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Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/...

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Wed, 2015-07-29 03:18 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of accounts on exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport, Border...
Tue, 2015-07-28 01:47 PM
 2015 Winner: Most Notable Search and Rescue - Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of accounts of exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in Winning Entries...
Mon, 2015-07-27 11:22 PM
Editor’s note: As promised in yesterday’s Daily Insider, GSN has selected six exceptional and uplifting accomplishments in the Homeland Security field, as described in Winning Entries in the recently...
Mon, 2015-07-27 06:18 PM

 

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Washington – On July 30, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will host a panel discussion, “Whistleblower Rights Campaigns in the 114th Congress” as part of the Whistleblower Summit for Civil...
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...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Mon, 2015-06-01 02:06 AM
Washington, D.C., May 22 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced a reboot of its popular Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children...
Tue, 2015-05-26 08:59 PM
Norcross, GA, May 26 ­– Ashworth College has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it misrepresented to students that they would get the training and credentials needed to switch careers...
Tue, 2015-05-19 08:19 PM
Washington, May 19 – Pilots will be able to file flight plans and receive the latest weather information on-line, effective immediately, under two new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contracts...
Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Wed, 2015-04-08 10:56 PM
One focus of the ASIS 25th New York City Security Conference and Expo, to be held April 22-23, will be educational sessions on current topics in terrorism. But the event will also consist of many...

Company News

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.  
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.
Des Plaines, IL, May 29 – As Texas and parts of the South-Central U.S. recover from record-breaking rainfall and widespread flooding, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) stands ready to assist law enforcement agencies, insurance, and car rental companies with identifying and cataloging water-damaged vehicles to keep them from being resold to unsuspecting consumers. Already, authorities estimate that thousands of vehicles may have been flooded.
Manchester, NH, April 22 – The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has announced a new Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.
Wallingford, CT, March 31 – The problem of school safety and security needs to be addressed through strategic collaboration, according to a new whitepaper authored by Dr. William M.

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By Austin MartinIf you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of LMS or virtual training – with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just a few examples: Battlefield Visualization
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.
You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
To train police and first responders in the leadership skills needed to successfully run a critical incident command, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has decided to utilize the Hydra/Minerva Suite software package developed by Critical Simulations, Ltd, of London, UK.
In just six years, North Louisiana has created a fast-growing cyber cluster in a region historically dominated by manufacturing, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. The catalyst for this rapid progress stems from the combined vision of local and state leaders to diversify the region’s economic base and develop a knowledge-based workforce for the expanding cyber sector.  
 

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