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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...


Mon, 2013-11-18 06:30 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Aviation Logistics Center has decided to award a sole source technical support services contract to Telephonics Corp., of Farmingdale, NY, to provide support services and a...
Sun, 2013-11-17 07:00 PM

Triggerfish T4H
Remotely Operated

Using their Triggerfish T4H Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., the Carter County, TN, emergency and rescue squad located and retrieved a fisherman from Roane Mountain...
Thu, 2013-11-14 06:19 PM

NY Waterway ferry
in New York Harbor

The eight million annual passengers that travel the New York Harbor on NY Waterway ferries now do so more safely -- protected by an extensive, state-of-the-art video surveillance system. The safety...
Wed, 2013-11-06 07:25 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on November 5 signed a memorandum of understanding to highlight common missions, interests and capabilities, along with...
Tue, 2013-11-05 02:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Fri, 2013-11-01 03:26 PM

RadSeeker DL from
Smiths Detection

The DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) announced on October 31 two developments in its planned acquisition of handheld radioisotope detection devices.
Thu, 2013-10-31 05:08 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to buy the DVTel Latitude video management system, along with the associated licenses and training, to support the vessel traffic system (VTS) deployed at the Houston/...
Mon, 2013-10-14 03:35 PM

MK 18 Mod 1

The U.S. Navy has issued a sole source award, which could run for five years and be worth as much as $36.5 million, to a company based on Cape Cod, Hydroid, Inc., of Pocasset, MA, for an undisclosed...
Fri, 2013-10-11 11:11 AM

USCG Vice Admiral
Peter Neffenger

The future of the Arctic has become a hot topic in U.S. national security, energy and policy circles. Now private sector leaders are invited to share insights on the subject with Vice Admiral...
Thu, 2013-10-10 10:35 PM
Canadian Engineering firm MacDonnell Group, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a provider of seaport security and management training, and host of Port Security operations conferences in the U.S. and Canada,...
Thu, 2013-10-10 08:01 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced on October 10 that mariners whose credentials expire between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive an extension due to the current lapse in appropriations. Currently, the...
Thu, 2013-10-10 05:55 PM

DVP-200 device

The U.S. Coast Guard has decided to upgrade the encryption capabilities of the Digital Voice Privacy devices it uses on its ships and other platforms by procuring from Rockwell Collins more than one...

Company News

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. 

Air Force Lt. Gen. William Etter took command of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region-First Air Force on March 7 at a ceremony at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

During the ceremony, officiated by Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr., commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, Etter assumed command from Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III. General Clarke is moving on to become the Director of the Air National Guard in Washington D.C.

Pennington, NJ-based Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (“CRADA”) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to perform a new round of in-ocean tests on its autonomous PowerBuoy application for ocean surveillance.

Mission critical electronics supplier EIC unveiled a 3,200 BTU thermoelectric air conditioner to its line of cooling solutions for crucial electronics housed in harsh environments, transit cases and enclosures. 

Raytheon announced on July 18 that it completed the preliminary design phase of the Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The TEMP program is an innovative system of modular technologies – including air and sea cargo transport, cargo transfer and onboard support resources – that enable commercial container ships (cargo ships) to support humanitarian aid and other non-combat missions through the use of advanced technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to Raytheon.

Baltimore’s “Star-Spangled Sailabration,” which drew hundreds of thousands to the inner harbor of the city June 13-19 to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, employed long-range video surveillance technology from Integrated Signal Analysis (ISA).

Commentary and Opinions

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.

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