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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, 2011-01-25 03:25 PM
As a number of visitors to our Web site have already noticed, Government Security News has posted a module of 10 new featured video interviews on the home page of the GSN Web site. These videos...
Mon, 2011-01-24 06:16 PM

L-3's 4,000 x 4,000
pixel camera

The Cincinnati Electronics Division of L-3 Communications has developed a “High Definition” (HD) sensor for long-range surveillance cameras that would enable a warfighter on the battlefield or a...
Fri, 2011-01-21 06:11 PM

Forerunner to G-BOSS

Shortly after the U.S. Navy awarded a sole-source $10.5 million contract to a unit of ICx Technologies for 34 ground-based surveillance systems for urgent use by U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, a rival...
Fri, 2011-01-21 09:47 AM

GPS Satellite

The US Air Force has repositioned six satellites to boost global positioning accuracy for civilian and military use worldwide.The 50th Space Wing, part of the Air Force Space Command said Jan. 19 it...
Thu, 2011-01-20 09:55 AM

Edmonton, Alberta

Acting on a US terrorist complaint, Canadian law enforcement officials arrested a Canadian man on Jan. 19 and charged him with working with a terrorist organization to kill five American soldiers in...
Tue, 2011-01-18 09:44 AM
The U.S. and Canada agreed to establish a new counterterrorism center in Russia to train personnel to protect nuclear sites in that country.The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said on...
Fri, 2011-01-14 10:32 AM

Planned for illegal export

The Simi Valley, CA, man accused of trying to illegally export an entire U.S.-made, military jet fighter and other closely-held military technology to Iran was sentenced on Jan. 13 to a stiff jail...
Tue, 2011-01-11 10:33 AM
Groups that have energetically protested bag security searches on the Washington D.C. subway system are gearing up to protest the imprisonment of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning and the Federal...
Fri, 2011-01-07 03:54 PM
The U.S. Army’s Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced on Jan. 3 that, beginning on Oct. 1, 2011, it will no longer accept simply a user ID and password to gain access to its...
Fri, 2011-01-07 09:47 AM
In an effort to develop standardized methods for testing the performance of stand-off electroshock weapons, such as Taser electronic control devices, the National Institute of Standards and...
Wed, 2011-01-05 05:08 PM
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics Corp., has been competitively awarded a $122 million task order under the Alliant contract to support the U.S. Army Europe...
Thu, 2010-12-30 05:14 PM

Glen Woodbury, Director
of Center for Homeland Defense
and Security/NPS, accepting
award while accompanied
by CHDS graduates

On the evening of November 8, 2010, in a packed ballroom at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, an audience of federal, state, county and municipal government officials, along with thirty-plus...

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.
 

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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...