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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...

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Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44 AM
Huntsville, AL, July 14 – After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same...
Tue, 2015-07-14 03:15 PM
The FAA and general aviation (GA) groups’ #Fly Safe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents this flying season. What is Loss of...
Tue, 2015-07-07 01:11 PM

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By Steve Bittenbender A former high ranking U.S. Coast Guard vice admiral became the sixth person to lead the U.S. Transportation Security Administration over the weekend, and his arrival comes at a...
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...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.

Company News

Lillington, NC, October 20 - Boon Edam Inc., a leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors in the Americas, today announced that Walla Walla Regional Airport, in Washington State, has installed a Boon Edam revolving door to upgrade security and ensure tighter Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) compliance.
Endicott, NY, October 21 - SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace today announced it has appointed Jeremy Attree as Sales Director, EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Asia, India), SureScan Corporation. Jeremy comes with a wealth of aviation security experience and has spent much of his career in international sales and general management, primarily for security related technology companies.
October 19, 2015 - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. – a leading defense electronics contractor specialized in the development, production, and sale of Tactical Land Radars – will demonstrate proven counter-UAV capabilities. The company will display four (4) derivatives of the MHR family (MHR, pMHR, eMHR and ieMHR) at the upcoming Seoul ADEX exhibition.
Washington, DC. October 12 - At this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting, Lockheed Martin unveiled a new capability that will allow users to detect and counter emerging threats from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The solution, ICARUS™, was designed to operate defensively in various threat environments.
Schaumburg, IL, October 20 - Responding to law enforcement demand, Motorola Solutions is transforming body-worn cameras and digital evidence management with the debut of its first-ever, three-in-one combination body-worn video camera, radio speaker and microphone along with a new, cloud-based content management system.
McLeann, VA October 14 - Science Applications International Corp. was awarded a prime contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to provide a variety of professional services support to the Office of Aviation Safety. The single-award, time and materials, and firm-fixed-price contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of more than $70 million. Work will be performed primarily in Washington, D.C.
Denver, CO, October 19 - Lockheed Martin is upgrading the battle command system that directs flying operations for all airborne assets of the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, including fighters, bombers, tankers, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and cruise missiles. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to update the Air Tasking Order Management System (ATOMS), which allows commanders to deploy air assets, execute air tasking orders and direct joint U.S. air operations through centralized planning.
Cologne, Germany, October 12 - Boeing today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage ("ab-initio") pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
 

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Westford, MA, December 10 – Tyco Security Products introduces the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical z...

Ridgefield Park, NJ, December 7 - DVTEL, which was recently acquired by FLIR, is excited to announce the next generation Ariel dome  and bullet cameras set a new standard o...

Seattle, WA, December 3 - The Port of Seattle announced the launch of the state-of-the-art runway management solution RunWize™, which includes FODetect®, automated Foreign Objec...

San Diego – CohuHD Costar is proud to introduce the first in the RISE series of high-performance video cameras - the RISE 4260HD PTZ camera.  Designed and built using the l...

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...

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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.