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Thu, 2015-07-30 06:27 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of accounts of exceptional achievements in homeland security, as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport,...
Thu, 2015-07-30 04:21 PM

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

Washington, DC, July 28 - As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh...
Thu, 2015-07-30 04:12 PM
Washington, July 25 – In response to a growing poaching crisis that is rapidly pushing populations of African elephants, rhinos and other species to the brink of extinction, President Obama today...
Wed, 2015-07-29 03:59 PM

 

Honourable Peter MacKay

Washington, DC, July 28 - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting of the two...
Wed, 2015-07-29 03:18 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of accounts on exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport, Border...
Wed, 2015-07-29 02:34 PM
New York, NY, July 27 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York State, and New York City has announced they have reached final agreements for 78 Public Assistance projects in...
Tue, 2015-07-28 01:55 PM

Scott L. Cruse

Washington, DC, July 27 – Director James B. Comey has named Scott L. Cruse special agent in charge of the FBI’s Oklahoma City Division. He most recently served as legal attaché (legat) in London as...
Tue, 2015-07-28 01:47 PM
 2015 Winner: Most Notable Search and Rescue - Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of accounts of exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in Winning Entries...
Mon, 2015-07-27 11:22 PM
Editor’s note: As promised in yesterday’s Daily Insider, GSN has selected six exceptional and uplifting accomplishments in the Homeland Security field, as described in Winning Entries in the recently...
Mon, 2015-07-27 06:18 PM

 

Thomas Drake

Washington – On July 30, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will host a panel discussion, “Whistleblower Rights Campaigns in the 114th Congress” as part of the Whistleblower Summit for Civil...
Mon, 2015-07-27 01:16 PM
Newark, NJ, July 23 — Two men who fled from Central America to evade criminal charges were removed within days of each other by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and...

Company News

St. Petersburg, FL, - In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts. The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work. Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria. This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.
Wilmington, MA, July 29 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced the award of its 19th patent.  Titled "Trace Chemical Particle Release Nozzle" (Patent No. 9,067,219), this patent enhances Implant Sciences' non-contact sampling capability to allow for its integration and use in a wide range of high through-put screening deployment scenarios.
The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that Captain Edward Dahlgren, Director of Operations & Harbor Master at the Nanaimo Port Authority in Nanaimo, BC, will offer a presentation and live demonstration of his port’s new integrated Marine Domain Awareness system at MacDonnell’s 2015 Port Security Operations Conference and Exposition (PSOCE), which will take place on November 10-12 in Long Beach, CA.
Washington, DC, July 28 – Clarion Events announces today the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, FROM Eagle Eye Expositions, effective immediately.  
Runnemede, NJ, July 28 - Sielox LLC has partnered with Security Reps to serve as manufacturers’ representative for the company’s full line of solutions including its industry-leading Pinnacle® software suite and innovative Sielox Class (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System™) in the Southeastern U.S.
Cincinnati, OH, July 28 – Response Technologies Ltd., the manufacturer and distributor of the Centurion® duress and emergency notification system, has extended the application deadline for its inaugural emergency safety grant program for eligible K-12 public schools in the U.S, to August 31, 2015. Applications are accepted online only at http://response-technologies.com.
Lenexa, KS, July 23 – The Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) at Rolla, MO, will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund research on the impacts of climate change on indoor air quality and resulting health effects.
New York, July 27 - Good Vibrations Shoes, Inc. today announced that Vindai Corporation has acquired the company. Vindai specializes in developing and supplying equipment, including body cameras, to law enforcement, military, and large private security firms in order to protect citizens from the officer brutality, and abuse of power that seems to be sweeping the nation.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.
 

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Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to announce its new GSA Contract, and he goes on to state that his intention in this video interview is to emphasize that the company can furnish users with the highest resolution recording and playback of video for any needs or budgets.  Mr Troiano points out that until very recently, when the new hi-resolution recording and playback of video imagery was not yet available, video surveillance with

Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

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 since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

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.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

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Kustom Signals, Inc. is pleased to announce that the LaserCam 4 has been certified to be in compliance with International Association...

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

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...