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Wed, 2015-04-29 07:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...
Tue, 2015-04-28 05:53 PM
Washington, D.C., April 28 – A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60 percent of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster by...
Tue, 2015-04-28 04:06 PM

Janice Kephart

Washington, April 28, 2015 – In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart has called upon the Department of Homeland Security to...
Mon, 2015-04-27 11:38 PM
Washington – ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company (ExxonMobil) have agreed to pay civil penalties, fund an environmental project and implement corrective measures to resolve...
Sun, 2015-04-26 11:13 PM
Atlanta, GA, April 23 – The U.S. Secret Service Atlanta Field Office has arrested eight members of an organized fraud ring accused of stealing over $10 million in U.S. Treasury checks. Five...
Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Tue, 2015-04-21 11:40 PM
Washington, April 17 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced with its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Tue, 2015-04-21 11:34 PM
Washington – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Darlington, SC-based trucking company Carnell Pompey, which does business as...
Tue, 2015-04-21 09:36 PM
New York, NY, April 20 - With the global economy hampered by major geopolitical tensions and other unexpected shocks, the world must reorient finance patterns and better coordinate public and private...
Tue, 2015-04-21 08:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
Tue, 2015-04-21 07:56 PM
By Daniel Martinez, George Washington University and Jeremy Slack, University of Texas, El Paso
Tue, 2015-04-21 06:27 PM
GSN has announced that Fiber SenSys Inc (FSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Co. LTD and the originator of fiber-optic sensors in the security market, has agreed to serve as a Sponsor of the GSN...

Company News

Minneapolis, MN, June 9 – Kroll Ontrack has released its most recent list of common IT administrator errors that can lead to data loss and network downtime.
Vienna & Ashburn, VA, June 9 – Carillon Federal Services Inc.
Chicago, June 8 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) has announced the addition of several seasoned professionals to join the Firm’s Energy practice as part of a newly formed Risk Management, Compliance and Security (RMCS) solution offering team. Brian Harrell and Chris Luras are joining recent additions Ed Dobrowolski and Matt Blizard to further expand the team’s expertise in risk management, compliance and security.
Washington, June 8 – Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – Sandboxing has come to the top of a global survey as the most effective defense strategy against malware, as security leaders wake up to proactive measures. Endpoint security company Avecto surveyed more than 200 professionals at global security shows and found that holistically securing an organization’s endpoint is a key priority, with sandboxing a standout winner.
Toronto, June 5 – DSC, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced the introduction of DSC Touch, an advanced home automation solution complete with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android-based software, Alarm.com integration, dual-path connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi and Cellular and Z-Wave enabled technology as the latest product addition to the DSC wireless intrusion platform.
Waltham, MA, June 4 – Digital Guardian, an endpoint security platform built to stop data theft, has released the Digital Guardian App for Splunk. The Digital Guardian App for Splunk harnesses the power of Splunk® Enterprise’s big data analytics capabilities to more rapidly detect and respond to insider attacks and advanced threats targeting sensitive data.
Montreal, Quebec, June 3 – Automatic Systems, a provider of automated secure vehicle and pedestrian entrance control, has announced a new five year warranty program for its SmartLane and SlimLane glass barrier optical turnstiles. This is the first such warranty offered by any major access control products manufacturer for security optical turnstiles.
Denver & Overland Park, KS, June 2 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create a major cyber security solutions provider, has announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “Building Confidence in Your Information Security Posture,” will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

Commentary and Opinions

America’s critical infrastructure includes communications, electric power, information technology, commercial and government facilities criss-crossing the country. With thousands of sites scattered across federal, state and local jurisdictions, there are inherent and challenging security risks, such as theft, sabotage and terrorism. 
In an effort to stay ahead of the ever increasing demands of managing and controlling the world’s vast network of roads, the vehicles that use them and the people that rely on them, law enforcement is turning to transportation vision systems for help. 
By Esther Ndichu and Dale Herzog  Meteorologists sometimes can predict disasters with a high degree of certainty days, if not weeks, before they make landfall. Other times, however, the public is warned within mere minutes; and then there are those events that can’t be predicted at all. 
It’s hard to fathom that as late as 2012 the U.S. State Department estimated 27 million people around the world are trapped in a life of slavery. Recent high-profile news stories have served as a painful reminder that even in the U.S. individuals are held against their will, subjected to forced labor, prostitution or other criminal activity. According to a 2013 Congressional Research Service report, as many as 100,000 children in the U.S. may be victims of domestic human trafficking.
Machine-to-machine communications, or M2M, is the automated interchange of information between several machines or between machines and a control center. In more and more areas of business and life, M2M is making entirely new business models possible by simplifying workflows and improving processes.  M2M takes the big data conversation to new levels because it allows users to collect data, analyze it and gain deeper insights into production and processes. 
 

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Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

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.

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