Government Security


Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

The man was a security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery.

A Capitol Idea

California’s historic State Capitol building, completed in Sacramento in 1874, has seen its share of serious security episodes during its colorful existence. In 1927, a lobbyist shot and murdered a secretary on the fourth floor.

Historic Southern City Upgrades to High-Tech Traffic Management

Savannah, Georgia is a study in contrast. As the state’s oldest city, it was founded long before the American Revolution. Yet, beneath its cobblestoned streets lies 38 miles of fiber optic cable, evidence of a metro-region firmly rooted in modernity.

The Cloud Can Change Everything for Law Enforcement

Many people envision law enforcement agencies around the country as resembling mythical portrayals on TV and in movies, with leading-edge technology that can track every suspect’s move across the grid.

USSS Director Writes Testimony Regarding White House Perimeter Breach

USSS Director Writes Testimony Regarding White House Perimeter Breach

Director Pierson brings up some new concerns about the Secret Service.

Secret Service Reviews White House Security after Intruder Enters Mansion

Secret Service Reviews White House Security after Intruder Enters Mansion

A military vet who served three tours in Iraq jumped the White House fence and entered the front door

Security Industry Grows in Kenya after Westgate Attack

Security Industry Grows in Kenya after Westgate Attack

The attack on the Westgate shopping mall has led to boosted business in the private security industry.

FBI Facial Recognition System Completed

FBI Facial Recognition System Completed

After three years of development, system allows agents to search photographs to identify criminals.



Police Department Debuts Body Cameras on Officers

Police Department Debuts Body Cameras on Officers

This in response to police department's "Stop and Frisk" policies being challenged by civil rights groups in court.

Enough to Go Around

Some of the most satisfying applications of sophisticated security technologies have little to do with security. Today, biometric identity management plays a critical role in delivering necessary vaccines to children in the developing world.

Columnist calls for public security cameras after the disturbances in Ferguson

Columnist calls for public security cameras after the disturbances in Ferguson

Larry Seltzer says that public security cameras could have helped the police gather information

German Artists Claim Responsibility for the White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

German Artists Claim Responsibility for the White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

Two artists say they made the flags themselves

Government Websites in Israel Hacked by Anonymous

Government Websites in Israel Hacked by Anonymous

In wake of recent bombings, activist group feels need to hack.

Security at the Department of Defense is Weaker than You Would Think

Security at the Department of Defense is Weaker than You Would Think

Security clearance is given to thousands of people who owe the IRS money.

A How-To Guide on Building a Federal Information Security Team

A How-To Guide on Building a Federal Information Security Team

Here is a list to help develop an all-star team of employees that will protect your information.

The Ultimate Cybersecurity Fix

The Ultimate Cybersecurity Fix

Typewriter sales in German economy boom as tool to thwart cyber spying.

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

"I think the first step to fix it is to give our CBP guys the authority to immediately repatriate them back to their countries," said Salmon, chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and a member of the working group that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, assembled to address the crisis.

Facebook Facial Recognition Better than FBI

Facebook Facial Recognition Better than FBI's

Next Generation Identification (NGI) and DeepFace battle it out to prove who is the best at biometrics...so far, social media is winning.

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Intelligence officials concerned about new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go through airport security undetected.

UK Government Admits Spying Using Google, Facebook, Twitter

UK Government Admits Spying Using Google, Facebook, Twitter

What it all boils down to is internal vs. external cyber communications.

GovSec 2014 Attendance Grows 20 Percent

GovSec – the Government Security Conference and Expo, which featured TREXPO, the Law Enforcement Expo, and was held in conjunction with CPM East – saw its conference grow by 20 percent and total attendance reach more than 3,600 in 2014.

New Chinese Military Cyberattacks Discovered

New Chinese Military Cyberattacks Discovered

Hackers targeting golfers at conferences, US government sectors along with American, European and Japanese satellite, aerospace and communication companies.

Security Stunt Pulled by Australian Politician in Parliament

Security Stunt Pulled by Australian Politician in Parliament

Wheat farmer pulls pipe bomb from bag, illustrating that government building security measures are failing. (Video Included)

Getting Harder to Report on Intelligence Agencies

Too soon to determine if directives are the real reason for sources to clam up.

FBI Releases 2013 Stats for Officers Killed in Line of Duty

FBI Releases 2013 Stats for Officers Killed in Line of Duty

All of the deaths except for one was caused by handguns, rifles and shotguns; does America have a gun problem?

