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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...

News

Wed, 2015-05-27 09:35 PM
Haifa, Israel, May 21, 2015 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire  NICE Systems Ltd.’s (“NICE”) Cyber and...
Tue, 2015-05-19 08:06 PM
Washington, May 14 – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has presented the 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Award for Valor to 12 outstanding individuals who...
Tue, 2015-05-19 07:25 PM
Lanham, MD, May 13, 2015 – McMurdo, a trusted name in emergency readiness and response, has announced that it has opened the world’s first Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center at its...
Tue, 2015-05-19 05:07 PM
Farmingdale, NY, May 18 – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), has announced that its AN/APS-147 maritime surveillance radar system was instrumental...
Tue, 2015-05-12 04:54 PM
Biometric facial recognition technology in use at 100 e-Gates in German airports is cutting transaction times for each passenger to less than 20 seconds, according to Dr. Jörg Helbig, director of...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:41 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Director James B. Comey has named Stephen Woolery the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Woolery most recently served as chief...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:21 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Preliminary statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This...
Sun, 2015-05-10 10:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 8 ­– The United States Secret Service (USSS) and National Park Service (NPS) have begun implementing a series of new, temporary security enhancements and aesthetic improvements...
Sun, 2015-05-10 05:29 PM
Washington, D.C., May 7 – The 2015 Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED)/Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise will run intermittently between May 4 and...
Thu, 2015-05-07 09:10 PM
Houlton, ME, May 6 – U.S. Border Patrol employees has welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert. CPA Hiebert will oversee the operations of Houlton Sector Headquarters...
Mon, 2015-05-04 02:44 AM
Washington, May 1 – Director James B. Comey has named Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. to the newly established position of associate executive assistant director for the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and...
Wed, 2015-04-29 07:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...

Company News

Mississauga, Ontario, May 27 – The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA Alliance), the largest high-tech association in Canada, has honored WinMagic’s SecureDoc solution with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in Advanced Technology at the 30th annual CATA Alliance Innovation and Leadership Awards.
Hillsboro, OR, May 27 – Eid Passport, Inc., a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, has added renowned child safety advocate Ernie Allen to the company’s board of directors.
Arlington, VA, May 26 – CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) has announced it was awarded a $159 million contract to develop and implement the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A). This five-year contract represents new work for CACI, growing the company’s presence in its Business Systems market area.
Washington, May 26 – ZRG Partners, a global executive search and talent management firm, has expanded its capabilities with the addition of two experienced executive search consultants, Stephen Spagnuolo and Phoebe Henderson, who will broaden the firm’s existing footprint across the Government, Security and
St. Paul, MN, May 26 – Checking IDs is an important way for businesses to protect against fraud and comply with the law. But frontline workers at places like restaurants, banks, convenience stores, and mobile phone retailers also perform many other tasks, and may lack the specialized training to confidently check IDs. Businesses need a fast, accurate and easy-to-use way to determine whether IDs are genuine.
Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13 – Viscount Systems Inc (OTCQB: VSYS) ("Viscount"), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), a service of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has placed a $2+ million order to install the Freedom Access Control Solution ("Freedom") software at up to 200 sites and 4,500 doors over the next two years.
Minneapolis, MN, May 21 – Kroll Ontrack, a provider of ediscovery and 
San Francisco, May 21 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that it has initiated the U.S. federal government compliance process for cloud products and services known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Commentary and Opinions

By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
By Kirk Spring As we’ve seen by recently reported hacks of healthcare networks, security breaches are becoming commonplace. Attacks on secure networks can come from internal or external sources. “Breach prevention” is no longer a workable strategy.
 

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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

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...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...