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Mon, 2011-07-11 06:42 AM

Laura Adiele

The Transportation Security Administration denied it engaged in profiling after inspecting an African-merican woman’s hair at the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport  (Sea-Tac) on June 30.
Fri, 2011-07-08 10:25 AM
The erosion of state support for ICE’s biometric information-sharing program hasn’t stopped the flow of fingerprint identification data from their local jurisdictions into federal computers, but it...
Fri, 2011-07-08 08:07 AM

Justin Solondz

After a nine year pursuit, the man who the FBI believes is responsible for making the firebombs that destroyed an agricultural research center at the University of Washington in 2001 was arrested in...
Fri, 2011-07-08 07:59 AM
Spurred by the recent incident of a passenger using airline boarding passes that weren’t his to travel around the U.S., several members of the House Homeland Security Committee backed legislation...
Thu, 2011-07-07 08:33 AM
Morgan Keegan, the Tennessee-based investment bank that tracks the homeland security industry closely, has issued its mid-year review which foresees “steady domestic security spending” in the United...
Thu, 2011-07-07 07:41 AM
The Transportation Security Administration has briefed airlines and overseas security agencies and shifted some security measures in light of recent intelligence suggesting terrorists could conceal...
Wed, 2011-07-06 10:27 AM

Terrorist Screening
Center and DHS
will maintain "mirrored"
databases in real time

The FBI, which maintains the official U.S. Government consolidated terrorist watchlist, will begin sharing the complete contents of that database with DHS, on a “near real time, synchronized” basis,...
Wed, 2011-07-06 08:55 AM

NDLON FOIA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to expand the electronic fingerprint information collected under the Secure Communities program to include iris scans and palm print information within the...
Wed, 2011-07-06 07:31 AM

Davila's altered prints

A Dominican man allegedly tried to get by Customs and Border Protection anti-terrorism officers in Boston by altering his fingerprints.
Tue, 2011-07-05 08:47 AM

AIT backscatter unit

Transportation Security Administration agents physically screened the Nigerian American man who stowed away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles in June, but conceded they didn’t verify his...
Fri, 2011-07-01 09:46 AM

JFK International

The leader of the House Homeland Security Committee demanded immediate answers about how a Nigerian national managed to get past airport security to fly from New York to Los Angeles using a bogus...
Thu, 2011-06-30 11:47 AM
The U.S. Secret Service has purchased an advanced tool, known as Informatica’s Identity Resolution (IIR), which is a robust, highly scalable software that enables government organizations to search...

Company News

MITIE, a strategic outsourcing and asset management company has won a three-year agreement to provide security and freight support services to Eurotunnel, at its Folkestone terminal in the UK. Under the contract, MITIE's specialist transport security team will work alongside Eurotunnel's site-based staff to support them in controlling access to the high security site and ensuring that customers and staff benefit from a safe, secure environment throughout the site, says MITIE, in a prepared statement.
ActivIdentity Corp., a supplier of strong authentication and credential management, has introduced a new solution to provision public key infrastructure (PKI) and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-compliant credentials onto BlackBerry smart phones. Using a secure microSD card, ActivIdentity enables BlackBerry users to sign secure e-mails digitally or provide two-factor authentication when remotely accessing protected network (Web) portals.
Tab Systems, Inc., of Naklo, Slovenia is gearing up for a worldwide launch of smarti Guardeon, the company’s new biometric unit for access control.  The multi-modal system, which uses facial and voice recognition is set to debut at the 2010 IFSEC Security Industry Awards in England on May 10-12. The awards show will also mark the fifth year in a row that Tab Systems has been listed as a finalist in the best new access control product category.

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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