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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...


Wed, 2010-10-27 07:19 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard, which is the only one of the nation’s five armed services to fall under jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security, is getting ready to hire a full-service advertising...
Wed, 2010-10-27 01:18 PM
As the November 8th date for the GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards Dinner gets closer and closer, contestants in the “Best Thermal, Night Vision, Infrared Cameras” category are hoping the judges will...
Mon, 2010-10-25 02:58 PM
Nat'l Air & Space Intel Center
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to install a new intrusion detection system (IDS) at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, plus...
Mon, 2010-10-25 10:02 AM
Minority Report Redux?
Eager to spot the next Major Nidal Hasan before he or she launches another catastrophic ‘insider’ attack, DARPA has begun a research effort that could detect ‘anomalies’ in a person’s behavior by...
Tue, 2010-10-19 12:32 PM
Interpol headquarters
Customs and law enforcement representatives from all over the world met Oct. 14 to discuss ways to corral chemicals used to make terrorist explosive devices, possibly in much the same way global...
Thu, 2010-10-14 10:00 AM
Offering additional perspective on the increasing numbers of domestic jihadists and their attacks in the U.S., a study from a Congressional think tank said “homegrown” terrorists have picked up the...
Wed, 2010-10-13 02:14 PM
Government Security News has announced the finalists and, in some cases, preemptive winners in 45 different categories in GSN’s 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program.All 45 winner’s trophies will be...
Sat, 2010-10-09 04:30 PM
ASIS International’s 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, one of the premier events for security practitioners worldwide, will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, Oct. 12-15. Hosted...
Fri, 2010-10-08 04:15 PM
Barry McCaffrey
Government Security News has announced that retired four star General Barry McCaffrey has been named as the winner of its 2010 Extraordinary Leadership and Service in Homeland Security Award. The...
Mon, 2010-10-04 08:30 AM
Naturalized, or even native-born, Americans, trained in terror overseas are the new face of domestic terror, said a panel of experts, but along with the new faces come new vulnerabilities.
Fri, 2010-09-03 10:23 AM
Illustration by Art Lien
On August 31, the White House was forthcoming enough to announce that President Obama had just signed a new Executive Order that supposedly amends the Manual for Courts-Martial, but was not...
Wed, 2010-09-01 09:22 AM
HazMatID 360
Smiths Detection has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps will shortly begin installing the company’s HazMatID 360 upgrade to its fleet of chemical detectors as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task...

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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.

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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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