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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...


Thu, 2015-10-08 06:49 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Denver International Airport last week announced it has created a working group consisting of local, state and national officials to proactively address concerns regarding the...
Tue, 2015-10-06 08:10 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has proposed a $1.9 million fine against a Chicago-based aerial photography company it claims repeatedly used unmanned...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:21 PM
September 29 - Peter Neffenger, incoming Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has submitted written testimony to the Senate concerning efforts to respond to criticisms...
Wed, 2015-09-30 02:49 AM

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By Steve Bittenbender Four women were honored at this week’s ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar in Anaheim, CA for their contributions to growth of women the security industry.
Tue, 2015-09-22 02:45 PM
Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $24.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to 11 airports around the country to reduce emissions and...
Tue, 2015-09-22 02:29 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project by an additional 30 days. The...
Sat, 2015-09-19 04:13 PM

New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Mon, 2015-09-14 06:16 PM
Government Security News has extended the deadline for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, following the discovery of a computer malfunction which was impairing the successful...
Thu, 2015-09-10 12:49 PM
Washington, DC, September 4 - A new Terror Threat Snapshot for the month of September was released today by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. The monthly assessment is the...
Tue, 2015-09-08 07:34 PM
Washington, DC, September 8 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has awarded $100 million in contracts to eight companies to develop and demonstrate technologies that...
Tue, 2015-09-08 02:27 PM
Cameri Air Base, Italy, September, 7 - Italy’s first F-35A Lightning II, known as AL-1 and assembled at the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility, flew for the first time today marking...
Thu, 2015-09-03 08:38 PM
Toronto, ON, September 2 - ASIS International Canada officially announced that this year's Canada Night will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Café Tu Tu Tango Restaurant and Bar. ...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.

Company News

Pittsburgh, PA, October 1 - Carnegie Mellon University has joined with The Boeing Company to establish the Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, a new academic research initiative that will leverage the university's leadership in machine learning, language technologies and data analytics.
West Melbourne, FL, September 30 - RELM Wireless Corporation today announced that it received awards under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tactical Communications (TacCom) Contract totaling $26.2 million for its KNG series portable radios, repeaters and accessories.  The equipment will be deployed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at over 400 airports in the continental U.S. as well as locations outside the continental U.S. 
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.
By Steve Bittenbender Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.
Augsburg, Germany, September 24 – Kontron, a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT) today announced that several commercial airlines and business jet customers plan to deploy the company’s next-generation avionics products.  Kontron’s recent launch of its ACE Flight Server 4600 featuring a 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground connectivity and its Cab-n-Connect™ A100 wireless access point (CWAP) that forms the backbone of onboard Wi-Fi systems has resulted in multiple planned aircraft installations.  These advanced products are backed by Kontron’s more
Arlington, VA – September 24, 2015 – ThreatConnect, Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as “Naikon,” with interests in the South China Sea to a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unit.
RBtec Perimeter Security Systems a leading technology company specializing in design, development, and manufacturing of outdoor perimeter intrusion detection solutions, is proud to announce our newest collaboration with Tri-Ed an Anixter Company.  Tri-Ed have signed an agreement with RBtec to distribute in Canada and soon in the USA the IRONCLAD Perimeter Alarm System kits - the ideal security solution for commercial and industrial sites.
Anaheim, CA, September 28 - Telaeris Inc., an industry leader in handheld based solutions for security and safety, announces XPressEntry SMS-Mustering today from ASIS 2015. The addition of SMS-Mustering to XPressEntry takes emergency mustering to a whole new level by adding the ability to quickly broadcast alerts to employees via text messaging.

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Torrance, CA, October 5 - Rapiscan Systems,a leading global supplier of security inspection systems today announced the addition of the Rapiscan 638DV...

Billerica, MA, September 25 - American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E"), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today announc...

Anahiem, CA (ASIS 2015) – September 28 - Senstar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), is pleased to announce the...

Irvine, CA, September 8 - Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today launched the IKS-WR74...

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Recent Airport & Aviation Security Videos

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.