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


Wed, 2012-01-04 01:15 PM


U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Jan. 4 called a Canadian man’s claims to have entered the U.S. using only a scanned image of his passport on an iPad “categorically false.” News reports on Jan....
Wed, 2012-01-04 08:26 AM

U.S. visa

In the coming year, the Department of Homeland Security should focus on allowing freer visa-less travel within the U.S., roll back “stealth amnesty” for illegal aliens, and establish more cohesive...
Tue, 2012-01-03 05:11 PM

Power 770 servers
built by IBM

TSA is planning to upgrade its Secure Flight threat assessment and credentialing system and a second unidentified effort by procuring additional modular switches and transceiver hardware manufactured...
Tue, 2012-01-03 01:01 PM

NHL's Winter Classic

The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Philadelphia on Jan. 2 wasn’t the only thing on ice in the city. Counterfeit apparel vendors hoping to cash in on the game were too. Immigration and...
Thu, 2011-12-29 03:47 PM


Immigration and Customs Enforcement unveiled a telephone hotline for detained individuals to clarify their immigration status and report crimes, as well as a new document that provides information on...
Thu, 2011-12-29 08:03 AM

Counterfeit 100s

In the pre-holiday rush on Dec. 22 at John F. Kennedy Airport , Customs and Border Protection officers found one passenger carrying more than a bag of Christmas gifts. During a baggage inspection at...
Wed, 2011-12-28 06:10 PM

Bastrop County Unified Command
won accolades from GSN for its
successful battle against Texas wildfires

The annual awards dinner hosted by Government Security News has traditionally saluted “the best and the brightest” in the homeland security field, and this year was no exception, as 45 awards were...
Fri, 2011-12-23 05:13 PM

US-VISIT program

DHS has awarded Accenture Federal Services a 13-month, $71 million contract to further enhance the capabilities of its immigration and border management functions.
Fri, 2011-12-23 08:21 AM

Counterfeit decorations

Tis the season for fake and possibly dangerous imported Christmas decorations, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Fri, 2011-12-23 07:56 AM

Yasin al-Suri

The U.S. Department of State authorized a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the location of Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, better known as Yasin al-Suri, a senior Al Qaeda facilitator...
Thu, 2011-12-22 07:53 AM

U.S. Embassy Brazil

The U.S. Mission to Brazil processed close to a million visa applications in fiscal 2011, said the U.S. State Department, prompting the agency to send in temporary employees to help handle the...
Tue, 2011-12-20 03:26 PM
DHS has enhanced the ways in which it shares immigration-related information with state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States, and with the Mexican government, which maintains the...

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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