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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...


Mon, 2014-04-14 08:33 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at keeping terrorists from serving at the United Nations.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO),...
Sat, 2014-04-05 03:32 AM
“Fort Hood is one of the largest military installations in the world with almost 50,000 soldiers and civilians,” said Brandon Maye. “There will naturally be more security issues present at this...
Thu, 2014-03-06 12:25 PM
A new government-funded report from the Santa Monica, CA-based Rand Corp., a nonprofit research group, highlights several technologies that it says should have tighter export controls because of the...
Mon, 2014-02-17 09:15 PM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has asked for proposals to help improve Web searches for defense and other agencies and eventually the public. Initially, the system would be...
Tue, 2014-02-11 10:16 PM
Senior Air Force officials have initiated a program aimed at improving the morale and working conditions at the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), which oversees all U.S. intercontinental...
Thu, 2014-01-30 09:41 PM
U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf hosted an online information session via Google Hangouts entitled “Traveling to Support Team USA in Sochi? What to Expect at the 2014 Winter...
Wed, 2014-01-29 12:18 AM

Dr. Gordon Woo

“The threat level is higher than it has ever been for any other sporting event since 9/11,” explains Dr. Gordon Woo, a catastrophist at RMS. RMS is a company based in Newark, CA that provides...
Mon, 2014-01-27 10:07 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is initiating two formal reviews of the personnel who work with America’s nuclear forces. The announcement comes after a few embarrassing incidents including a cheating...
Thu, 2014-01-23 10:05 PM
The Arlington, VA-based Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today announced that it will award the 30th Annual William Oliver Baker Award to Secretary Leon Panetta, both the former...
Mon, 2014-01-13 10:31 PM







Seven countries have eliminated weapons-grade nuclear material from their territory in the past few years, according to a new report from the Washington-based nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI...
Mon, 2014-01-13 12:07 AM
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has issued a statement that is critical of the White House announcement that the interim nuclear deal recently agreed to by...
Wed, 2014-01-08 02:55 PM
Satellite wireless network firm Viasat, Inc and international communications provider Harris Corporation have completed demonstrations of an updated Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24A from Via Sat...

Company News

Bethesda, MD-based Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, is producing the fourth Advanced Extemely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. The satellite is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary, of its Advanced Drones and Target Systems Division, recently received a contract from the U.S. Army valued at $4 million to produce unmanned aerial drone command and control systems. Under the new award, Kratos will produce portable and transportable configurations of the U.S. Army's unmanned target drone command and control stations and associated test equipment.

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has activated the new iOASIS system, a computerized absentee ballot system for members of the military. The iOASIS system will be available to military members serving overseas for the upcoming South Dakota elections in April 2014.

The U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command based in Quantico, VA has awarded a two year, $8.5 million contract to CenturyLink to offer support and development services to build its telecommunications infrastructure and voice and data networks. The contract will include the development of the telecommunications infrastructure at both the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Marine Corps Barracks located in Washington, D.C.

Vincent Sandoval has been named group president of CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, a Burlington, MA based company that offers products for the aerospace, defense, oil, and gas industries. Sandoval will take on his new role March 19th.

New York-based L-3 Communications has acquired Data Tactics Corp. The business, renamed L-3 Data Tactics, is a specialized provider of big data analytics and cloud computing solution services, primarily to the U.S. DoD. Data Tactics, of McLean, VA, employs approximately 200 people, including more than 150 data scientists, engineers, architects, and developers, most of whom possess U.S. government security clearances. Its solutions are used by the U.S. military and government agencies, including public safety and law enforcement organizations.

Lenco Industries, a major designer and manufacturer of armored police vehicles, will highlight its BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle at the 2014 Border Security Expo, March 18-19th at the Phoenix Convention Center. According to the company, over 600 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. rely on Lenco BEARs and BearCats every day, and the vehicles continue to be the sole source for over 90% of U.S. SWAT teams.

Portland, OR-based Erickson Air-Crane, a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, has announced that Brian Clegg has been named vice president of global aerial operations. In an anticipated move, previous vice president of aerial operations H.E.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to turn to the Cloud to improve computing efficiency, its adoption of innovative technologies is enabling DoD to secure high performance solutions while also reducing costs. 


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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.

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