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Philadelphia, PA, January 22 - A 22-year-old MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador on extortion charges was removed Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and...
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Brownsville, TX, January 27 - To further protect children from sexual predators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has partnered with other South...
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Houtson, TX, January 22 - A Mexican national wanted in his native country for premeditated homicide was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement...
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Washington, DC, January 27 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness...
Fri, 2016-01-29 04:26 PM
Denver, CO, January 26 - Ten child-predator suspects were arrested last week during a two-day undercover sting operation led by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security...
Thu, 2016-01-28 12:20 PM

Martin R. Castro, Commission Chairman

Washington, DC, January 22 - By majority vote the Commissioners of the United States Commission on Civil Rights ("Commission"), have issued a letter that requests the immediate end of the raids...
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By Steve Bittenbender A member of the group of armed protesters who took siege of a national wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was killed Tuesday night as federal and state law enforcement officers led a...
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Christian Marrone

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) where he discussed a range of homeland security-related issues and swore in the two newest...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
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Buffalo, NY, January 15 - A 35-year-old Salvadoran man wanted in his home country on human trafficking charges was removed Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
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Houston, TX, January 7 - A Palestinian born in Iraq has been charged in a three-count indictment alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (...
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Our match of ICE and USCIS data from 2005 to 2014 indicated that work and fiancé visas were the primary means by which 17 of 32 known traffickers brought victims into the United States. In addition,...

Commentary and Opinions

December 8 - Among the men suspected of helping carry out the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks is Samy Amimour, a 28-year-old French citizen who already had been charged with terrorist conspiracy in 2012. He is not the first person to be charged with a terrorism-related crime and then later to be associated with a serious attack. In January 2015, two brothers — Chérif and Saïd Kouachi – killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine.
By Wallace Sann, CTO, ForeScout Technologies, Inc. Business often finds itself at loggerheads with government forces. It can feel like the purpose of government is to impede progress with layers of regulations, sometimes slowing the flow of business to a crawl with unnecessary bureaucracy. Once in a while, though, from the perspective of private business, the government gets it right.
By Steve Bittenbender As the Transportation Secretary waits on the findings from a task force looking at how to establish a registration system for unmanned aircraft, a public policy organization is calling on Congress to take additional action to help make the skies safer. The American Leadership and Policy Foundation said Congress should consider requiring background checks performed on people who purchase drones and the components to make such unmanned machines. A licensing and certification process also should be examined.
Frisco, TX, October 28 - The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today that it continues to fully support S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015, because it formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with the government.
Arlington, VA, October 28 - Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) applauded the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of short-term highway funding legislation that, among other provisions, extends the deadline for railroads to implement positive train control (PTC) technology that would prevent train collisions and derailments caused by speeding.

Company News

Ashburn, VA, February 2 - FCi Federal announced today that it has been awarded a $416-million, five-year prime contract with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to support its National Benefits Center Records Operations Center.  All processing, operations, and management work commenced on February 1 and will be hosted at the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. The contract, which became effective on January 30, authorizes 1,320 full-time positions.
Alexandria, VA, February 1 - Phase One is one of six federal contractors to win a spot on the highly anticipated GSA Salesforce Implementation, Integration and Support Services (SIISS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The GSA SIISS BPA can replace agency-specific contracts to reduce both contract duplication and administration costs. With this latest win, Phase One has solidified its role as the go-to integrator in the federal market.
Boulder, CO, January 12 - LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced that its LogRhythm v6.3.4 SIEM platform has been awarded the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Certification # 10645 against the U.S. Government approved Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 1.1. As a result, it meets the strict security requirements of all government agencies, which can now deploy LogRhythm to detect, defend against and respond to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.
Blue Bell, PA, January 5 - Unisys Corporation today announced the completion of a project to move the Department of the Interior (DOI) Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) to the cloud, a move that provides significant flexibility while meeting the department's stringent requirements for the high availability of data and applications.  The project provides DOI the ability to dynamically reallocate cloud computing resources overnight as well as evaluate service level agreement performance alongside monthly invoices.
San Mateo, CA, December 21 - BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has expanded their Agriculture - Automated Warning and Information Response System (Ag-AWaIRS) to now protect personnel of the Farm Services Agency (FSA) headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Haifa, Israel, December 21 - Elbit Systems Ltd., announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CYBERBIT Ltd., was awarded a contract to provide the Switzerland-based company, RUAG Defence, with CYBERBIT's CyberShield - Cyber Security Trainer and Simulator (T&S). The contract is in an amount that is not material to either party, and the T&S will be supplied in the coming months.
Ashburn, VA, December 16 - SteelCloud LLC announced today the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows 10 remediation support in its patented STIG compliance tool – ConfigOS.  To support the DoD's Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline Directive, SteelCloud also announced the availability of its "$10 for 10" promotional program.  This program will allow any DoD component to acquire Windows 10 ConfigOS endpoint licensing for just $10 each.  This program was designed to support the DoD's objective to rapidly transition its infrastructure to Windows 10 by January 2017.&nb
Redwood City, CA, December 16 - ThreatStream®, the pioneer of an enterprise-class threat intelligence platform, today announced the availability of the ThreatStream FED Exchange. The ThreatStream FED Exchange further enables civilian, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and state and local government customers to research, operationalize and collaborate on cyber adversaries and indicators of compromise (IOC). This provides federal clients context around indicators acquired while providing relevance to their organization.
 

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