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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...


Wed, 2011-10-12 10:48 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 03:30 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 09:55 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 10:15 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 09:54 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 05:49 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 09:06 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...
Tue, 2011-10-04 07:56 AM

TSA's John Pistole

The TSA is set to test new voluntary passenger screening procedures and identification technology that can detect fake or altered identification documents at selected airports around the country. The...
Mon, 2011-10-03 04:44 PM
TSA has awarded a $79 million contract to BAE Systems Information Solutions, of Herndon, VA, to design, manufacture, test and deliver a credential authentication technology and boarding pass scanning...
Mon, 2011-10-03 02:05 PM
Following the receipt of a record number of entries from vendor companies and government agencies in this year’s annual Homeland Security Awards program, Government Security News has announced that...
Fri, 2011-09-30 02:31 PM

Bosch's 9412G
control panel

The U.S. Secret Service plans to hire an 8(a)-qualified systems integrator to install intrusion detection systems, closed circuit television, access control systems and “any additional security...
Thu, 2011-09-29 09:24 AM
A pilot program to collect biometric data from temporary workers leaving the U.S. from two border points in Arizona -- which Customs and Border Protection has been running for nearly two years -- has...

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

A study by EMA Research found that organizations using security analytics and threat analytics are nearly two times as confident of detecting security issues and 90 percent report reduced false alerts compared to those not using these tools. The study titled The Evolution of Data Driven Security investigated how security and IT practitioners at all levels and in a variety of industries are managing the ever increasing data volumes and diversity.
Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has expanded its agreement with a major U.S. supermarket chain to provide driver’s license scanners for kiosks operated as part of the chain’s customer rewards program. The Company’s ID Check software is used to transfer customers’ names and addresses from their driver’s licenses to fill out an application for a fuel savings card.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded MorphoTrust USA (Safran) a contract to provide Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) for U.S. airports. The $85 million contract ceiling covers seven years and will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at the checkpoint versus the current visual inspection.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $333K contract to provide 33 IM2610 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Plus portable hand held readers to the Washington State Ferries, operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Mountain View, CA-based NCP engineering has announced that it has appointed Patrick Oliver Graf as its new CEO. Previously general manager, he now leads the remote access VPN provider’s overall vision for ongoing growth and development.
Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), creator of AISight, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, has announced it plans to go public soon. The announcement was recently made on the FOX Business Network's Varney & Company.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the combined results of a 2014 retail cybersecurity survey conducted by Dimensional and Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire. The survey evaluated the attitudes of 407 retail and financial services organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. on a variety of cybersecurity topics.
McLean, VA-based BAE Systems is enhancing its data collaboration and dissemination tool, SIBA, through the interoperability of Mach 1 Development’s DocuTRACER document watermarking solution.

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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.