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Tue, 2015-07-07 12:22 PM
Washington, July 6 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (...
Tue, 2015-07-07 11:51 AM
Newark, NJ, July 6 – Four individuals were indicted in federal court last week for allegedly smuggling counterfeit Sony and Apple products from China, for sale in the U.S. This charge resulted from...
Mon, 2015-07-06 02:54 PM
Washington, July 6 – As unusually warm ocean temperatures cover the north Pacific, equatorial Pacific, and western Atlantic oceans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists...
Mon, 2015-07-06 02:30 PM
Newark, NJ, June 30 – During a three-day targeted enforcement effort in New Jersey, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 69...
Mon, 2015-07-06 12:36 PM
Hanoi, Vietnam – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell concluded an official visit to Vietnam where she met with senior government officials, including Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, to...
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 01:38 PM
Washington, July 2 – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a rule to prohibit certain uses of chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change in favor of safer, more...
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...
Thu, 2015-07-02 12:32 PM
Washington, July 1 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to...
Thu, 2015-07-02 11:59 AM
Seward, AK, July 1 – New collaborative research between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Alaska, and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean...
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...

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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.
Carlsbad, CA, June 29 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services, has introduced new cybersecurity service and product enhancements as part of its comprehensive government security portfolio.
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.”
Morrisville, VT & Dallas, TX, July 1 – Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a provider of email data protection, has announced that Union Bank enables employee access to corporate data on mobile devices through 
Newark, NJ, July 1 – Ushering in the highest standard for 4K imaging and performance in a video surveillance solution, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has begun shipping the first of its new True 4K cameras, featuring a 12 megapixel 4K ULTRA HD imaging sensor.

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From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
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.
 

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