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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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Thu, 2015-02-26 09:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Tue, 2015-02-24 08:32 PM
Ottawa-based Amika Mobile’s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Tue, 2015-02-10 10:55 PM
The second Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite has sent its first signals from orbit, an essential step toward establishing Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network, the first global, high-speed mobile...
Mon, 2015-01-26 10:40 PM
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday by a federal jury in Alexandria, VA, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon...
Sun, 2015-01-25 10:09 PM
Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most...
Tue, 2015-01-20 08:29 PM

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The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral, will deliver the opening presentation and welcome remarks at its 2015 Port Security Operations...
Tue, 2014-12-16 07:18 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tuesday launched the Border Wait Time app, aiming to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times...
Tue, 2014-12-16 04:33 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the British Geological Survey, has announced the World Magnetic Model (WMM), a representation of Earth’s large-...
Tue, 2014-12-02 05:13 PM
A Danish citizen last week pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia and was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 for advertising and selling StealthGenie, a spyware application that could...
Sun, 2014-11-30 08:58 PM
Dear GSN Readers: Government Security News has posted its October/November Digital Edition online. We will also be mailing out the new publication to our readers Monday morning. This edition has a...
Sun, 2014-11-30 07:21 PM
The British government introduced a far-ranging bill last week aimed at protecting U.K. citizens from international terrorism. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill aims to bolster the U.K.’s...

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Schaumburg, IL, June 30 – When seconds can mean lives, public safety dispatchers in Prince William County, VA are often the first contact citizens have in an emergency. Details obtained during sometimes frantic 9-1-1 calls can be crucial for first responders on the way to help. Motorola Solutions PremierOne computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system is another lifeline for first responders.
Redwood, CA, June 26 – Rocket Fuel, a programmatic marketing platform provider that uses artificial intelligence (AI) at Big Data scale to optimize marketing return on investment for global agencies and enterprise marketers, has announced that it is now a partner of the Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA), bringing geo-targeted advertising to real-time emergency communications.
Pittsburgh, PA, June 30 – Black Box Corporation, a technology solutions provider, has announced it is one of 20 industry partners awarded prime contractor status to provide information technology products and solutions to the United States Air Force through its Network-Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS-2) NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Full and Open, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract. NETCENTS-2 contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of IT products, services and solutions.
Moonachie, NJ, June 26 – A global provider of IT solutions and ICT services, Samsung SDS America, Inc. (Samsung SDSA) has announced that the 
Bogota, Columbia, June 18 – For the first time ever in Colombia, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) will conduct a demonstration of the solutions and devices designed specifically for mission critical communications on public safety LTE networks.The demonstration will feature different situations that first responders may face to illustrate the benefits that public safety LTE technology offers to improve prevention, management and resolution of crime and emergency events. For example, the demonstration will illustrate how:
Fairfax, VA, June 22 – Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Salient Federal-SGIS, Inc. has announced that it was awarded a prime contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) supporting the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) to provide training and support services in the United States as well as in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This Seaport-E Task Order (TO) has a five-year period of performance and a total TO value of approximately $44 million.
Cambridge, Ontario, June 8 – Together with Harris Corporation, exactEarth is thrilled to unveil our second generation Satellite AIS (S-AIS) constellation, exactView™ RT powered by Harris.
San Diego, CA, June 2 – LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), a provider of advanced mass notification and Long Range Acoustic Device® systems, has announced a $634,000 LRAD 100X systems and accessories order for a police force in Asia upgrading its communication products to include LRAD’s long range, highly intelligible voice capability. The order is scheduled for delivery this fiscal year.

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According to combat fatality statistics, most in-theater deaths occur within the “golden hour,” the first hour after traumatic injury. Combat medics are the first responders on the frontlines and their medical care increases a warfighter’s chance of survival during this critical time. 
Wireless security on the border  By Vlad Robu  Now, with the new immigration reform all over the news, border security is also back on the government’s "To Do" list. In past years, the government has dedicated significantly more money and resources than ever before to secure the border. Is it perfect? Far from it, but better for sure. 
Setting the stage for LTE in Mobile County  Mobile County, Alabama, was looking for ways to expand its public safety communications footprint. At the same time, it wanted to tap into the power of LTE broadband to ensure the highest levels of interoperability and connectivity for its senior leadership, regardless of their physical location. 
The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.
In early February, a U.S. Federal Trade Commission report recommended tougher provisions over mobile app privacy, which caused some big technology companies to raise objections, according to recent news coverage. 
 

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Detective Bob Shilling describes the Seattle PD’s winning entry in the category of “Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program” for its “Common Operating Program (COP)” that took five different CAD programs and put them into one system that could be used by the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, Public Utilities, City Lights and Seattle Department of Transportation. The project was financed by an $800,000 Urban Area Grant, but after looking at various large vendors’ solutions, the Seattle PD decided to build the program on its own.

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Stephen Meer, one of the founders of Intrado, Inc of Denver, Colorado, indicates that his company provides services and products to the 9-1-1 infrastructure, which he says is a very complicated ecosystem with lots of different constituent groups. The 9-1-1 infrastructure is like an iceberg, he says, with a little piece that delivers services to the public that is above the water line, and a massive infrastructure under the water line that supports it in operating seamlessly, continuously, dealing with all the regulations and issues in the world of public safety communications.

Mike Bostic of Raytheon points out that he spent 34 years as an Assistant Chief in the LAPD, where he worked about a third of that time in technology  and communications. And one thing he learned from his LAPD experience is that everything the military needs, so does public safety. But Raytheon is in the business of solving operational problems rather than selling boxes and devices, he says, and as a systems integrator the company sells solutions to specific sets of problems.

Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.

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