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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...


Fri, 2011-11-11 12:33 PM
Ten years after the worst terror attacks in U.S. history occurred there, the 16-acre World Trade Center campus in lower Manhattan is set to have a security system that can provide efficient response...
Fri, 2011-11-11 10:54 AM
Passwords with varying upper and lower case characters, numbers and special characters only go so far, said the Department of Defense’s research agency, but they’re not easy to remember, often...
Fri, 2011-11-11 07:41 AM

TSA's John Pistole

Even though the Thanksgiving holiday is still two weeks away, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration said his agency is preparing for what he hopes will be a smoother trip to Grandma...
Thu, 2011-11-10 03:37 PM

Pedestrian crossing
in El Paso, TX

Unisys Corp. is assisting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency in opening the first pedestrian border crossing in El Paso, TX, that deploys a combination of gate systems, mobile...
Thu, 2011-11-10 09:42 AM

Rafaela Dutra Toro

A Brazilian woman who lived in Orlando was convicted by a federal jury of an H-2B visa fraud that supplied over 1,000 illegal workers to hotels in Florida and around the U.S. The jury said on Nov. 7...
Wed, 2011-11-09 02:44 PM
The owners of Aquila Farms, LLC, were sentenced to three years probation and to pay penalties of almost $3 million dollars for knowingly hiring and harboring the illegal aliens that made up...
Tue, 2011-11-08 04:23 PM

Adm. Thad Allen

Government Security News has announced that Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.), who became a household name as leader of the federal government’s effort to confront the devastating BP oil spill in the...
Mon, 2011-11-07 04:27 PM
The next time you present your passport, driver’s license or credit card to a user-friendly kiosk installed in some public place by DHS -- in an effort to authenticate your identity -- be advised...
Mon, 2011-11-07 11:10 AM
In one of the tougher contests in the 2011 homeland security awards competition mounted by Government Security News, five companies are still vying with each other for the Winner’s plaque in the...
Mon, 2011-11-07 10:12 AM

ICE's John Morton

Several major national hotel, retail and food chains have joined Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s voluntary IMAGE employment compliance program.
Fri, 2011-11-04 02:24 PM

Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Airports in Alaska, California, Oregon, South Carolina and Guam are slated to get some of the 300 additional next-generation Advanced Imaging Units ordered by the Transportation Security...
Fri, 2011-11-04 09:07 AM

Otay Mesa tunnel

U.S. Border Patrol agents helped rescue five illegal aliens from a tight cross-border tunnel in California on Nov. 2, after the lead man in the group got stuck in the tunnel’s exit in the U.S....

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

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.
San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.
Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has announced the launch of its ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the nation’s top locksmiths.
Minnetonka, MN-based Datacard Group has announced that in one year, more than 40 million driver’s licenses have been issued globally utilizing Datacard government solutions. And, that number is projected to grow as government organizations recognize the benefits of implementing personalization and authentication solutions that help mitigate fraud, protect identities, and demonstrate service improvements to their citizens.
Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $102K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to Watco Greens Port Terminal in Houston, TX. The port is operated by Watco Companies.The new contract is for the TWIC Plus readers and an onsite server with TWIC registration module. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and driver’s license reading capability, as well as printed visitor and vehicle passes.
A-T Solutions, a provider of counterterrorism based in Vienna, VA, has announced the launch of its new Data Collection Toolkit (DCT) and release of a white paper titled “Top Three Ways In-Field Data Collection Helps Achieve Urgent Objectives,” which details the benefits and value of mobile-capable data collection tools for federal agencies whose missions involve public safety, national defense, counterterrorism, homeland security, criminal investigations, and disaster and emergency management.

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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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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.