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HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...

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Sun, 2014-11-23 04:20 PM
President Obama Thursday announced new Immigration Accountability Executive Actions to help secure the border and hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable. The executive actions...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:20 PM
As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best...
Thu, 2014-11-20 04:09 PM
Last week, U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL), a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced H.R. 5712, the “DHS Private Sector Office Engagement Act,” aimed at improving private sector...
Thu, 2014-11-20 02:54 PM
On Wednesday, Secret Service Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on a variety of issues and addressed ongoing efforts to...
Wed, 2014-11-19 12:30 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be expanding its detention capacity for adults with children at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX, in December. In light of...
Tue, 2014-11-18 11:46 PM
Editor’s Note: It was expensive and it was completed a few months late, but it’s a spectacular achievement that, in the words of Miami-Dade Mayor, meant “no longer half a million trucks driving...
Tue, 2014-11-18 09:22 PM

Petra Horne

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a Change of Command ceremony in Brownsville, TX on November 17 to formally instate Petra Horne as port director for the Brownsville Port of Entry.“I am...
Tue, 2014-11-18 02:43 PM
With judging of this year’s Homeland Security Awards entries nearing completion, Government Security News has announced that the roster of 2014 Winners and Finalists will be posted on the GSN website...
Tue, 2014-11-18 02:06 PM
Water use in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest since before 1970, according to a report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The report, Estimated use of water in the United States in...
Tue, 2014-11-18 01:47 PM
The Georgia Ports Authority has announced that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority."Strong growth across all...
Tue, 2014-11-18 12:19 AM

Alfredo Beltran Levya

One of the alleged leaders of the Beltran Leyva Organization, a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States,...
Mon, 2014-11-17 04:05 PM
Today’s climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change, according to...

Company News

Intelligent Video Surveillance (ISS), a Video Management Systems (VMS) vendor, and Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), a provider of open architecture video analytics software, have announced the integration of ISS’ SecurOS video management platform with the real-time event detection capabilities of savVi, Agent Vi’s video analytics platform.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced the addition of new strategic partners who have joined the company’s Enterprise Application Partners program during the third calendar quarter, further expanding the ecosystem of available products that are powered by award-winning Seos technology.

Carnegie Mellon University has selected Virtual Asset Tracker (VAT), Radiant RFID’s end-to-end asset management solution, to manage asset security and location visibility for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s IT assets and test equipment.

Berkeley, CA-based Tanium, a provider of security and systems management, has announced the appointment of two key hires that will strengthen the executive bench and support the company through its next stages of hyper-growth. In newly created positions, Chad Fulgham, the former CIO of the FBI, joins Tanium as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and Jennifer Johnson, recently a partner at the leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has joined Tanium as Chief Marketing Officer.

McAfee, now part of Intel Security, and Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that brings together Intel Security expertise with EC3’s law enforcement skills in the war against cybercrime.

St. Paul, MN-based 3M has announced an agreement with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, to market the company’s SCRAM Remote Breath alcohol testing device. Featuring automated facial recognition and GPS location tracking, the handheld device provides corrections and law enforcement officers overseeing alcohol monitoring programs with a portable, wireless breath alcohol testing option.

Dallas-based Zimbra, a provider of unified collaboration software, has announced the results of the Ponemon Institute’s “The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the U.S. and EMEA” report. The study surveyed 1,398 IT and IT security practitioners to learn about their companies’ involvement in the use of open source messaging and collaboration solutions, and their views on security and privacy.

San Mateo, CA-based Agari, a provider of data-driven security solutions that detect and prevent advanced email cyberthreats, has announced it has entered into an agreement with enterprise security company Palo Alto Networks. Per the agreement, Agari will provide email-based threat intelligence data to the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Cloud. This data will help enhance threat prevention of malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) globally.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.

As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.

 

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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.

New Products

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,...