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John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in...

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Honourable Peter MacKay

Washington, DC, July 28 - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting of the two...
Mon, 2015-07-27 01:16 PM
Newark, NJ, July 23 — Two men who fled from Central America to evade criminal charges were removed within days of each other by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and...
Mon, 2015-07-27 01:08 PM
Washington, July 23 – A National Security Agency (NSA) cyber tool that allows computer systems to maintain a specific security posture is now publicly available on GitHub, a website for sharing...
Mon, 2015-07-27 12:58 PM
Washington, July 23 – FBI officials announced a nationwide campaign geared toward educating business and industry leaders about the growing threat—and mounting losses—of economic espionage. As part...
Sun, 2015-07-26 09:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Sat, 2015-07-25 05:40 PM

Rabbi David Saperstein

Washington, July 21, - A bipartisan group of national thought leaders has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious...
Sat, 2015-07-25 05:13 PM

DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson

Washington, July 23 - I am pleased that the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute has taken note of our initiative to “substantially transform the U.S. deportation system.” In November 2014, I...
Sat, 2015-07-25 04:53 PM
By Steve Bittenbender A task force of educational and other state leaders charged with looking at improving school safety in New Jersey have recommended The Garden State require students, faculty and...
Thu, 2015-07-23 04:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 22 – Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah R. Saldaña today presided over the unveiling of a...
Thu, 2015-07-23 04:15 PM
DULLES, VA, July 15 - Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, supplied products from multiple company locations across the United States that helped enable the successful...
Thu, 2015-07-23 03:49 PM

Sarah Feinberg

By Steve Bittenbender Railroads that transport more than 1 million gallons of crude oil must continue to notify state officials of when those shipments will take place in their jurisdictions. That’s...
Thu, 2015-07-23 03:25 PM
EL SEGUNDO, CA, July 21 – Boeing is completing the first tests of military Ka-band service available through the Inmarsat-5 F2 commercial communications satellite, part of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress...

Company News

Annapolis, MD, Aug. 3 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today launched its Lynx™ portfolio of portable routers designed to provide highly secure and rugged wireless broadband network solutions for mission-critical communications applications, such as public safety, law enforcement, the special operations community, and, more broadly, the Department of Defense.
Rockville, MD, Aug. 3 - As Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) take to the skies, it is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other. To help provide this shared situational awareness, Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of a UAS traffic management (UTM) system that is available to the UAS community now.
Arlington, VA, July 31 - eGlobalTech (eGT), a leading provider in management and IT consulting services for the Federal Government, has been awarded a contract to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for executing agile development programs across the agency. eGT will be providing high-quality expertise and agile coaching to build team capabilities, help educate teams in measuring success, and make recommendations that lead to USCISevolution towards value-based delivery through agile practices.
St. Petersburg, FL, - In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts. The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work. Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria. This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 28 - LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of long range acoustic devices and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a LRAD 360XT order from South Africa for mobile mass notification and public safety. Scheduled for delivery this fiscal year, this is the Company's first mass notification order from South Africa.
The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that Captain Edward Dahlgren, Director of Operations & Harbor Master at the Nanaimo Port Authority in Nanaimo, BC, will offer a presentation and live demonstration of his port’s new integrated Marine Domain Awareness system at MacDonnell’s 2015 Port Security Operations Conference and Exposition (PSOCE), which will take place on November 10-12 in Long Beach, CA.
Washington, DC, July 28 – Clarion Events announces today the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, FROM Eagle Eye Expositions, effective immediately.  
Runnemede, NJ, July 28 - Sielox LLC has partnered with Security Reps to serve as manufacturers’ representative for the company’s full line of solutions including its industry-leading Pinnacle® software suite and innovative Sielox Class (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System™) in the Southeastern U.S.

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, July 21 - Since the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco this month, there has been a flood of criticism leveled against state and city policies that limit local involvement in immigration enforcement and questions raised about whether the federal government is doing enough to enforce the immigration laws. Congress has scheduled two hearings this week to explore these issues, and we share legislators’ desire to find solutions.
By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
 

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