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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, 2011-10-18 01:04 PM

ICE Director John Morton

Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed on Oct. 18 that it “removed” almost 400,000 people in the U.S. illegally during fiscal 2011. The agency announced its year-end removal numbers in a...
Mon, 2011-10-17 02:28 PM

Naco, AZ

A man charged in the mid-1990’s for his part in a huge conspiracy to smuggle tons of cocaine into Arizona from Mexico by tunneling under the border has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison...
Mon, 2011-10-17 06:38 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has partnered with a major freight forwarders association to promote the use of the agency’s automated trade processing system and said it will decommission an...
Fri, 2011-10-14 07:38 AM

Ahmed Adil Abdallat

A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in El Paso, TX admitted on Oct. 13 to stealing between $70,000 and $120,000 in agency travel funds, as well as misusing his diplomatic passport on...
Thu, 2011-10-13 08:10 AM

Syrian protestors

Federal prosecutors alleged that a Leesburg, VA man, acted as an agent of the Syrian government and gathered information on Syrians in the U.S. who were protesting the country’s regime. The officials...
Wed, 2011-10-12 09:48 AM

Janet Napolitano

As once-growing budgets at the Department of Homeland Security shrink, the need for more efficient, but less-costly technology and services has become critical, said current and former agency leaders...
Tue, 2011-10-11 02:30 PM

Talahassee Regional

ADT Commercial, a systems integrator, and the City of Tallahassee, FL, announced on October 4 the installation of high-tech security systems to help protect the Tallahassee Regional Airport. The...
Fri, 2011-10-07 08:55 AM

Peace Arch crossing, Blaine, WA

A Bellingham, WA man has been accused of selling maps of the northern U.S. border that reveal the locations of surveillance cameras and sensors to  a person he thought was a drug smuggler....
Thu, 2011-10-06 09:15 AM

Abu Du’a

The U.S. State Department has put a $10 million bounty on the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) leader, Ibrahim Qaeda Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, and identified him as a Specially Designated Global...
Thu, 2011-10-06 08:54 AM

Morses Line border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun procedures to close the oldest border crossing on the northern border, saying the facility would require significant and expensive changes to keep it open...
Tue, 2011-10-04 04:49 PM
Government Security News has announced finalists and preemptive winners in all three broad categories of its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program – Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions,...
Tue, 2011-10-04 08:06 AM

GPS tracking device

As the Supreme Court prepares cases for the coming year, privacy groups told it to block evidence gathered by government and law enforcement through the warrantless use of global positioning systems...

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

Mountain View, CA-based SentinelOne, a provider of security that protects organizations against advanced threats and nation state malware, has announced SentinelOne EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) which detects, models, and predicts threat behavior to block attacks on any computing device, including servers and embedded systems. SentinelOne tracks each newly-created process on a machine through its lifecycle using execution inspection technology to prevent malware from evading detection.
Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based access control software and services, has announced that its Freedom Access Control security solution has been approved as a fully-compliant FICAM solution under the program’s Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) 13.02 topology. Successful completion of FICAM testing ensures Freedom meets the security and interoperability requirements outlined within the U.S Government’s FICAM testing process.
Eid Passport, Inc of Hillsboro, OR, a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions and the largest commercial provider of vendor credentials at military facilities, has secured placement on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Qualified Technology List (QTL) for the company’s RAPID-RCx Program.
Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, a provider of security intelligence, has announced the launch of its Threat Intelligence Ecosystem, the industry’s first collective of threat intelligence vendors focused on delivering unprecedented security intelligence via a next-generation security analytics and intelligence platform.
Madison, WI-based Esker, a provider of document process automation solutions, has announced Wisconsin’s City of Madison Police Department has signed on to leverage the on-premises automation platform, Esker DeliveryWare, in order to simplify the way it generates internal messaging reports while saving a significant amount of time and money.
Alexandria, VA-based MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, a provider of biometric and identity management solutions to an array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security, has announced the appointment of Steve Vinsik as MorphoTrak’s new vice president of Criminal Justice and Public Security, responsible for delivering biometric and security solutions across the company’s broad span of customers.
Maple Lawn, MD-based AirPatrol Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. has announced a new add-in for its ZoneDefense 5 mobile device security platform that will allow organizations using the Enterprise Mobility Management suite from VMware’s AirWatch to automatically switch security policies of smartphones and tablets based on the device’s owner and location.
Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solution providers, will partner with HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, to further enhance its RAPIDGate Premier solution to secure physical and digital assets for commercial, government and military organizations.

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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.