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Sun, 2013-09-08 11:37 AM

Officials announce
arrests in Virginia

Three Charlottesville residents accused of producing tens of thousands of fake driver's licenses and shipping them across the country pleaded guilty on September 4 following an investigation by U.S....
Sun, 2013-09-08 11:22 AM

Rep. Candice Miller

A House homeland security subcommittee will conduct a hearing on September 10 that explores the question of biometric exit technologies, which can keep track of those individuals who have entered the...
Thu, 2013-09-05 07:13 PM

NIST approves
FIPS 201-2

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on September 5 that it has approved the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, essentially the second...
Sun, 2013-09-01 07:07 PM
Based on its caseload during the past year, TSA is estimating that it will receive information from more than 21,000 travelers in the coming year who take advantage of the DHS “Traveler Redress...
Sun, 2013-09-01 11:31 AM

Global Entry
enrollment center
in Washington, DC

More and more people are starting to take advantage of one of the fastest and easiest ways to get through CBP processing at airports nationwide, and at the Washington, DC, enrollment center the...
Wed, 2013-08-28 02:58 PM

Rajeev Dubey

Vector Electric Inc. (VEI), along with a number of design partners, has installed a new integrated, comprehensive security solution, incorporating the Brivo ACS OnSite Aparato, at the Customs and...
Tue, 2013-08-20 04:24 PM
MorphoTrak, Inc., a biometric identity management company, has partnered with IdentityOne to deliver BIOGUARD, a system that identifies inmates through their fingerprints. 
Tue, 2013-08-20 09:31 AM

GSN now displays
corporate videos on
its Web site

As part of an expansion of promotional opportunities on its Web site, Government Security News has adopted a new policy of accepting paid corporate videos on the home page and the Web site’s 18...
Thu, 2013-08-15 04:56 PM

Boarding pass
scanner
by Desko

TSA has awarded three different companies IDIQ contracts, each with a ceiling value of $5.5 million, to supply boarding pass scanners for use at U.S. airports. According to separate award notices...
Mon, 2013-08-12 03:21 PM
Detex Corporation announced on August 8 that it is offering a new maximum security life safety door hardware system designed for retail.  Installed on doors that require higher levels of...
Mon, 2013-08-12 12:19 PM

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

President Barack Obama signed on August 9 the bipartisan, bicameral Helping Heroes Fly Act (H.R. 1344), which aims to improve airport security screening processes for wounded and severely disabled...
Fri, 2013-08-09 03:39 PM

Traveler using a
Global Entry kiosk

CBP’s Global Entry trusted traveler program, which currently is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, Mexican nationals and some citizens of the Netherlands, has been opened up...

Company News

A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.

San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.

Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.

Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has announced the launch of its ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the nation’s top locksmiths.

Minnetonka, MN-based Datacard Group has announced that in one year, more than 40 million driver’s licenses have been issued globally utilizing Datacard government solutions. And, that number is projected to grow as government organizations recognize the benefits of implementing personalization and authentication solutions that help mitigate fraud, protect identities, and demonstrate service improvements to their citizens.

Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.

Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $102K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to Watco Greens Port Terminal in Houston, TX. The port is operated by Watco Companies.

The new contract is for the TWIC Plus readers and an onsite server with TWIC registration module. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and driver’s license reading capability, as well as printed visitor and vehicle passes.

Commentary and Opinions

 

Every day, people and organizations hand over their most valuable and vital personal information to government agencies. It is then up to the recipient – a federal or state agency, or another government organization – to safely store that data.

Government agencies are more dependent than ever on computer systems to carry out their missions. From providing citizens access to public information over the Web to processing and accounting for trillions of dollars in spending, computer systems permeate virtually every aspect of government work.

Editor's Note: When GSN learned that the alleged Russian spy ring in the United States was using deception techniques such as "steganography," we decided to turn to a true expert in steganography for a description of this little-understood field.

 

During the past seven years, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken the position that it knows how to best create the safety and security standards necessary to secure airports across the United States.

So, what could possibly be wrong?

Everything.

While strolling up and down the aisles at the ASIS New York City Chapter’s security expo at the Javits Center on April 30, I tried to take a quick reading on the current state of the government security marketplace, but frankly the views of half a dozen exhibitors were all over the map.

I wondered whether the economy-wide recession during the past two years was depressing government procurements, or whether the Obama administration’s pump-priming stimulus program had led to an increase in such government purchases.

 

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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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