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Tue, 2015-03-31 01:13 PM
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
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Boston, March 23 – MassDevelopment has selected Avwatch, Inc. of Plymouth MA to operate and manage the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Ranges at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) and...

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Clinton, TN, March 31 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's subsidiary Remotec and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the agreement, Remotec is the sole reseller of these products to the first responder and law enforcement market in the U.S.
San Diego, March 26, 2015 – Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) companies, Costar Video Systems, CohuHD Costar and IVS Imaging, will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 15 – 17, in booth 11099.
City of Industry, CA, March 24 – Hikvision, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to announce that Lorne Terry has joined the company as sales director for Hikvision Canada Inc. With over twenty years of experience and a distinguished history of driving revenue growth in North America, Terry is poised to help expand the scope of the newly launched Hikvision Canada and continue the success of Hikvision in the Canadian market.
Indianapolis, IN, March 22 – Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced an integration with the Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation, an in-store marketing and analytics provider, for a unified security and retail analytics solution in a single platform.The new Brickstream LIVE sensors use stereo vision analytics to provide highly accurate and anonymous information about how people move into, around and out of physical places such as stores, venues, hospitals and more.
Copenhagen, March 19 – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has held its first-ever summit devoted solely to distribution partners. The theme for the event was “Winning Together.” This is the Milestone focus for 2015 to signal an even greater dedication to the Milestone partner ecosystem.
Westford, MA, March 23 – American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has introduced the latest release of its VideoEdge Network Video Management System with a deep feature set designed for the active surveillance power user unlike any in the industry, particularly in the enterprise space.
Dresden, March 19 – Cognitec now offers a highly specialized IP video camera with built-in face detection and tracking technology as a component of its FaceVACS-VideoScan product. The FaceVACSVideoScan C5 camera provides optimal image quality for real-time face recognition, even under challenging conditions, while requiring low computing hardware and bandwidth resources.
Johannesburg, South Africa, March 19, 2015 – Global security technology company Gallagher has relocated offices in South Africa due to its growth in the integrated access control, perimeter and business management solutions market. Its new premises are 43 Saturn Crescent, Linbro Business Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Commentary and Opinions

Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
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.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
 

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