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GSN Awards Announced: Coast Guard’s Thad Allen recognized at gala dinner for his Gulf disaster recovery leadership

GSN 2011 awards

Federal, state, county and municipal government officials, along with 30-plus tables of government contractors, systems integrators and vendors of IT and physical security products and solutions, gathered together the evening of November 14, 2011, in a packed ballroom at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington to honor their best at the GSN 2011 Homeland Security Awards Dinner.

Those gathered in the audience and on the presentation dais at the hotel were treated to an evening of inspiration and surprises, as they dined on filet mignon and halibut. The awards dinner was sponsored by luminaries in the homeland security constellation, such as HP ArcSight, Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), General Dynamics C4, Mutualink and Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems’ Security and Transportation Systems division.

During the awards ceremonies, Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.) received the first GSN/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation for Public Safety and Security. Allen was recognized for his work in heading up the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Brian Seagrave, Raytheon vice president of homeland security, presented the award.

During a video presentation, Allen said the continuing work of technology companies and first responders was key in any disaster. He urged everyone to become a “lifelong rapid learner” to better cope with disasters, both man-made and natural. He said “reconciling opportunity and competency” when disaster strikes is essential to any effective recovery. Being on top of the latest, most effective technology is a product of being a lifelong rapid learner, he said.

He also said clear communications is also a key to effective response and amplified his call for a nationwide interoperable first responder radio network. “The problem is not technologywhen it comes to such a network, he said, but conquering the social and cultural issues surrounding it. “No single agency can solve big problems like disasters,” he said. It takes partnering and collaboration, he added.

The GSN / Raytheon award, which Government Security News managing partner Adrian Courtenay says will become an annual tradition, was sponsored by the Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world that is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

According to Courtenay, the 2011 awards dinner also unveiled some exciting new categories, including “Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation -- Federal, State or Local” and “Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program” in the Government Excellence group.

Courtenay also pointed out that the IT Security Vendors category were offered new awards for “Best Certificate Management Solution” and “Best Privileged Access Management Solution,” while the Physical Security Vendors group will offer new trophies for the “Best Smart Card Solution” and “Best Platform for Physical and Logical Access.”

Some notable government excellence award winners included the Bastrop County, TX, Unified Command, for its work in evacuating homes ahead of the raging wild fires that swept through central Texas this summer. It, along with partners Texas Forest Service, Boise NIMO Team and Southern Area Red Team, won the award for Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local -- Operational Emergency Response Deployment.

The Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program Operational Interdiction or Arrest award went to the U.S. Border Patrol, Detroit Sector, for its work along the Northern border using video surveillance towers to track down and arrest smugglers in the Lake St. Clair/Lake Huron region.

A complete list of the winners is below.

Category 1

VENDORS OF IT SECURITY PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

 

Best Anti-Malware Solution

RSA NetWitness

 

Best Identity Management Solution

Centrify Corporation

 

Best Certificate Management Solution

Entrust, Inc

 

Best Compliance/Vulnerability Management Solutions

Core Security

 

Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution

Dane-Elec Corp

 

Best Endpoint Security System

Belkin International

 

Best Forensic Software

Guidance Software, Inc

 

Best Intelligence Data Fusion and Collaborative Analysis Solution

Objectivity

Overwatch

RSA NetWitness

 

Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution

TextPower, Inc

 

Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall

Lancope

 

Best Privileged Access Management Solution

AlertEnterprise

 

Best Real-Time Dynamic Network Analysis and Forensics

Narus, Inc, Division of Boeing

 

Best Rugged Computers

Gamma Tech Computer

 

Best Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM)

HP ArcSight, Inc

 

Category 2

 

Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions

 

PHYSICAL SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL & IDENTIFICATION

 

Best Mobile Biometric Identification Device

Gemalto, Inc

 

Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance

Brivo Systems, LLC

Entrust, Inc

 

Best Smart Card Solution

Entrust, Inc

 

Best Platform for Physical and Logical Access

AlertEnterprise, Inc

 

COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS

 

Best Interoperable First Responder Communications

Mutualink, Inc

 

Best Mass Notification System

Mir3

Nixle, LLC

 

Best Regional or National Public Safety Communications Program

The Whitestone Group

 

DETECTION PRODUCTS

 

Best Chemical Detection Product or Solution

Clear Path Technologies, Inc

 

Best Explosive Detection Product or Solution

Rapiscan Systems

 

Best Long Range Detection Product or Solution

Ametek AMT-ORTEC

 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE/CCTV

 

Best Intelligent Video Surveillance Solution

Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc (BRS Labs)

Verint Systems, Inc

 

Best Thermal, Night Vision, Infrared Cameras

Axis Communications Inc

 

Best Network/IP Cameras

Pelco by Schneider Electric

 

Best Video Storage/Digital Transmission System

Intransa, Inc

 

Best Specialized CCTV Lens Technology

Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company

 

OTHER PRODUCTS

 

Best Perimeter Protection Product/System (Excluding Video)

B.I.G. Enterprises

Nasatka Security

 

Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Bollards, Guard Booths)

Smith & Wesson Security Solutions

 

SERVICES

 

Clean-up, Decontamination, Disaster Recovery Services

Intelagard, Inc

 

Best Homeland Security Training/Higher Education Program

G4S Secure Solutions

 

Best Disaster Preparedness System or Service

High Rise Escape Systems, Inc

 

Government Excellence Awards

 

Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Program, Project or Initiative

Port of Long Beach, CA

 

Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Program, Project or Initiative

TSA International Security Program

Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program (I-STEP)

 

Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Program, Project or Initiative

TSA International Security Program

Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program

 

Most Notable Cyber Security Program or Technology – Government or Military

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local

Operational Emergency Response Deployment:

Bastrop County, TX, Unified Command, Texas Forest Service, Boise NIMO Team and Southern Area Red Team

 

Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State and Local

 Emergency Response Technologies:

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office

 

Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program

Operational Interdiction or Arrest:

United States Customs and Border Patrol, Detroit Sector,

Assistant Chief Gregory Lambert

 

Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter-Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program

New Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Programs:

Los Angeles Police Department

Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau

 

Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program, Project or Initiative

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office

Fort Smith, AR, Police Department

 

Most Notable State Government Security Program, Project or Initiative

Montana State Department of Justice

Montana All Threat Intelligence Center (MATIC)

 

Most Notable Federal Government Security Program, Project or Initiative

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform

 

2011 Winner of the GSN/Raytheon Award

For Distinguished Leadership and Innovation

In Public Safety and Security

Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.)

 

 

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