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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...


Sun, 2015-10-04 01:35 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 04:36 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 12:08 PM

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...
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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...
Mon, 2015-09-14 11:31 AM
Washington, DC, September 3 - Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has directed an immediate safety review at all nine Department of Defense labs and facilities involved in the production, shipment,...
Sun, 2015-09-13 12:14 PM
Southwest, Asia, September 5 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation...
Sun, 2015-09-13 12:02 PM
By Pfc. Devan Gowans, I Marine Expeditionary Force Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA - Marines with the Mexican Naval Infantry Forces and the Royal New Zealand Navy conducted an amphibious landing...
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...
Tue, 2015-09-08 01:32 PM

Gen. Mark A. Milley

Washington, DC, September 4 - The new uniformed leader of the Army and the civilian head of the Air Force will top the list of speakers when 4,200 National Guard officers and their guests gather in...
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. ...
Thu, 2015-09-03 08:29 PM
Hill Air Force Base, UT, September 2 - The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were officially delivered to the base today. The two F-35A Conventional...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.

Company News

McLean, VA, September 23 - In combat, warfighters rely on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems for situational awareness, tactical communications and target tracking. To support the need for more advanced ISR capabilities, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at $49 million by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane for its Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Division (SRSD).
Reston, VA, September 24, 2015 - NCI, Inc., a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order valued at $14.5 million to provide a diverse range of engineering, architecture, integration and readiness support services to the U.S. Army Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood, Texas.
Wichita, KS, September 23 - Raymond Geoffroy, the former assistant deputy commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations (Security), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, has joined RedGuard's Advisory Board and will serve as special advisor to CoverSix Shelters, the company's defense and security division. In his role as special advisor, Geoffroy will act as a link between RedGuard and the people they serve, providing insight into the wants and needs of men and women in the field.
Annapolis, MD, September 23 - TeleCommunication Systems today announced that it has been named the awardee of a competitive five-year contract extension (a base plus five option periods) valued at approximately $68 million to provide the Department of Defense's (DoD's) personnel with critical curriculum development and training delivery services to support the government's cybersecurity workforce development. 
Ann Arbor, MI, September 16 -  Arotech Corporation's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announced up to $8.1 million in new contracts and awards for its Air Warfare Simulation Group. These orders include a $4 million five-year sole source award for FAAC's air-to-air training range software, as well as significant awards to enhance its Zone Acquisition Process software, which is embedded in every U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft to assist the pilot in weapon employment.
Tucson, AZ, September 17 - For the first time, the U.S. Navy successfully fired a tactical missile from a SeaRAM launcher on an Independence variant littoral combat ship. The missile was launched Aug. 14 during a live-fire exercise at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division sea range off the coast of California.  U.S.S. Coronado (LCS 4) fired a Rolling Airframe Missile from a SeaRAM® anti-ship defense system, both produced by Raytheon Company.
Groton, CT, September 17 - The U.S. Navy has awarded a $321.7 million contract option to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
McLean, VA, September 17 - Researching and developing new technologies to ensure military ground systems can perform at optimum levels and meet emerging threats is an ongoing challenge. To assist, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been named an awardee of a $634 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

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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...

Washington, DC, September 22 - Today, at Modern Day Marine, Climashield®, launched a new insulation product - Climashield® FR. Supporting our troops with best-in-clas...

Houston, TX, September 2 - Power systems innovator Southwest Electronic Energy (SWE), has expanded their POW-R TOTE® line to include a variety of Solar Charger option...

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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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.