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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.

GSA implements objective scorecards used to grade federal contractor performance

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St. Petersburg, FL, - In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts. The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work. Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria. This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay meets with U.S. Attorney General Lynch on cross-border crime and justice issues

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Honourable Peter MacKay

Washington, DC, July 28 - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting of the two officials is the most recent example of the long-standing cooperation between Canada and the United States and of their shared commitment to keep streets and communities safe.

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U.S. Mexico border safer thanks to Operation Drawbridge Inter-agency cooperation

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of accounts on exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. 

CBP Operation Drawbridge: Winner, Most Notable Border Security Program

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New York signs off on 78 Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance recovery agreements

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New York, NY, July 27 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York State, and New York City has announced they have reached final agreements for 78 Public Assistance projects in New York City and Long Island since 2013. The agreements, known as Letters of Undertaking (LOUs), support repair and restoration work totaling $9.9 billion. This includes 33 LOUs for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), which support $2.9 billion of work at more than 250 buildings.

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LRAD Corporation receives opening mass notification order from South Africa

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SAN DIEGO, CA, July 28 - LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of long range acoustic devices and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a LRAD 360XT order from South Africa for mobile mass notification and public safety. Scheduled for delivery this fiscal year, this is the Company's first mass notification order from South Africa.

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Captain Edward Dahlgren to speak at November 10-12 Long Beach, CA Port Security Conference

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The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that Captain Edward Dahlgren, Director of Operations & Harbor Master at the Nanaimo Port Authority in Nanaimo, BC, will offer a presentation and live demonstration of his port’s new integrated Marine Domain Awareness system at MacDonnell’s 2015 Port Security Operations Conference and Exposition (PSOCE), which will take place on November 10-12 in Long Beach, CA.

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