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Thu, 2014-12-18 06:57 PM

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Director James B. Comey has named Diego G. Rodriguez the assistant director in charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s New York Field Office. In this role, he will oversee all operations and personnel in the five...
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 07:27 PM
Speaking before a group of international aviation leaders in Chicago, including United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta...
Tue, 2014-12-16 06:18 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tuesday launched the Border Wait Time app, aiming to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times...
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...
Mon, 2014-12-15 06:04 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives last week unanimously passed a Senate amendment to H.R. 4007, the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act -- bipartisan legislation to...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:23 PM
A former Hilliard, OH, man who absconded during a federal child pornography probe, and was the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, is...
Mon, 2014-12-15 05:08 PM
A recent report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has found that car owners are statistically less likely to become victims of auto theft today than at any other time...
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...

Company News

Montreal, Quebec-based Automatic Systems, a manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle entrance control equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayme Karrip as regional sales manager – Capital Region.

Oxford, U.K. – A new global online resource for building cybersecurity capacity has been launched. The Cybersecurity Capacity Portal will help coordinate international efforts in cybersecurity through sharing of information and best practice, to support decisions and investments that can significantly enhance safety and security in cyberspace.

Deputy Chief Ken Kroll of the Romeoville, IL, police needed a replacement for the department’s old livescan fingerprint and DC Book mugshot solutions. “What was key was finding a company that could convert nine years of booking data. When iTouch said that they could do it in one system that was a big selling point for us.”

Like many departments across the country, the Romeoville police had previously used two separate systems for processing criminals, one for collecting fingerprints, and a second for capturing mugshots.

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.

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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Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to announce its new GSA Contract, and he goes on to state that his intention in this video interview is to emphasize that the company can furnish users with the highest resolution recording and playback of video for any needs or budgets.  Mr Troiano points out that until very recently, when the new hi-resolution recording and playback of video imagery was not yet available, video surveillance with

Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

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.

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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,...