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Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, of Jacksonville, FL, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. U.S. District Judge Timothy J....
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John Walsh

The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral, will deliver the opening presentation and welcome remarks at its 2015 Port Security Operations...
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On January 13, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) filed an amendment to repeal The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Act of 1920, which requires that all goods shipped between waterborne ports of...
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Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely -- before the age...
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Donald J. Soranno has been named the new special agent in charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Columbus Field Division, which encompasses the entire state of...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Police of the Dominican Republic signed a memorandum of cooperation Friday in Washington, D.C. to enhance their ability to share...
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Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)...
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Director James B. Comey has named Roger C. Stanton special agent in charge of the FBI’s Birmingham Division. Stanton most recently served as section chief of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices...
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Director James B. Comey has named Scott Bean special agent in charge of the FBI’s Administrative Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). Bean most recently served as section chief for the...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable,...
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A southwest suburban Bolingbrook, IL man who was arrested in October has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly attempting to travel overseas to join a foreign terrorist organization...
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Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with citizens, public officials and civic organizations of Newport, OR, launched a successful campaign in 2014 requesting the U.S. Coast Guard not to...

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Oxford, MA-based Community Fire & Police Equipment, a supplier of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services supplies and apparel, has announced plans to actively pursue government procurement opportunities by partnering with WinBids, an online site dedicated to providing solicitation and award contract information and details from all military and federal agencies.
The University of the Virgin Islands has been awarded a five-year $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), as part of a White House initiative to strengthen cybersecurity expertise in America.In January, Vice President Joe Biden announced the creation of the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline, which is designed to create a consortium composed of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two national labs, and a k-12 school district.
Tenable Network Security, Inc., a provider of continuous network monitoring, has announced new capabilities for its line of cybersecurity products with the availability of agent-based scanning in Nessus Manager, a new and improved version of Tenable’s award-winning Nessus vulnerability management platform designed with enterprise users in mind.
ISONAS Inc., an IP access control system manufacturer, has partnered with Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), to deliver an integrated video and access control solution to customers. This solution provides an integration of the Milestone XProtect Smart Client and the ISONAS Crystal Matrix software allowing customers to keep their current Milestone video management software interface on the front end while adding access control to the back end.
L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) has announced that its MV3D explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The MV3D incorporates a stationary gantry design and a large rectangular tunnel for high system availability, maximum throughput and cost-effective operation. The system is now both TSA- and EU Standard 3-approved.
Englewood, CO-based Cybergy Holdings, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity, smart grid technologies and renewable energy, is pleased to announce a joint marketing and licensing agreement with RazorThreat to market and support a specialty cybersecurity technology for detecting unknown cyberattacks. This technology allows Cybergy to provide the highest level of protection to its customer base and helps companies take control of their network activity to protect high value information and critical digital assets.
Cyphort, a provider of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, has announced it has hired Denise Hayman as vice president of worldwide sales. Hayman is a seasoned sales executive with more than 25 years of experience with technology companies. She will be responsible for leading the company’s sales team as Cyphort continues to expand into new markets and grow its customer base.
Schaumburg, IL-based Motorola Solutions was invited by the White House to participate in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.
 

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