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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...

News

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...
Mon, 2015-06-29 02:39 PM
Washington, June 29 – Director James B. Comey has named David J. LeValley special agent in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:10 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Government filed a lawsuit last week against a major defense contractor’s subsidiary claiming the company misrepresented the actual cost of tactical vehicles it agreed...
Thu, 2015-06-25 02:11 PM
Washington, June 24 – When it comes to terrorists taking hostages, the U.S. government must shift from a focus on providing social services to families to a new paradigm that emphasizes continual...
Thu, 2015-06-25 12:47 PM
Washington, June 24 – A multi-year cyber investigation, led by the U.S. Secret Service, has culminated in Brooklyn federal court with the arraignment of Ercan Findikoglu, (AKA “Segate”). Findikoglu,...
Wed, 2015-06-24 03:54 PM
Washington, June 23 – Representatives from U.S. and Chinese customs agencies have signed an agreement to work together to combat violators of intellectual property rights law.
Tue, 2015-06-23 09:34 PM
New London, CT – The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Dr. Aram deKoven has been selected as the Academy’s Chief Diversity Officer.
Tue, 2015-06-23 08:38 PM

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Chicago, June 23 – The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company's 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10...
Wed, 2015-06-17 12:22 AM
Washington, June 16 – A Florida defense and government contracting company, IAP Worldwide Services (IAP), has entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to...
Tue, 2015-06-16 10:59 PM
Washington, June 16 – Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has recognized Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and other individuals who have been awarded patents by...
Tue, 2015-06-16 10:34 PM
Paris, June 16 – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta and French National Space Agency (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation...

Company News

Carlsbad, CA, June 29 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services, has introduced new cybersecurity service and product enhancements as part of its comprehensive government security portfolio.
Irvine, CA, July 2 – CrowdStrike Inc., a provider of endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, has announced the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core functionality of CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint security sensor.
Plano, TX, July 2 – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing. Tyler has also joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession with more than 20,000 members in 83 countries.
City of Industry, CA, July 2 – Hikvision USA, a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. 
Hampton, VA, June 30 – Ms. Julia Byron, a longtime employee of Homeland Security Solutions, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of HSSI. “A seasoned professional with nearly ten years’ experience with this company has made her the perfect choice to become our new CFO,” said Mr. Richard Neville, Chief Operating Officer for the company. “Ms. Byron’s unselfish dedication to the company and the people of this organization has made this a simple choice.”
Newark, NJ, July 1 – Ushering in the highest standard for 4K imaging and performance in a video surveillance solution, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has begun shipping the first of its new True 4K cameras, featuring a 12 megapixel 4K ULTRA HD imaging sensor.
Aix-En-Provence, June 29 – INSIDE Secure (Euronext Paris:INSD), a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced availability of SafeZone FIPS cryptographic module version 1.1—the industry’s first FIPS certified cryptographic module validated on a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
London, June 26 – Advanced endpoint security vendor Malwarebytes has announced it has selected Blue Solutions as its first UK distributor, as part of a wider expansion into EMEA enterprise markets.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
By Kirk Spring As we’ve seen by recently reported hacks of healthcare networks, security breaches are becoming commonplace. Attacks on secure networks can come from internal or external sources. “Breach prevention” is no longer a workable strategy.
 

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Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

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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...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...