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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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Atlanta, GA, November 20 - Georgia Power announced today the latest permitting milestone for the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro – the recent issuance of the final National Pollutant...
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San Juan, PR - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is encouraging travelers this Holiday Season to know the rules and regulations relating to arrivals from international travel. “Programs such...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, DC, November 5 - The free trade of America's abundant energy resources would provide an invaluable opportunity for the United States to help strengthen and stabilize global energy markets, especially if China is engaged as a partner, according to a new policy brief released today by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF). The paper specifically identifies U.S.
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

Morristown, NJ, November 16 -- The leaves have fallen, and Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for winter weather by completing inspections and conducting maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment across its service area. 
Wallern, Austria, November 2015: Austrian audiovisual engineering and manufacturing company, AV Stumpfl is reaffirming its commitment to its partners and their projects with the significant investment into service and project support teams at the company’s new Campus located at its global headquarters in Wallern, Austria. AV Stumpfl is already well known for its premium level of service and support for its partners and in addition, AV Stumpfl is offering the following support packages to clients: Data management
Miami, FL, November 9 - All Aboard Florida, developer of the only privately-owned and operated passenger rail service in the United States, today introduced Brightline, the express train travel service that will connect the major cities of south and central Florida along a 235-mile route.  At an event held on the construction site for MiamiCentral, the new downtown transportation hub and mixed-use urban development in the heart of Miami, the company revealed the new Brightline brand identity and previewed the innovative trains that are the centerpiece of the new service.
Charleston, SC, November 11 - Norfolk Southern has expanded protection of ecologically significant land in South Carolina's coastal plain through a conservation easement and a wetlands restoration project that benefits the environment and economic growth.
New York, NY, November 12 - Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the resources industries, which include utilities, oil and gas, chemicals and metals and mining companies, to enable insight-driven decision making for improved business outcomes. The new analytics applications are designed to support pricing, risk management, energy trading, credit collection, and workforce planning decisions. 
London, November 3 - QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, a leading provider of data classification and military messaging solutions, today announced the launch of Classifier Reporting. This latest release forms part of the leading Classifier product suite and provides critical support for organisations to monitor and report on classification events and the handling of classified data; providing vital knowledge for management and compliance teams and enabling more advanced analysis of user behaviour.
Bethesda, MD, November 4 - Lockheed Martin has been recognized by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) as one of the world's top corporations for disclosing climate change impacts in its operations. 
Chantilly, VA, November 3 - Engility Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded a $49 million contract to provide and support advanced technical communications systems for the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), serving the Department of Defense, civil first responders, homeland defense operations and disaster relief activities. These systems enable secure and non-secure data, voice, and video services that scale from a single operator to Joint Task Forces with hundreds of supported users.

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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.