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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...

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Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10 PM
Government Security News is pleased to present the official Roster of Winners and Finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which includes many longtime leaders in these...
Mon, 2014-07-07 10:06 PM
Mutualink, Inc. has announced that its radio and multimedia communications interoperability solution has won the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification...
Mon, 2014-07-07 05:49 PM
The Department of Defense (DoD) has begun to observe impacts of climate change on military facilities, but it has yet to set a clear plan to protect its infrastructure, according to the Government...
Thu, 2014-07-03 05:10 PM
Happy Fourth of July from Government Security News.In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our Daily Insider e-newsletter July 4th, but will resume publication Monday, July 7th.Enjoy the...
Tue, 2014-07-01 08:30 PM
Live from PortSecurity2014 -- Washington, D.C.-based Captain Andrew Tucci, U.S. Coast Guard chief of Ports and Facilities, Information Issues and Supply Chain Security, delivered a chilling...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

Michael Madsen

GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Thu, 2014-06-19 04:53 AM
There is a growing terrorist threat to the United States from a rising number of Salafi-jihadist groups overseas, according to a new RAND Corporation study.Since 2010, there has been a 58 percent...
Wed, 2014-06-11 05:01 AM
In a new report released earlier this week from Crowdstrike, security researchers have linked a Chinese military unit to cyber attacks against U.S. companies and government agencies. Just last month...
Tue, 2014-06-10 03:26 AM
President Obama has introduced a new approach to addressing the costs associated with extreme natural disasters including wildfires and drought. The approach is modeled after bipartisan proposals...
Fri, 2014-06-06 03:15 AM
Every member of law enforcement and the military experiences stress; sometimes this stress can be traumatic, even leading to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the greatest challenges to...
Wed, 2014-06-04 11:26 PM
Under its Customs Cross Designation Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has extended its authority to 26 officers of the Puerto Rico...
Mon, 2014-06-02 10:54 AM
Government Security News has announced that the inaugural issue of its weekly newsletter covering airport, seaport, rail and border security will be released on Wednesday, June 4. The official name...

Company News

During the 2014 annual meeting of the Massachusetts High Technology Council presented by Boston Scientific Corporation, Monster announced the launch of NewEnglandTechVets.org, an online community to connect military service members and veterans with jobs in New England and across the U.S.

New England Tech Vets is designed to connect post-9/11 veterans with employers and jobs and support efforts to heal the “invisible wounds” of war as veterans re-enter the civilian workforce.

Rockville, MD-based Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a provider of health services, program management, cybersecurity, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, has announced it has received a prime contract to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Informatics and Analytics, Health Informatics Office and the Office of Rural Health.

Warning that there is “no more important foreign policy issue confronting the U.S. today than growing chaos in the Middle East,” the Council on Global Security has commended the creation of the Friends of Egypt Caucus in the United States House of Representatives.

While Pentagon contracts fell 29% in May 2014 compared to May 2013, Foster Fuels won an $853.2 million fuel contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 2014 has seen U.S. defense contract spending drop five of its first six months from its 2013 numbers, but the Brookneal, VA-based firm garnered the third-largest contract awarded in May -- ahead of Lockheed and behind only Sikorsky Aircraft and Northrop Grumman.

Montebello, CA-based Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has supported resolution HR 45, which highlighted a successful 21-year partnership between the California National Guard (CNG) and the European country of Ukraine. Igor Pasternak, CEO of Aeroscraft Corporation, spoke in front of California lawmakers on his support of the resolution.

Alexandria, VA-based Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group providing security solutions, is gearing up to launch SourceID, a handheld device for detecting and identifying sources of radioactive emissions. The new technology it utilizes will make it more powerful than the devices currently in service, the company says.

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Identity Management Solutions (Telos ID) has announced that Michael Heffer has been promoted to vice president, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) operations. In his new position, Heffer directs all aspects of the company’s activities in support of the DMDC.

The DMDC collects a variety of personnel, manpower, training, financial, and other data for the Department of Defense (DoD). This data is used for healthcare, retirement funding and other administrative needs.

Chelmsford, MA-based Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance, has introduced new additions to its successful AXIS Q16 Series. The indoor AXIS Q1615 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E combine new capabilities like wide dynamic range (Axis’ WDR -- Forensic Capture), electronic image stabilization and shock detection with proven Axis technologies, such as Lightfinder and HDTV 1080p resolution.

Commentary and Opinions

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Government computing has undergone rapid change in recent years. Within the data center, multiple drivers are pushing cloud computing to the forefront, including technology policies such as “Cloud First” and general austerity mandates aimed at eliminating large infrastructure or asset ownership and management.

Defense and military applications are also changing, as the applications that a warfighter utilizes at the tactical edge are becoming increasingly compute-intensive to enhance and extend combat cognition, efficiency and effectiveness.

According to combat fatality statistics, most in-theater deaths occur within the “golden hour,” the first hour after traumatic injury. Combat medics are the first responders on the frontlines and their medical care increases a warfighter’s chance of survival during this critical time. 

To outfit its personnel in Afghanistan with what are known as “low profile concealment systems,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection intends to award a sole source contract to High Threat Concealment, of Newport News, VA, to supply this kind of gear.

 

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Recent Videos

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

New Products

CINTEC North America, a provider of devices to strengthen structural masonry, offers the Waterwall System, a series of water-inflate...

Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

Universal Detection Technology has reported test results for its passive zone security sensor, developed with Precision S...

Montclair, CA-based CaseCruzer is offering a new case, the GunCruzer KR-20, designed for the military and law enforcement...