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Wed, 2015-08-26 01:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...
Tue, 2015-08-25 08:23 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Last week’s incident aboard a train heading for Paris, in which three American travelers helped subdue an armed attacker, has led two U.S. Senators to write to the head of the...
Mon, 2015-08-24 08:05 PM

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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...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:33 PM

Brian Zimmer, President of Keeping IDentities Safe

Washington, DC, Aug. 20 - Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or identification card from a state...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.
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...
Wed, 2015-08-19 01:55 PM
Chicago, IL, August 18 - Geofeedia, a market leader in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence and analysis, and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) will host ...
Wed, 2015-08-19 01:34 PM
Washington, DC, August 18 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked Muslim community leaders nationwide to consider instituting additional safety measures for prayers and other...
Wed, 2015-08-12 05:31 PM

U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

Sacramento, CA, August 11— Two defendants, including a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a scheme to sell commercial driver’s...
Wed, 2015-08-12 12:29 PM
Schaumburg, IL,  Aug. 12 – When officials in Stafford County, Virginia, decided to update their emergency phone system, they wanted to lay the groundwork for implementing next generation 9-1-1 (...
Tue, 2015-08-11 10:22 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Officials at Port Tampa Bay have unveiled their newest acquisition they say will help them better prepare for and respond to major storms or other disasters.
Tue, 2015-08-11 08:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...

Company News

Hillsboro, OR, August 27, 2015 - Fiber Sensys Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce a new and important addition to our growing global sales team. Mr. Matt Bathalter has joined the FSI America's sales team as Western Regional Sales Manager, a key position that includes the full multi-state regional responsibility for the sales activities of the Fiber Defender® fiber-optic sensing product line.  
San Diego, CA, August 27 - LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE mass notification systems, today announced mass notification orders for a public utility in Texas and a Department of Energy renewable energy facility in Colorado. The orders total $310,000 and include LRAD 360X dual and quad emitter systems, LRAD DS-60 horns, and accessories.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, CA, August 25 – Delivering high quality and cost effective performance, Arecont Vision’s megapixel IP camera technology has become the go-to choice for new schools and those updating their aging analog video surveillance systems.
Jacksonville, FL, August 18 - Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, has been awarded a contract by the Monroe County's Sheriff Office (MCSO) to expand their use of the centraco™ Command and Control platform with integration and upgrades to the access control and intercom systems throughout the Key West jail facility. 
Fremont, CA, August 18 - Identiv, Inc. today announced it has entered into a partnership with PSA Security Network to distribute Identiv's uTrust TS Premises Readers and credentials. PSA Security Network is the world's largest electronic security cooperative, owned by the most progressive security integrators throughout North America. These leading security systems integrators are responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations.
Austin, TX, August 18 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that it has integrated the company’s Lumidigm® biometrics technology with its widely deployed OMNIKEY® contactless smart card readers to simplify identity validation for citizen ID and many financial, healthcare and other commercial applications.  With the Lumidigm V-Series V371 fingerprint reader, program administrators can verify users’ identities by having them present a card, fingerprint or both to the reader.

Commentary and Opinions

Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
Washington, July 21 - Since the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco this month, there has been a flood of criticism leveled against state and city policies that limit local involvement in immigration enforcement and questions raised about whether the federal government is doing enough to enforce the immigration laws. Congress has scheduled two hearings this week to explore these issues, and we share legislators’ desire to find solutions.
By H. Wayne Duff, Jr.Critical infrastructure defines all the assets, systems and networks in place to store and safeguard information vital to national security in the United States. So vital, in fact, that its incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on everything from economic security to public health and safety. Critical infrastructure is the country’s foundation, and compromising it would result in significant implications to the economy, security and overall health of our nation.
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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E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

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New Products

Irvine, CA, August 27 - Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is adding to its portfolio of...

Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, strengthens its successful family of AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Network Cameras with the launch of four new entry-level...

Pompano Beach, FL, August 21 - IC Realtime, a global innovator of advanced video surveillance technology, today launched ICMyCloud, a convenient and secure off-site v...

Wayne, NJ, August 18 - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard di...

August 14 - ITS Products has released an innovative flush corner-mount adaptor for the Canon mini dome series that allows the cameras to be installed in environments...