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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...


Tue, 2015-11-24 08:17 PM

Earl Lawrence, FAA Task Force

By Steve Bittenbender A 26-person panel picked by the Department of Transportation has recommended the federal government keep it simple when it comes to requiring drone owners to register their...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-17 06:08 PM

Bill Spence, HID Global

By Bill Spence, VP Sales, Biometrics, HID Global
Tue, 2015-11-10 04:05 PM
Washington, DC, November 6 - ‘While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation...
Sun, 2015-11-08 09:40 PM

Robert Liscouski

By Adrian Courtenay New York, November 5 - As evidence mounted in recent days that the Russian jet which fell to the ground shortly after take-off from el-Shiekh Airport in Egypt was brought down by...
Sun, 2015-11-08 03:12 PM
Washington, DC, November 6 - ‘While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation...
Tue, 2015-11-03 06:47 PM

Michael Huerta, FAA

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAA’s...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

AlliedBarton Security Services,, the  industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free seminar on Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations...
Fri, 2015-10-23 07:03 PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Waldwick, NJ, October 21 - Looking to capitalize on regional economic growth, rapid modernization, heightened defense and security requirements and the growing...
Thu, 2015-10-22 09:27 AM

Jeh Johnson, DHS

Washington, DC, October 8 - “Chairman Johnson, Senator Carper, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to be here. I welcome the opportunity to appear before you with Directors...
Wed, 2015-10-21 09:49 AM

Gen. Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command

Hill Air Force Base, UT, - Base officials and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony here Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...

Commentary and Opinions

By Steve Bittenbender As the Transportation Secretary waits on the findings from a task force looking at how to establish a registration system for unmanned aircraft, a public policy organization is calling on Congress to take additional action to help make the skies safer. The American Leadership and Policy Foundation said Congress should consider requiring background checks performed on people who purchase drones and the components to make such unmanned machines. A licensing and certification process also should be examined.
By Steve Bittenbender A 77-year-old Egyptian-American claims four Customs and Border Protection agents used unnecessary force and caused serious injuries in detaining him before he could board a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed on his behalf by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) earlier this month.
Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
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.

Company News

San Jose, CA, November 17 - AirMap, the leading provider of airspace information and services for drones, announced Tuesday that it has partnered with drone industry leaders DJI and 3DR to bring accurate, real-time airspace information to millions of drone fliers around the world. Starting next month, DJI and 3DR customers will be able to fly with confidence, knowing that the areas where they choose to fly are safe.
The Netherlands, November 24 - In September the Kuwait General Administration of Customs launched the use of Soter body scanners The new device uses x-rays and works to uncover any contraband within the human body, and it is expected to contribute to the reduction of smuggled items into the country, especially items that are hidden within the human body.
San Jose, CA, November 17 – Last week at Drone World Expo, Amimon showcased CONNEX, the zero-latency, wireless HD transmission technology solution for aerial video photography. Amimon also participated in two flying sessions with their partner iCam Copters, LLC and presented an information session titled 'Why Zero Latency is Essential to UAV HD Live Video Broadcast' on November 17 and 18.
Endicott, NY November 16 - SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, today announced that its x1000 checked baggage screening solution has successfully achieved European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) Explosive Detection System (EDS) Standard 3. The SureScan x1000 was the first multi-energy stationary gantry CT EDS to be TSA certified, and is now ECAC EDS Standard 3.
Portland, OR, November 12 - Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three year, $6.5M Blanket Purchase Agreement by the United States African Command (USAFRICOM). Erickson is one of a few select vendors that will be providing “on demand” fixed wing aerial services to Department of Defense, transporting personnel and equipment in the Central and East African region. 
Farmingdale, NY, November 16 - Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), entered into a multi-year contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to integrate AN/UPX-43(V) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogators on new U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multi-year contract valued in excess of $21 million includes the manufacture and delivery of the IFF systems, which will provide U.S.
St. Louis, November 6 - Boeing and Lockheed Martin filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the decision to award the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) contract to Northrop Grumman.
Fort Worth, TX, October 29 - Lockheed Martin announced today that Jeff Babione has been named the executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 Program, effective January 1, 2016. Babione succeeds Lorraine Martin who has been appointed to the newly created position of deputy executive vice president, Mission Systems and Training (MST).

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Winston-Salem, NC, November 20 - Kaba is proud to announce the successful implementation of its one-way exit corridor at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, Va. As par...

HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. ...

Greenville, RI and Uden, The Netherlands, October 27 - Videology announces a new CCD based camera board with 960 horizontal pixels, model 2XK17X.  Alrea...

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