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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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By Steve Bittenbender The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has proposed a $1.9 million fine against a Chicago-based aerial photography company it claims repeatedly used unmanned...
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Washington, DC, September 30 - The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy.  The Border Patrol Industry Academy is...
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Washington, DC, September 28 - 'Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and...

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San Jose, CA, September 30 - How does access to particular types of transportation influence individuals' economic outcomes? And do typical "snapshot" approaches to research overlook variations in car ownership over time? Ongoing economic development strategies, and the policies that create them, depend on accurate data.
New York, NY, September 28 - The vast majority of executives recognize the value of mobile apps for their business (87 percent), but very few are well prepared to successfully deploy and maintain those apps, finds a new Accenture study.
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).
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Company News

West Melbourne, FL, September 30 - RELM Wireless Corporation today announced that it received awards under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tactical Communications (TacCom) Contract totaling $26.2 million for its KNG series portable radios, repeaters and accessories.  The equipment will be deployed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at over 400 airports in the continental U.S. as well as locations outside the continental U.S. 
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.
Moorestown, NJ, September 28 - Lockheed Martin's Space Fence System, including the large-scale digital radar and turn-key facility were deemed technically mature and provided evidence that all requirements will be met through the program's Critical Design Review (CDR) conducted by the U.S. Air Force. 
New York, NY, October 1 -Nativeflow, a market leader in mobile application protection, announced today that mobile app owners who use AppDome, its dynamic application security wrapper, can consider their mobile app immune to the XcodeGhost attack vector.
Carlsbad, CA, September 24 - Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek, Inc. company and a leader in the security, health and wellness, and home control markets, today announced that its Numera Libris mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) is now supported by Affiliated Monitoring services. Numera Libris is immediately available to all Affiliated Monitoring partners in the U.S.
Silver Spring, MD, October 1 - Raytheon Company has completed its rollout of the nation's next-generation weather data system, which may help enable the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) to make even more precise and timely weather predictions. The company's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS II) is now operational at all NWS offices across the U.S. and its territories, providing advanced data analysis and visualization capabilities.
Augsburg, Germany, September 24 – Kontron, a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT) today announced that several commercial airlines and business jet customers plan to deploy the company’s next-generation avionics products.  Kontron’s recent launch of its ACE Flight Server 4600 featuring a 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground connectivity and its Cab-n-Connect™ A100 wireless access point (CWAP) that forms the backbone of onboard Wi-Fi systems has resulted in multiple planned aircraft installations.  These advanced products are backed by Kontron’s more
By Steve Bittenbender One of America’s largest ports has partnered with AtHoc to have the crisis communications provider develop a system that will enable port leaders to send out messages to employees, government officials, tenants and other key stakeholders. The Port of Houston Authority intends to create a “Connected Community” that enables effective, secure communication during emergencies, AtHoc said in a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

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.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.