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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...


Wed, 2015-11-18 07:14 PM

Christopher A. Hart, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Monday that it has completed the video documentation of the wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro, which went down in the...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-10 04:09 PM
By Steve BittenbenderLate last month, the United States Coast Guard served as the host for their colleagues from Arctic nations to discuss how the countries can work together to ensure maritime...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

AlliedBarton Security Services,, the  industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free seminar on Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations...
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...

Company News

Hamburg, Germany, November 11 - FarSounder, a leading developer of 3D forward looking sonar systems for navigation and obstacle avoidance, is excited to announce an integration partnership with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics. 3D sonar data from FarSounder’s navigation systems can now be visualized and controlled directly from all NACOS MULTIPILOT workstations. The unique forward-looking capabilities of FarSounder's navigation products add a new dimension of situational awareness to the NACOS Platinum Series.
Owego, NY, November 3 - Lockheed Martin was awarded a $4.6 million contract for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS). “We are extending our sUAS capabilities to tactical maritime users with the Vector Hawk’s innovative canister deployment and launch ability,” said Jay McConville, Lockheed Martin director of business development for Unmanned Solutions.
Jacksonville, FL, November 9 - To better streamline its offerings to the growing government services sector and to continue expanding its global ship management business, Crowley Maritime Corp.
Hamilton, New Zealand, November 2 - Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.
Pittsburgh, PA, October 28- RE2, Inc., a leading developer of robotic manipulator arms, announced today that the Company has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to design Inflatable Underwater Manipulator arms for the US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Andover, MA, October 28 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a research and development (R&D) contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop the Advanced Itemiser® DX Air Cargo explosives trace detector (ETD).
By Steve Bittenbender Anaheim, CA – When it came to developing the new branding for IndigoVision, CEO Marcus Kneen knew whose input he wanted most. The U.K.-based provider of IP video management products and solutions unveiled the new branding, which included a new tag line (“Safe is a Wonderful Feeling”) and a redesigned Web site (, at the ASIS2015 conference in September. The end products are a result of 18 months of work, including surveys and conversations with employees, end users and clients.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.

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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.