Government Security


Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

The government recognizes the need to increase security for cyber and physical assets so counter measures to reduce, mitigate and eliminate external and internal terrorist threats have been, and remain, paramount.

Access control solutions are a culmination of years of fine tuning and installation experience

Monitoring Detainees

As a part of the GSA-led effort to bring federal buildings in compliance with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive, (HSPD-12) Vector Electric Inc. (VEI) was asked to explore the possibility of adding additional features to the standard FIPS-201 access control systems being upgraded at a number of Customs and Border Protection, Port of Entry (LPOE) facilities.

Facility and operations support for the military

Providing Expertise

In a highly-diversified and complex age of security, our armed forces provide the one fundamental security measure shared by every citizen in the United States: keeping American civilians out of harm’s way and allowing us to enjoy freedom.

Next Assignment: Benghazi

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, your boss comes into your office or cubicle and says, “Your next assignment is to investigate the disaster that is Benghazi.” Would you flinch?

Healthcare.gov Exposed Confidential Information

Healthcare.gov Exposed Confidential Information

The security glitch has been fixed, or has it?

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

Interesting Fact: If an airline has a traveler’s passport number on file, it is required to share it with TSA, even for domestic flights.

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

"There is nothing funny about what he did. This is a serious pipe bomb filled with shrapnel; it is a destructive device,” commented Deputy Chief of Los Angeles police.

Zetes Produces Senegalese Biometric Visa with Lumidigm Fingerprint Sensors

Zetes Produces Senegalese Biometric Visa with Lumidigm Fingerprint Sensors

Visitors to Senegal now pass through Lumidigm sensors at embassies, consulates and border posts.



L3 Security and Detection Systems Products Now Available Through GSA Advantage

L3 Security and Detection Systems Products Now Available Through GSA Advantage

President of L-3 Security & Detection Systems pleased to be listed on GSA website.

Cooling High Crime Hotspots with Mobile Surveillance Technology

Like many small town police departments seeking to maintain neighborhood safety, the Village of Glenwood, Ill., needed to squeeze every ounce of value from its law enforcement tools.

US Navy Yard Infected with Active Shooter

Texas Native Aaron Alexis Identified as US Navy Yard Shooter

Shots fired inside Naval Sea Systems Command.

Former TSA Employee Arrested for Making Terrorist Threats on Anniversary of American Tragedy

The familiar sentence "we will never forget" still rings true 12 years later.

Supporting Traveling Veterans

Supporting Traveling Veterans

Seen by millions since its dedication in 1982, the American Vietnam Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVVT) Wall is a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., but with a specific mission: “Create a forum for communities to come together to Honor, Respect and Remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to educate all to the Cost of Freedom.”

Snowden Leaks Reveal Black Budget of US Spy Networks

Snowden Leaks Reveal Black Budget of US Spy Networks

178-page document reveals the objectives, successes and failures of 16 U.S. spy agencies.

Janet Napolitano Warns of Massive Cyberattack on the US

Farewell address filled with warning to the nation.

McAfee CTO to Lead US Cybersecurity Efforts

McAfee CTO, Phyllis Schneck to Lead US Cybersecurity Efforts

Phyllis Schneck, PhD, chief technology officer and VP at McAfee named new head of cybersecurity.

George Zimmerman Caught Speeding in Forney Texas

THE George Zimmerman zooms through Texas...or at least tries to.

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized with Green Paint

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized with Green Paint

American history is tampered with as statue of 16th American President is paint spattered.

Small Town Declares Open Season on Drones

Small Town Declares Open Season on Drones

Seeking bounty hunters to take down drones in Colorado.

Fort Lauderdale Police Make First Arrest with Help of Smartwater CSI

Fort Lauderdale Police Make First Arrest with Help of Smartwater CSI

Forensic coding theft deterrent aids police in capturing criminals.

GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East 2013 Attendance Increases By 7 Percent

The leading government and homeland security event, GovSec, featuring TREXPO and held in conjunction with CPM East, attracted 3,514 attendees and 175 exhibitors for its 12th year.

Aiphone Introduces the 4 Call IP Video Door Station

Aiphone Introduces the 4 Call IP Video Door Station

Ideal for companies with multiple departments or government buildings with various agencies and services.

The Heat is On

The Heat Is On

As police surrounded the suspected Boston bomber hiding inside a boat stored behind a Watertown, Mass., home last April, officers with a thermal camera peered through the hull and tarp to watch his every move.

