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Mon, 2015-07-27 06:18 PM

 

Thomas Drake

Washington – On July 30, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will host a panel discussion, “Whistleblower Rights Campaigns in the 114th Congress” as part of the Whistleblower Summit for Civil...
Mon, 2015-07-27 01:16 PM
Newark, NJ, July 23 — Two men who fled from Central America to evade criminal charges were removed within days of each other by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and...
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...
Wed, 2015-07-01 12:47 PM
Washington, June 30 – Not every person who enters the U.S. illegally does so to make a living. Some aliens cross the border to continue their lives of crime. Dangerous criminals and other...
Tue, 2015-06-30 09:00 PM
Halifax, June 29, Nova Scotia – Ralston MacDonnell announced today the CPE Certified Port Executiveä Program will be available to port and terminal managers and executives outside of North America...
Tue, 2015-06-30 02:59 PM

James A. Walters

Savannah, GA, June 29 – The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.Appointed to the GPA board by Georgia Gov...

Company News

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.
Millis, MA, July 15 – Kanguru announces the addition of new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to its Defender secure flash drives, providing unsurpassed security and convenience for data.
Phoenix, AZ, July 15 – BeyondTrust, the global cybersecurity company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the appointment of Lisa Donnan to vice president of Federal. In her new position, Donnan will leverage her successful track record of growing federal business over the past 20 years to further expand BeyondTrust’s reputation as a global leader in the Privileged Account Management (PAM) and Vulnerability Management (VM) markets.
Hood River, OR, July 6 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies (www.sierraolympic.com), supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, has introduced The Oculus series by Silent Sentinel, Ltd. The new environmentally-rugged outdoor video surveillance systems feature simultaneous visible and thermal imaging outputs. The continuous zoom optical cameras, available in either standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD), are paired with fixed field of view (FOV) thermal ima
Winnipeg, Canada, July 10 – Medit, a supplier of equipment and accessories for NDT industry, has announced a new addition to their comprehensive selection of remote visual inspection devices - FreedomView Advanced Borescope. “We are very excited to introduce this great scope to our clients, as it is both – a professional level borescope with state-of-the-art features and a portable, easy-to-use device that is ideal for everyday “on the go” inspections,” said Terry Peristerakis, Sale Manager at Medit

Commentary and Opinions

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn
By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.
By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
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.
 

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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.

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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.

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

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

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