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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...
Mon, 2015-08-17 11:37 AM
Washington, DC, August 14 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 50 fugitives sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation...
Sun, 2015-08-16 03:11 PM
August 6 - As I have said a number of times now, the current global threat environment requires that we know more about those who travel to the United States. This includes those from countries for...
Wed, 2015-08-12 04:31 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 04:26 PM
Years before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its immigration enforcement directorate Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were established, law enforcement leaders espoused the...
Tue, 2015-08-11 07:56 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...
Tue, 2015-08-04 12:13 PM

Bennie G. Thompson

Washington, DC, July 29 – Today, Committee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) delivered the following opening statement for the full Committee hearing “Aviation Security...
Wed, 2015-07-29 02:59 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...
Mon, 2015-07-27 10:22 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 12:16 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...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.

Company News

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
Paris, France, January 5 - Morpho (Safran), the world leader in security and identity solutions, announced today that its MorphoWave™ Desktop contactless fingerprint scanner has been certified by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for meeting the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specifications standard. The FBI certification validates that the high quality images produced by the MorphoWave Desktop are equivalent to other contact single-finger scanners, and are suitable for a full range of use cases.
San Jose, CA, January 5 - A number of factors, including high-quality new products, a customer-centric approach to security, new customers and updates to its SAFE software suite, combined to make 2015 a very good year for Quantum Secure, now part of HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions.  
Santa Clara, CA, January 4 - SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the UN20 Serial™, a stand-alone high performance, low cost, optical fingerprint sensor at CES 2016 from January 6th to 9th.  Developers are invited to come by SecuGen’s booth, number 21733 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see a demonstration of this revolutionary new OEM fingerprint sensor. The UN20 Serial will be released in Q1 2016.  
Palo Alto, CA, December 23 - Qylur Intelligent Systems, an intelligent systems company based in Silicon Valley, today announced that Dr. Erroll Southers, managing director of counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection from TAL Global, will be joining Qylur's advisory board. Southers is an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, homeland security, aviation terrorism, school safety, and infrastructure protection.
Vancouver, BC, December 16 - Viscount Systems, Inc., a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, today announced its Viscount Systems Certified Channel Partner  Program. The initiative is designed to help system integrators expand business opportunities and revenue growth through the delivery of Viscount access control and security management solutions.
Austin, TX, December 8 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has received an order from the U.S. government for the redesign, manufacture and supply of the country’s Permanent Resident Card – commonly known as the “Green Card.” The $88.3 million agreement marks the company’s largest government contract to date, extending a nearly two-decade relationship for another five years. The agreement expands production to include the manufacture and supply of additional government documents that will be enhanced with RFID technology for improved fraud protection.
San Diego, CA, December 4 - ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, and its partner, Four Points Technology, LLC, announced an additional contract award to support The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contract is for additional software and support services that are required to deliver biometrically-enabled credentials.
 

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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.