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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...


Thu, 2015-07-09 05:44 PM
Atlanta, July 9 – The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa in early 2014 continues today. With more than 27,000 reported Ebola cases and more than 11,000 deaths, the scope has been unprecedented...
Thu, 2015-07-09 05:15 PM
Washington, July 9 – A new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) study of ocean temperature measurements shows in recent years extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the...
Wed, 2015-07-08 10:26 PM
New York, NY, July 8 – This month marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. In July 1995 over 8,000 Bosniaks were massacred by the Army of the Republika Srpska. The Secretary-...
Wed, 2015-07-08 08:46 PM
Beijing, China, July 7 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has joined Chinese officials at a ceremony to establish a sister park relationship between Shenandoah National Park in the U.S....
Wed, 2015-07-08 01:11 PM

Lucas Michael Chansler

Washington, July 7 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance to identify additional victims of convicted online predator Lucas Michael Chansler. Chansler, 31,...
Wed, 2015-07-08 12:39 PM
Washington, July 7 – The Obama Administration has announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate- income communities, while expanding...
Wed, 2015-07-08 12:22 PM
Manila, Philippines, July 7 – Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for...
Tue, 2015-07-07 04:26 PM
By Karen Ferrick-RomanThe Department of Homeland Security, working with universities and corporations, is establishing three new Centers of Excellence (COE) to more effectively turn academic...
Tue, 2015-07-07 04:05 PM
Alexandria Bay, NY, July 2 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Gregory Baker, Leslie Mathews and Joseph Casterline, from the Port of Alexandria Bay, have been presented with the CBP...
Tue, 2015-07-07 02:11 PM

Peter Neffenger

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 01:48 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...
Tue, 2015-07-07 01:20 PM
Newport News, VA, July 6 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Undersea Solutions Group (USG) subsidiary made history in June as its two female divers became the first women to crew and drive a...

Company News

Camarillo, CA, July 6 – Opto Diode (www.optodiode.com), an ITW company, has introduced the OD-110W GaAlAs near-infrared (IR) Emitters. Designed for night vision and surveillance applications, the new near-IR light-emitting diodes (near-IRLEDs) feature a uniform optical beam with a typical peak emission wavelength of 850 nm and optical output of 140 mW.  
United Kingdom, July 6 – A new type of sensor, which is much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick.
San Diego, CA, June 30 – CyberFlow Analytics, an emerging provider in the cyber security market with its Security Behavior Analytics solution, has announced it is partnering with MaxMind to enable geolocation for cyber breach activity in the enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Enterprises must be able to track behavioral anomalies not only between devices but also between internal and external locations as part of their cyber security practice.
San Jose, CA, June 30 – Sonasoft Corp. (OTCPK: SSFT), a provider of enterprise-class email archiving and eDiscovery software solutions, has launched a no-cost promotion on its eDiscovery and email archiving software with purchase of a one-year maintenance contract and professional installation. U.S.
Orlando, FL, July 2 – Panda Security has announced the launch of a new version of Panda Mobile Security, the company's solution to combat cyber threats on mobile devices.
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.

Commentary and Opinions

Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
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.
The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
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.

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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.

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