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Wed, 2011-07-27 07:48 AM

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry has made entry kiosks available at two Canadian airports and plans a third by the fall that accept two kinds of security preclearance documents. CBP...
Fri, 2011-07-22 09:37 AM
TSA awarded on July 18 a $469,000 contract to Aware, Inc., of Bedford, MA, to provide two components of the electronic system TSA uses to transmit fingerprint application data to and from the FBI and...
Wed, 2011-07-20 11:45 AM

ATR image

TSA is set to begin installing new software on some of its airport scanners that renders images of passengers’ bodies into a generic outline instead of the detailed personal images that many...
Wed, 2011-07-20 09:35 AM

Cabeza Prieta wilderness

Customs and Border Protection agents have been busy in the last few days rescuing people from the intense desert heat in the southern Arizona borderlands.The agency said there were six separate...
Tue, 2011-07-19 02:06 PM

Ghulam Nabi Fai

Federal charges have been brought against two men, who U.S. government officials said, have been working to influence U.S. policy on Kashmir for more than 20 years, while secretly on the payroll of...
Mon, 2011-07-18 03:11 PM

Bill Conner

Dallas-based Entrust, Inc., a leading supplier of identity-based solutions for government agencies and global 1000 commercial enterprises, has become a sponsor of the 2011 Government Security News...
Mon, 2011-07-18 08:59 AM
Accenture has been selected by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in The Netherlands to design and deliver Automated Border Control Systems (ABCS) at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The new systems will...
Mon, 2011-07-18 07:28 AM

Smugglers' craft

A number of small boats being used to smuggle humans and drugs into California have been intercepted in the last month, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, showing that...
Fri, 2011-07-15 08:58 AM

Hartsfield-Jackson International

The Transportation Security Administration wants to speed up its pre-flight identity screening process through a pilot program at several U.S. airports beginning this fall.TSA Administrator John...
Thu, 2011-07-14 01:01 PM

Pasadena Refining Systems

Codebench, Inc., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication and physical access control middleware, announced on July 13 that Pasadena Refining Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Petrobras...
Thu, 2011-07-14 09:07 AM

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

As the scandal over alleged telephone records hacking and illegal wire taps by newspaper reporters in the U.K. grows, U.S. lawmakers and policy groups have demanded official investigations of whether...
Wed, 2011-07-13 08:45 AM

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

A group of House Republicans, lead by the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bill on July 12 that would strip the Obama administration’s ability to use prosecutorial discretion...

Company News

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Booz Allen to help the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FSA) Office of Integrated Award Environment (IAE) enhance the government’s contract award/acquisition process.

Cincinnati, OH-based CBTS, a technology solutions provider, has announced that its Advanced Cyber Security division has earned the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) certification. The NSA uses this new accreditation to show that they have vetted the people, policies, and procedures of an organization and declared them to be the state-of-the-art capabilities needed for rapid cyber security support to high-level government agencies.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced new integration between Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360TM that delivers Adaptive Threat Protection. The integration and automation make it possible for users to respond faster and with precision to cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities through continual, automated analysis of the enterprise attack surface.

Dallas, TX-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity, has announced it has formed a partnership with GreenEcho, a professional services firm focused on “securing the cloud” through advice, strategy, and customer engagement. GreenEcho will offer Seccuris consulting and managed security services, including the OneStone Information Assurance Portal, to its clients within the U.S.

Montreal, Canada-based Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, has announced that Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, NE has revamped its security operations across all branches using Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that blends video surveillance (Omnicast) and access control (Synergis).

Ashburn, VA-based SteelCloud, a developer of security compliance solutions for government customers and those technology providers that support the government, has announced that it had received approval to offer GoldDisk Plus and ConfigOS on Amazon Web Services' AWS GovCloud (US). AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow U.S.

Herndon, VA-based ViON Corporation, in the market of design, delivery and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions, has announced the launch of its first solution within the DataAdapt Analytics Platform, a system focused on threat prediction and prevention; essential for detecting threats that pose a risk to private and public sector organizations globally.

Cambridge, MA-based APWG, the global counter-cybercrime association, has announced the establishment of an open-access cybercrime reporting program to speed the collection and redistribution of cybercrime machine-event data to anti-virus vendors, security companies, investigators, government agencies, and responders.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.

 

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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.

Xceedium Corporation garnered its second GSN awards trophy for the entry of its Xsuite solution in the “Best Privileged Access Management” category of the 2012 Awards Program.  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategist for the company, describes how privileged access management has become increasingly important as physical and logical access have merged, and the government, through HSPD-12, has required that the PIV smart card, historically used for physical access now must be used for logical access as well.

John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

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