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Airport | Aviation Security

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

OzVision

Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.

VideoIQ

Scott Schnell, CEO, describes Video IQ’s next generation of video surveillance, where each of its high-definition cameras has video analytics plus half a year of storage with the camera itself, thus eliminating the high cost of storage and networking. According to Schnell, VideoIQ’s cameras with high-definition sensors can track up to 24 objects simultaneously and have 3X the field of view of conventional high-definition cameras with analytics.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.

SITA seeks members to join aviation-centric Cyber Threat Center

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The aviation industry is under increased pressure from cyberattacks that are growing in size and complexity.

To meet this challenge SITA is working with its members to develop the SITA Community Cyber Threat Center, with the aim of facilitating increased exchange of contextualized cyber threat intelligence between its members.

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Universal Security workers at Chicago airports receive active shooter training

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CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2016 Universal Security Staff working at Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airports recently received advanced Active Shooter Response training from Archway Defense. Guards have been trained to identify, respond, and mitigate acts of terrorism along with Active Shootings in the aviation sector. Threats and violence directed at transportation networks worldwide has increased the need for this type of Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Event Training. Universal Security hired Archway Defense (www.ArchwayDefense.com) to conduct the training over the past few months.

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Colombian civil aviation authority approves use of Sikorsky helicopters

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STRATFORD, CT Nov. 29, 2016 Colombia's civil aviation authority Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for Sikorsky's S-76C™ series (C, C+, C++), S-76D™ and S-92A® helicopters. The certificate enables Colombia's commercial aviation operators to add the multi-role helicopters for transportation of workers or cargo to offshore oil and gas rigs, as well as regional airline passenger service, and VIP transportation.

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L-3 Communications acquires British aviation checkpoint security firm in $280M deal

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NEW YORK Nov. 22, 2016 L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today the acquisition of MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd (“MacDonald Humfrey”) located in Luton, U.K. The acquisition was completed today for a purchase price of approximately £224 million (approximately $280 million). The purchase price is subject to an upward adjustment of up to £30 million (approximately $37.5 million), based on MacDonald Humfrey’s post-acquisition performance for years ending December 31, 2017 to 2019, which would be payable in 2020.

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