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The recent release of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) annual Most Wanted List has once again shone a spotlight upon rail safety in the United States. The list, described as a ‘road...
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Lansdowne, VA, January 26 - ProActive Communications, a strategic communications firm headquartered in the Washington DC area, announced the release of the first in a series of new Public Service...
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Washington, DC, January 19 - The number of global risk managers citing terrorism as their top concern has doubled over the past year to 22% according to the Clements Worldwide Risk Index, a new...

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John Grimm, Senior Director, Thales e-Security From smartphones to connected cars to smart cities, The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the ways that we live and work. ZK Research reports that the IoT will have 50 billion endpoints by 2020. Billions of connected devices like sensors, meters, actuators and other types of devices that can be attached to any object or person will be capable of connecting to the network, sharing information and taking instructions.
New York, NY, December 21 - Mr. Terry Gainer, Chief of Police, said, "The trend that is having the greatest impact is the emergence of new surveillance devices. Technologies such as drones, body cameras, license plate trackers, audio/video reconnaissance, and facial recognition are causing a large influx in data. This, in turn, is creating a number of challenges for public safety organizations with regard to data management and integration, evidence retrieval, and analytics.
Washington, DC, December 18 - American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard thanked House members who voted to end the 40 year old crude oil export ban. "Today was a big win for the American people that made history with a strong bipartisan vote. House lawmakers showed leadership by strengthening our nation's energy future," said Gerard. "We now look to the Senate to follow suit. Lifting the crude export ban will lead to job creation, economic growth, improved balance of trade, and help keep downward pressure on gasoline prices for consumers.
Houston, TX, December 16 - Terrorist attacks in such places as offices, concert venues and stadiums in the U.S. and internationally have made it clear that no one's personal safety is guaranteed. While we cannot live in fear, it is wise to live with caution and prudence, says Robert H. Sholly, a retired army colonel who is experienced in both counter-terrorism and performing security assessments for companies internationally.
Colorado Springs, December 3 - "I'm deeply saddened by today's active shooting event in San Bernardino, right on the heels of two similar events in Colorado Springs, CO and of course Paris.  These events hit home for me having managed through similar events in Aurora and Littleton, CO during my tenure at Denver Health Paramedic Division." What you need to know: 

Company News

Jacksonville, FL, February 4, 2016 - Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, announced today that Duos Technologies will be the Platinum Sponsor for Secure Rail 2016.  Presented by Progressive Railroading, this conference will address North American rail security from an organizational perspective. Conference sessions will feature strategies and insights from industry experts on how to manage employees, passengers, technology and assets to keep them safe from man-made threats and dangers. 
Vancouver, BC, February 3 - Nanotech Security Corp., today announced that Chief Technology Officer Clint Landrock will present on the Company's advancements in using novel nanostructures for the creation of unique effects in optical variable devices at the Optical Document Security (ODS) Conference on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California. Nanotech's presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:15pm PDT. 
Forth Worth, TX, February 1 - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced today that Dr. Amela Wilson has joined the company as Vice President of its Sensors and Fire Control Solutions business unit. Dr. Wilson comes to Elbit Systems of America from L-3 Aerospace Systems where, most recently, she was Sector Vice President in charge of the Program Management, Platform and Logistics sector responsible for execution of strategic, high revenue and high visibility programs.
Blue Bell, PA, January 26 - Unisys Corporation announced today that PBF Energy, one of the largest U.S. petroleum refiners and providers of petroleum products, has selected the Unisys Stealth™ solution to protect its vital information and applications. Unisys will provide the award-winning Unisys Stealth software and related services to help PBF Energy guard its business-critical systems from hackers or other unauthorized access, reduce the attack surface of their environment, and to protect critical IT assets.
New Orleans, January 29 - Entergy Corporation announced today that A. Christopher "Chris" Bakken III has been named executive vice president and chief nuclear officer for Entergy Corporation, effective April 6. Bakken replaces Jeff Forbes, who announced his retirement last year. As a member of the Office of the Chief Executive, Bakken will report to Leo Denault, chairman and CEO, and he will be based at Entergy's nuclear headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi.
 San Diego, CA, February 2 - LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE® Mass Notification Systems (MNS), today announced a $1.1 million follow-on LRAD 100X systems and accessories public safety order from a Southeast Asian country. Scheduled for delivery this fiscal year, the country continues to upgrade from legacy communication products to LRAD’s long range and highly intelligible voice capabilities.
Bethseda, MD, February 1 - Lockheed Martin has entered into a 17-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. The renewable power purchase, which is expected to produce 30 megawatts (approximately 72,000 megawatt hours per year) of solar energy for the U.S. national grid, will provide clean energy across all Lockheed Martin domestic business segments.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 26 - Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce FiberPatrol-PL, an advanced security system for buried pipelines, optimized to detect third-party interference (TPI). FiberPatrol-PL is the latest addition to Senstar’s renowned FiberPatrol intrusion detection systems, which have been protecting critical infrastructure around the world since 2009.
 

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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.