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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.

T3 Motion

Gary Joubert, VP of Sales and Marketing, reports that T3 provides electric vehicles for law enforcement that are used in almost every police department in the U.S., as well as in government agencies around the world. Other markets for the made-in-the-USA T3 series include the military, general transport and the private security business. Recent improvements have been well received, and business is great!

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.

Trump reaffirms commitment to border wall as his DHS nominee testifies other measures needed

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By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

In his first press conference since winning the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to building a wall between the United States and Mexico and that work on what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar project would become one of the first priorities for the new Administration when it takes office next week.

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Tech start-up wins DHS contract to build capacity into Customs' travel assessment system

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WASHINGTON Dec. 21, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $162,302 award to Tamr to build additional capability into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS). Tamr is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup with expertise in large-scale data analytics and machine learning algorithms. 

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Customs system shuts down, forces international arrivals to wait for hours

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By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

The final day of the 2016-17 holiday travel season hit a snag as the computer system responsible for processing international travelers entering the United States went offline late Monday evening.

The outage, affecting U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s automated I-94 records system, lasted about four hours, but that was long enough to cause delays at several international airports as CBP officials needed to manually process passengers during the downtime.

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