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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...


Mon, 2015-10-05 07:33 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday it believes the cargo ship El Faro sunk in the high seas created by Hurricane Joaquin, which battered the Caribbean last week. However,...
Mon, 2015-10-05 12:20 AM
St. Paul, MN, October 2 - A 30-year-old man who fled from Mexico to evade murder charges was removed Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (...
Sun, 2015-10-04 01:22 AM

This Nissan was rigged to explode in NY, 2010.

Washington, DC, September 30 - On Nov. 13, 2015, the Newseum will open "Inside Today's FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror," a new version of its popular FBI exhibit, featuring never-before-...
Thu, 2015-10-01 05:01 PM

Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington, DC, October 1 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During this month, outreach efforts will aim to...
Thu, 2015-10-01 04:55 PM
Philadelphia, PA, September 23 - Federal law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday the seizure of 363 pounds of cocaine concealed in cases of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash at the Port of...
Thu, 2015-10-01 04:51 PM
Washington, DC, September 24 - The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $17 million in Fiscal Year 2015 grant assistance for states, territories and...
Wed, 2015-09-30 08:28 PM

Rick Hite, IMPD Chief

By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced grant awards from its Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office to law enforcement agencies in Kentucky and...
Wed, 2015-09-30 08:21 PM
Perry, GA, September 22 - Guardian Centers, the most realistic disaster training center in the United States, will host the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and Georgia’s Urban...
Wed, 2015-09-30 03:09 AM
By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month about 20 entrepreneurial teams met with venture capitalists, technology leaders and government officials to showcase the products and applications they’re...
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 02:33 PM
By Steve Bittenbender A Dec. 31 deadline for American railroads to implement safety standards that would prevent some train accidents is fast approaching, and it appears that many rail systems won’t...
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...

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, DC, September 17 - Representing more than 1,100 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors, members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids are meeting with lawmakers in Congress on Thursday, September 17. Their message: states across the nation must continue efforts to reduce the number of juvenile offenders in state-run facilities and focus instead on family interventions that have been proven to reduce juvenile crime and save taxpayer dollars.
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 Jason Hart, Vice President and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto

Company News

By Steve Bittenbender Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.
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.
Reston, VA, September 24, 2015 - NCI, Inc., a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order valued at $14.5 million to provide a diverse range of engineering, architecture, integration and readiness support services to the U.S. Army Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood, Texas.
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.
Paramus, NJ, September 21 - Qognify, formerly NICE Security, today announced the introduction of Object Origin, a video monitoring and analytics tool that can analyze hours of recorded surveillance video within seconds to detect the first appearance of suspicious objects or vehicles. Intuitive and simple to use, the solution will be showcased at ASIS 2015, the leading security industry trade show.
Austin, TX, September 23 - At this weeks ASIS International seminar and exhibits in Anaheim, California, HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of innovative solutions that are driving the evolution of secure identities.  The company will highlight its award-winning mobile access solution and its latest innovation to “simply tap” into web services and cloud apps, along with solutions for upgrading to more choices, more applications and higher security.  HID Global will feature solutions and services that addres
Reston, VA, September 21 - Qbase, LLC, a leading provider of essential IT and data analytics services to federal and commercial clients announced today that, as the performing member of the SBD Alliant Joint Venture, it has been selected by the United States' Department of State to provide critical CRM software and integration services to support the agency's Bureau of Consular Affairs as it modernizes and consolidates its existing operational environment (including US passport and visa processing) under a common technology platform.
Waterloo, Ontario, September 23 - BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. AtHoc will operate as a division of BlackBerry. AtHoc’s Chief Executive Officer, Guy Miasnik, will lead the division as part of BlackBerry’s senior leadership team reporting to John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  

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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.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

RedSeal Networks is both a Sponsor of the 2012 Awards Program and recipient of a Winner’s trophy in the IT Security Category of “Best Continuous Monitoring Solution”.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.