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IntraLogic's official release of the "One Button" Lockdown system on CBS 2 News.


Tue, 2011-09-06 11:50 AM

Hamburg scanner

After completing field tests of two full-body scanners at Hamburg Airport, Germany's interior ministry said the technology isn’t yet ready for widespread deployment at airport security checkpoints...
Fri, 2011-09-02 10:19 AM

EPCI's Marc Rotenberg

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wants a federal appeals court to take another look at a legal challenge to the TSA’s use of electronic body scans because an earlier court ruling was...
Fri, 2011-09-02 07:36 AM

Borup in 2011

The FBI is looking for a woman who allegedly threw acid in the face of a New York Port Authority officer in 1981 during a demonstration in New York. Donna Joan Borup, said the FBI in an Aug. 25...
Wed, 2011-08-31 06:02 PM
In response to a number of requests from government agencies and vendors of physical and IT security solutions, Government Security News has announced a final extension of the 2011 deadline for its...
Wed, 2011-08-31 08:40 AM

Calexico drilling equipment

A small diameter tunnel that was to be used to smuggle drugs underneath the U.S./Mexico border was found beneath a supermarket in Calexico, CA on Aug. 25. The 4-inch diameter tunnel was drilled using...
Mon, 2011-08-29 08:37 AM
A maker of recreational vehicle components in Indiana will pay $25,000 in civil penalties, as well as $10,000 in back pay to an newly hired employee who said the company required excessive DHS...
Mon, 2011-08-22 08:09 AM

Union Pacific railroad

The largest rail carrier in the U.S. has agreed to spend $50 million to improve the security of its supply chain between the U.S. and Mexico, and establish a joint security fusion center with U.S....
Fri, 2011-08-19 09:58 AM
The FBI plans to gather information from 100-150 federal, state or local law enforcement agencies about the methods they use to collect fingerprints by asking those officials to complete a National...
Thu, 2011-08-18 08:08 AM

Janet Napolitano

A new series of public service announcements aimed at encouraging citizen reporting of suspicious activity has spurred a backlash. The new “If You See Something, Say Something” national public...
Wed, 2011-08-17 01:57 PM

Robert Eckel

Morpho, the security business of Safran group, announced on August 17 that Robert Eckel will serve as CEO of MorphoTrust USA, Inc., which was formed in July 2011 from the acquisition by Safran of L-1...
Wed, 2011-08-17 08:45 AM
The Transportation Security Administration has begun testing less-invasive screening procedures for younger children passing through airport checkpoints at six airports. The agency had promised...
Wed, 2011-08-17 08:03 AM

Anwar Al-Awlaki

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee asked the U.S. Justice Department for help in investigating radical Islamist cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki’s possible role in the attacks on the World...


Company News

‘Request to Exit' switch from Camden complies with UL 294 Standard
Camden Door Controls has announced that a large selection of its switches have been tested to the UL 294 standard for access control systems and found to be in compliance. The scope of this UL294 compliance allows Camden to be able to offer a "Request to Exit" switch for virtually any access control project. Compliant switch models include CM-30...
Brivo ACS WebService integrated with PPM 2000 incident reporting software
Brivo Systems LLC and PPM 2000 Inc., suppliers of ‘Software as a Service’ applications for security management, announced on Nov. 18 the integration between Brivo’s ACS WebService and PPM’s Perspective Incident Reporting & Investigation Management software. The integration between the two SaaS-based solutions means that select access control...
Travel group creates air travel security comment site
The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) unveiled a Web site Nov. 17 that lets travelers share opinions on air travel security screening with the U.S. government and the travel industry.The group said the is a direct response to the emerging vigorous debate over the efficacy and appropriateness of various security policies and the...
MaxID and P-SIG get TWIC contract
MaxID and teaming partner P-SIG were awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the United States Coast Guard for Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) readers and software.The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at $2.2 million in potential future orders. The US Coast Guard (USCG) has purchased and...
Advanced Photonics to develop privacy-minded detection device for U.S.
Advanced Photonix (API) agreed in principle with In-Q-Tel (IQT) to engineer a low-cost terahertz anomaly detection device, and deliver multiple systems for evaluation that could ultimately become alternatives to more invasive security scanning systems.IQT, a not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works on behalf of the U.S. intelligence...
New forensic software automates process
Computer security solutions provider ATC-NY released two new versions of Mac Marshal to fight cyber crime.The Ithaca, NY-based ATC-NY said its Mac Marshal 2.0 automates the forensics process for cyber investigators by scanning a Macintosh’s disk, automatically detecting and displaying Macintosh and Windows operating systems and virtual machine...
White appointed ABCS chair
Video surveillance and physical security service provider Wren announced Eric White who leads the retail strategy practice for the company, has been named chair of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) to help raise awareness of “retail terrorism” and its implications.ABCHS, said Wren, is an organization committed to...
Document security companies team to develop e-passports
Document Security Systems, Inc and CardLogix announced a strategic partnership to create secure e-passport solutions.The two companies said they are working on combining chip-based encryption and state-of-the-art graphic features that will make e-passports an extremely fast, effective and accurate means of identification. Document Security Systems...
LATA installs SafeRise in its Chicago office building
Calling it a “game changing technology,” Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) installed the SafeRise system from FST21 in its downtown Chicago office in September. The LATA entrance now allows access by recognizing employees by the way they look, talk and walk, as well as being aware if they are in distress, and can even conduct a...
General Dynamics gets USCIS card contract
General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded a $24.8 million task order by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to manage identification card programs. The task order, under the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) enterprise acquisition gateway for leading edge solutions (EAGLE) contract, has a three-year term if all...



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