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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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Wed, 2014-10-29 05:23 PM
Many of the boardwalks in New Jersey that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy have been successfully rebuilt in the two years that have passed since the storm, according to the Federal...
Tue, 2014-10-28 06:15 PM

Robel Phillipos

Following an eight-day trial, a federal jury has convicted a college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for making false statements to investigators assigned to the FBI’s...
Tue, 2014-10-28 03:12 PM

Joseph Servidio

The 2014 LA/Long Beach PSOCE Conference, scheduled for November 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, CA will include a Feature Presentation by Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Commander of the...
Tue, 2014-10-28 02:40 PM

Denise Rucker Krepp

Over the past several days, governors in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut issued quarantine guidance for individuals who’ve been in contact with African Ebola patients. The state...
Sun, 2014-10-26 05:15 PM
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie announced on Friday additional screening protocols for Ebola at both JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports.
Sun, 2014-10-26 04:56 PM
It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy first made landfall on October 29, 2012 in New Jersey. The aftermath left over an estimated $68 billion in damage resulting in the second-costliest...
Thu, 2014-10-23 07:50 PM

The four defendants

After a verdict Wednesday in which four former employees of Blackwater USA were found guilty of charges relating to the killing of 14 civilians and to the wounding of numerous others in Iraq in 2007...
Thu, 2014-10-23 07:35 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop guidelines for airline crews, cleaning and cargo personnel, and air...
Wed, 2014-10-22 05:35 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that travellers from three West African Ebola-affected countries will now be required to enter the U.S. at just five airports. Travelers...
Wed, 2014-10-22 04:18 PM

Akba Jihad Jordan

Akba Jihad Jordan, 22, of Raleigh, NC, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Jordan and co-defendant Avin Marsalis Brown, 21, also of Raleigh, were arrested on...
Tue, 2014-10-21 07:35 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a mutual recognition arrangement last week that allows stronger collaboration between CBP's Customs-Trade...
Tue, 2014-10-21 06:03 PM
Last week, the U.S. Secret Service Lima Resident Office supported the Peruvian National Police (PNP) in an operation in San Juan De Lurigancho, Lima. The operation resulted in the arrest of Jose...

Company News

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced new integration between Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360TM that delivers Adaptive Threat Protection. The integration and automation make it possible for users to respond faster and with precision to cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities through continual, automated analysis of the enterprise attack surface.

Dallas, TX-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity, has announced it has formed a partnership with GreenEcho, a professional services firm focused on “securing the cloud” through advice, strategy, and customer engagement. GreenEcho will offer Seccuris consulting and managed security services, including the OneStone Information Assurance Portal, to its clients within the U.S.

Dulles, VA-based Orbital Sciences Corporation a provider of space technology, has confirmed that Tuesday’s Antares rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility was not successful.

Shortly after lift-off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at 6:22 p.m. (EDT), the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure.

Experts from Columbus, OH-based Battelle are now sitting side by side with yet another group of government experts, helping in their critical mission to counter weapons of mass destruction and to mitigate Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats.

IDV Solutions, LLC and Salient Systems Corporation have announced that the companies have formed a technical partnership to integrate Salient’s CompleteView Video Management System and IDV Solutions’ Visual Command Center Enterprise Risk Visualization (ERV) software.

The combination of the two technologies enables security operations teams to gain an immediate live view of locations of interest, including those where Visual Command Center has identified a potential threat to the organization.

Montreal, Canada-based Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, has announced that Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, NE has revamped its security operations across all branches using Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that blends video surveillance (Omnicast) and access control (Synergis).

Ashburn, VA-based SteelCloud, a developer of security compliance solutions for government customers and those technology providers that support the government, has announced that it had received approval to offer GoldDisk Plus and ConfigOS on Amazon Web Services' AWS GovCloud (US). AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow U.S.

The Offutt, Nebraska Air Force Base Technology Expo, held earlier this month, was host to a Fiber Sensys demonstration of its SecurLan Network PDS solution, which distributes military and national security information (NSI) between two or more controlled areas from a controlled area of lesser classification (i.e., outside the SCIF or other similar area).

The system is a key component of the government’s physical security requirements for SIPRNET, JWICS and classified networks. Fiber Sensys is an evaluated and tested manufacturer of alarm systems for the PDS.

Commentary and Opinions

From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.

From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.

In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.

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.

 

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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.

New Products

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...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

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