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Check out this new video about Telephonics' critical role during a successful search and rescue mission.“Telephonics is extremely proud that a system designed and developed by its engineers was able...


Tue, 2015-08-11 10:05 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 09:22 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.
Tue, 2015-08-11 07:56 PM
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 05:26 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 10:51 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 03:26 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 03:06 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 12:47 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 08:53 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 11:57 AM
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 06:07 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 12:16 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...

Company News

San Diego, CA, October 16 - Today General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella, to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
Jacksonville, FL, October 15 - Crowley Maritime Corporation and Panasia Co., Ltd., a South Korean-based leader in smart, green technology, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement for ballast water treatment systems to be installed during retrofitting of Crowley vessels.  The agreement includes technical services, engineering, integration, commissioning, training, scheduled delivery and spare parts.
New Haven, CT, October 13 – ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions, today announced the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with Keep™ from Feenics Inc., a cloud-based leader in security management solutions. 
Hood River, OR, October 8 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, introduces the Aeron Searcher, a visible and thermal video imaging system with continuous zoom, by Silent Sentinel, Ltd. The innovative long-range surveillance system features either QVGA (320 x 240) or VGA (640 x 480) options with simultaneous video and thermal outputs. The continuous-zoom (visible and thermal) provides exceptional human-detection capabilities up to 3.4 kilometers.
Jacksonville, FL, October 5 – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has been awarded a new technical management contract for five U.S. government-owned, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Roll-On/Roll-Off and container ships (ROCON). Under the approximately $130 million contract, Crowley will provide full turnkey operation and management of the fleet, including crewing and scheduled/unscheduled repair and drydocking services initially for one year with four, additional one-year options. The turnover phase for the ships began on October 1.
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.
By Steve Bittenbender Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.
By Steve Bittenbender One of America’s largest ports has partnered with AtHoc to have the crisis communications provider develop a system that will enable port leaders to send out messages to employees, government officials, tenants and other key stakeholders. The Port of Houston Authority intends to create a “Connected Community” that enables effective, secure communication during emergencies, AtHoc said in a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. ...

Greenville, RI and Uden, The Netherlands, October 27 - Videology announces a new CCD based camera board with 960 horizontal pixels, model 2XK17X.  Alrea...

Pearl River, NY, October 29 - In continuing to deliver higher performance and added value to customers, OnSSI announces that the System Galaxy access control solution...

Fountain Valley, CA, October 22 - D-Link today introduced the HD PoE Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-3511). The robust IP Camera employs a traditional “box camera” form...

Wilsonville, OR, October 22 - FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the Fido® X2, the latest addition to its leading-edge Fido X-Series handheld explosives...

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.