Government Security


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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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