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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...

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Tue, 2016-02-09 09:33 AM

Jeh Johnson, DHS

Washington, DC, February 2 - The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that the maternity leave policy for members of the U.S. Coast Guard has been increased from...
Thu, 2016-02-04 12:17 PM

Gen. John Campbell

Washington DC, January 27 - ‘I want to thank Gen. John Campbell for his extraordinary leadership and dedication in his dual role as commander of United States Forces – Afghanistan, and as commander...
Tue, 2016-02-02 01:46 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association has announced a new location for the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium this year. For 2016, the annual event will...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Mon, 2016-01-04 10:50 AM
McLean, VA, Dec. 28 - Military.com today announced its list of top military stories of 2015. From the South China Seas to the ongoing threat of ISIS in the Middle East, as well as debates over women...
Wed, 2015-12-23 09:47 PM

801 SOAMXS work on a a CV-22 Osprey

Washington, DC, December 10 - The Department of Defense announced the 2015 winner of the Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence on Dec. 8, at this year's secretary of defense awards ceremony. The...
Wed, 2015-12-16 01:36 PM
Washington, DC, December 14 - The Department of Defense announced today that the 2016 DoD Warrior Games will be hosted at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22. This...
Sun, 2015-12-13 11:51 AM
White Sands Missile Range, NM, December 10 - A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missile successfully engaged and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target today at...
Tue, 2015-12-08 10:53 AM
Hill Air Force Base, UT, December 1 - As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by...
Tue, 2015-12-01 05:41 PM
Bethesda, MD, November 30 - The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). 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, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

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

Commentary and Opinions

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

West Melbourne, FL, January 26 - RELM Wireless Corporation today announced that it received an order totaling approximately $1.0 million from a branch of the U. S. Military for the Company's KNG P25 trunked portable VHF radios and accessories, which will be deployed internationally.  It is anticipated that the order will be fulfilled during the first quarter of 2016.
Reston, VA, February 2 - Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today a contract award from the U.S.
Washington, DC, January 27 - CenturyLink, Inc. recently won four fair opportunity award decisions from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide network and data transmission services. The task orders, which run through May 2017, were awarded via the General Services Administration's Networx Enterprise contract and are valued at up to $10 million.
Columbus, OH, January 21 - Battelle will continue to support key Department of Defense (DoD) priorities having been awarded the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Tasks (CS TAT) five-year, $5 billion Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The new contract, awarded last month, is a successor contract of the Software Networks Information Modeling and Simulation $2 billion DTIC IDIQ contract and will include work similar in scope.
Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM), a leader in software process improvement and systems development estimation, today announced it has been awarded a five year prime contract with the U.S. Army Cost Center under the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE).
Herndon, VA, January 13 - Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded a $89 million Task Order by the U.S. Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Headquarters and 1st Information Operations (IO) Command for Information Operations Support.
Arlington, VA, January 11 - CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded an $81 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to continue supporting the TROJAN SPIRIT Program. This three-year contract represents continuing work in CACI’s Intelligence Systems and Support market area.
Austin, Texas – January 14 - Global cybersecurity leader Raytheon|Websense today unveiled its new company name, Forcepoint™, and multiple new products. Built on the successful integration of Websense®, Raytheon Cyber Products and the recently-acquired Stonesoft next-generation firewall (NGFW) business, Forcepoint brings a fresh approach to address the constantly evolving cybersecurity challenges and regulatory requirements facing businesses and government agencies.
 

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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...

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...

Poway, CA, October 23 - CohuHD Costar’s 4260HD camera positioning system combines crystal clear HD image quality, bandwidth efficient H.264 compression, smooth variab...

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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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.