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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
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.
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.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Unisys: Biometric professionals surveyed agree using technology in wearables can help capture terrorists
SYDNEY Aug. 23, 2016 New research from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However privacy concerns around the security of biometric data stored in the cloud need to be addressed as adoption becomes more mainstream.
The survey of 54 biometrics professionals was conducted by Unisys at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference held in Sydney, May 24-26, 2016.
MIAMI Aug. 19, 2016 World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, introduces Security Border Explorer, a homeland security invention that will help protect the border from people who want to enter the country.
“The security industry is worth $350 billion,” says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Recent security threats have resulted in rapid advancements in technology over the past few years that have stimulated this industry."
WASHINGTON Aug. 15, 2016 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, said today that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's newly-announced proposal to subject immigrants to an ideological "test" is a violation of American values.
In a speech today in Ohio, Trump also repeated his demand that the ill-defined hot button term "radical Islamic terrorism" be used to describe America's ongoing struggle against deviant groups like ISIS.
In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said: