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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, 2011-09-27 10:06 AM

Jonathan Melaku

The man arrested on June 17 for behaving suspiciously near the Pentagon and accused of an earlier shooting spree of buildings in the Washington area has been charged with trying to escape from a...
Fri, 2011-09-23 07:37 AM

Del Rio weapons

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas seized the largest cargo of high–powered assault rifles to date this year at the Del Rio Port of Entry on Sept. 21, said the agency.
Thu, 2011-09-22 11:02 AM

MorphoTrak's Gary Jones
demonstrates the
Finger-on-the-Fly reader

MorphoTrak displayed at the ASIS conference – and will officially release in the near future – an innovative fingerprint reader the company is calling Finger-on-the-Fly, which can capture and process...
Thu, 2011-09-22 08:18 AM

Lewis Brown

The recent death of a destitute former college basketball star on the streets of Los Angeles shows DHS’ quest to require individuals have federally-approved documents to travel by air can have a...
Thu, 2011-09-22 06:47 AM

US Attorney General Eric Holder

The United States and Belgium agreed on Sept. 20 to share biometric and biographical information to prevent terrorists and serious criminals from continuing their activities internationally. The...
Tue, 2011-09-20 06:37 PM

Blaine Frederick beneath
a Hoyos iris reader

Stanley Security Solutions told GSN at the ASIS conference that it expects to sell 14 Hoyos “in-motion, at-a-glance” iris readers that will be installed as access control devices at entrances to the...
Tue, 2011-09-20 05:37 PM

Michael Trapp

Prepare for the threats that are most likely to affect your business and facilities, not perceived threats, the director of a corporate security of an oil refining company warned ASIS attendees on...
Mon, 2011-09-19 07:45 PM

Michael Regelsky

If it weren’t for government developing a common identification standard to insure people are who they say they are, companies developing access control and other systems wouldn’t be as far along,...
Mon, 2011-09-19 05:57 PM
“Video analytics is dead. The market has spoken. Look at the non-participation of video analytics companies at the show,” said John Frazzini, director and president of BRS Labs at a press conference...
Sat, 2011-09-17 10:47 AM
Government Security News has announced that its distinguished panel of judges for the GSN 2011 Homeland Security Awards will include Peter Berghammer, chief strategist at Public Communications...
Fri, 2011-09-16 11:20 AM

CBP's Robert Perez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is actively trying to boost enrollments in the “trusted traveler” programs it currently runs at major U.S. airports and U.S. land border points of entry, so...
Fri, 2011-09-16 11:10 AM

Known Crewmember in Seattle

A third airport has opened an expedited air crew identification system developed by air travel and transport organizations. On September 13 at 4 a.m., Seattle-Tacoma International Airport joined...

Company News

Datalogic S.p.A., , of Italy, a supplier of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, and its subsidiary Datalogic Automation S.r.l., a producer of automatic identification, detection and marking solutions and products for applications in the industrial automation and transportation and logistics industries, announced on Nov.
Niscayah has announced the hiring of Rick Leighton as its new regional vice president for the Northeast region who will be responsible for driving sales along the Northeast Corridor.  Leighton has more than 12 years of experience working for integrators in a sales and general management capacity. He has held senior sales roles for The Protection Bureau, ICx Technologies, Orsus, Siemens Building Technologies and Simplex Grinnell. 
Gallagher Security Management Systems is to sign a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, strengthening the company’s position in the growing Asian market.
Camden Door Controls has announced that a large selection of its switches have been tested to the UL 294 standard for access control systems and found to be in compliance. The scope of this UL294 compliance allows Camden to be able to offer a "Request to Exit" switch for virtually any access control project.
Brivo Systems LLC and PPM 2000 Inc., suppliers of ‘Software as a Service’ applications for security management, announced on Nov. 18 the integration between Brivo’s ACS WebService and PPM’s Perspective Incident Reporting & Investigation Management software. The integration between the two SaaS-based solutions means that select access control events can now be passed to an incident reporting system for documentation, analysis and follow-up, said Brivo in a press release issued on Nov. 18.
The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) unveiled a Web site Nov. 17 that lets travelers share opinions on air travel security screening with the U.S. government and the travel industry.The group said the is a direct response to the emerging vigorous debate over the efficacy and appropriateness of various security policies and the fact that a free flow of air travel is critical to the American economy and job creation.
MaxID and teaming partner P-SIG were awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the United States Coast Guard for Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) readers and software.The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at $2.2 million in potential future orders. The US Coast Guard (USCG) has purchased and deployed Fairfax, VA-based MaxID’s iDLMAX multi-modal handheld computers over the past year for TWIC enforcement and High Interest Vessel (HIV) interdiction, said MaxID.
Advanced Photonix (API) agreed in principle with In-Q-Tel (IQT) to engineer a low-cost terahertz anomaly detection device, and deliver multiple systems for evaluation that could ultimately become alternatives to more invasive security scanning systems.IQT, a not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community, is focused on identifying new and emerging commercial technologies that have the potential to give its customer agencies mission-advantage today and in the future, according to API. 

Commentary and Opinions

By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
The following is a guest editorial provided by Michael D. Helm, the national commander of The American Legion:Most Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
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.

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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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