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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...

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Thu, 2013-06-27 11:20 AM
In an effort to determine whether applicants for food stamps, supplemental nutrition or “assistance for needy families” are eligible for such benefits, the State of California’s department of social...
Mon, 2013-06-24 02:38 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a small business set-aside contract worth more than $38,000 to Spot Technologies, LLC (doing business as IWatch Systems, of Miami, FL), to undertake an access control...
Thu, 2013-06-20 02:16 PM
B.I.G. Enterprises, a Los Angeles provider of guard booths that is known to GSN readers for its guard booths at high-security facilities such as airports, seaports, nuclear facilities and military...
Wed, 2013-06-19 09:14 PM
Despite spending cuts from a sequestered budget and a still-recovering economy, suppliers of innovative, high-security access control solutions to the U.S. Government can expect modest growth this...
Wed, 2013-06-19 05:33 PM

CrossMatch
Guardian L Scan

CBP’s operations at the Los Angeles International Airport will be augmented with the procurement of 11 desktop computers, 11 CrossMatch Guardian fingerprint scanners, 11 Microsoft LifeCam cameras and...
Wed, 2013-06-12 11:09 AM

New Mexico State Univ.
in Las Cruces, NM, is
within 55 miles of border

Mexican nationals, who have been allowed for decades to visit areas in the southern portion of the State of New Mexico within 25 miles of the border, will now be able to move about in a newly-defined...
Thu, 2013-06-06 05:23 PM
Evolis, a European supplier of customized plastic cards, announced on June 6 that it has been selected to customize drivers’ licenses in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most densely-...
Thu, 2013-06-06 04:29 PM

Andy Mattes

Diebold, Incorporated announced on June 6 that it has named Andy Mattes as the company's new president and chief executive officer. Mattes was also named a board director, and will...
Wed, 2013-06-05 05:05 PM
The General Services Administration issued a Request for Information (RFI) on June 5 from government agencies and commercial companies that might be capable of providing identity management services...
Wed, 2013-06-05 11:19 AM

Behavior Detection Officer
talks with passenger

Since its inception in Boston’s Logan Airport in 2002, TSA’s program to use “behavior detection officers” to spot suspicious behavior among airline passengers had been expanded by fiscal year 2012 to...
Tue, 2013-06-04 04:35 PM

General Keith Alexander

Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, wants to combine forces from the military communications and intelligence communities...
Thu, 2013-05-30 09:44 AM

TWIC enrollment

TSA, which already which has OMB approval to gather personal information from applicants for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (commonly called a TWIC card) for a period of six months...

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

Washington, May 26 – ZRG Partners, a global executive search and talent management firm, has expanded its capabilities with the addition of two experienced executive search consultants, Stephen Spagnuolo and Phoebe Henderson, who will broaden the firm’s existing footprint across the Government, Security and
St. Paul, MN, May 26 – Checking IDs is an important way for businesses to protect against fraud and comply with the law. But frontline workers at places like restaurants, banks, convenience stores, and mobile phone retailers also perform many other tasks, and may lack the specialized training to confidently check IDs. Businesses need a fast, accurate and easy-to-use way to determine whether IDs are genuine.
Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13 – Viscount Systems Inc (OTCQB: VSYS) ("Viscount"), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), a service of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has placed a $2+ million order to install the Freedom Access Control Solution ("Freedom") software at up to 200 sites and 4,500 doors over the next two years.
Minneapolis, MN, May 21 – Kroll Ontrack, a provider of ediscovery and 
San Francisco, May 21 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that it has initiated the U.S. federal government compliance process for cloud products and services known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Pasadena, CA, May 21 – Guidance Software, (NASDAQ:GUID), a digital investigations company, has announced highlights of the 
Atlanta, GA, May 21 – Modulo, a provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, has announced that a growing number of major media companies are selecting Modulo’s GRC solution to automate its digital risk and compliance programs.
London & Hong Kong, May 20 – Ribose has become the world’s first collaboration platform to complete the UK Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps to protect businesses against cyber threats.
 

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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.