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Tue, 2015-10-20 06:52 PM

RDML Paul Thomas

Written testimony of USCG Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy RDML Paul Thomas titled “Protecting Maritime Facilities in the 21st Century: Are Our Nation’s Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?”
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Wed, 2015-10-07 11:41 PM

Bella Dinh-Zarr, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender Six days after the cargo ship El Faro disappeared in the waters outside of the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that it would suspend at sunset its rescue...
Mon, 2015-10-05 06:33 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday it believes the cargo ship El Faro sunk in the high seas created by Hurricane Joaquin, which battered the Caribbean last week. However,...
Sun, 2015-10-04 11:31 PM
By David Smalley, Office of Naval Research Arlington, VA, October 2 - Robotic arms help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs to neutralize underwater mines. Autonomous underwater vehicles map out...
Wed, 2015-09-30 03:10 AM
Environmental teams from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach will hold a joint community workshop on October 14 to gather input on the next update of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP)....
Wed, 2015-09-30 01:49 AM

Sandie Davies, IFPO

By Steve Bittenbender Four women were honored at this week’s ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar in Anaheim, CA for their contributions to growth of women the security industry.
Sat, 2015-09-19 03:13 PM


New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Tue, 2015-09-15 05:26 PM
September 2 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today in Ames, Iowa to announce that SSN 797, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Iowa. The submarine...
Mon, 2015-09-14 05:16 PM
Government Security News has extended the deadline for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, following the discovery of a computer malfunction which was impairing the successful...
Thu, 2015-09-10 11:49 AM
Washington, DC, September 4 - A new Terror Threat Snapshot for the month of September was released today by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. The monthly assessment is the...
Thu, 2015-09-03 07:38 PM
Toronto, ON, September 2 - ASIS International Canada officially announced that this year's Canada Night will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Café Tu Tu Tango Restaurant and Bar. ...

Company News

Palm Beach, FL, December 14 - Lockheed Martin selected SeaRobotics Corporation as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for its Marlin® Mk3 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) designed for survey and inspection applications in depths up to 4,000 meters.
Torrance, CA, December 14 – Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced the addition of radiation detection capabilities to it’s line of Metor walk-through metal detection products.. The design of the radiation detection option employs technology, components and concepts used on other Rapiscan radiation detection products, which have been proven in deployments for many years at airports, seaports and border crossings worldwide.
Hampshire, UK, December 9 - Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England.
Burlington, Canada, December 10 -   L-3 WESCAM announced today that a combined fleet of its MXTM-Series electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting systems has successfully logged close to one million flight hours on board various U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft. 
San Diego, CA, December 4 - Today, General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the company's first ECO Class tanker, the Lone Star State, to American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The new ECO Class tanker symbolizes the emerging direction of the shipping industry in the U.S. toward cleaner, more fuel-efficient modes of transporting product.
Wilmington, MA, December 3 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced that the its Board of Directors has authorized management to retain financial advisors to explore strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value. 
London, UK, November 25 - In the framework of the contract for the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program recently awarded from the U.S. Marine Corps to the company, BAE Systems, along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles, will deliver a solution that will be built from the ground up to be an amphibious vehicle and will provide significant capability improvements to satisfy the Marine Corps' current and future needs.
Wilmington, MA, November 30 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, announced that it will exhibit at the 13th Transport Security Expo (Transec) from December 2-3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. Implant Sciences will have its QS-B220 Desktop Explosives and Drugs Trace Detector available for demonstrations in booth G-1.
 

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The Netherlands, December 9 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection...

JW Fishers Pulse 8X has been rated the best underwater metal detector by the US Department of Homeland Security’s SAVER program. The System Assessment and Validation...

Westford, MA, December 10 – Tyco Security Products introduces the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical z...

E. Taunton, MA, December - JW Fishers Mfg., a company specializing in the design and manufacture of underwater search equipment for almost 50 years, is introducing new features...

San Diego – CohuHD Costar is proud to introduce the first in the RISE series of high-performance video cameras - the RISE 4260HD PTZ camera.  Designed and built using the l...

Recent Videos

Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

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.