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IntraLogic's official release of the "One Button" Lockdown system on CBS 2 News.


Tue, 2010-04-13 02:57 PM
Dortronics Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Long Island, NY-based Sag Harbor Industries, has unveiled its new 4700 series mantraps. The company emphasizes the 4700‘s “lower TCO (total cost of ownership...
Tue, 2010-04-13 12:19 PM
DHS has issued details of its plan to require more than one million employees, contractors and unescorted visitors to “high-risk” chemical facilities across the U.S. to submit their background data,...
Tue, 2010-04-13 07:31 AM
While continuously tracking the ever-changing cyber-security landscape, Symantec has refined its strategy to protect the computer networks of large government and commercial organizations, and has...
Mon, 2010-04-12 05:14 PM
The GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially start accepting entries on April 15, 2010, according to Adrian Courtenay, Chairman of World Business Media, which publishes GSN:...
Mon, 2010-04-12 02:28 PM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Ann Testa as federal security director for Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Thomas Connors as federal security...
Mon, 2010-04-12 11:33 AM
Biodefense Center
The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet in closed sessions on April 20-22 at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) at Fort Detrick,...
Mon, 2010-04-12 09:22 AM
Washington Dulles Airport
After reviewing competitive bids, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority awarded a contract  in late 2009 to systems integrator Adesta, LLC to install a complete intrusion detection...
Fri, 2010-04-09 02:58 PM
Axis Communications, a Sweden-based company offering network video solutions for professional installations, has named Matt Krebs business development manager for its AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS...
Wed, 2010-04-07 02:39 PM
Geospatial Holdings, Inc., Pace Global Energy Services and Ridge Global report that they have created a strategic partnership to offer infrastructure services to the energy, telecom, electrical...
Wed, 2010-04-07 08:59 AM
Palm Beach Gardens, FL-based G4S Wackenhut is changing its name to G4S.The rebranding, the company says, is meant to “reflect the company’s vision of providing comprehensive security solutions.”It...
Tue, 2010-04-06 02:56 PM
Victim at Fort Hood
The U.S. Army is drawing up specifications for a contract at Fort Hood in Killeen, TX -- the military base where Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire and killed 13 people and wounded 32...
Tue, 2010-04-06 02:25 PM
In anticipation of the 2010 hurricane season, police, first responders and other government personnel will conduct training exercises designed to test an interoperable credential verification system...

Company News

American Fibertek, Inc. (AFI), of Somerset, NJ, is enhancing video security system migration options for dealers and integrators faced with expanding legacy DVR installations with the V’nes (Video Network Enterprise Solution) Pilot Video/Event Management Software that can be integrated with DVRs from most leading manufacturers.
The Lockheed Martin-led Next Generation Identification (NGI) team is beginning to fully develop and deploy a new NGI system capability that transforms how law enforcement officials search an FBI wanted persons database. Development efforts began after a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) for the system’s second phase, also known as Increment 2.
LaserCard Corp., of Mountain View, CA, announced the next generation of U.S. Permanent Resident Card, most commonly referred to as the “Green Card,” on May 12, featuring advanced optical security media, enhanced visual and forensic security features, and a Radio Frequency Identity (RFID) tag. The new card represents the first time optical security media and RFID have been implemented on a single card platform with sophisticated, tamperproof features.
AES Corporation, of Peabody, MA, announced on May 12 that the company’s AES-IntelliNet MultiNet long-range mesh alarm communications products have been approved by order of the New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.  The products receiving this new certificate of approval include the 7705i MultiNet Receiver, the AES-7170 IP Link, the 7788 Fire Subscriber and the 7770 FireTap, pursuant to Section FC 112 and 901 of the New Fire Code for New York.
In an interview with GSN at last week’s Border Security Expo in Phoenix, AZ, Michael Estigoy, product manager at SkyIMD, of San Carlos, CA, provided a detailed description of the company’s new aerial intelligence solution that was being launched at the show.
MITIE, a strategic outsourcing and asset management company has won a three-year agreement to provide security and freight support services to Eurotunnel, at its Folkestone terminal in the UK. Under the contract, MITIE's specialist transport security team will work alongside Eurotunnel's site-based staff to support them in controlling access to the high security site and ensuring that customers and staff benefit from a safe, secure environment throughout the site, says MITIE, in a prepared statement.
ActivIdentity Corp., a supplier of strong authentication and credential management, has introduced a new solution to provision public key infrastructure (PKI) and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-compliant credentials onto BlackBerry smart phones. Using a secure microSD card, ActivIdentity enables BlackBerry users to sign secure e-mails digitally or provide two-factor authentication when remotely accessing protected network (Web) portals.
Tab Systems, Inc., of Naklo, Slovenia is gearing up for a worldwide launch of smarti Guardeon, the company’s new biometric unit for access control.  The multi-modal system, which uses facial and voice recognition is set to debut at the 2010 IFSEC Security Industry Awards in England on May 10-12. The awards show will also mark the fifth year in a row that Tab Systems has been listed as a finalist in the best new access control product category.

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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.

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