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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, 2015-04-21 08:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
Sun, 2015-04-19 06:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
Fri, 2015-04-17 12:13 AM
Sydney, Australia, April 15 – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law...
Wed, 2015-04-15 11:39 PM
Singapore, April 13 – Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which is set to empower...
Mon, 2015-04-13 12:43 AM
Washington, April 9 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) has coordinated with Europol’s...
Thu, 2015-04-09 11:32 PM
Washington, April 9 – A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “” has been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards...
Wed, 2015-04-08 10:56 PM
One focus of the ASIS 25th New York City Security Conference and Expo, to be held April 22-23, will be educational sessions on current topics in terrorism. But the event will also consist of many...
Tue, 2015-04-07 06:42 PM
Port Canaveral, FL – As a recipient of only 1.5% of the DHS federal grants, says Captain Tom Allan, Commandant of Sector Jacksonville, FL, the U.S. Coast Guard is “the best bargain you’re ever going...
Thu, 2015-04-02 06:06 PM

Josh Shapiro 

Harrisburg, PA, April 1 – Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he has named Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman Josh Shapiro the chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency."I...
Thu, 2015-04-02 02:45 AM
Washington, April 1 – Director James B. Comey has appointed three new executives as special agents in charge at the FBI New York Office (NYO). George Ennis was named special agent in charge of the...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Sun, 2015-03-15 08:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
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.

Company News

Stony Brook, NY. August 18 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that it has entered into a two-year contract with another U.S. government agency. Terms of the contract, including the scope of services, are confidential. 
Hauppaguge, NY, August 19 - VOXX International Corporation today announced that it has entered into a Definitive Agreement to purchase the assets, inclusive of all intellectual property, of iris authentication market leader EyeLock through an acquiring entity.  Upon consummation of the transaction, VOXX will have a controlling interest in the acquiring entity. The closing of the transaction is subject to completion of due diligence.
Jacksonville, FL, August 18 - Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, has been awarded a contract by the Monroe County's Sheriff Office (MCSO) to expand their use of the centraco™ Command and Control platform with integration and upgrades to the access control and intercom systems throughout the Key West jail facility. 
Fremont, CA, August 18 - Identiv, Inc. today announced it has entered into a partnership with PSA Security Network to distribute Identiv's uTrust TS Premises Readers and credentials. PSA Security Network is the world's largest electronic security cooperative, owned by the most progressive security integrators throughout North America. These leading security systems integrators are responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations.
Austin, TX, August 18 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that it has integrated the company’s Lumidigm® biometrics technology with its widely deployed OMNIKEY® contactless smart card readers to simplify identity validation for citizen ID and many financial, healthcare and other commercial applications.  With the Lumidigm V-Series V371 fingerprint reader, program administrators can verify users’ identities by having them present a card, fingerprint or both to the reader.
Fremont, CA, Aug. 12, 2015 - Identiv, Inc., today announced that the uTrust TS ScramblePad Government Reader is now included on the U.S. government's FICAM Approved Products List (APL).
Atlanta, GA, August 10 - SITA, a global provider of border security and IT solutions to governments, airlines and airports, today announced that McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the first to deploy Phase 4.0 automated passport control (APC) kiosks, speeding more international travelers through the customs and border process.  Now, business or tourist visa holders, Mexican travelers with border crossing cards, and airline crew members will be able to use the kiosks upon arrival in the U.S. 
Fairmont, WV, Aug 4 - Tygart Technology, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise grade video and photographic analysis and biometric recognition systems, today announced the launch of the MXMOBILE™ FaceID System, a significant advancement that will provide facial recognition capabilities on mobile devices. MXMOBILE enables government agencies to access the company's MXSERVER™ technology, a cloud-based face recognition system that efficiently processes vast amounts of video and photo collections, on agency-managed smartphones.

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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.