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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...
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...
Mon, 2014-06-09 05:01 AM
The threat of terrorism after the 9/11 attacks raised awareness of the role security guards could play in intelligence sharing with law enforcement. But new research released from Michigan State...
Mon, 2014-04-07 03:05 AM
Stanley Security announced an upgraded version of its eServices platform at ISC West, which it indicates will offer customers a more user-friendly experience, and which comes with new, feature-rich...
Fri, 2014-04-04 04:02 AM

Richard Brent

I remember getting the call from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) extending an invite to my company, Louroe Electronics, to accompany Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on her first-ever trade...
Mon, 2014-02-10 11:19 PM

Kim Fuller 

“A surefire way to lose your job is to have a bad emergency response,” explained Kim Fuller while discussing some of the potential implications of responding poorly to a disaster situation like a...
Wed, 2014-01-29 12:38 PM

Scott Greiper

As reported Monday by the Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel opened up his country’s first cybersecurity conference, Israel CyberTech 2014, on January 27th, saying “I think...
Tue, 2014-01-28 09:17 PM
When it comes to digital privacy, U.S. consumers are more concerned with how businesses collect and use their data than they are with government surveillance, according to a study from the data...
Mon, 2014-01-27 11:33 PM

T.K. Keanini

Back when the Internet was young, a type of hacker called script kiddies emerged. These were people who were passionate about hacking but lacked the expertise, so most of their successes came from...
Sun, 2014-01-26 10:23 PM
People interested in attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are advised to take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber attacks during the events, according to Lysa Myers, a...
Thu, 2014-01-02 01:56 PM

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has tossed out a contract award protest by one aviation company, which argued that the U.S. Marshals Service did not conduct the proper “price/technical...
Wed, 2014-01-01 12:05 PM
Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, VA, has been selected by DHS to provide security guard services for the Social Security Administration Wabash Street and Metro West locations in Baltimore, MD. The...

Company News

Boca Raton, FL-based ADT, a provider of home security and automation, is teaming up with local communities, neighborhood groups, municipalities and law enforcement agencies on August 5 to recognize and support National Night Out. The community-building campaign is designed to raise awareness for crime prevention and generate support for local anti-crime programs including police-community partnerships. Every summer, the initiative engages nearly 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states.

Atlanta, GA-based Silent Shield has released its evidence gathering and tracking software, CATIE. CATIE, or Capture And Track Investigative Evidence, offers active law enforcement personnel and government agencies a new, more sophisticated level of tracking, preserving, and securing online, offline, and real-time investigations and evidence.

Karmiel, Israel-based Opgal Optronic Industries has announced new pricing for its revolutionary Therm-App thermal mobile device. The industry's first device for Android phones is now available at a special promotional price of $999. As the promotion ends, the price will be set at $1,600 -- making it the only mobile thermal imaging device offering high resolution night and bad-weather vision capabilities, the company says.

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.

Fairbault, MN-based SageGlass is being incorporated into a growing number of government buildings to help public workplaces save energy and provide an improved work environment for employees.

A wide variety of federal, state, and local government projects ranging from homeland defense facilities to research labs have recently installed SageGlass dynamic glass to solve challenging sun glare and heat-gain problems, resulting in considerable cost and energy savings.

Over 260 million people have been victims of data breaches and increased risk of identity theft since the Target revelations, yet nearly 80 percent have done nothing to protect their privacy or to guard their financial accounts from fraud, according to a new quarterly survey released by Denver-based idRADAR.

"There is a national data breach epidemic, and consumers shockingly show very few signs of concern. Most are taking no measures to protect themselves," said Tom Feige, CEO of idRADAR.

Thundersoft has announced a partnership with Trustonic to introduce secure mobile services to its expansive customer base of smartphone manufacturers supplying developing markets.

The Donna-Rio Bravo U.S. Land Port of Entry is using SageGlass, a product of France-based Saint-Gobain, to help border patrol agents better protect the country in the glaring sun and heat of the Texas-Mexico border.

Commentary and Opinions

With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.

The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. After the 2012 race was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy, a record number of runners turned out for the return of the marathon in 2013. More than 50,000 people finished the race, the most ever in any marathon. In addition to the runners, more than two million onlookers lined the 26.2-mile route as it wound through all five of New York City’s boroughs before concluding in Central Park.

The collection of information generated from the online activities of citizens, by both private and public interests, has become so widespread and pervasive that it has prompted several social commentators to label today’s digital-defined culture as “The Surveillance Age.” The moniker is an apt one, in part given the fact that nearly every sovereign state with the means is conducting high-tech surveillance programs, a practice that is considered by most to be integral to national security and ensuring the safety of the state and its citizens.

The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.

It’s hard to fathom that as late as 2012 the U.S. State Department estimated 27 million people around the world are trapped in a life of slavery.

Recent high-profile news stories have served as a painful reminder that even in the U.S. individuals are held against their will, subjected to forced labor, prostitution or other criminal activity. According to a 2013 Congressional Research Service report, as many as 100,000 children in the U.S. may be victims of domestic human trafficking.

 

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Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.

Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.

Dr. Banerjee points out that the typical command and control center of an airport, seaport, mass transit hub, utility or city center is a place with input from a number of different silos. The silos must be joined together, he says, so that management can first achieve situational awareness, then move on to situation management and situation reconstruction. That is what Physical Security Information (PSIM) is all about, he says, and it is what Nice’s Situator software offers to security personnel. It’s the ability to pull the silos together and know what to do next.

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Paul Retzbach provides a description of the broad array of security products offered to the government market by Stanley Security Solutions in the company’s convergence, access control technologies and mechanical solutions divisions. He then introduces W.F.