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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, 2014-03-20 01:21 AM

Super Post-Panamax cranes

At the 11th Port Security Operations Conference and Expo, which took place in Miami this week, Bill Johnson, CEO and Port Director of the Port of Miami, opened up the conference with a rousing speech...
Mon, 2014-02-17 07:59 PM

Mariner III

GSN has announced that its Border Security Awards program, which was successfully launched in 2013, will incorporate the closely related markets of airport and seaport security in 2014 and will be...
Thu, 2014-02-13 08:39 PM
Five citizens of the Dominican Republic charged Tuesday with alien smuggling
Tue, 2014-01-21 09:22 PM
Sea piracy has reached its lowest level in six years, with 264 attacks recorded worldwide in 2013, a 40 percent decrease from 2011, according to the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce...
Wed, 2014-01-01 05:52 PM
A 31-year-old woman was rescued by the Coast Guard Auxiliary after spotting her clinging to a channel marker near Matanzas Pass, FL, last week. The Auxiliary boat crew from Flotilla 91 was on a...
Tue, 2013-12-31 03:43 PM

Kailua Bay
in Hawaii

President Obama might not even notice it while he’s on vacation in Hawaii, but the U.S. Coast Guard has established a temporary security zone in the waters of Kailua Bay, and in a nearby channel, on...
Thu, 2013-12-19 04:40 PM
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a delegation of government officials and executives with 20-25 commercial companies on a trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi...
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...

Company News

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.

Frank Myers, a 30-year veteran of design engineering, manufacturing and business management in the electronics industry, has acquired IMLCORP, the Marietta, GA-based manufacturer of SoundCommander loudspeaker systems for tactical operations and emergency mass notification systems. 

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a contract worth more than $132,000 to a British information company to supply the Coast Guard with access to Lloyds’ SeaSearcher database, an integrated maritime database with information about vessels, movements, companies, places and casualties.

The contract was handed to Informa UK Limited, of Essex, UK, on June 5, according to a notice posted on the FedBizOpps Web site.

The Mistral Group, a supplier of innovative solutions in the homeland security, defense and law enforcement markets, announced on May 13 its acquisition of the activities and assets of ODF Optronics, Ltd. and Oceana Technologies, Ltd., through its Mistral Detection, Ltd. Business unit. 

Commentary and Opinions

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.

Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2010 by Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Thad W. Allen, who is completing his four-year term as the Coast Guard’s 23rd Commandant.


By Jim Giermanski

    In 2007, I wrote two articles on why 100 percent scanning was not doable. I laid out four fundamental reasons why 100 percent scanning would not work: its foreign acceptance, its limitation to seaports only, the non-existence of required technology, and the non-inclusion of land ports within the concept of critical infrastructure.

Two years later, where are we?


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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.

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