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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...


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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,...
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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...
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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)....
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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.
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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 06:26 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 06:16 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 12:49 PM
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 08:38 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. ...
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...
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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.
Arlington, VA – September 24, 2015 – ThreatConnect, Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as “Naikon,” with interests in the South China Sea to a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unit.
RBtec Perimeter Security Systems a leading technology company specializing in design, development, and manufacturing of outdoor perimeter intrusion detection solutions, is proud to announce our newest collaboration with Tri-Ed an Anixter Company.  Tri-Ed have signed an agreement with RBtec to distribute in Canada and soon in the USA the IRONCLAD Perimeter Alarm System kits - the ideal security solution for commercial and industrial sites.
Anaheim, CA, September 28 - Telaeris Inc., an industry leader in handheld based solutions for security and safety, announces XPressEntry SMS-Mustering today from ASIS 2015. The addition of SMS-Mustering to XPressEntry takes emergency mustering to a whole new level by adding the ability to quickly broadcast alerts to employees via text messaging.
Paramus, NJ, September 21 - Qognify, formerly NICE Security, today announced the introduction of Object Origin, a video monitoring and analytics tool that can analyze hours of recorded surveillance video within seconds to detect the first appearance of suspicious objects or vehicles. Intuitive and simple to use, the solution will be showcased at ASIS 2015, the leading security industry trade show.

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Billerica, MA, September 25 - American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E"), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today announc...

Anahiem, CA (ASIS 2015) – September 28 - Senstar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), is pleased to announce the...

Edgewater, FL, September 11 - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Enforcement & Training Committee recently met and voted to exp...

Edgewater, FL, September 11 - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Enforcement & Training Committee recently met and voted to exp...

Lanham, MD, September 11 - McMurdo Smartfind S10 and S20 Automatic Identification System (AIS) MOB devices will be on display in booth B19 at the 2015 Newport Interna...

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.