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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...


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, 2015-10-27 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...
Wed, 2015-10-21 09:49 AM

Gen. Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command

Hill Air Force Base, UT, - Base officials and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony here Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35...
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...
Mon, 2015-10-12 04:26 PM

Darcy McGinn

Dulles, VA, September 30 - Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that Darcy McGinn has been selected to serve on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory...
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...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:05 PM

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

By Jim Garamone, DoD News Washington, DC, October 2 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff listed his priorities in a message to the force released today. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr...
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...
Sun, 2015-10-04 12:35 PM
Atlantic Ocean - Two F-35C Lightning II carrier variants conducted their first arrested landings aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) off the coast of the eastern United States on Oct. 2.
Thu, 2015-10-01 03:36 PM
 Jacksonville, FL, September 23 - Danielle Encela says that you would never know by looking at him that her husband, Craig, a former infantryman with the U.S. Army, had sustained a serious brain...
Wed, 2015-09-16 11:08 AM

Casey W. Coane, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Washington, DC, September 14 - As Congress considers the imminent reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, over 375 retired generals and admirals are sending a letter today urging lawmakers to...
Tue, 2015-09-15 05:26 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...

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Frisco, TX, October 28 - The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today that it continues to fully support S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015, because it formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with the government.
Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn
By Austin MartinIf you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of LMS or virtual training – with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just a few examples: Battlefield Visualization
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.

Company News

November 17 - Meprolight, a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, Laser Range Finder systems, and Self-Illuminated sights for military, law enforcement and civil applications – was selected by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the sole supplier of the next generation of combat sights. Delivery of thousands of MEPRO M5 Red Dot Sights will begin next month and continue for about a year.
Tucson, AZ, November 20 - Raytheon Company completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept, a key step toward defining critical aspects of its design. The milestone is a critical part of the Concept Development Phase. It's designed to ensure Raytheon is aligned with the MDA's expectations and on track for a Concept Review in December.
Fairfax, VA, November 12 - General Dynamics Mission Systems' radios will provide the communications for the new U.S. Air Force Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS). The system, built by Thales, will give pilots the precision guidance they need to land at locations where the existing air traffic control system is unavailable or where no infrastructure exists, including temporary airfields in austere, isolated locations.
Columbus, OH, November 11 - Building on more than 11 years of experience in designing, building and delivering commercial-style armored vehicles, Battelle will once again aim to capture a contract to provide hundreds more to Special Operations Forces. "We pay close attention to feedback from operators to support our vehicles in the field and to refine our designs," said Jim LaBine, program manager.
Arlington, VA, November 5 - CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a $38.5 million task order to continue providing defense health readiness engineering support for the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. This three-year task order was awarded under the U.S. Navy’s multiple-award $899 million Business and Force Support Pillar contract, which CACI won in 2013. It represents continuing work in CACI’s Business Systems and Health market areas.
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.
McLean, VA, November 2 - MCR Federal, LLC (MCR) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a three-year, $50 million (approximately) single-award IDIQ contract for the Support Service Contract Area 3 (SSC/3) to the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).
St. Louis, November 6 - Boeing and Lockheed Martin filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the decision to award the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) contract to Northrop Grumman.

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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. ...

Ashburn, VA, October 29 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Syste...

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Aberdeen, WA, October 12 - The competitively awarded contract has been shared between three armor manufactures to satisfy U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's (USA...

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