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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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Tue, 2014-12-16 09:32 PM
Editor’s note: These excerpts from the December 11 article below by Chris Liedle of KVAL.com have been reprinted with the permission of KVAL. GSN became aware of this story and its great importance...
Tue, 2014-12-16 03:33 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the British Geological Survey, has announced the World Magnetic Model (WMM), a representation of Earth’s large-...
Tue, 2014-12-16 01:20 AM
A former Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) was sentenced to 37 months in prison Monday for a scheme to falsify records and...
Thu, 2014-12-11 06:51 PM
The House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, and a Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act,...
Wed, 2014-12-10 06:24 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of...
Tue, 2014-12-09 06:05 PM
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to facilitate the development and availability...
Tue, 2014-12-09 05:33 PM
The FBI Monday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2013, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s first publication to present data collected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime...
Tue, 2014-12-09 04:38 PM

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The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Tom Gazsi, the former City of Costa Mesa Police Chief, as a new deputy chief of police. Gazsi will oversee the Emergency Management and Field Operations Group...
Tue, 2014-12-09 04:20 PM
Technology helps the military fight the war on terror. It also helps malevolent male military personnel spy on female personnel. In a shocking announcement this week, the Navy reported that hidden...
Mon, 2014-12-08 05:24 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department (DOJ) will take new steps to bar profiling by federal law enforcement agencies, building upon a 2003 policy that had...
Wed, 2014-12-03 04:27 PM
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed three bills Monday aimed at strengthening nuclear security and detection, protecting critical infrastructure against the threat of electromagnetic...
Wed, 2014-12-03 01:32 PM
An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Company News

The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, TX, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

Sierra-Olympic has introduced its affordable Viento 640 camera family, which follows the earlier introduction of the Viento 320 products. The new Viento thermal imager features a 640 x 480 x 17 um uncooled vanadium oxide FPA in either a 30 Hz version, or a 9 Hz version for easier export. Viento 640 delivers the highest quality thermal imagery in its class in a convenient, rugged package with industry-standard connectors. Customers are not required to buy custom connectors and crimpers to interface to Viento.

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, a provider of digital investigations, has announced the appointment of Jay Ackerman as its first chief revenue officer. Ackerman will provide leadership across all customer-facing organizations to deliver the highest-quality customer experience, from initial contact through the sales process, implementation, and ongoing management. Those teams include sales, professional services, and technical support.

Phoenix, AZ-based nFocus Solutionsa provider of tactical planning and situational awareness software for public safety, has been awarded a contract by the Phoenix Police Department to provide GeoSuite, cutting-edge public safety software, for Super Bowl XLIX.

The Harris Corporation has received a $38 million order to deliver Falcon III tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organization of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097. This project delivers enhancements to Networked Communications to meet Special Operations Command Land Mobility (LM) and Command, Control and Communications (C3) requirements.

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information from criminal activity. Fortunately, new insights into quantum physics may soon offer a solution.

Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, Inc., a provider of assurance identity management solutions, has been awarded a one-year contract extension by the FBI to continue serving as an FBI-approved Channeler. Eid Passport is one of only a small number of companies approved by the FBI and has received contract renewals since it was first selected as an FBI-approved Channeler in November 2006.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., an Internet security firm, have announced a technology partnership and integration. The collaboration is part of Tripwire’s Technology Alliance Program, designed to allow a wide variety of vendors team with Tripwire to deliver innovative security solutions.

Commentary and Opinions

The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.

Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.

Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.

With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.

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.

 

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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...

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