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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...


Fri, 2011-09-16 12:10 PM

Known Crewmember in Seattle

A third airport has opened an expedited air crew identification system developed by air travel and transport organizations. On September 13 at 4 a.m., Seattle-Tacoma International Airport joined...
Fri, 2011-09-16 09:57 AM

Top Communication office

Immigration agents arrested two men in Los Angeles in connection with an ongoing investigation into one of the largest asylum cases ever uncovered in the city. Agents from Immigration and Customs...
Fri, 2011-09-16 08:56 AM

Paso Del Norte

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have begun work on a new biometric/RFID identification system at a border crossing station near El Paso, TX. The system the agency is installing at...
Thu, 2011-09-15 07:55 AM
Groups from the Louisiana seafood and other industries have moved to block changes to the H2-B visa foreign worker labor policies that would increase wages for the workers on Sept. 30.
Wed, 2011-09-14 09:15 AM

Wilmington, NC

Another mid-level manager in a violent North Carolina-based cell of document forgers was sentenced to three and a half years in jail, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 13. Juan Arroyo...
Wed, 2011-09-14 08:24 AM

Newark Liberty

A TSA agent wasn’t behind an alleged security checkpoint scam at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, said the agency on Sept. 13. A Sept. 11 report in the New York Post sports column...
Tue, 2011-09-13 08:39 AM

TTP member

Three Pakistani citizens have pleaded to trying to smuggle a member of the Pakistan Taliban into the U.S. from Ecuador guilty after they were caught in a U.S. government sting operation.
Mon, 2011-09-12 07:22 AM

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Two U.S. House leaders called for a national E-Verify law as California’s legislature approved a bill that would allow businesses to opt out of the federal program that compares information from an...
Sun, 2011-09-11 08:24 PM
As the weekend marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks drew to a close, only minor incidents at a few airports seemed to be the only security concerns to materialize after alarm was raised...
Fri, 2011-09-09 12:02 PM

U.S. soldiers
seize documents
in Iraq

The recent stirrings within the intelligence community that have led to fears of another possible terrorist attack in New York City or Washington, DC, on September 11th supposedly originated in...
Fri, 2011-09-09 08:39 AM

ICE's Morton, FLETC's Patrick

A new, dedicated $2.5 million facility to train customs and border agents in immigration and customs law officially opened for students at one of the agency’s training centers in Georgia on Sept. 7....
Fri, 2011-09-09 07:27 AM

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Law enforcement and local government agencies in Washington D.C. said they were stepping up detection efforts in the face of a “serious, credible, but unconfirmed” terror threat.

Company News

Hauppauge, NY-based-Voxx International has announced a $3 million strategic investment in EyeLock, a market leader in iris-based identity authentication solutions. The investment follows the recently announced strategic partnership for VOXX Electronics to leverage its distribution channels in North America and Europe to deliver EyeLock's newest solution myris.
With mobile devices permeating all areas of identity authentication and verification -- for both governmental and commercial applications -- Access IS, of Reading, England, has responded with the next generation of its proven OEM OCR (optical character recognition) engine.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has launched a new law enforcement smartphone app called Fugitive Finder. The app is now available in the Apple App Store for credentialed law enforcement officers for a $49 monthly subscription. Fugitive Finder is not available to the general public, but is available to the more than one million law enforcement personnel in the U.S.
Magal Security Systems, Ltd has announced that it has entered into a $6.4 million turnkey contract with the Kenyan Airport Authority to secure critical areas in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya. The project includes multiple surveillance and access control technologies, integrated by Fortis4G -- an advanced PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) system. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015.
Billerica, MA-based MorphoTrust USA, a provider of identity solutions and services, has announced the opening of several new enrollment centers to serve customers applying for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA PreCheck program.
Hawthorne, NY-based HOB, a provider of remote access solutions, has announced Help On Demand (HOD) will join HOB’s partner program as a Gold-level Partner. HOB maintains an extensive partner program, designed to make its solutions widely available and to integrate the solutions into other IT companies’ product lines.
The Security Industry Association (SIA), a Silver Spring, MD based trade association for electronic and physical security companies, will host a luncheon on May 8, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the agenda at the upcoming 2014 SIA Government Summit.
Waltham, MA-based Raytheon Company has announced a new version of SureView, which includes new policy support features that enhance product capability for continuous monitoring and network auditing against insider threat and privileged user abuse.

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.
By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.

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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.

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