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Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/...

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Fri, 2014-06-27 01:01 AM
The Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance, 48-0, to permit gun sales -- but with very strict limits. Introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it would include limiting sales to a tiny percentage of...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

Michael Madsen

GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Wed, 2014-06-11 12:42 AM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Department of Justice's Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT); and the...
Tue, 2014-04-29 12:11 AM
“For the law enforcement industry as a whole, money is tight because the tax bases have decreased significantly throughout the U.S. due to the economic crisis,” said David Salmon II.Salmon is the...
Mon, 2014-04-21 06:34 AM
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has signed a historic $8.5 million agreement with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to develop CyberSpark, which includes a National Cyber Research Center...
Thu, 2014-01-02 02:45 PM
DHS will sponsor a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines, says the department’s...
Thu, 2013-12-19 05:00 PM
The DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s office of university programs will sponsor the “DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions” to provide faculty and...
Wed, 2013-12-18 05:37 PM

Ellen Glover

The Professional Services Council (PSC) elected its first female chair to lead its board of directors at its annual membership meeting on December 17. PSC also elected new members, and re-elected...
Mon, 2013-12-16 08:07 PM
DHS announced on December 16 the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students.  Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student...
Sun, 2013-12-08 05:11 PM
The SANS Technology Institute announced on December 3 that it is now accredited by The Middle States Commission of Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S....
Thu, 2013-12-05 06:10 PM
ASIS International (ASIS) will host its
Thu, 2013-12-05 03:45 PM

Chuck Brooks

Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and...

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The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), a donor-driven non-profit that provides financial support to law enforcement professionals facing duty-related legal challenges, has named former FBI Assistant Director Ronald T. Hosko as president of the organization.

During the 2014 annual meeting of the Massachusetts High Technology Council presented by Boston Scientific Corporation, Monster announced the launch of NewEnglandTechVets.org, an online community to connect military service members and veterans with jobs in New England and across the U.S.

New England Tech Vets is designed to connect post-9/11 veterans with employers and jobs and support efforts to heal the “invisible wounds” of war as veterans re-enter the civilian workforce.

Tempe, AZ-based LifeLock, a provider of proactive identity theft protection, and the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA), have announced a milestone in identity theft training for law enforcement. Training has now been completed in every state, as marked by an interactive educational summit last week in Cheyenne, WY, the fiftieth state.

High Impact Training Solutions (HITS), a division of Pensacola, FL-based Smart Horizons, has announced the release of its new Officer Health and Fitness courses. Maintaining psychological well-being, good physical fitness, and sound health is important to public safety professionals, law enforcement, and security personnel.

Mountain View, CA-based Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind programthe Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

Alexandria, VA-based SecureNinja, a provider of information security training and services, has announced the appointment of Gulf Trainers, an IT training organization based in Dubai, as its official partner in the United Arab Emirates. Through this partnership, Gulf Trainers will be able to offer SecureNinja’s extensive suite of cybersecurity services and training offerings in Dubai, as well as in the region.

In 1969, the first message was sent between computers via ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet. In the same year, Rolling Meadows, IL-based ISACA was founded by a small group of electronic data processing auditors. ISACA, now a global association of information systems professionals, is celebrating its 45th anniversary and serves 115,000 constituents (members and non-member certification holders) in 180 countries.

Mercyhurst University has announced that its intelligence studies program will take the name of the nation’s first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge.

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You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.

To train police and first responders in the leadership skills needed to successfully run a critical incident command, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has decided to utilize the Hydra/Minerva Suite software package developed by Critical Simulations, Ltd, of London, UK.

In just six years, North Louisiana has created a fast-growing cyber cluster in a region historically dominated by manufacturing, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. The catalyst for this rapid progress stems from the combined vision of local and state leaders to diversify the region’s economic base and develop a knowledge-based workforce for the expanding cyber sector.  

The need for cybersecurity experts spans across all industries, and cyber jobs within the U.S. Government are plentiful. Recruiting top technical talent on the agency side and on the contractor side is an essential component to building a fully-functional and competent cyber network defense and cyber offensive team.  

Today, in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), devices that once served simple, one-way processes are now “smart” and connected to networks that help organizations maximize their technology investment and improve efficiencies.

Card printers that produce secure identification for government entities are a great example of a once fairly static technology that has evolved into a network-connected device that not only produces a necessary security tool, but also collects and provides valuable insights into data that helps support more efficient operations.

 

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Joe McDonald, Board Member of the 37,000-member ASIS organization says the focus of ASIS is to increase the effectiveness and productivity of its members. ASIS educational programs include its Annual Conference, over 30 classroom events held around the world, and live Webinars for international members. ASIS has also been in standard writing for 5-6 years and has recently come up with a number of new certifications. The goals of 2011 President Ray O’Hara are to increase international outreach, engage more young professionals and create new international chapters.

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