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Fri, 2015-08-28 05:02 PM
Waltham, MA, August 28 - Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston...
Mon, 2015-08-24 08:05 PM

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Active subscribers to GSN’s every-other-month digital editions can expect to receive the 52-page page August-September Digital Edition today, while non-active readers can access this edition and sign...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:35 PM
An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 millimeter Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base earlier this month.  The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and...
Wed, 2015-08-19 02:00 PM

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Austin, TX, August 19 - A new survey of security executives at large companies in the U.S., commissioned by Raytheon|Websense, reveals that confidence in their enterprise security posture is lacking...
Tue, 2015-08-18 09:31 PM
Waukegan, IL, August 17 - In the largest installation of commercial electric vehicle chargers at an airport in the United States, Portland International Airport (PDX) now has 42 L1 PowerPost™ EV...
Tue, 2015-08-18 04:34 PM
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $325,000 civil penalty against Southwest Airlines of Dallas, Texas, for allegedly operating a...
Tue, 2015-08-11 08:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...
Tue, 2015-08-04 01:13 PM

Bennie G. Thompson

Washington, DC, July 29 – Today, Committee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) delivered the following opening statement for the full Committee hearing “Aviation Security...
Thu, 2015-07-30 06:27 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of accounts of exceptional achievements in homeland security, as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport,...
Sun, 2015-07-26 09:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Thu, 2015-07-23 04:15 PM
DULLES, VA, July 15 - Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, supplied products from multiple company locations across the United States that helped enable the successful...
Thu, 2015-07-23 03:25 PM
EL SEGUNDO, CA, July 21 – Boeing is completing the first tests of military Ka-band service available through the Inmarsat-5 F2 commercial communications satellite, part of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress...

Company News

Hillsboro, OR, August 27, 2015 - Fiber Sensys Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce a new and important addition to our growing global sales team. Mr. Matt Bathalter has joined the FSI America's sales team as Western Regional Sales Manager, a key position that includes the full multi-state regional responsibility for the sales activities of the Fiber Defender® fiber-optic sensing product line.  
San Diego, CA, August 27 - LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE mass notification systems, today announced mass notification orders for a public utility in Texas and a Department of Energy renewable energy facility in Colorado. The orders total $310,000 and include LRAD 360X dual and quad emitter systems, LRAD DS-60 horns, and accessories.
Milan, Italy, August 25 - Airport operator SEA Group (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali S.p.A.) has selected Motorola Solutions to improve operations and ensure the highest levels of security, efficiency and effectiveness at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports. Deploying a TETRA Dimetra IP Compact radio communications system to connect both of Milan’s airports, SEA is able to provide enhanced customer services with rapid flight turnaround and more efficient terminal operations.
Farmingdale, NY, August 18 - Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that Mr. Michael Anderson has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of its Systems Engineering Group (SEG). SEG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephonics and in his role, Mr. Anderson will be responsible for leading, directing and meeting both SEG and Telephonics’ corporate strategic business goals.
Tewksbury, MA, Aug. 12 - The U.S. Navy extended Raytheon Company's Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems (JPALS) program. Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and integration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract value is $52 million.
Atlanta, GA, August 10 - SITA, a global provider of border security and IT solutions to governments, airlines and airports, today announced that McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the first to deploy Phase 4.0 automated passport control (APC) kiosks, speeding more international travelers through the customs and border process.  Now, business or tourist visa holders, Mexican travelers with border crossing cards, and airline crew members will be able to use the kiosks upon arrival in the U.S. 
Gulf of Mexico, FL, Aug. 5 - The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company demonstrated new capabilities for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile in a successful flight test conducted from the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68). The test proved that the Block IV can operate with an improved, more flexible mission planning capability. 
With two key UK airports already protected by its polypropylene geo-textile barrier system Defencell Profile, UK-based J&S Franklin is looking to build on its success, particularly in the Middle East, where sales manager Jeremy Milton says talks are ongoing, with potential customers in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Public places like airports are incredibly vulnerable to vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED’s), one of terrorists most devastating weapons.

Commentary and Opinions

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn
By H. Wayne Duff, Jr.Critical infrastructure defines all the assets, systems and networks in place to store and safeguard information vital to national security in the United States. So vital, in fact, that its incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on everything from economic security to public health and safety. Critical infrastructure is the country’s foundation, and compromising it would result in significant implications to the economy, security and overall health of our nation.
By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.
By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
 

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Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

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Irvine, CA, August 27 - Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is adding to its portfolio of...

Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, strengthens its successful family of AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Network Cameras with the launch of four new entry-level...

Pompano Beach, FL, August 21 - IC Realtime, a global innovator of advanced video surveillance technology, today launched ICMyCloud, a convenient and secure off-site v...

Wayne, NJ, August 18 - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard di...

Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...