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Tue, 2015-07-14 09:24 PM

Senator Ron Johnson

On July 9, the Senate Homeland Security committee held a hearing examining the U.S. government’s response to last year’s arrivals of unaccompanied children fleeing Central American violence.
Tue, 2015-07-14 06:39 PM
Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Integrity Advisory Panel, whose creation was directed by the Secretary of Homeland Security in December 2014, released a report...
Tue, 2015-07-14 05:37 PM

Mike Janus

As incidences of mass shootings continue increasing at an alarming rate, security and law enforcement personnel are faced with a number of questions: Can anything more be done to save lives when the...
Tue, 2015-07-14 05:03 PM
DHS Inspector General’s July 14 Statement to Congress on The Future of CBP Air and Marine Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Vela, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today...
Tue, 2015-07-14 02:47 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 10 – Citing the need for a territory-wide approach to fighting the escalation of child exploitation and other predatory crimes against children, U.S. Immigration...
Tue, 2015-07-14 02:26 PM
Columbia, SC, July 7 – Joel Perrin Robinson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a DEA special agent serving a search warrant at Robinson's house. Agents had obtained the...
Thu, 2015-07-09 04:43 PM
Queens, NY, July 9 – A total of 12 members and associates of the Bloods street gang located in Queens, NY, including Covel Duncan, a New York State Corrections Officer at Riker’s Island, were...
Wed, 2015-07-08 10:26 PM
New York, NY, July 8 – This month marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. In July 1995 over 8,000 Bosniaks were massacred by the Army of the Republika Srpska. The Secretary-...
Wed, 2015-07-08 01:11 PM

Lucas Michael Chansler

Washington, July 7 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance to identify additional victims of convicted online predator Lucas Michael Chansler. Chansler, 31,...
Tue, 2015-07-07 04:05 PM
Alexandria Bay, NY, July 2 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Gregory Baker, Leslie Mathews and Joseph Casterline, from the Port of Alexandria Bay, have been presented with the CBP...
Tue, 2015-07-07 11:51 AM
Newark, NJ, July 6 – Four individuals were indicted in federal court last week for allegedly smuggling counterfeit Sony and Apple products from China, for sale in the U.S. This charge resulted from...
Mon, 2015-07-06 02:30 PM
Newark, NJ, June 30 – During a three-day targeted enforcement effort in New Jersey, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 69...

Company News

New Haven, CT, July 7 – ASSA ABLOY IP-Enabled Campus Access Control Locks with HID Mobile Access support have been named a winner of the 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Awards. 
Paris, July 8 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a cyber security provider, has announced the launch of a new version of its protection solution for workstations and servers, “Stormshield Endpoint Security.” This version, which consists of two new modules – “Full Control” and “Full Protect” – was developed with the aim of providing better protection for workstations, servers and terminals for all organizations targeted by cyber threats.
Pasadena, CA, July 6 – Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), a provider of Digital Investigations, has announced enhancements to its Guidance Software Global Partner Program that will expand upon earlier programs to enable worldwide delivery of endpoint detection and response technology, training and support.
Irvine, CA, July 7 – Secure Channels, the technology innovators, has announced Bring Your Own Encryption (BYOE), which allows users to individualize and "personalize" data to prevent back door access and data mining by any non-legal third party. BYOE enables the customer to control and own encryption keys which personalizes their data with orders of magnitude more secure than all known commercial encryption methods leaving them free from relying on highly targeted and vulnerable 3rd party providers.
Newark, CA, July 7 – Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, has announced a contract assigned to its local partner Segtec by Mexico airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) for 14 CTX™ explosives detection systems (EDS). 
United Kingdom, July 6 – A new type of sensor, which is much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick.
San Diego, CA, June 30 – CyberFlow Analytics, an emerging provider in the cyber security market with its Security Behavior Analytics solution, has announced it is partnering with MaxMind to enable geolocation for cyber breach activity in the enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Enterprises must be able to track behavioral anomalies not only between devices but also between internal and external locations as part of their cyber security practice.
San Jose, CA, June 30 – Sonasoft Corp. (OTCPK: SSFT), a provider of enterprise-class email archiving and eDiscovery software solutions, has launched a no-cost promotion on its eDiscovery and email archiving software with purchase of a one-year maintenance contract and professional installation. U.S.

Commentary and Opinions

The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.
From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.
 

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