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Sun, 2015-07-05 01:45 PM
Las Vegas, July 1 – Child sex offenders and convicted drug traffickers are among the 25 criminal aliens arrested during a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...
Sun, 2015-07-05 01:28 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...
Thu, 2015-07-02 01:36 PM
New York, July 1 – For 23 long, grueling days, residents of upstate New York were on edge following the escape of inmates and convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from nearby Clinton...
Wed, 2015-07-01 02:09 PM
Miami, June 25 – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. have repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant...
Wed, 2015-07-01 01:39 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 01:28 PM
Washington, June 30 – Federal and state enforcement agencies have announced the conclusion of a 10-day international effort of enhanced coordination and increased action against the illegal...
Wed, 2015-07-01 12:47 PM
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 08:47 PM
Blaine, WA, June 29 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make...
Mon, 2015-06-29 02:39 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 01:27 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...
Sat, 2015-06-27 12:23 PM
Atlanta, GA, June 24 – During a five-day targeted enforcement surge in Georgia, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 60...
Fri, 2015-06-26 11:09 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...

Company News

Aix-en-Provence, France, June 29 – INSIDE Secure (Euronext Paris:INSD), a provider of embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, has announced the availability of SafeZone FIPS cryptographic module version 1.1 – the industry’s first FIPS certified cryptographic module validated on a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Waltham, MA, June 23 – There are significant gaps in cybersecurity knowledge, shared visibility and mutual trust between those who serve on organizations’ board of directors and IT security professionals. These gaps between those responsible for corporate and cyber governance and those responsible for the day-to-day defense against threats could have damaging impacts on organizations’ cybersecurity posture, leaving them more vulnerable to attack and breaches.
Oshkosh, WI, July 2 – Following a $184 million order from the U.S.
East Greenbush, NY, July 1 – The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has made public the latest release of the Critical Security Controls Draft Version 6.0 in its effort to receive feedback from the greater cybersecurity community.
Irvine, CA, July 2 – CrowdStrike Inc., a provider of endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, has announced the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core functionality of CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint security sensor.
Plano, TX, July 2 – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing. Tyler has also joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession with more than 20,000 members in 83 countries.
City of Industry, CA, July 2 – Hikvision USA, a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. 
Hampton, VA, June 30 – Ms. Julia Byron, a longtime employee of Homeland Security Solutions, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of HSSI. “A seasoned professional with nearly ten years’ experience with this company has made her the perfect choice to become our new CFO,” said Mr. Richard Neville, Chief Operating Officer for the company. “Ms. Byron’s unselfish dedication to the company and the people of this organization has made this a simple choice.”

Commentary and Opinions

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.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
 

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EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

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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