser weapon system prototype testing.Rada’s Tactical Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar provides volume surveillance and detection of multiple threat types, including UAVs, mortars and rockets. The radar going to Lockheed Martin will be used by Lockheed Martin in combination with other sensors.
Dublin, March 17 – Xtralis has released the ADPRO XOa 3 SecurityPlus Remotely Programmable Operating System for FastTrace 2 Series Remotely Managed Multi-service Gateways (RMG). Xtralis is renowned for its best-in-class early and reliable detection, automatic remote visual verification through any network condition, and remote multi-level response, which vastly improves guarding services at significantly lower costs or enables the replacement of human guards while avoiding the unnecessary dispatch of first responders.What is ADPRO XOa 3?
Copenhagen, March 19 – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has held its first-ever summit devoted solely to distribution partners. The theme for the event was “Winning Together.” This is the Milestone focus for 2015 to signal an even greater dedication to the Milestone partner ecosystem.
March 20 – Betafence, a provider of solutions for high security perimeter protection, has announced that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to cable-based anti-ram crash fences, barriers and gates from Gibraltar US, a provider of crash barrier products and systems. This development enables Betafence to pursue its growth strategy in the USA as well as enhancing its comprehensive offering to global customers in the Oil & Gas, Defense and Energy sectors.
Westford, MA, March 23 – American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has introduced the latest release of its VideoEdge Network Video Management System with a deep feature set designed for the active surveillance power user unlike any in the industry, particularly in the enterprise space.
Las Vegas, March 17 – Ensuring public safety in one of the top tourist destinations in the world with a dispersed resident population, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) faces a unique set of challenges in protecting 42 million people each year.
Washington, March 19 – AT-RISK International, LLC, a provider of executive security, consulting, investigations and security training services, has announced the opening of a new office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jose Boanova and Ricardo Ferreira, both Brazil natives, will join AT-RISK with over 40 years of combined experience and lead the company’s efforts in Latin America to provide seamless consulting, executive protection, training and investigative services in the region.

Commentary and Opinions

From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
 

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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.

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Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

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