Government Security


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?

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

    Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2021

    November / December 2021

    Featuring:

    • Navigating System Integration
    • Protecting Premises and People
    • Cashing in Your VMS System
    • Encryption and Compliance
    • Security Breach at 38,000 Feet

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