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Tue, 2013-11-26 03:45 PM

National Health Bldg.,
Grand Prairie, TX

The Federal Protective Service, a unit of DHS, plans to issue a solicitation on or about December 9 for more than 1.2 million hours of armed Protective Security Officer (PSO) services during a five-...
Mon, 2013-11-11 03:59 PM
The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various...
Thu, 2013-11-07 10:37 PM
Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, VA, has won a $93.4 million contract from the Federal Protective Service to supply armed se3curity guards at various locations throughout the State of Ohio. In a...
Tue, 2013-11-05 02:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Mon, 2013-11-04 05:14 PM

U.S. Courthouse
in Minneapolis, MN

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) intends to hire security guards to protect federal offices and facilities throughout the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and plans to issue a formal...
Fri, 2013-11-01 07:14 PM
The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, a national crime prevention charity based in Washington, DC, on October 30 released a new whitepaper that recommends changes to improve security in...
Thu, 2013-10-31 01:20 PM

Air and Marine
Operations Center

CBP intends to award a sole source firm-fixed price service contract to Outerlink Global Solutions, of Wilmington, MA, to provide satellite airtime to the agency so it can operate its mission-...
Wed, 2013-10-30 06:11 PM

L. Eric Patterson,
Director of FPS

A handful of senior DHS officials trooped up to Capitol Hill on October 30 to explain to a House subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency what the department is doing to protect employees...
Tue, 2013-10-29 03:53 PM
A “Big Data Industry Day,” which originally had been scheduled for October 1, has been re-scheduled for November 15, according to DHS. The all-day event will take place at the DHS headquarters...
Tue, 2013-10-22 12:18 PM

Judge Isaac C. Parker
Federal Building in
Pine Bluff, AR

The Federal Protective Service, a unit of DHS, has released a presolicitation notice announcing that it intends to award a 100 percent small business set-aside contract to a vendor that can provide...
Tue, 2013-10-22 11:36 AM
In an effort to keep track of more than 300,000, vehicles, pieces of IT equipment, weapons and other assets, DHS has decided to award a sole source contract to Annams Systems Corp., of San Ramon, CA...
Mon, 2013-10-21 01:54 PM

Alan Frazier,
UAS pilot for North
Forks sheriff's dept.

As the spread of unmanned aerial systems creeps forward slowly-and-somewhat-unsurely at police and sheriff's departments across the United States, it’s interesting to hear a quick status report from...

Company News

A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.

San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.

Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.

Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security has announced that Joshua Jackson, director - Global Product Integration, has been elected as vice chairman of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA). Jackson will join new Chairman, Mohammad Soleimani, CTO and executive vice president of Kastle Systems, to help develop specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.

Provo, UT-based Vivint, a provider of home automation services, has announced that Joe Albaugh has joined the company as chief security officer. Albaugh brings 20 years of experience to this role, including past positions as chief information security officer for three large, critical infrastructure agencies of the U.S. government. As chief security officer, Albaugh will direct the security strategy and initiatives across all areas of the company.

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.

Commentary and Opinions

Static protective flooring is a critical element of any mission-critical or electronics-rich environment. Since the very essence of a mission critical environment is to ensure that it functions as intended, on a 24/7 basis, close attention needs to be paid to the durability and efficacy of all equipment. Equally close attention should be paid to the environment housing the equipment. 

Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo -- Be resolute in action, and gentle in manner

Since the events of 9/11, there have been increasing calls from the public -- as well as incentives from certain sectors of the government -- for science to “do something” to better define, predict, and in this way perhaps prevent terrorism and other violent social behavior.

As security directors, corporate executives and security companies, we have had the visualization of threats to our facilities described to us by the media during the past 10 years, primarily in the form of a terrorist from overseas.

Consider the statistics: There were 20 government system breaches by May 3, 2011, according to idtheftcenter.org. 80 percent of experience is never captured or reused, said clarabridge.com. 42 percent of professionals use inaccurate information, according to Accenture. And an IDC study in kmworld.com observed that 25 percent of our work already exists.

Our nation's continued budget woes are taking a toll at all levels of government, including local cities and counties that are struggling with higher costs, lower tax revenue collections and sometimes dwindling state and federal aid. The result is a need to look for lower-cost and less-labor-intensive ways to address a range of government security and law enforcement needs. When governments downsize, technology is a tool to help fill the gap.

 

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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.

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Jupiter, FL-based G4S Secure Solutions USA will honor members of its Custom Protection Officer (CPO) program at the ​ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 2...

(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced that its fourt...

Dublin-based Allegion plc, a provider of security products and solutions, is hosting two events to showcase the company’s recent innovation...

TydenBrooks, a provider of supply chain security solutions, and LoJack SCI, a provider of suppl...

Bethesda, MD-based Brivo Systems, a provider of cloud applications for security management, has announced the general availability of Brivo L...