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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...


Tue, 2013-02-26 09:15 AM
More than one hundred criminal aliens were arrested by ICE’s Tulsa, OK, office during calendar year 2012, including previously-deported individuals convicted of murder, assault and other serious...
Mon, 2013-02-25 09:41 AM


A Manchester, N.H., woman was on Feb. 21 on charges she obtained U.S. citizenship unlawfully, hiding her affiliation with a bloody Rwandan group responsible for atrocities during that country’s civil...
Fri, 2013-02-22 09:44 AM


Five airports in the eastern U.S. are set to roll out TSA’s Pre Check pre-approved security program in the next six weeks. The new additions, said the TSA in a Feb. 21 statement, will bring the total...
Wed, 2013-02-20 08:47 AM
In a move that ICE officials said will help federal and local governments better identify fake documents and perform other forensic operations, DHS has handed a database of toner and ink information...
Wed, 2013-02-20 08:24 AM

Port of Entry

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Tom Carper (D-DE) toured U.S. border facilities in Nogales, AZ, on Feb. 19, touting...
Mon, 2013-02-18 08:22 AM
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) supported the Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) on Feb. 15 for the establishment of the National...
Fri, 2013-02-15 02:17 PM

CBP boards

As the struggling Carnival cruise ship Triumph made its weary way to port in Mobile, AL, on Feb. 14, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mounted a special operation to expedite its exhausted...
Fri, 2013-02-15 09:19 AM
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced on Feb. 14 the activation of an agreement with the Defense Logistics...
Fri, 2013-02-15 08:45 AM


Denver International Airport is the seventh airport where active service members can participate in TSA’s Pre Check expedited screening program. Active duty service members in the U.S. armed forces...
Thu, 2013-02-14 09:36 AM

Puerto Rico

Almost 22 tons of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of $400 million was seized in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in fiscal 2012, according to U.S. Customs and Border...
Thu, 2013-02-14 08:00 AM

Border fence

Border security, said the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, can be obtained in three years, if DHS follows his set of guidelines. Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the guidelines...
Wed, 2013-02-13 03:24 PM
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has decided to purchase a total of 52 Light Credentialing Solution Kits from HP Enterprise Services, LLC, of Herndon, VA, in order to support the managed services...

Company News

Oakdale, MN-based Imation, a provider of data storage and information security, has announced that it has introduced a way for IT administrators to better ensure data security in their archive storage.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the availability of the Tripwire Enterprise App for Splunk Enterprise. The app makes it easy to visualize the overall health of all enterprise endpoints monitored by Tripwire Enterprise in IT environments, reducing the time needed to identify security violations on endpoints.
Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has been named a silver partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP). The partnership brings the company’s award-winning HID Mobile Access solution for opening doors using smartphones, and HID Trusted Tag Services that add trusted identities for everyday objects for “Internet of Things” applications into Samsung’s extensive product sales and marketing ecosystem.
Herndon, VA-based Xceedium, Inc., a provider of privileged identity management for enterprise environments, has announced that its flagship product, Xsuite, now has the capability to alert privileged users of servers susceptible to the Shellshock vulnerability.
GWAVA, a provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for electronic communication, has announced a joint offering agreement with CellTrust Corporation, a provider of traceable and secure mobile communication. As part of this engagement, GWAVA will expand its Retain Unified Archiving of email, social media and mobile electronic communication to include secure, encrypted and compliant communication for iOS and Android utilizing CellTrust SecureLine.
Rockville, MD-based Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a provider of certified solutions that protect and connect critical systems using military-grade security for defense, government, utilities and industrial markets, has announced EtherWatch, a highly flexible, intelligent and affordable cyber-security solution.
Wave Systems Corp. has marked an important sales milestone by announcing the first U.S. federal government customer for its Virtual Smart Card 2.0.Since the Virtual Smart Card 2.0 became commercially available in late July 2014, Wave has entered into dozens of pilot deployments in multiple sectors, including healthcare, financial services, automotive, energy and utilities. However, today’s announcement marks the product’s first sale in the government sector.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, has announced that Jack Sebbag has joined the senior sales management team as vice president, advanced solutions. In this role, Sebbag will be responsible for leading the expansion of key product sales initiatives, including the company’s vulnerability management solutions.

Commentary and Opinions

National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
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 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.
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.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.

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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.

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.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.

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