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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...

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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, 2015-06-15 08:26 PM

Col. Charles E. Brown

By Steve Bittenbender June 15 – Little Rock Air Force Base was shut down Monday morning after someone tried to enter the installation in Jacksonville, AR. The “active threat” left one person in...
Tue, 2015-05-12 04:54 PM
Biometric facial recognition technology in use at 100 e-Gates in German airports is cutting transaction times for each passenger to less than 20 seconds, according to Dr. Jörg Helbig, director of...
Sun, 2015-05-10 10:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 8 ­– The United States Secret Service (USSS) and National Park Service (NPS) have begun implementing a series of new, temporary security enhancements and aesthetic improvements...
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...
Tue, 2015-04-21 08:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
Tue, 2015-04-21 06:27 PM
GSN has announced that Fiber SenSys Inc (FSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Co. LTD and the originator of fiber-optic sensors in the security market, has agreed to serve as a Sponsor of the GSN...
Sun, 2015-04-19 06:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
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...
Tue, 2015-04-07 05:59 PM
The Maritime (water) side of critical infrastructure sites was always the soft spot of any security system. The threat of attack by underwater divers as demonstrated in the past, during the Second...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Thu, 2015-03-12 10:27 PM
When a video appeared a few weeks ago showing a member of the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab urging attacks on malls in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, many wondered about mall security. In...

Company News

New York, June 30 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) has announced that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE (EPA: MF) for approximately $1.67 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year, and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
CLIENT: London Heathrow Airport LOCATION: London, U.K. PRODUCT:  SmartLane E-Passport Immigration Security Entrance Lane Gates Business SituationHeathrow Airport was looking for a highly secure and reliable solution to reduce travelers’ congestion at customs immigration checkpoints, without compromising security. It was also looking to improve passenger experience at the world’s busiest airport. Project Requirements
Brossard, Quebec – Automatic Systems has announced the availability of the new SlimLane AP, an optical security entrance lane specifically tailored for airport applications. SlimLane swing door security entrance lanes combine a small footprint, high security, a safe design with high reliability (2.5M MCBF), 24v/120v power options, and the best detection technology available.
Orlando, FL, June 17 – At InfoComm 2015, Panasonic is highlighting developments in remote camera production, including a powerful upgrade for the company’s AW-HE40 integrated PTZ cameras, an innovative tap assist camera control system, the professional video industry’s first 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera, and a new 4K multi-purpose camera. These advances facilitate innovative applications in corporate, government, staging, houses-of-worship, education, broadcasting and sports. AW-HE40 Upgrade Adds HD IP-Streaming, In-Camera Recording and USB Video
St. Michael, MN, June 11 – CINCH systems, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Steve Craig as the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Craig will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts to achieve growth objectives.  
Toronto, June 5 – DSC, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced the introduction of DSC Touch, an advanced home automation solution complete with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android-based software, Alarm.com integration, dual-path connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi and Cellular and Z-Wave enabled technology as the latest product addition to the DSC wireless intrusion platform.
Montreal, Quebec, June 3 – Automatic Systems, a provider of automated secure vehicle and pedestrian entrance control, has announced a new five year warranty program for its SmartLane and SlimLane glass barrier optical turnstiles. This is the first such warranty offered by any major access control products manufacturer for security optical turnstiles.
Paris, May 6 – Morpho (Safran), the global provider of secure identification solutions, has joined Natural Security Alliance, bringing expertise and experience in biometrics. Natural Security Alliance's biometric strong authentication standard makes it possible for users to access the full range of electronic services (e.g. online and in-store payments, cash withdrawals, online banking, FIDO services, identity management) with the guarantee that they will retain full control of their biometric data and that their privacy will be protected.

Commentary and Opinions

By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.
 

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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.

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

New Products

San Diego, CA-based Sperry West, the video surveillance manufacturer, has introduced the Spyder Big...

Cambridge, MA-based MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic search solutions, has announced the launch...

McLean, VA-based QinetiQ North America characterizes its SPO-7 standoff passive object detection system as the kind calle...

Waukesha, WI-based Magnasphere reports that its new high-security sensor, HSS, has completed its UL inspections and is r...