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Tue, 2015-09-01 05:09 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Coast Guard announced in a bulletin earlier this week that it as well as officials from the Department of Homeland Security agencies are monitoring vessels and cargo...
Tue, 2015-08-25 02:58 PM
Jacksonville, FL, August 2015 - The Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) – a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship – heroically rescued 11...
Mon, 2015-08-24 08:05 PM

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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...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:46 PM
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...
Wed, 2015-08-19 02:00 PM

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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.
Tue, 2015-08-11 08:56 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 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...

Company News

IFSEC Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – September 2 - Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce that StarNet 2, our new full-featured security management system (SMS), is now available across the globe. It was originally launched in the United States and Canada in April. 
Wilmington, MA, September. 2 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, announced today the appointment of Robert Liscouski to the position of President. Mr. Liscouski, formerly Executive Vice President, will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Bill McGann will continue to serve as Implant Sciences' CEO and as a member of the company's Board of Directors.
Hillsboro, OR, August 27, 2015 - Fiber Sensys Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce a new and important addition to our growing global sales team. Mr. Matt Bathalter has joined the FSI America's sales team as Western Regional Sales Manager, a key position that includes the full multi-state regional responsibility for the sales activities of the Fiber Defender® fiber-optic sensing product line.  
San Diego, CA, August 27 - LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE mass notification systems, today announced mass notification orders for a public utility in Texas and a Department of Energy renewable energy facility in Colorado. The orders total $310,000 and include LRAD 360X dual and quad emitter systems, LRAD DS-60 horns, and accessories.
The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has announced that the Eaton Company, producer of the Alerity Mass Notification service and Wheelock Exceder LED Speaker Strobes, has signed on as a sponsor of MacDonnell’s 2015 Port Security Operations Conference (PSOCE), which will take place at the Port of Long Beach on November 10-12.
Sonardyne International Ltd., specialists in subsea navigation and positioning technology, has opened its first permanent office in France to expand its presence in the region. The announcement follows the opening of a second Sonardyne office in Brazil earlier this year, underlining the company’s commitment to positioning the organisation closer to the commercial and operational centres of its global customer base.
Washington, DC, August 17 - After extensive review and under a robust array of safety requirements, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno today announced that Shell has received approval of one Application for Permit to Modify (APM) to conduct exploratory drilling activities into potential oil-bearing zones offshore Alaska at one of the wells at the Burger Prospect, Burger J.  The company remains limited to the top section of the Burger V well.
By Bob Geoghegan  Since World War II, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) have increasingly been relied upon for tough missions, from oil and gas exploration to national defense. The deep-ocean’s extreme cold and highly corrosive properties continuously present new challenges – particularly with respect to the autonomous underwater transfer of data and power. 

Commentary and Opinions

Tucson, AZ, July 27 - The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home, which can carry up to 1,000 passengers, according to Stephen Jones, Special Projects Director of Physicians for Civil Defense.
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.
 

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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.

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.

New Products

Irvine, CA, August 27 - Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is adding to its portfolio of...

Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, strengthens its successful family of AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Network Cameras with the launch of four new entry-level...

Pompano Beach, FL, August 21 - IC Realtime, a global innovator of advanced video surveillance technology, today launched ICMyCloud, a convenient and secure off-site v...

Wayne, NJ, August 18 - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard di...

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