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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...


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...
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...
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New York, NY, September 16 - The manufacturing of fake credentials has been an issue for years; however, after a two-year investigation, Kessler International has determined that items such as...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:02 PM
Waltham, MA, August 28 - Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston...
Wed, 2015-08-26 12:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:46 PM
Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.
Tue, 2015-08-18 03:42 PM
Washington, DC, - U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Monday. As vice...
Sun, 2015-08-16 03:33 PM
Huntsville, AL, Aug. 13 - Even as the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System celebrates 50 years of innovation, revolutionary technologies developed by Raytheon Company are evolving the...
Wed, 2015-08-12 11:21 AM
August 10 - "I congratulate the skipper, officers and crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter STRATTON, which is just returning to Alameda, Calif. from a four-month patrol of the Eastern Pacific. By every...
Tue, 2015-08-11 07:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...
Tue, 2015-08-11 03:32 PM

George D. Mulligan

Washington, DC, August 4 – The United States Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy has announced the appointment of George D. Mulligan to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July...

Company News

St. Michael, MN, November 10 - CINCH systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new website to better serve the high security needs of end-users customers and contractor installers. The website address is: The website is segmented into our three high-security product categories; Intrusion Detection, Vehicle Barrier System Controls and Door and Security Gate Controls. The site features an easy-to-navigate design and new “Search” function that provides visitors with the ability to quickly find the security product or information they need.
By Steve Bittenbender Centremis, which provides consulting services for clients with high-risk security needs worldwide, has announced a partnership with a leading provider of intrusion detection products, according to a joint press release. The agreement means Centremis will be able to sell, deploy and support Quantum Technology Services’ products, either as a standalone solution or as part of services Centremis proposes to its clients and prospects.
Hamilton, New Zealand, November 2 - Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.
By Steve Bittenbender Anaheim, CA – When it came to developing the new branding for IndigoVision, CEO Marcus Kneen knew whose input he wanted most. The U.K.-based provider of IP video management products and solutions unveiled the new branding, which included a new tag line (“Safe is a Wonderful Feeling”) and a redesigned Web site (, at the ASIS2015 conference in September. The end products are a result of 18 months of work, including surveys and conversations with employees, end users and clients.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.
Farragut, TN, October 21 - Perceptics, LLC announced today that it was awarded on July 15th, 2015, a key contract by the Government of Canada to install Perceptions next generation License Plate Readers (LPR’s) at over 165 Canadian border primary vehicle inspection lanes. The 2MP Checkpoint Plate Reader offers a host of technologically advanced features that provide personnel at border checkpoints superior images with over 95% license plate read rate accuracy (Character with State/Provincial ID) in all weather conditions.
Dallas, TX - CEDIA EXPO, Booth 2900 - October 15 - The Z-Wave Alliance, a global consortium of 325 member companies supporting the Z-Wave Wireless IoT standard, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at CEDIA 2015. With over 1400 certified products and more than 40 million devices installed worldwide, Z-Wave continues to be the wireless technology of choice for the home security and smart home markets.
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.

Commentary and Opinions

London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
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.

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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...

Recent Perimeter Protection Videos

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.

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