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Active subscribers to GSN’s every-other-month digital editions can expect to receive the 52-page page August-September Digital Edition today, while non-active readers can access this edition and sign...
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Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
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Austin, TX, August 19 - A new survey of security executives at large companies in the U.S., commissioned by Raytheon|Websense, reveals that confidence in their enterprise security posture is lacking...
Tue, 2015-08-18 04:42 PM
Washington, DC, - U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Monday. As vice...
Wed, 2015-08-12 12:21 PM
August 10 - "I congratulate the skipper, officers and crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter STRATTON, which is just returning to Alameda, Calif. from a four-month patrol of the Eastern Pacific. By every...
Tue, 2015-08-11 11:11 PM
Jacksonville, FL, Aug. 10 – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group continues the support work it is providing the U.S. Government with the announcement today of a new...
Tue, 2015-08-11 11:05 PM

Minister Gail Shea

By Steve Bittenbender A series of communications breakdowns between the Canadian Coast Guard and other key stakeholders resulted in a nearly two-hour delay in responding to a massive oil spill that...
Tue, 2015-08-11 10:22 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Officials at Port Tampa Bay have unveiled their newest acquisition they say will help them better prepare for and respond to major storms or other disasters.
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Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...
Tue, 2015-08-04 06:26 PM

Capt. Robert Smith

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...

Company News

San Diego, CA, September 23 - MicroPower Technologies Inc., an award-winning provider of surveillance solutions optimized for rapid, cost-effective deployment, continues to expand its global market reach as its signature SOLVEIL™ solar, wireless surveillance solution gains traction in the transportation, logistics, event management and education markets. The company will highlight the comprehensive capabilities and benefits of the SOLVEIL platform at this month’s 2015 ASIS International Annual Conference and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif., from Sept. 28-Oct.1, at booth #3273.
Austin, TX, September 23 - At this weeks ASIS International seminar and exhibits in Anaheim, California, HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of innovative solutions that are driving the evolution of secure identities.  The company will highlight its award-winning mobile access solution and its latest innovation to “simply tap” into web services and cloud apps, along with solutions for upgrading to more choices, more applications and higher security.  HID Global will feature solutions and services that addres
Groton, CT, September 17 - The U.S. Navy has awarded a $321.7 million contract option to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
Boston, MA, September 21 - Battery Ventures, a global technology investment firm, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Physical Security Business Unit (PSBU), formerly part of the security division of publicly listed NICE Systems. Through the acquisition, which was originally announced in August, Battery Ventures has established an independently operating business named Qognify. 
Torrance, CA, September 16, 2015 - AMAG Technology announces the integration of their Symmetry™ Access Control and Video Management system with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled locks.   The integration allows the expansion of Symmetry to doors not normally included in a traditional security system via a facility’s network infrastructure.
Stony Brook, NY, September 15 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, product genotyping services and product authentication solutions, announced today it had received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Design and Manufacturing of DNA embedded concentrates, solutions and suspensions (and related authentication services) to be used in various security applications. 
Austin, TX, September 15 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has expanded its iCLASS SE® platform with long-range ultra-high-frequency (UHF) solutions that provide new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance. The addition of long-range iCLASS SE readers and credentials enables organizations to combine parking gate and door access control on a single card. The convenient solution makes it possible to read credentials from inside vehicle at distances of up to 16.4 feet (5 meters) from the reader.
Fairfax, VA. – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded General Dynamics the Alaska Phase 2 contract to update the communications equipment and physical infrastructure for the Rescue 21 Alaska system. General Dynamics will provide a comprehensive analysis to identify the most cost-effective path to update the existing radio equipment operating in the 30 locations for Rescue 21 Alaska. The contract also provides for the evaluation of the radio and communications towers and buildings at each site. The contract is valued at approximately $10 million with all options exercised. 

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Billerica, MA, September 25 - American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E"), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today announc...

Anahiem, CA (ASIS 2015) – September 28 - Senstar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), is pleased to announce the...

Edgewater, FL, September 11 - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Enforcement & Training Committee recently met and voted to exp...

Edgewater, FL, September 11 - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Enforcement & Training Committee recently met and voted to exp...

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.