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Tue, 2015-08-04 06:26 PM

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Arlington, VA, - Coast Guard Capt. Ron LaBrec relinquished command of Coast Guard Recruiting Command in a time-honored ceremony at the Ballston Common Mall here Friday, signifying new leadership and...
Sun, 2015-08-02 11:51 AM
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of accounts of exceptional achievements in homeland security, as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport,...
Thu, 2015-07-30 04:26 PM
Washington, DC, - Department of Homeland Security and Postal Service leaders are scheduled to dedicate the United States Coast Guard Forever stamp during a ceremony Tuesday at Coast...
Thu, 2015-07-30 04:06 PM
Norfolk, VA, - The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS John Warner (SSN 785), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Naval Station Norfolk, in...
Tue, 2015-07-28 01:47 PM
 2015 Winner: Most Notable Search and Rescue - Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of accounts of exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in Winning Entries...
Sun, 2015-07-26 09:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Tue, 2015-07-21 12:57 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Officials from the Department of Homeland Security testified before a Senate panel last week that while its agencies and other countries are cooperating to ensure the safety of...
Mon, 2015-07-20 07:07 PM
Marinette, WI, July 17 - The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9), will be christened Saturday, July 18, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Marinette Marine...
Wed, 2015-07-15 01:16 PM
Washington, July 9 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the results of an interagency forensics investigation into the recent cyber incident involving Federal background...
Tue, 2015-07-07 01:20 PM
Newport News, VA, July 6 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Undersea Solutions Group (USG) subsidiary made history in June as its two female divers became the first women to crew and drive a...
Wed, 2015-07-01 02:09 PM
Miami, June 25 – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. have repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant...
Wed, 2015-07-01 01:39 PM
By Lorrie Barclay Washington, June 30 – Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the appointment of Lee Wolosky as the State Department’s special envoy for the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp...

Company News

Wilmington, MA, July 29 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced the award of its 19th patent.  Titled "Trace Chemical Particle Release Nozzle" (Patent No. 9,067,219), this patent enhances Implant Sciences' non-contact sampling capability to allow for its integration and use in a wide range of high through-put screening deployment scenarios.
Seattle, WA, July 27 – A Jensen Maritime-designed, liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug-barge (ATB) has been granted “approval in principle” by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The designation establishes that Jensen’s vessel concept, which is classed as an A1 Liquefied Gas Tank Barge, is compliant in principle with ABS rules and guides.
The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that Captain Edward Dahlgren, Director of Operations & Harbor Master at the Nanaimo Port Authority in Nanaimo, BC, will offer a presentation and live demonstration of his port’s new integrated Marine Domain Awareness system at MacDonnell’s 2015 Port Security Operations Conference and Exposition (PSOCE), which will take place on November 10-12 in Long Beach, CA.
Washington, DC, July 28 – Clarion Events announces today the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, FROM Eagle Eye Expositions, effective immediately.  
PALMDALE, Calif., July 20, 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation, demonstrated in recent test flights that the U.S. Air Force's Open Mission Systems (OMS) architecture standards can be successfully integrated across multiple systems and platforms. These flights have paved the way for new capabilities to be integrated rapidly and affordably across advanced manned and unmanned aircraft.
Foster City, CA, July 16 – Norse, a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the next-generation version of its popular 
Seattle, WA, July 15 – IOActive, Inc., the worldwide provider of research-driven security services, has announced that it has become a member of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT). IOActive will be instrumental in helping the ICIT strengthen its advisory services in areas related to Smart Cities, including cyber security around Internet of Things (IoT), including vehicles, smart grids, and devices.
Kirkland, WA, July 14 – Prepared Response, an innovator of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions, has announced the release of a new integrated communication tool as an add-on feature to Rapid Responder, industry leading emergency preparedness and crisis management system. The new feature, Easy Alert, is a browser based communication tool designed to be used in real time for both emergencies and non-emergencies between Rapid Responder users, site administrators and first responders.

Commentary and Opinions

By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
By Kirk Spring As we’ve seen by recently reported hacks of healthcare networks, security breaches are becoming commonplace. Attacks on secure networks can come from internal or external sources. “Breach prevention” is no longer a workable strategy.
Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
 

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EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

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.

New Products

Irvine, CA, August 27 - Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is adding to its portfolio of...

Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, strengthens its successful family of AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Network Cameras with the launch of four new entry-level...

Pompano Beach, FL, August 21 - IC Realtime, a global innovator of advanced video surveillance technology, today launched ICMyCloud, a convenient and secure off-site v...

Wayne, NJ, August 18 - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard di...

Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...