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Homeland Security Secretary wants Congress to approve converting part-time TSA agents into full-timers

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Photo courtesy of @TSA

By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

 

As the summer travel season kicks off this holiday weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday issued a second request to move funds to help the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration reduce the long wait times for passengers at airports across the nation.

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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.

As Senate panel considers funding for additional TSA officers, union says even more needed

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By Steve Bittenbender

Editor, Government Security News

On the day when a Senate committee approved funding for an additional 1,344 Transportation Security Officers, the union representing those officers took out a full-page ad in a leading Washington publication calling for funding to hire nearly five times as many workers to alleviate the long lines congesting the country’s airports.

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Fear of terrorism not enough to trigger travel insurance benefits

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Squaremouth

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (PRNEWSWIRE) MAY 19, 2016

With speculation that terrorism is to blame, the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 serves as another cause of uncertainty among travelers. Unfortunately for nervous travelers, fear is not enough to trigger travel insurance benefits, says Squaremouth.

Fearful Travelers Have Limited Options

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FAA grants ‘blanket’ permission to University of Kentucky to use drones for research projects

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LEXINGTON, KY (UKNOW) May 16, 2016 

The University of Kentucky has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct research with unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, nationwide, following FAA regulations.

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