Indiana Courthouse Deploys Brivo Access Control

Brivo Systems LLC, leader in cloud applications for security management, today announced that the historic courthouse in Crown Point, Ind., has substantially upgraded their access control management capabilities with a cloud-based Brivo ACS WebService system.

Arecont Vision Takes Platinum and Gold 2013 Govies

Arecont Vision Takes Platinum and Gold 2013 Govies

The Govies award outstanding products from the government security market.

Presidential Debate Monitored with Milestone IP Video

Presidential Debate Monitored with Milestone IP Video

Demanding but fast installation used HD, thermal, infrared, mobile and wireless technology.

Software House Achieves FIPS 197 Validation for Entire iSTAR Controller Family

Software House Achieves FIPS 197 Validation for Entire iSTAR Controller Family

AES 256 encryption provides the highest level of security for government and enterprise customers.

The Seizure of American Phone Records

The Seizure of American Phone Records

The government has secretly been collecting phone records from Verizon since April 25.

Ingersoll Rand Launches Campaign to Secure Military Barracks

Ingersoll Rand Launches Campaign to Secure Military Barracks

Schlage offers “Try Me” Program for barracks using hotel locks.

Veterans Memorial Service

In 2011, his mother, along with several other volunteers, joined forces with the Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Citizens Advisory Group to honor military veterans who have given their lives serving our country.

3D Printed Guns Topic of Bulletin from Homeland Security to Law Enforcement

3D Printed Guns Topic of Bulletin from Homeland Security to Law Enforcement

Are 3D printed guns the next nemesis for the Department of Homeland Security along with state and federal law enforcement agencies?

Thermal Imaging Technology Assists Oklahoma National Guard in Locating Tornado Victims

Thermal Imaging Technology Assists Oklahoma National Guard in Locating Tornado Victims

The 146th Air Support Operations Squadron is utilizing thermal imaging technology, seeking body heat under the rubble, in an effort to locate those buried.

Bosch Video Technology Supports Perfect Inauguration in the Netherlands

Bosch Video Technology Supports Perfect Inauguration in the Netherlands

Amsterdam’s police looked for a partner who was able to support them in terms of video surveillance as well as monitoring the streams of visitors.

Lifes Lessons Include Leadership

Lifes Lessons Include Leadership

"The retired general talked about leadership, and how vital it is to the U.S. position not only to lead by example, but to assume the global role."

GovSec TREXPO CPM 2013

Satisfying Work

Let’s face it, tradeshow attendance is hard work. When a company is putting on its own tradeshow, it become less a trial and more a labor of love. Security Products magazine (1105 Media Inc.) owns GovSec, an annual security conference and exposition held in Washington, D.C. each spring.

Security Products Announces Platinum, Gold Winners of 2013 Govies Government Security Awards at GovSec

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product and technology magazine reaching the entire security market, announced Platinum and Gold winners in the 2013 Security Products’ Govies Government Security award competition today.

West Texas Fertilizer Explosion Now Under Suspicious Investigation

West Texas Fertilizer Explosion Now Under Suspicious Investigation

EMT arrested for being in the possession of a destructive device.

PESA Earns DoD Certification for its Video Distribution Systems

PESA Earns DoD Certification for its Video Distribution Systems

This reflects PESA’s commitment to providing mission-critical products for high definition video and audio distribution.

Fertilizer that Fizzles in a Homemade Bomb Could Save Lives around the World

Fertilizer that Fizzles in a Homemade Bomb Could Save Lives around the World

Sandia has decided not to patent or license the formula, but to make it freely available in hopes of saving lives.

Brown County Achieves Municipal Safety with Milestone XProtect IP Video Surveillance

Brown County Achieves Municipal Safety with Milestone XProtect IP Video Surveillance

XProtect Corporate video management software is a centralized solution for all government facilities and with Agent Vi analytics integrated at the airport.

Security Products Announces 2013 Security Products’ Govies Government Security Award Winners

Security Products Announces 2013 Security Products’ Govies Government Security Award Winners

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product and technology magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners in the 2013 Security Products’ Govies Government Security award competition today.

Do American Cities Need More Surveillance Cameras

Do American Cities Need More Surveillance Cameras

Do American cities need more surveillance cameras? See what Rep. Peter King has to say on the issue.

Connecticut Governor Gives State Gun Laws a Makeover

Connecticut Governor Gives State Gun Laws a Makeover

Armed with pen in hand, Gov. Dannal P. Malloy makes a strong statement about gun control by signing strong and harsh Connecticut legislation.

