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


Thu, 2012-01-26 04:57 PM

Neal Smith
Federal Building
in Des Moines, IA

BridgePoint Systems, a provider of smart card readers and enrollment software for Physical Access Control Systems (PACs), announced on Jan. 24 that the Neal Smith Federal Building in Des Moines, IA,...
Thu, 2012-01-26 03:44 PM

Jonathan Melaku

The former Marine reservist who was accused of conducting a shooting spree of government and military buildings in the Washington, DC, area in the autumn of 2010 pleaded guilty to property damage and...
Wed, 2012-01-25 12:22 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul airport

TSA implemented its Pre Check passenger pre-screening initiative at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Jan. 24. The airport is the seventh location for the program. Delta Air Lines...
Wed, 2012-01-25 08:48 AM

State of the Union

Immigration rights groups were split on President Obama’s succinct remarks on immigration reform in his State of the Union address on Jan. 24, with some applauding them and others calling for more...
Tue, 2012-01-24 11:24 AM

U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on Jan. 23 that said law enforcement has to obtain warrants before using GPS tracking devices on suspects’ vehicles, could show the court is ready to address the...
Tue, 2012-01-24 11:17 AM

John Kiriakou

As the Department of Justice moves to prosecute an ex-Central Intelligence Agency officer for leaking the identities of fellow CIA operatives to the press and to terror detainees’ lawyers, the leader...
Mon, 2012-01-23 10:44 AM

Ambassador Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the international crossing at Ambassador Bridge in Detroit knew something was amiss when they noticed a man riding a bicycle in the Michigan cold...
Mon, 2012-01-23 10:07 AM

Hairbrush knife

Transportation Security Officers at airports across the country found 24 loaded guns in carry-on bags, inert grenades and 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine in the middle week of January.
Fri, 2012-01-20 06:03 PM

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is the latest air carrier to sign on with TSA’s pre-approved traveler security program pilot. The agency said in a Jan. 20 blog post that “select Alaska Airlines travelers” would soon...
Fri, 2012-01-20 01:48 PM
The investigation into racial profiling and discrimination at the Maricopa County, AZ, sheriff’s office will be a catalyst for growing local and state opposition to the Secure Communities biometric...
Fri, 2012-01-20 09:44 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul airport

President Obama’s executive order aimed at increasing travel and tourism by expanding U.S. entry and visa programs will expand Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program to four more...
Fri, 2012-01-20 09:14 AM

President Obama

President Obama unveiled a plan on Jan. 19 that would boost entry processing times for foreign tourists and expand background check programs in the hope of capturing more international tourist...

Company News

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.
Belgium-based Betafence, a provider of comprehensive solutions for high security perimeter protection, has announced the acquisition of SecureUSA, a successful U.S provider of access control systems and solutions.

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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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