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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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Tue, 2014-09-02 07:15 PM
The Atlantic City Fire Department has some 250 full-time firefighters and six fire stations serving a southern New Jersey population of 40,000. The department last month received a federal...
Tue, 2014-09-02 06:57 PM
The Stanhope, NJ Hose Company number one will receive 19 new self-contained breathing apparatuses furnished by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $157,776. The local share of...
Mon, 2014-09-01 03:47 PM
A longtime California resident from Italy, who is wanted in his native country for drug trafficking and colluding with the Mafia, was turned over to Italian authorities Wednesday at Rome's Fiumicino...
Mon, 2014-09-01 02:26 PM
As the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is looking twenty to thirty years out, or even further, to define...
Thu, 2014-08-28 07:17 PM
Thanks to alerts from concerned readers and advertisers of Government Security News, we learned yesterday that attempts to log into the “GSN” website have resulted in notices to the effect that “...
Thu, 2014-08-28 07:14 PM
Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas...
Thu, 2014-08-28 07:10 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport have discovered 20 live giant millipedes while...
Thu, 2014-08-28 04:38 PM
Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These...
Wed, 2014-08-27 07:54 PM
Thirty-eight people were charged last week for their role in a large-scale auto insurance fraud ring that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. The charges follow a year-long...
Wed, 2014-08-27 07:20 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have found African Honey Bees (AHB) aboard a vessel in Savannah, GA that arrived from Mexico. The bees had been present for one to two...
Wed, 2014-08-27 05:08 PM
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a settlement with Dupont for eight alleged releases of hazardous substances at its Belle, WV facility....
Wed, 2014-08-27 02:09 AM

TSA Admin. John Pistole

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs. The Transportation Security Administration Pre✓ application program, which began in...

Company News

Houston, TX-based Safety Vision, a provider of mobile video surveillance solutions since 1993, has donated wearable and hand-held recording systems to the Ferguson Police Department in an effort to protect both law enforcement and the public with the capture of evidence. The onboard recording veteran provides solutions to a breadth of fleets including law enforcement and homeland security, mass transit, pupil transportation, and private fleet transportation sectors.

Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector has completed the certification process for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) qualification requirements for aviation checkpoint and checked baggage screening.

Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted identity management solutions for operations and incident response, has partnered with All Points Logistics, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, to bring RTTG’s Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology platform to All Points’ state and federal customers.

To answer the need to combat increasingly sophisticated criminal activities, financial and retail customers will benefit from the NextGen3 Electronic Satellite Pursuit (ESP) GPS tracking solution from Exton, PA-based 3SI Security Systems. This innovative system's global platform leverages common functionality for multiple security and tracking applications and will increase its already impressive apprehension (70% of cases) and asset return (87%) rates, the company says.

As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation), state police, and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it's against the law," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Although alcohol-related crashes have gradually decreased, drugged-driving crashes and fatalities continue to increase. Both remain our focus though Labor Day and beyond."

Working with Wallingford-based Z-Medica in a three-year pilot study called the SAFE (Student And Faculty Emergency) Program, every school in the Wallingford, CT district will now be equipped with a QuikClot Bleeding Control Bag containing advanced first-aid products designed to provide lifesaving hemostatic control until first responders can arrive or professional medical attention can be sought.

Austin, TX-based Motion Computing has announced that The City of Brenham has achieved a 30% cost savings by replacing its old mobile communications and data technology throughout its police and fire vehicles with Motion’s Windows-based rugged tablets and RAM mounts.

With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.

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Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.

The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.

In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.

Exelis C4i has been selected by the City of Grand Rapids, MI, to provide its radio dispatch console system to the Grand Rapids and Kent County emergency 911 call centers.

The Exelis radio dispatch console system, called SwitchPlusIP, will enable both call centers to support emergency calls even if one of the centers requires an evacuation. The system will use a fiber link between the two centers enabling communications access to each agency’s radio systems.

 

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Recent Videos

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 since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

New Products

Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance, speed enforcement and thermal imaging produ...

Created to make metal detection quicker, easier and more reliable, Wizard Industries has released its new Security Wizard 4, a laser...

Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

San Diego, CA-based Sperry West, the video surveillance manufacturer, has introduced the Spyder Big...