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Tue, 2013-07-16 11:34 AM

Friedman Memorial
Airport

Friedman Memorial Airport, which provides air service facilities to South Central Idaho and the Sun Valley resort area, has become the first airport in the country to implement Quantum Secure’s new...
Mon, 2013-07-15 12:28 PM
Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, a turn-key provider of perimeter security solutions, announced on July 15 that the company has received a $230 million Access Control Point (ACP)...
Mon, 2013-07-15 10:39 AM

The camera image on
the left is run through
commercial software to
produce the image
(right) that can be
placed on the PIV card

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new publication that broadens agency security options for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards by adding iris images and...
Thu, 2013-07-11 05:50 PM
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded a contract worth as much as $5.5 million to the incumbent vendor, General Dynamics Information Technology, to continue to maintain the...
Thu, 2013-07-11 12:42 PM
About a dozen Israeli technology companies active in the homeland security industry will visit New York City to participate in a private networking event on July 18, which will feature a reception,...
Tue, 2013-07-09 05:42 PM

Illustration from new
HID Global patent

HID Global, a worldwide supplier of secure identity solutions, announced on July 9 that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted several patents for the company's innovation related to...
Tue, 2013-07-09 05:06 PM

'Randomizers' will
replace humans

Airline passengers who are having their documents examined at an airport’s security checkpoint often try to choose the particular conveyor belt onto which they will place their clothes, coins and...
Mon, 2013-07-01 05:36 PM

Credit card
forensics software

The U.S. Secret Service is planning to award a contract to a vendor that can supply highly qualified “research associates” who could support efforts by the Secret Service, the Treasury Department,...
Fri, 2013-06-28 05:18 PM
Vector Electric, Capital Communications, LTG Federal and GAGE International have joined forces to integrate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems delivering advanced solutions that meet the federal...
Thu, 2013-06-27 03:24 PM
DHS wants to buy 40,000 HSPD12-compliant rigid two-card badge holders for delivery within the next 90 days. A solicitation issued by the department’s office of the chief procurement offer calls for a...
Thu, 2013-06-27 12:20 PM
In an effort to determine whether applicants for food stamps, supplemental nutrition or “assistance for needy families” are eligible for such benefits, the State of California’s department of social...
Mon, 2013-06-24 03:38 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a small business set-aside contract worth more than $38,000 to Spot Technologies, LLC (doing business as IWatch Systems, of Miami, FL), to undertake an access control...

Company News

Magal Security Systems, Ltd has announced that it has entered into a $6.4 million turnkey contract with the Kenyan Airport Authority to secure critical areas in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya. The project includes multiple surveillance and access control technologies, integrated by Fortis4G -- an advanced PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) system. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015.

Billerica, MA-based MorphoTrust USA, a provider of identity solutions and services, has announced the opening of several new enrollment centers to serve customers applying for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA PreCheck program.

Hawthorne, NY-based HOB, a provider of remote access solutions, has announced Help On Demand (HOD) will join HOB’s partner program as a Gold-level Partner. HOB maintains an extensive partner program, designed to make its solutions widely available and to integrate the solutions into other IT companies’ product lines.

The Security Industry Association (SIA), a Silver Spring, MD based trade association for electronic and physical security companies, will host a luncheon on May 8, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the agenda at the upcoming 2014 SIA Government Summit.

Waltham, MA-based Raytheon Company has announced a new version of SureView, which includes new policy support features that enhance product capability for continuous monitoring and network auditing against insider threat and privileged user abuse.

HID Global, the Austin, TX-based international provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that The Federal Republic of Somalia took another step toward the establishment of law and order with the launch of two new citizen ID programs: a new national ID card and e-passport.

Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions and vendor credentials, has earned SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) Act approval from the U.S. DHS for the company’s RAPIDGate system.

Morpho, a subsidiary of  France-based Safran and a provider of secure identification solutions, has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

Commentary and Opinions

By Jennifer Tidy and Parham Aarabi

Virtual aging of photos is often used by law enforcement for finding and capturing fugitives, abducted or lost individuals, or even terrorists.  However, on some occasions the photos are either unrealistic or inaccurate.  Furthermore, these photos are often generated by combining multiple stock photos (i.e. hair from stock photo 1, eyes from stock photo 2, etc.). While such a feature cut-and-paste method may be easy to do, it does not often produce the most realistic results.

By John Byrnes


Current systems are failing us
Current systems in place to identify and manage individuals like Major Nidal Malik Hasan, whose alleged massacre took the lives of 13 soldiers and wounded 29 others, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national on Northwest Flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day are not working

By Brian Lapidus
 
Telecommuting, whether full-time or part-time, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. According to a 2008 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, 57 percent of HR professionals indicate that their organization offers some form of telecommuting. The potential rewards are many – from increased productivity and cost savings to happier employees and greater appeal among potential recruits.
 

By William Sapp

In an operating environment where threats are imminent and the response must be equally swift, video communication technology can offer DHS and its communities of interest new ways to collaborate to improve homeland security operations.

Whether responding to a natural disaster or sharing intelligence to thwart a terrorist plot, video conferencing technology allows organizations to connect quickly and collaborate meaningfully.

 

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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.

White Papers

ADT

This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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