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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, 2013-04-16 08:46 AM

Border fence

The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a hearing on hotly-anticipated comprehensive immigration reform legislation until April 19, and scheduled another for the week of April 22.
Mon, 2013-04-15 05:05 PM
The office that once was known as US-VISIT (for United States Visitor and Immigrant Status indicator Technology), and is now called the Office of Biometric Identity Management, or OBIM, estimates...
Fri, 2013-04-12 02:59 PM

Zebra Technologies'
Ram Ramaprasad

As he ponders the possibility of “comprehensive immigration reform,” which could provide a new legal status for approximately 12 million currently-undocumented aliens, Ram Ramaprasad, the director of...
Fri, 2013-04-12 08:49 AM
Not knowing his mother’s maiden name and a non-existent tattoo were the first tips that the man trying to pass through customs at Baltimore Washington International Airport on April 5 with a U.S....
Thu, 2013-04-11 02:32 PM


The requirement that federal employees and federal contractors trying to gain access to federal buildings and computer networks possess Personal Identification Verification (PIV) compliant smart...
Wed, 2013-04-10 03:43 PM


Sentry View Systems, Inc.has announced the launch of its SiteCOMMANDER, a flexible command and control solution with unlimited multi-server capabilities and fully mobile functionality.
Wed, 2013-04-10 01:57 PM

Ramirez, Hotchkiss, Gelfman

AXIS Communications, the IP camera supplier, has established an innovative partnership with the Wentworth Institute of Technology, of Boston, MA, to tap the fertile brains of some of Wentworth's...
Wed, 2013-04-10 08:32 AM

Walli Mujahidh

The second of two men convicted of trying to mount an armed assault on a Seattle military processing center in 2011 will spend 17 years in prison.
Wed, 2013-04-10 08:13 AM

Presidio POE

The Presidio Port of Entry in Texas has a new inspection booth to speed traffic through the facility. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is adding a fourth inspection booth...
Wed, 2013-04-10 08:02 AM

Global Entry kiosk

Travelers coming into the U.S. are satisfied with the entry processes put in place by Customs and Border Protection, according to a joint survey released by the agency. CPB, working collaboratively...
Wed, 2013-04-10 07:29 AM
The controversial decision by the TSA to allow small-bladed knives back inside commercial passenger aircraft remains at a low boil in Washington, as members of congress continue to criticize the...
Mon, 2013-04-08 10:47 AM

by Sentry View

 Sentry View Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of its SiteCOMMANDER, a flexible command and control solution with unlimited multi-server capabilities and fully mobile...

Company News

Las Vegas, NV, April 14 – With ISC West 2015 as the backdrop, AlertEnterprise has announced Visitor Express™, a visitor management solution built and delivered entirely in the cloud. Visitor Express is a cloud-based version of Guardian Visitor, a corporate class visitor management solution specifically designed for medium and large-sized organizations, most of whom need to meet a variety of regulatory compliance requirements.
Washington, April 13 – Integrated security technology company Gallagher will showcase and demonstrate its latest product releases at the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. – ISC West. The event runs from April 15 to April 17 2015 at the Sands Expo Centre, Las Vegas – Gallagher booth # 28073. Gallagher's Chief Technology Officer Steve Bell will be participating in two specialist demonstrations during the show; SIA InteropFest Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) and the PSIA Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) demo. 
Hudson, NH, April 10 – AIRS has announced the launch of the mini-Nyx-S 640 SWIR Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA). The mini-Nyx-S 640 IDCA is integrated with a high performance 640 x 512 short wave infrared (SWIR) IRFPA.  The mini-Nyx-S 640 is a further extension to AIRS’ SWIR product line, joining the existing 384 x 288 format IRFPA product. The mini-Nyx-S is uniquely designed by AIRS to address applications such as hyperspectral imaging, commercial/scientific OEM applications, gimbal systems, man portable systems, and ISR.  
Mountain View, CA, April 14 – In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of if you will be attacked – but when. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), exposes a tactical shift by cyberattackers: They are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them.
Atlanta & Chicago, April 13 – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced that the company will exhibit at HIMSS 2015, showcasing the importance of successfully aggregating, managing, linking and analyzing data as a means to reduce exposure to identity based fraud, improve care coordination and streamline complex processes.
Cranbury, NJ and Seoul, Korea, April 14 – IRIS ID Systems Inc. has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). IRIS ID’s IrisAccess® iCAM iris recognition products are deployed globally and now interface with the Lenel® OnGuard® access control system. IrisAccess® is a solution for providing non-contact, strong biometric authentication, which offers both convenience and security. With this new interface, OnGuard and Iris ID customers can now leverage a more seamless enrollment process and management of data.
Las Vegas – At ISC West 2015, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. will introduce the new G Series, a powerful multifunctional security control panel that provides combined UL intrusion and fire functionality along with door control and essential video surveillance functions for commercial applications. Bosch will also launch new intelligent IP surveillance solutions, and cloud-based services that enable central stations to tap into the growing video monitoring market. With these security solutions, Bosch offers innovative technology for connected systems.

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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.
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.

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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.

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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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