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Tue, 2016-02-02 01:56 PM
Do you know what to do if a drone enters your airspace or violates FAA regulations? AAAE is offering the first ever UAS Training for Airport Operators and Law Enforcement March 14-15, 2016, in...
Mon, 2016-02-01 02:44 PM
Washington, DC, January 27 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness...
Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Wed, 2016-01-13 11:33 AM
Greenbelt, MD, January 7 - A student-built experiment aboard NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has been integrated onto...
Tue, 2015-12-08 10:53 AM
Hill Air Force Base, UT, December 1 - As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by...
Sun, 2015-12-06 11:06 AM
After months of coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Division, the...
Thu, 2015-11-19 12:13 PM

Dr. Arie Perliger

Coral Gables, FL, November 16 - Over the past six years, approximately once every 34 days a domestic terrorist attack or foiled attack happened, led by "lone wolves" or "leaderless resistance groups...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the  industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free seminar on Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Sun, 2015-10-04 11:40 PM

William J. Bratton

New York, NY, September 29 - The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has proudly awarded the New York City Police Department (NYPD), in partnership with the nonprofit All Stars...
Wed, 2015-09-30 07:21 PM
Perry, GA, September 22 - Guardian Centers, the most realistic disaster training center in the United States, will host the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and Georgia’s Urban...

Commentary and Opinions

AJC today issued a new publication, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed, written by Executive Director David Harris. The 28-page pamphlet—also available as a pdf online—provides a clear and concise picture of Israel's ongoing struggle for peace and security in a tumultuous region that all too often has denied the very legitimacy of a Jewish state.
Houston, TX, December 16 - Terrorist attacks in such places as offices, concert venues and stadiums in the U.S. and internationally have made it clear that no one's personal safety is guaranteed. While we cannot live in fear, it is wise to live with caution and prudence, says Robert H. Sholly, a retired army colonel who is experienced in both counter-terrorism and performing security assessments for companies internationally.
Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
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.

Company News

New York, NY, January 13 - Accenture invested US$841 million on the training and professional development of its people in fiscal 2015 – delivering 15 million hours of training, at an average of more than 40 hours per employee. With a focus on digital, the company has reinvented its approach to learning, enabling its 373,000 people to unleash ideas, drive innovation and develop the highly specialized skills needed to serve Accenture’s clients and communities.
Chantilly, VA, January 4 - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of government IT and engineering solutions and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the addition of Jeff Jancek to its executive team. Jancek, with more than 30 years of experience in providing military, civil, and business leadership, will serve as the vice president and director of the Live, Virtual and Constructive Training (LVC) Directorate and oversee this group's business development, financial management, and workforce management goals.
Haifa, Israel, December 21 - Elbit Systems Ltd., announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CYBERBIT Ltd., was awarded a contract to provide the Switzerland-based company, RUAG Defence, with CYBERBIT's CyberShield - Cyber Security Trainer and Simulator (T&S). The contract is in an amount that is not material to either party, and the T&S will be supplied in the coming months.
Colorado Springs, CO, December 10 - root9B, a root9B Technologies  company and a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients announced today that it has been awarded a cybersecurity services contract by the University of Washington (UW).  The award is a three (3) year agreement with an option for an additional year. The scope of the contract is to supplement the resources of the University of Washington's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) by providing:
Wallern, Austria, November 2015: Austrian audiovisual engineering and manufacturing company, AV Stumpfl is reaffirming its commitment to its partners and their projects with the significant investment into service and project support teams at the company’s new Campus located at its global headquarters in Wallern, Austria. AV Stumpfl is already well known for its premium level of service and support for its partners and in addition, AV Stumpfl is offering the following support packages to clients: Data management
Plymouth, MA and Macedonia, OH, November 2 - Avwatch, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with headquarters in Plymouth, MA, today announced the Grand Opening of its new, state-of-the-art Research & Development Center, located in Macedonia, Ohio. This new 4,000 square foot facility will balance consumer-center innovation with technology leadership. 
Fairfax, VA, October 22 - ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, and ASI Government (ASI) announced today that Team ICF International and ASI Government won the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program challenge. The six-month pilot program began Oct. 20 and is designed to help transform the way the government builds and buys digital services.
Cologne, Germany, October 12 - Boeing today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage ("ab-initio") pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
 

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