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Tue, 2011-11-01 08:21 AM

South Carolina

The U.S. Department of Justice challenged South Carolina’s recently-approved immigration law in federal court on Oct. 31, saying the state’s new rules conflicted with the federal government’s...
Tue, 2011-11-01 07:54 AM

Upper Midwest

U.S. Forest Service police are unprepared for what a public employee watchdog group said is an influx of Mexican drug gang growing operations in the upper Midwest.
Mon, 2011-10-31 08:12 AM

PIDC, Los Fresnos, TX

A Jamaican who had been awaiting deportation in a south Texas detention facility was found guilty of assaulting an ICE agent in the summer of 2010. The man, Kemar James, 23, a Jamaican citizen and...
Fri, 2011-10-28 08:47 AM

Cockpit laser glare

The steep increase in the number of incidents of lasers pointed into aircraft cockpits has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to open a Website for pilots to more easily report such...
Fri, 2011-10-28 07:34 AM
An El Paso, TX, man received a 15-year sentence for running a smuggling operation that transported and harbored as many as 5,000 illegal aliens, some from as far away as southwest Asia.
Thu, 2011-10-27 12:01 PM
A recent study published by the Primary Research Group, of New York, NY, looks closely at how academic, public and special libraries use RFID technology, and concludes that more than one-quarter of...
Wed, 2011-10-26 08:18 AM
Reports in recent days that the TSA is allegedly setting up extensive highway checkpoints across the state of Tennessee are wildly exaggerated, said the agency in a statement on Oct. 25.
Mon, 2011-10-24 11:21 AM
TSA has issued a “broad agency announcement” under which it is soliciting proposals for research projects in the following specific areas: passenger and baggage screening, threat assessment, cargo...
Mon, 2011-10-24 08:52 AM

Inert landmines

TSA security officers found landmines in a passenger’s checked luggage at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) on Oct. 2. The mines were determined to be inert and harmless by SLC Explosive...
Mon, 2011-10-24 07:22 AM

ICE HSI lab

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) formally opened a new, expanded state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Boston on Oct. 21 with an eye to...
Wed, 2011-10-19 01:48 PM

Bexar County courthouse

The arrest of five men in an early-morning break-in at a Texas county courthouse on Oct. 19 has drawn the attention of federal and homeland security investigators. The men were arrested by San...
Wed, 2011-10-19 09:51 AM
Passengers hoping to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s Precheck expedited security check pilot program may already be signed up, but they might not know it, the agency said.

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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