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Mon, 2016-01-25 03:34 PM
By Joshua Breisblatt
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Fri, 2016-01-15 12:27 PM

Jeh Johnson, DHS

'Today I announce the schedule for the final phase of implementation of the REAL ID Act.  Bottom line up front:  Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-17 06:08 PM

Bill Spence, HID Global

By Bill Spence, VP Sales, Biometrics, HID Global
Mon, 2015-11-09 01:01 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark and Addison, TX, November 9 - Orlando’s newest entertainment attraction — the Orlando Eye complex — has entrusted leading security providers Axis Communications, Milestone Systems...
Wed, 2015-10-28 09:56 AM

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker

Santa Ana, CA, October 21 - A clerk at the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in El Monte and five others have been indicted on federal charges for allegedly selling legitimate birth...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Sat, 2015-09-19 03:13 PM


New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Mon, 2015-09-14 10:31 AM
Washington, DC, September 3 - Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has directed an immediate safety review at all nine Department of Defense labs and facilities involved in the production, shipment,...
Tue, 2015-09-01 03:48 PM
Securiport named Track Sponsor for IATA’s AVSEC World ConferenceWashington, DC, August 25 – A world leader in passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, and civil aviation security...

Commentary and Opinions

London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
By Steve Bittenbender Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled on Monday a proposal to tackle immigration issues, saying any plan that addresses amnesty for illegal aliens must also come with a “robust strategy to improve border security.”
Teaneck, NJ, July 14 – Multi-factor authentication – a security protection required by US government standards – could have prevented the recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of citizens to hackers, spies and cyber-criminals. The Federal government has been encouraging its agencies to use multi-factor authentication since November 2009, when it published the FICAM (Federal Identity and Access Management) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance.

Company News

Ashburn, VA, February 2 - FCi Federal announced today that it has been awarded a $416-million, five-year prime contract with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to support its National Benefits Center Records Operations Center.  All processing, operations, and management work commenced on February 1 and will be hosted at the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. The contract, which became effective on January 30, authorizes 1,320 full-time positions.
Reston, VA, February 2 - Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today a contract award from the U.S.
Framingham, MA, January 28 - S2 Security, the leader in IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems, today introduced S2 MicroNode Plus, the company’s latest two-reader panel for S2 NetBox series web-based access control and event monitoring systems. New product features include a Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) power option, storage for up to 150,000 cardholder credentials, and faster processing. 
MALÉ, Maldives, January 28 - DERMALOG, the biometrics innovation leader from Germany, has supplied the new biometric passports and IT system for registration and personalization of electronic passports to the Republic of Maldives. Additionally, DERMALOG delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) to Maldives Immigration.
Berlin, January 19, 2016 – The Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate, which comes under the Latvian Ministry of Transport, has concluded a contract with Veridos for the latter to supply Latvian driver's licenses and their personalization. The contractual period is five years. Latvian citizens will be offered an exceptional service whereby they will be able to pick up their driver's licenses within minutes of applying for it.
Torrance, CA, January 12 - AMAG Technology is pleased to announce the release of Symmetry™ GUEST, a new web-based visitor management system that speeds the flow of visitors while improving customer service.  Symmetry GUEST enhances a visitor’s experience while helping organizations enforce security policies and reduce costs.
Dubai, January 17 - Morse Watchmans will showcase the latest in key control and asset management technologies and products at Intersec 2016, taking place January 17-19, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company’s exhibit provides attendees from the Middle East and around the world with the opportunity to see, touch and hear about the latest product introductions and enhancements for its flagship KeyWatcher® Touch system, including new language features in Arabic.
Austin, TX, January 13 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has identified security 2016 trends to watch based on its deep insights gained from top customers across numerous markets, along with pilots and deployments of the company’s latest solutions with forward-looking partners and end-user organizations worldwide.  HID Global’s broad industry perspective has positioned the company to pinpoint five key developments that it believes will have the greatest impact during this year on identity and access management, citizen identification and the Int
 

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This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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Recent Access Control Videos

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.

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.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.