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IntraLogic's official release of the "One Button" Lockdown system on CBS 2 News.


Tue, 2011-12-20 12:13 PM

National Guard/Border Patrol

The contingent of National Guard troops stationed along the southwestern U.S. border will be reduced, said the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense on Dec. 20.
Tue, 2011-12-20 11:55 AM
Based on a recent study of its actual costs, the FBI announced on December 20 that it will lower the price it charges for a “non-criminal” records check of an individual’s criminal history from $19....
Tue, 2011-12-20 09:03 AM

Union Pacific Railroad

U.S. Customs and Border Protection overstepped its authority in making the largest rail carrier in the U.S. spend hundreds of millions of dollars to secure its railcars from Mexican drug smugglers,...
Tue, 2011-12-20 07:46 AM

San Jose, CA

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rounded up 63 criminal aliens in a four-day immigration enforcement operation in San Jose, CA, the week of Dec. 12. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations...
Mon, 2011-12-19 10:22 AM

Drug laden go-kart

The week of Dec. 12 was a busy one for U.S. border agents in the Southwest. Within two days, border agents stopped a most-wanted fugitive trying to re-enter the country through the Los Angeles...
Mon, 2011-12-19 09:17 AM

Waad Alwan

The conviction of one of the Iraqi men living in Kentucky accused of providing support for attacks against American troops in Iraq shows he was acting as an enemy combatant and that a military trial...
Mon, 2011-12-19 08:31 AM
Customs and Border Protection has been successfully receiving manifests through a new modernized system and is eyeing the decommission of its old structure. Pilot programs of the Automated Commercial...
Fri, 2011-12-16 10:11 AM
The owners and operators of private aircraft won a reprieve on December 16 when the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will continue to allow those owners and operators to keep...
Thu, 2011-12-15 03:35 PM

Maricopa County jail

The Department of Homeland Security blocked the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff’s access to ICE immigration identification programs and barred it from enforcing federal immigration laws in the wake of a...
Thu, 2011-12-15 03:33 PM
In its first full meeting since September 2009, a resurrected Aviation Security Advisory Committee gathered on a conference call on December 15 to hear TSA Administrator John Pistole extol the...
Thu, 2011-12-15 12:28 PM

CBP's depiction of
Integrated Fixed
Tower system

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released a draft RFP that envisions a system of “Integrated Fixed Towers” in the State of Arizona, along the U.S.-Mexican border, that ideally would use long-...
Thu, 2011-12-15 09:07 AM

U.S. Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 340,252 people in FY 2011, said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a statistical summary of the agency’s accomplishments during the year.

Company News

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $247K contract to upgrade the current Defense ID system at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.
Tysons Corner, VA-based Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, software development, enterprise resource planning, and financial consulting services to government, has announced the appointment of Fred Funk to their executive management team as senior vice president, National Security Group.
Leading software firm NICE Systems (NICE) has launched a video surveillance program, NICE Suspect Search, which claims to be able to reduce the time it takes to locate and track persons of interests through surveillance cameras. NICE Security Group’s Executive Vice President Chris Wooten states that the program aims to solve “the burden of processing all of the data [that] has limited the value of the video footage, [which is the] major pain point for [its] customers."
Frisco, TX-based Sheplers, a multi-channel western-wear retailer, has determined that their payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to their systems and some of their customers’ payment card information was exposed. With the assistance of a leading computer security firm, Sheplers is continuing the investigation into the incident, and are cooperating with law enforcement in their efforts to find the criminals responsible.
Boston, MA-based Wealth Management Systems (WMSI) has announced that Doug Perkins has joined the firm as information security officer. An industry veteran with extensive experience in software development, project management, quality assurance, and operations and information security, Perkins is assuming responsibility for the design and future development of WMSI’s enterprise-wide information security strategies and policies. Mr. Perkins reports to BJ Ralston, WMSI’s chief compliance officer, and is based in WMSI’s Boston Office.
Princeton, NJ-based IXP Corporation, a public safety and emergency response provider that has partnered with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for the past 10 years, has announced an innovation that raises campus security to the next level.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $220K contract to provide its IM2610 TWIC Plus readers to the Port of New Orleans in Louisiana. The new contract is for a web-hosted TWIC card reading system. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and Be On the Lookout (BOLO) checks.
London, England-based Brit PLC, a global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has developed a unique insurance service to protect companies operating critical infrastructure and industrial machinery from terrorist and other malicious attacks, such as sabotage, espionage and theft.

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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.

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