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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

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Wed, 2014-10-08 05:42 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Donald Alway special agent in charge of the agency's Jackson (MS) Division. Alway most recently served as section chief for the Investigations and Operations...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:01 PM
The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both...
Wed, 2014-10-08 04:06 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...
Tue, 2014-10-07 08:08 PM
SST, Inc., the California-based maker of ShotSpotter Flex and a global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, has announced that its National Gunfire Index revealed that gunfire incidents during...
Tue, 2014-10-07 06:28 PM
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Monday designated Joseph P. Clancy to serve as Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Johnson appointed Clancy, a 27-year veteran of the Service, and...
Tue, 2014-10-07 06:08 PM
The first cases of the Ebola virus were reported in West Africa in March 2014. Shortly after, the U.S. began a whole-of-government response to contain and eliminate the epidemic at its source, while...
Sun, 2014-10-05 05:32 PM
The health and welfare of flight crews, airline workers and the traveling public is a top priority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency says. The FAA has been working closely with...
Sun, 2014-10-05 05:11 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents from the HSI Colombia Attaché Office recently hosted a one-week law enforcement training on...
Sun, 2014-10-05 04:39 PM
In the wake of widely reported egregious failures to follow established protocols for dealing with the Ebola virus by a Dallas, TX hospital and local public health authorities in the case of the...
Sun, 2014-10-05 02:27 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Air and Marine, announced last week that eight helium-filled balloon surveillance systems are fully operational; the systems will provide radar...
Thu, 2014-10-02 09:37 PM
A man convicted in 2013 of attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, OR, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime term of...

Company News

Oulu, Finland-based Elektrobit (EB) is proud to present the new EB Tough Mobile smartphone, designed and built for demanding mobile security and public safety markets. The EB Tough Mobile is packed with innovative features tailored for professional users like government agencies, authorities, first responders and other professionals with critical and secure communication needs. Built on the EB Special Device Platform, its unique mechanical structure combines extreme durability with modern and sophisticated smartphone look-and-feel.

With medical and security professionals in the U.S. and across the world searching for a quick, portable and effective way to screen for the Ebola virus, an American medical device company is seeking funding for emerging technology that could screen for Ebola and a host of diseases within minutes, simply by testing an individual’s breath.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced a new virtual event titled, Tripwire Threat Intelligence University, to take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, Inc., a provider of digital investigations, has announced that Barry Plaga, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Guidance Software, has been appointed Interim CEO. This appointment follows the departure of Victor Limongelli as Guidance Software’s president and CEO and his resignation as a member of the company’s board of directors. All actions were effective on November 5, 2014.

Data security is extremely important in military environments. Fiber Sensys’ SecurLAN Netword PDS (Protected Distribution System) provides physical layer 1 protection. By deploying a fiber-optic sensor that is co-located with data cables, disturbances from attempts to tap or compromise the network can be detected.

The Silver Spring, MD-based Security Industry Association (SIA) recently presented recommendations for the adoption of image and audio recording technologies to strengthen investigations and accident prevention efforts onboard U.S. passenger and freight trains before an advisory committee of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Austin, TX-based Alert Media, which specializes in developing next-generation emergency communication technology, has announced the launch of the first “any-channel” notification platform.

Organizations can access Alert Media’s notification system from anywhere, at any time, on any device. For the first time ever, they can engage in real-time, two-way interactions with large audiences using an interface that combines voice, text, email, app push, social, and unlimited custom channels.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software, has announced that it has been awarded contracts to secure an additional five states of U.S. Government facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona, Arkansas, and South Carolina for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Commentary and Opinions

By Michael Gelles , Alan Holden and Kara Shuler

At this moment, 1 out of every 100 adult Americans is behind bars. That’s 2.3 million convicted offenders, more than 60 percent of whom were sentenced for non-violent offenses.

In January, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive to strengthen consumer privacy laws and harmonize privacy regulations and enforcement across EU member states. While the EU proposal has many useful recommendations, it falls short in a number of areas. Specifically, it adds new regulations that will negatively impact the Internet economy, limits the potential for future innovation and imposes excessive burdens on organizations.

A widely held belief in the law enforcement community is that the more information sharing that takes place among different agencies, the better opportunities law enforcement officials have to connect the dots on possible criminal activity. Tips and leads, or Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from citizens, can help piece together what otherwise might remain silos of pertinent clues or data -- never a connection to be made.

Every business day, companies fight to keep manufacturing in the U.S., and with good reason. Companies want to keep highly-skilled, well-paying jobs here. They want to keep profits and taxes in the U.S. But, foremost, when one looks at the total cost of manufacturing, domestic manufacturing truly is the most cost-effective option.

Companies witness this every day and it’s starting to become apparent as more customers are re-sourcing product from Mexico, Eastern Europe and the Far East back to the U.S. So, why is the U.S. becoming the next low-cost region for manufacturing?

Counterfeiting has become a problem too big and too serious to ignore. Its impact is now felt directly throughout the world economy -- even in the United States military supply chain where we now know that “military capable” technologies have been counterfeited. Counterfeiting was easier to overlook, despite the enormous economic and security implications, when it was seen as a luxury problem, an affliction affecting the manufacturers of designer handbags and outfits. Luxury or not, it is clear that it is a problem that we cannot ignore.

 

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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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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,...