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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...

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Tue, 2015-09-22 01:29 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...
Tue, 2015-09-22 07:01 AM
Washington, DC, September 14 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the expansion of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Securing the Cities program to Houston and...
Sat, 2015-09-19 03:13 PM


New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Sat, 2015-09-19 03:03 PM
Washington, DC, September 17 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a pre-solicitation notice on Wednesday, September 16 that it plans to issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the...
Wed, 2015-09-16 01:08 PM
Washington, DC, September 14 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on September 11, 2015, issued a Request for Quote for a firm fixed-price contract to upgrade its audiovisual equipment in...
Wed, 2015-09-16 11:08 AM

Casey W. Coane, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Washington, DC, September 14 - As Congress considers the imminent reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, over 375 retired generals and admirals are sending a letter today urging lawmakers to...
Wed, 2015-09-16 10:59 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Harold H. Shaw as the special agent in charge of the Boston Division. Mr. Shaw most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence...
Wed, 2015-09-16 10:47 AM
The accountant for a U.S. company recently received an e-mail from her chief executive, who was on vacation out of the country, requesting a transfer of funds on a time-sensitive acquisition that...
Tue, 2015-09-15 06:49 PM
By Beth Werlin
Tue, 2015-09-15 05:35 PM

Klaas Dijkhoff

State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff is responsible for, amongst other activities, Asylum, Immigration, The Immigration and Naturalisation Service and Border control in relation to...
Tue, 2015-09-15 04:04 PM
Washingston, DC, September 1 - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard...
Tue, 2015-09-15 03:42 PM
Washington, DC, September 10 - The United States Secret Service (USSS) announced today the launch of its newly revamped website and a free mobile application (app).  The new website and app will...

Commentary and Opinions

By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
Representing experts dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s more than 87,000 dams, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) applauds Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for introducing a bill that will get the nation closer to alleviating the public safety risk of over 2,000 dams that are the most “at-risk,” while providing a continuation of the vital benefits that dams serve for the public and their owners.
Seven of the nation's top scientific societies have joined over 200 distinguished climate and natural resource scientists to urge the Obama Administration to speed up its transition out of old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law Thursday. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S.

Company News

Bethesda, MD, September 21 - Brivo Inc, a worldwide leader in cloud-based physical access control systems, today announced the release of Brivo Mobile Pass, a digital credential solution that lets users unlock doors with their smartphones. As an enhancement to the existing Brivo OnAir® access control system, customers can immediately distribute mobile credentials to their entire user population without any on-premise equipment changes.  
Alexandria, VA, September 16 -VSE Corporation was recently awarded a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task order under its SeaPort-e contract vehicle to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA. This task order has a period of performance that includes a six-month base period and four one-year options with a total value of $37M. This award represents an increase in contract value, scope, and capabilities to work currently performed by VSE.
Dallas, TX, September 15 - Lockheed Martin received a $227 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 10 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary, and the first order of GMLRS Alternative Warhead production. "GMLRS is a combat proven precision-strike system," said Ken Musculus, vice president of Tactical Missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We are confident that the new GMLRS Alternative Warhead will also provide reliable, highly accurate capability for our domestic and international customers."
Stony Brook, NY, September 15 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, product genotyping services and product authentication solutions, announced today it had received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Design and Manufacturing of DNA embedded concentrates, solutions and suspensions (and related authentication services) to be used in various security applications. 
Austin, TX, September 15 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has expanded its iCLASS SE® platform with long-range ultra-high-frequency (UHF) solutions that provide new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance. The addition of long-range iCLASS SE readers and credentials enables organizations to combine parking gate and door access control on a single card. The convenient solution makes it possible to read credentials from inside vehicle at distances of up to 16.4 feet (5 meters) from the reader.
Bedford, MA, September 10 - iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced its Defense & Security business unit has received orders totaling $7.2 million from U.S. and international customers. The orders include the delivery of spare parts and associated equipment, as well as the delivery of new robots ranging from the five-pound, compact and expandable 110 First Look®, the man-portable 310 SUGV, the multi-mission 510 PackBot® and the heavy duty 710 Kobra™.
Dallas, TX, September 11 - Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced the availability of its newest software technology that identifies illegal communication between inmates, even if they are not located in the same correctional facility, or even in the same state.
Wellington, New Zealand and Reston, VA, September 09 - With New Zealand’s recent accession to the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), ikeGPS, the maker of the first laser-accurate smartphone measurement solution, has teamed with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, to become one of the first New Zealand-based companies to have its products added to the U.S. government’s GSA Schedule post agreement. This will accelerate deployment of ikeGPS’s innovative solutions throughout the U.S. government.
 

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