Pentagon Prepared for Zombie Apocalypse

Pentagon Prepared for Zombie Apocalypse

U.S. government has everything under control in case of real-life, large-scale operations, emergencies and catastrophes.

Gallagher showcases

Gallagher showcases 'PIV solution with no bolt-ons' at GovSec

Gallagher Security, a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative access control, intruder alarm and perimeter security systems, highlight its latest FIPS 201-2 compliant solution at GovSec 2014.

Security Products Announces The Govies Government Security Award Winners for 2014

Security Products Announces The Govies Government Security Award Winners for 2014

The staff at Security Products and Security Today wish all the winners a huge congratulations.

FBI Facial Recognition Database Contains Images of the Innocent

FBI Facial Recognition Database Contains Images of the Innocent

By 2015 Next Generation Identification (NGI) will have millions of stored facial images.

Improved Surveillance

Improved Surveillance

Port Fourchon plays a strategic role in supplying the United States with nearly 18 percent of its oil supply, servicing over 90 percent of the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-water exploration and production.

Government Procurement Challenges

Government Procurement Challenges

More than likely, you have witnessed an RFP that includes dated product specifications and, in some cases, multiple product specifications that are more “wish-list” than reality.

High-Tech Solutions

High-Tech Solutions

Nearly everyone is familiar with the standard manned guard booth in which a person sits and allows drivers in and out of a facility; however, border stations, government buildings, military bases and other locales where there can be a “very unwanted guest” all use much highertech security booths.

On Target: Pinpointing the Perimeter Security Challenges of Today’s Military Bases

On Target: Pinpointing the Perimeter Security Challenges of Today’s Military Bases

One might think that a military base is among the most secure places in the country. Unfortunately, though, the sprawling nature of military bases makes them difficult to secure effectively, which leaves these sites vulnerable to a wide range of threats.

EID Passport Continues to Expand Identity Management Customer Base in Government Sector

EID Passport Continues to Expand Identity Management Customer Base in Government Sector

Further integration with new facilities confirms trusted relationships.

DHS Re-evaluation of HSPD-12 Awards XTec 10 Year Contract

DHS Re-evaluation of HSPD-12 Awards XTec 10 Year Contract

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) called for the mandatory implementation of a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for federal employees and contractors.

New Cybersecurity Guidelines Released by White House, Part 1

New Cybersecurity Guidelines Released by White House, Part 1

“We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the fact of real threats to our security and our economy,” said Obama.

Dilemma Over Drone Strikes Against American Citizens

Dilemma Over Drone Strikes Against American Citizens

Should the Obama administration kill an American citizen who is a member of al-Qaeda and is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas or legally build a case against him?

A Light of Freedom

A Light of Freedom

Security at the Statue of Liberty has never been taken for granted; it just hasn’t been a top priority of the government. That is not the case with the U.S. Park Police. They have used, to the best of their ability, security equipment that was appropriated but lacked the highest technology.

GovSec West Exhibitors Feature Several Products and Solutions

GovSec West Exhibitors Feature Several Products and Solutions

A comprehensive overview of this year's GovSec West 2013 Conference and Expo provided by the staff at Security Products magazine.

Lansing Lights up the Night More Safely with Samsung Video Surveillance

Lansing Lights up the Night More Safely with Samsung Video Surveillance

Samsung IP cameras ensure a safer and more secure Silver Bells Parade for the people of Michigan.

Drone Hunting Vote Postponed in Small Colorado Town

Drone Hunting Vote Postponed in Small Colorado Town

The vote that would allow Deer Trail, Colo. residents to gun down drones for money is postponed.

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Honoring a Man of Peace

People from all over the world gathered in Dallas, Texas to remember a former US President who's life was prematurely ended.

Dr. Tania Glenn

PTSD Discussed at GovSec West

Dr. Tania Glenn discussed the aftereffects of terrorism and how companies can rebuild resilience and a positive attitude in their workforce.

GovSec West 2013

Gearing Up for GovSec West 2013

Anxiously awaiting for what tomorrow brings at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

3D Gun Blew Up in the Face of Feds

3D Gun Blew Up in the Face of Feds (Video)

3D gun debacle gets even more interesting as the Feds were forced to duck and cover when their 3D gun exploded during testing, proving the danger of 3D guns.

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

Government agency leaves identifying terrorists to chance.

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.

Stopping Truck Bombers

Stopping Truck Bombers

The following provides examples in which highly-secure, crashrated, vehicle barricade systems and bollards have saved lives as well as buildings and property from the destruction of attacks.

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?

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Currently, FAA has issued a ground stop for flights coming into LAX.

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.

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.

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