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Sun, 2015-08-23 06:46 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 06:33 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 04:42 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 12:37 PM
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 04:11 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 05:31 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 05:26 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 08:56 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 01:13 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 03:59 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 11:22 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...

Company News

Dubai, January 17 - Morse Watchmans will showcase the latest in key control and asset management technologies and products at Intersec 2016, taking place January 17-19, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company’s exhibit provides attendees from the Middle East and around the world with the opportunity to see, touch and hear about the latest product introductions and enhancements for its flagship KeyWatcher® Touch system, including new language features in Arabic.
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.
 

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By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
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As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.

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