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HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...


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...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:46 PM
Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:33 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...
Tue, 2015-08-18 03:42 PM
Washington, DC, - U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Monday. As vice...

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

Irvine, CA, November 5 - SecureAuth Corporation, the leader in adaptive authentication, announced today its partnership with BehavioSec, the top provider of behavioral biometric solutions for multi-layered authentication and verification, and an active participant in a DARPA program driving frictionless user authentication research. Under the terms of the agreement, SecureAuth will add to SecureAuth IdP a BehavioSec-developed capability that performs keystroke analysis, mouse movement analysis, and touch based analysis on mobile devices.
Stony Brook, NY, November 4 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based supply chain, authentication and product identification solutions, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, and product genotyping solutions, announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the company a one-year extension of its current contract through November 12, 2016.
Plymouth, MA and Macedonia, OH, November 2 - Avwatch, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with headquarters in Plymouth, MA, today announced the Grand Opening of its new, state-of-the-art Research & Development Center, located in Macedonia, Ohio. This new 4,000 square foot facility will balance consumer-center innovation with technology leadership. 
Hamilton, New Zealand, November 2 - Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.
Reston, VA, October 16 - Daon, a global leader in mobile biometric authentication technology, announced today that one of its leading customers, USAA, has reached a key milestone of processing 1 million mobile biometric enrollments.
Lillington, NC, October 20 - Boon Edam Inc., a leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors in the Americas, today announced that Walla Walla Regional Airport, in Washington State, has installed a Boon Edam revolving door to upgrade security and ensure tighter Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) compliance.
Anaheim, CA, October 21 -MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), has announced the of launch Morpho Cloud, a secure and flexible Multi-biometric Identification-as-a-Service solution, at the Florida International Association for Identification (FDIAI) 56th annual Educational Training Conference. The conference took place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 18 - 22, 2015.

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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.