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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.
SAN DIEGO Jan. 18, 2017 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”) and advanced mass notification systems, today announced the release of the LRAD 1950XL, the newest addition to the Company's enhanced XL AHD product line. The LRAD 1950XL is powered by the Company's patent pending XL driver technology, which generates higher audio output in a smaller and lighter form factor.
CHICAGO Jan. 17, 2017 Solacom Technologies, a leading Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions developer, and RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, today announced a strategic partnership to provide public safety agencies with enhanced information on 9-1-1 calls from smartphones. Through this partnership, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that use Solacom’s Guardian NG9-1-1 Controller will be able to harness additional call data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse — including accurate handset location from all smartphone location sensors.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
The city of Boston is going back to the drawing board with its plan to purchase a solution for its police department to monitor social media feeds.
Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans made the decision last week upon the recommendation from Paul Fitzgerald, the superintendent of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.
Jan. 12, 2017 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, announced the installation of a new emergency Public Address (PA) System at the Ohio River Bridge East End Crossing Tunnel. This system uses IP communication to provide safety, evacuation messaging, and emergency services radio re-broadcast systems in the event of an emergency. During emergencies, this system will initially allow for intelligible live PA with the option of adding prerecorded messages at a later date.
ATLANTA Jan. 12, 2017 LaaSer Critical Communications (http://laaser911.com/) announces that its proprietary caller location determination technology has received a second United States patent (US Patent #9,544,750), further strengthening and broadening the company's intellectual property portfolio.
LAS VEGAS Jan. 11, 2017 More than 300,000 party-goers attending New Year’s Eve celebrations across Las Vegas were protected by Secured Communications’ encrypted messaging platform that allowed a dozen law enforcement and public safety agencies to coordinate with 52 hotels, including Stations Casinos, Caesars and MGM properties, and others.
“What’s unique about this system is its ability to allow any public safety agency or private company to quickly exchange critical information,” said Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
DALLAS Jan. 11, 2017 COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) today announced that the Decatur Police Department in Illinois will conduct an evaluation of the COPsync Network™. The COPsync Network is an advanced communication and information sharing system that protects citizens from violence and domestic terrorism. Community and officer security is increased with advance warnings of dangerous people and real-time notification of crimes in progress.