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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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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...
Mon, 2015-08-24 12:59 PM

French President François Hollande awarded

France's highest honor to three Americans

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released the following statement on the actions of U.S. military personnel aboard a passenger train in France Friday. Airman First Class Spencer Stone of Lajes Air...
Mon, 2015-08-24 12:50 PM
This week the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) participated in a successful land-based and maritime exercise of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collections Task Force, whose...
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...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:28 PM
Reston, VA, August 19 - Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide an off-the-shelf electronic...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:35 PM
An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 millimeter Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base earlier this month.  The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and...
Wed, 2015-08-19 02:00 PM

Ed Hammersla, president,

Raytheon|Websense

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...
Sun, 2015-08-16 04:39 PM

General Milley, Admiral Richardson, Lieutenant General Neller

(Left to right)

I want to congratulate General Mark Milley, Admiral John Richardson, and Lieutenant General Robert Neller on their respective confirmations to be chief of staff of the Army, chief of Naval Operations...
Sun, 2015-08-16 04:33 PM
Huntsville, AL, Aug. 13 - Even as the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System celebrates 50 years of innovation, revolutionary technologies developed by Raytheon Company are evolving the...
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...
Wed, 2015-08-12 11:49 AM
San Diego, July 30 - The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego's Fleet Week military tribute.  This year's roster of events...

Company News

Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, August 21 - The U.S. Army's Excalibur Program Office has determined that Raytheon Company's Excalibur Ib precision guided artillery round is fully compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System.  The compatibility allows allied military forces to use the world's only 155 mm precision munition when firing the M198 howitzer. Excalibur extends the M198's reach to 31 miles (50 kilometers) and provides an all-weather strike within 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) of the target.
Washington, DC, August - The pathway to career success for military veterans often has its share of obstacles and uncertainty. To assist veterans interested in building a career in information technology (IT), GEICO is launching a Veteran's IT Professional Development program.
Walkersville, MD, August 25 - Following an extensive testing and evaluation process, System Galaxy from Galaxy Control Systems has earned Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) Certification and is now on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) in the PACS Infrastructure category.
Clarion Events, one of the top three events companies in the United Kingdom, which recently purchased the Border Security Expo in the United States, has announced that its Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition will take place on September 15-18 at ExCel London. According to the company, the event will feature its strongest aerospace offering yet, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Emphasising the importance of DSEI as a premier aerospace forum, DSEI will also host presentations by top level UK and overseas senior air officers.
Melbourne, FL, August 20 - Harris Corporation has received a $97 million order to provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self protection jammers for the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) program. The order was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2015. “The ALQ-214 is one of the most capable airborne jamming systems ever built.”
Burlington, MA, August 24 - Acronis®, a global leader in cloud data protection, today announced that the U.S. Air Force has given Acronis Access Advanced the Authority To Operate (ATO) on its networks. Acronis is the first Secure Mobile Content Management provider to obtain an ATO by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Washington, DC, August 21 - Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it has been awarded the Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services (SMDA2S) IDIQ from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command as a subcontractor to Boecore Inc. The contract has a ceiling value of $496 million over a five-year period.
Carlsbad, CA, August 24 - ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, today announced the National Security Agency (NSA) recently certified its KOV-55 Security-System-on-a-Chip to secure voice and data up to the Top Secret level for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low-Volume Terminals (MIDS LVT) operating over a Link 16 network. This is the first certification of its kind, paving the way for Link 16 crypto modernization to enable secure interoperability with legacy and future combat networking waveforms.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.
 

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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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Melville, NY, August 25 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s f...

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

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