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Homeland Security Awards Winners/Finalists to be announced on November 19
With judging of this year’s Homeland Security Awards entries nearing completion, Government Security News has announced that the roster of 2014 Winners and Finalists will be posted on the GSN website and in the Daily Insider and Airport, Seaport, Rail and Border Security Weekly newsletters on Wednesday, November 19.
The 2014 judging panel has once again included Xerox VP of Homeland Security Chuck Brooks, who was formerly a strategic advisor to Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector and is the founder and leader of two major Homeland Security discussion groups on Linkedin; and Scott Greiper, founding partner of Secure Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in discovering outstanding companies and technologies in homeland security. Greiper is also a former managing director of the Legend Merchant Group and principal analyst at C.E. Unterberg Towbin.
Brooks and Greiper were joined on the judging panel by Denise Rucker Krepp, Attorney/Advisor to the Transportation Security Administration, author of the Rail Provisions of the 9/11 Act, Professor at George Washington University, Chief Council U.S. Maritime Administration, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Energy Consultant -- and, twice monthly GSN columnist.
As promised following the 2013 Awards Program, the company will produce the 2nd annual Digital Yearbook of Homeland Security Awards Recipients, a commemorative edition which will again showcase the actual entries of Winners and Finalists who wish to participate and will feature commentaries and insights of the program’s three distinguished judges. This edition will be mailed out to 40,000-plus readers from the GSN email database and will also be posted on the home page of GSN for a whole year.
According to GSN managing partner Adrian Courtenay, the Digital Yearbook will once again be published in 2014 in lieu of the company’s annual awards dinner, which was temporarily discontinued in 2013 as a result of the effects of sequestration, government shutdowns and draconian budget cuts that were particularly damaging to homeland security and defense. Courtenay indicated that he hoped that economic conditions in 2015 would be more conducive to an awards dinner, which would be accompanied by a third annual Digital Yearbook.
Like its predecessors since 2009, the GSN 2014 Homeland Security Awards Program salutes great achievements in three areas of Homeland Security: Outstanding Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Outstanding Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies.