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Port Canaveral, FL – As a recipient of only 1.5% of the DHS federal grants, says Captain Tom Allan, Commandant of Sector Jacksonville, FL, the U.S. Coast Guard is “the best bargain you’re ever going to find.” With 46,000 active duty personnel, it’s smaller than the NYPD, and Disney World has more people on its staff.
The Maritime (water) side of critical infrastructure sites was always the soft spot of any security system. The threat of attack by underwater divers as demonstrated in the past, during the Second World War and lately by the Hamas commando divers who attempted to penetrate Israel from the sea shows that even today the underwater of the water front is one of the most challenging arenas to detect and stop intruders effectively.
New York, April 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of a high-level panel on the global response to health crises.
The Secretary-General has appointed Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, president of the United Republic of Tanzania, as chair. The Secretary-General has asked the Panel to make recommendations to strengthen national and international systems to prevent and manage future health crises, taking into account lessons learned from the response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease.
Frisco, TX, April 6 – HITRUST has announced that it is undertaking a study called HITRUST Cyber Discovery to analyze the methods, severity and pervasiveness of cyber threats targeting a variety of healthcare organizations. The study will enable a better understanding of the actual magnitude, complexity, relations of cyber-attacks, commonalities of target organizations and data, and degree of cyber threats persisting within organizations.
Fremont, CA, April 6 – GammaTech Computer Corp, a manufacturer of rugged and innovative notebook and tablet computers, now offers its rugged DURABOOK R11 tablet in four separate bundled configurations. The R11 tablet with a brilliant 11.6" widescreen display is the lightest (2.73 pounds), and thinnest rugged tablet in its class.
Stalker’s police LIDAR XLR with auto obstruction mode tracks speeders through bushes, trees, fences, and utility poles
Plano, TX, April 03 – Clocking vehicle speeds from locations formerly impossible due to obstructions to the line of sight is now possible with Stalker’s LIDAR XLR’s exclusive C-Thru Technology.
Using the Stalker LIDAR XLR’s Auto Obstruction mode, targets that are partially obscured by objects – bushes, trees, fences, utility poles, guy wires, etc. – can be automatically tracked and identified. This gives the officer more location choices when setting up to monitor traffic.
Overland Park, KS and Denver, April 6 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together, have announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “On the Hot Seat: Preparing for Executive and Board Discussions,” will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.
Washington, April 3 – Keonna Thomas, also known as Fatayat Al Khilafah and YoungLioness, 30, of Philadelphia, has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources, including herself as personnel, to a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to the complaint, Thomas attempted to travel overseas in order to join and fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Austin, TX, March 27 – 1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ASTC), has announced that the United States Patent Office (“USPTO”) has issued the company a key patent for improving the sensitivity and identification capability of the company’s unique ion trap, used for chemical analysis and detection.
Trevose, PA, April 2 – The CEI Group, a fleet driver management company, has announced the promotion of Steve Enoch from director of information technology to chief information officer.
A career information technology professional and a 14-year CEI veteran, Enoch has been instrumental in structuring and managing a host of IT resources essential to CEI. They range from in-house programming of automated claims handling and reporting solutions, to data security, and uninterrupted customer access to user-friendly interfaces.