Government Security


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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a statement that cyber-attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure have jumped 52% compared to last year.

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).

SpotterRF Radar Selected by DOD for Capability Demonstration

SpotterRF Radar Selected by DOD for Capability Demonstration

SpotterRF received immediate feedback on its radar system in a realistic, military-maritime environment.

CPM East to Bring Together Government, Enterprise and First Responders to Share Best Practices for Disaster Recovery

Faced with natural disasters like SuperStorm Sandy and other times of crisis, businesses and government agencies have realized the importance of being able to remain in operation despite the challenges they may face.

DOJ Agency Seeking Input on Gun Safety Technologies

DOJ Agency Seeking Input on Gun Safety Technologies

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks input to assist with its market research and technology assessment of existing and emerging gun safety technologies.

countering domestic ieds

Countering Domestic IEDs

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are no longer an overseas or war zone threat; they are an increasing threat on U.S. soil from both global and domestic terrorists.

HID Global Acquires Codebench

HID Global today announced it has acquired Codebench. The acquisition brings together two highly complementary offerings in validation software and solutions for government credentials, and will enable HID Global to offer complete, field-tested solutions that speed and simplify deployment for its federal agency and contractor customers.

Security Industry Association and Government Technology and Services Coalition Announce Collaboration

The two organizations will share their resources in order to build a stronger security industry.

EPIC from Real-Time Technology Delivers a Credentialing Solution for First Responders

Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a leading provider of trusted identity solutions, announces advanced personal identity and training verification for first responders.

Special Security System Fills Customs' Needs

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has some stiff security requirements at its field office in Miami. The agency needed an access control system that accepted the Inscription: HSPD12.FIPS 201 government card system.

GovSec West Exhibitors Greet Large Crowds

The more than 40 exhibitors were one of the highlights of the conference that wrapped up in October in Dallas.

Security in Alphabet City

On the surface, there’s not a great deal that differentiates security in government facilities from security in commercial buildings.

Another Successful GovSec West is in the Books

GovSec West, CPM East and the Education Security Conference wrapped up Thursday at the Gaylord Texan resort in Dallas.

Head In The Cloud Feet On The Ground

More government agencies are taking their physical access control system (PACS) to the cloud, and it’s easy to see why.

City Leverages Security

The city of Selma, Ala., seamlessly manages a high-definition surveillance system by implementing control center network video management software (NVMS) with HD Stream Management.

A Murky Eight Years

It has been eight years since President George W. Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) into law and four years since its compliance deadline.

Boston Subway System to Be Used to Test New Sensors for Biological Agents

The idea that disease and infection might be used as weapons is truly dreadful, but there is plenty of evidence showing that biological weapons have been around since ancient times. Bioterrorism, as it is dubbed, is nothing new, and although medicines have made the world a safer place against a myriad of old scourges both natural and manmade, it still remains all too easy today to uncork a nasty cloud of germs.

Developing Trust with Credentials

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the FIPS 201 standard, the government was using Wiegand wire, magnetic stripe, proximity or barcode credentials as part of their physical access control systems (PACS). Each of these technologies could be easily duplicated, making it virtually impossible to distinguish between a government-issued or forged credential.

SAIC Awarded Contract by U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic to provide security and engineering services in support of operational requirements of the U.S. Navy and various government activities.

HID Global To Showcase Advanced eID Solutions at AAMVA

HID Global, a provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of secure government identification technologies and issuance systems at the American Association of Motor Vehicles Administration International Conference and Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 20 - 22.

Delta Scientific's Vehicle Control Systems Will Help Protect Both Republican and Democratic Conventions

Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that 26 16-foot Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers with be used by the Secret Service at both upcoming national political conventions.

Report: Government IT Pros Think Cybersecurity is Very Important

InformationWeek Reports, a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report.

Study: Conciliatory Tactics More Effective Than Punishment in Reducing Terrorism

Policies that reward abstinence from terrorism are more successful in reducing such acts of violence than tactics that aim to punish terrorists, suggests a new study in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.

VSS Monitoring Recognized as Industry's Leading NPB Provider

VSS Monitoring has earned the 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the infrastructure packet broker market from Frost & Sullivan.

Harris Corp. to Provide Latin American Country With Falcon Tactical Radios

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5 million order to provide a Latin American country’s armed forces with high-performance tactical communications for drug interdiction, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration missions.

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Selects HID Global's FARGO HDP5000 Printer

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has selected HID Global to supply its Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with additional FARGO HDP5000-LC ID Card Printers/Encoders that include customized enhancements for large government project requirements.

Helinet Technologies Implements Surveillance Solution for Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety has selected Helinet Technologies to develop and implement a microwave downlink and satellite solution for the DPS Aircraft Section's recently acquired Pilatus PC-12 NG Spectre airplane.

Raytheon to Develop Cyber Maneuver Technology for U.S. Army

Raytheon Company has received a $3.1 million contract to develop technology for Morphing Network Assets to Restrict Adversarial Reconnaissance (MORPHINATOR), a program that uses cyber maneuvering techniques to thwart potential attackers in high-threat environments.

HID Global Ships More Than 150 Million eID Solutions

HID Global, creator of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, has shipped more than 150 million high-technology eID (electronic ID) solutions to governments for citizen IDs around the world.

SIA Files Comments With DOE on Energy Efficency Rule

The Security Industry Association has submitted comments in support of a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) rule that will codify one of the organization’s legislative victories.

NIST Test Samples Aid Explosives Detection

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released new test samples to help detect two explosive compounds that terrorists use.

Louisiana Port Commission Installs BRS Labs' Advanced Video Analytics

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which works to improve Port Fourchon's security and emergency response preparedness, has implemented BRS Labs' advanced video analytics application to work with its existing video surveillance system.

HID Access Control Solutions Increase Security at Power Plant in China

HID Global announced today that the company’s network access control solutions and contactless readers have been deployed at the Fuxi power plant in China’s Sichuan province. The new system provides increased security that ensures the operational safety of production and facility areas, offers real-time monitoring at the central station and enables security administrators to remotely close facility doors for improved safety management.

Research: Airport Security Spending to More Than Double in Next Six Years

Airport security remains a priority for individual countries and the international community. An increase in global air travel over the last decade has driven growth in the security industry. The persistent threat of terrorist and criminal attack as well as new regional security directives have all contributed to this trend.

Researchers Study Costs of "Dirty Bomb" Attack in Los Angeles

A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles’ financial district could severely impact the region’s economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade.

NIST Report Evaluates Performance Of Iris Recognition Software

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

RFID to be Worth More Than $70 Billion Across Next Five Years, According to Research

The market for RFID transponders, readers, software, and services will generate $70.5 billion from 2012 to the end of 2017.

HID Global Receives Additional Order For U.S. Green Cards

HID Global recently announced that the company has received a follow-on order for the manufacture and supply of U.S. government Permanent Resident Cards, also known as “Green Cards,” issued to all legal foreign residents of the United States under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) border security program.

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