Senstar Shares Results of Two Major Government Testing Programs

Senstar Shares Results of Two Major Government Testing Programs

Senstar is pleased to share two major government approvals of their industry leading perimeter intrusion detection sensors: Senstar’s Intelli-Flex with the United Kingdom’s Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and OmniTrax with the United States Air Force.

Wireless access links diverse buildings

Wireless Access Links Diverse Buildings

With scattered buildings and each with different access control needs, the town of Estes Park, Colo., faced a complicated security situation. Initially, the town upgraded its security by converting mechanical locks to several types of compatible electronic locks that improved control over authorized users, yet provided flexibility in meeting access control needs.

grabbing a slice of government pie

Grabbing a Slice of Government Pie

Despite the economic uncertainty in our nation’s capital, there is still plenty of upside to government security spending in fiscal 2013 with opportunities to be awarded significant contracts.

evolution of the face

Evolution of the Face

Are our faces now like bar codes, easily scanned and instantly traceable? Not quite. But face recognition has grown into a tool that every investigator can benefit from.

Operation bunkers - first responders can make a difference if properly protected

Operation Bunkers

Portable bunkers provide first responders the ability to make a difference in the early stages of critical crisis response. If staged in schools, airports or a mall, these tools become a needed resource for first responders regardless of the level of training or the equipment they may have.

Chinese University Linked to the PLA

Chinese University Linked to the PLA

Discovery of a prominent Chinese university in cahoots with the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

BREAKING NEWS: Julie Pierson Becomes Director of United States Secret Service

BREAKING NEWS: Julie Pierson Becomes Director of United States Secret Service

President Obama appoints the first female director of the United States Secret Service.

Free Sessions at GovSEC Meet Critical Training Needs for Organizations with Tight Budgets

Free Sessions at GovSEC Meet Critical Training Needs for Organizations with Tight Budgets

The May 14-15, 2013 sessions will address the latest trends and technology to support agencies’ missions and enhance security and safety.

Arresting a Fleeing Vehicle with the Push of a Button

Arresting a Fleeing Vehicle with the Push of a Button

The need to stop vehicles remotely was identified by the law enforcement community. With funding from Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate and the expertise of the engineers at Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA), the SQUID prototype was a success.

School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 Moved Out of Committee

School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 Moved Out of Committee

AN SIA-supported bill provides robust funding for school security.

Fourth Amendment Rights Violated? You Decide.

Fourth Amendment Rights Violated? You Decide.

Surveillance cameras at a Garland, Texas home captured police officers rummaging through duffle bags, searching a parked vehicle and breaking a surveillance camera mount.

TSA Will Allow Airline Passengers to Carry Small Knives on Planes

Passengers Will Be Able to Carry Small Knives on Planes

For the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks, airline passengers will be allowed to have small knives and some previously prohibited sports equipment as carry-on items.

GovSec is the Best Option For Free Government Security Training

GovSec is the Best Option For Free Government Security Training

GovSec has everything you need to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, improve your job skills and make budget-conscious, spending decisions.

TREXPO Joins Forces with GovSec to Establish Event Showcasing and Tools for Law Enforcement

TREXPO Joins Forces with GovSec to Establish Event Showcasing and Tools for Law Enforcement

This year, TREXPO is joining forces with GovSec– the Government Security Conference and Expo – to bring together leaders in law enforcement, military, security and federal agencies in a single location.

More Than Half of the Consumers Believe the IRS is Responsible for Preventing Tax Identity Theft

More Than Half of the Consumers Believe the IRS is Responsible for Preventing Tax Identity Theft

According to the United States House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, over 1.1 million tax returns were filed by identity thieves for the 2011 processing year.

HID Global Adds pivCLASS Credentials to Government Solutions

HID Global Adds pivCLASS Credentials to Government Solutions

Article Highlights: Company’s new, dual-interface smart cards for FIPS-201 physical and logical access control deployments are also on the GSA-approved product list. Credential is available as a traditional PIV-I credential for government use or as a CIV credential for a wide variety of current and emerging commercial applications.

Delta Scientific MP5000 Portable Crash Barriers Used at Presidential Inaugural

Delta Scientific MP5000 Portable Crash Barriers Used at Presidential Inaugural

MP5000 barriers are able to stop 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (48 kph).

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    FEP GameChanger

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  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3