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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. ...

Commentary and Opinions

In 2007, I said the following when referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) policy on container security: “Perhaps, the dumbest policy, model, or standard of all is the sealed-door standard.” Five years later, despite technological advances and use by the private sector and military, CBP is still focused on container “doors” as a security measure. CBP has still not developed an alternative.
Port security seems to be the forgotten child when it comes to preparing for disasters, at least in the public eye. Potential threats to aviation and mass transit generate many more conversations, and for good reason, but the risks posed to ports, primarily from cargo, cannot be ignored. A cargo container looks innocuous, just a square, metal box loaded with goods…right? This impression could not be further from the truth. 
A wireless sensor network system developed by Lockheed Martin can revolutionize the way users obtain discreet persistent situational awareness and characterization of their surroundings, says the company in an Oct. 12 news release. The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) system, a network of "Field-and Forget" ground sensors, provides unobtrusive, continuous surveillance supporting multiple missions and applications.
By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) Today, we meet to discuss this nation’s progress in bringing about safety, security and resiliency against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11.  But before we look back, I want to acknowledge and remember all the firefighters, police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning. Remembering those who died must inspire us to make this nation better and safer. 
America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts.  On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.
 

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