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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, 2015-07-07 12:48 PM

Dr. Ali Abbas

A special center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the first Center of Excellence established by the Department of Homeland Security, has been looking at ways that DHS...
Sun, 2015-07-05 12:28 PM
Washington, July 2 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the expansion of the DHS Blue Campaign’s public awareness efforts to major airports, truck stops, and motorist gas...
Wed, 2015-07-01 12:39 PM
By Lorrie Barclay Washington, June 30 – Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the appointment of Lee Wolosky as the State Department’s special envoy for the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp...
Wed, 2015-07-01 11:47 AM
Washington, June 30 – Not every person who enters the U.S. illegally does so to make a living. Some aliens cross the border to continue their lives of crime. Dangerous criminals and other...
Tue, 2015-06-30 10:04 PM
Washington, June 26 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $77,000 civil penalty against National Air Cargo Group Inc., of Orlando, FL, for...
Mon, 2015-06-29 01:39 PM
Washington, June 29 – Director James B. Comey has named David J. LeValley special agent in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as...
Mon, 2015-06-29 12:27 PM
Washington, June 26 – Australia and the U.S. have renewed and strengthened an important and valuable partnership to improve their respective emergency management capabilities. Emergency Management...
Fri, 2015-06-26 10:09 PM
Washington, June 23 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), working with government and industry partners, has tested a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to...
Thu, 2015-06-25 02:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Thu, 2015-06-25 11:47 AM
Washington, June 24 – A multi-year cyber investigation, led by the U.S. Secret Service, has culminated in Brooklyn federal court with the arraignment of Ercan Findikoglu, (AKA “Segate”). Findikoglu,...
Wed, 2015-06-24 02:54 PM
Washington, June 23 – Representatives from U.S. and Chinese customs agencies have signed an agreement to work together to combat violators of intellectual property rights law.
Tue, 2015-06-23 08:07 PM
Washington, June 18 – The FAA and the European Union have announced their intention to extend and expand their cooperative work toward providing seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying...

Commentary and Opinions

The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.
From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.

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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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...

Ashburn, VA, October 29 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Syste...

Pearl River, NY, October 29 - In continuing to deliver higher performance and added value to customers, OnSSI announces that the System Galaxy access control solution...

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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.