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Tue, 2014-12-30 04:15 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a reciprocal arrangement with Germany for each nation’s trusted traveler program -- the U.S. Global Entry program and the German EasyPASS. Global...
Tue, 2014-12-30 01:24 PM
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a Japanese corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $59.4 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers...
Mon, 2014-12-29 01:53 PM
Contracts to speed further development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z, could pave the way for commercial scale production of millions of vaccine doses if...
Sun, 2014-12-28 07:01 PM

Robert Lustyik

A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty last week to bribery charges, admitting that he provided internal law enforcement documents and other confidential information about a prominent citizen of...
Tue, 2014-12-23 11:37 PM

Denise Rucker Krepp

It's been two months since the death of Mr. Duncan in Texas. In the intervening time, the maritime sector has implemented additional safety measures including extra screening, new contract clauses,...
Tue, 2014-12-23 10:44 PM

Noel Sanchez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career....
Tue, 2014-12-23 06:10 PM

Sarah Saldana

In comments made following the confirmation of former U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas as Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS...
Tue, 2014-12-23 05:33 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime...
Tue, 2014-12-23 04:17 PM
Director James B. Comey has named David Bowdich the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Since September 2012, Bowdich has served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Los...
Tue, 2014-12-23 03:59 PM
After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than seven months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to be done to stop the world’s first Ebola epidemic...
Mon, 2014-12-22 05:51 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the number of people in the adult correctional systems in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2003. The finding is highlighted...
Sun, 2014-12-21 09:31 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), the agency says. In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a...

Company News

Bristol, England-based ForgeRock Inc., an open source provider of Identity Relationship Management (IRM) solutions, and FireEye, Inc., which stops today’s advanced cyber attacks, has announced an integration of intelligence from the ForgeRock Identity Platform with the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform (TAP) to provide enhanced security incident detection and response management.
Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution eases concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals.
Good Technology, a secure mobility company, has announced that KIRA, a leading provider of facilities maintenance and construction services, has selected Good for Enterprise (GFE) to securely manage more than 1,000 remote employees, data and devices, as well as accelerating employee productivity.
The LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) and advanced mass notification systems, has announced follow-on orders totaling over $2.4 million from multiple Asian customers.
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a provider of information technology and engineering services that include data analytics, agile development, mobility, training, and cyber security solutions to the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and federal civilian markets, has announced it has received awards for three task orders, from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Training Development Support Center (TDSC).
Mycroft Inc., a provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions and services, has announced the launch of a dedicated Oracle practice focused on delivering the Oracle Identity Management platform to help customers strengthen security, simplify compliance and solve increasingly complex access challenges.
Mutualink, Inc., a Connecticut-headquartered company specializing in real time voice, video and data interoperability for first responders and critical infrastructure, has announced that its Tactical Collaboration Node solution was selected for inclusion in JerseyNet, New Jersey’s dedicated Band 14LTE deployable public safety network.
Seattle, WA-based AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation (d/b/a ”Vadium”), a provider of digital privacy, security and trust solutions, has announced the appointment of Cinthia Portugal, Scott Hazeltine and Bill Yakamovich to the company's senior leadership team. Mrs. Portugal will lead Vadium’s marketing efforts, bringing more than 15 years of marketing communications experience top consumer and enterprise brands including Microsoft, Xbox, Amazon Kindle, Cisco, Java, and Sun Microsystems. Mr.

Commentary and Opinions

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.
Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
 

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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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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...

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