From: GSN Daily Insider
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: GSN's 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Open for Nominations
Date: Thu Apr 10 16:38:54 MDT 2014
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April 10, 2014 

 

Government Security News has announced that its 2014 Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards is officially open for nominations at  www.asbsecurityawards.comThe program, which includes many new categories not previously offered in homeland security awards programs, was created to recognize and salute outstanding vendors of technology solutions, as well as the professional security teams and government officials, whose combined efforts and public-private partnership maintain security at the nation's airports, seaports and borders. More 

 

The New York Times and the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University each independently confirmed this week that the largest increases in deportations under President Obama have involved unauthorized immigrants with traffic violations and other minor violations, including convictions related to entering or reentering the country without authorization. Both of these reports contradict the administration's claims that the immigration agencies are targeting violent, foreign-born criminals. 

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Washington, D.C.-based Apprio, a provider of technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense, and homeland security markets, has announced it received a new contract with the DHS's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worth as much as $20 million over five years. The base year of the contract totals $3.75 million, with an additional four option years. Apprio will provide expert consulting services to FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness, which is a national training facility located in Anniston, AL. 

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Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), an Alexandria, VA based organization focused on railroad safety issues, has unveiled its new "See Tracks? Think Train!" public service campaign. The campaign is designed to educate both drivers and pedestrians on railroad safety issues in an effort to reduce accidents and fatalities on railroad tracks. Operation Lifesaver will collaborate with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Association of American Railroads during the campaign.

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"Most of the government's sensitive information is not in databases, but in files such as PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents. As a matter of fact, the Snowden NSA leak was all files," said Ryan Kalember. Kalember is the chief product officer at WatchDox, a Palo Alto based provider of secure enterprise file-sync-and-share solutions. The company offers a secure data exchange service that allows government and corporate clients to securely share encrypted files and control who has access to them.

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Bethesda, MD-based Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, is producing the fourth Advanced Extemely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. The satellite is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability. The propulsion core manufactured by Lockheed Martin and payload produced by Falls Church, VA-based Northrop Grumman arrived at the AEHF integration facility in Sunnyvale, CA, earlier in the year. More    

At the Vision Show, North America's largest vision and imaging trade show and conference, to be held in Boston from April 15 - 17th, the keynote speaker will be Dennis Treece, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) and former chief security officer and director, Department of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). Treece's presentation, "High-end Surveillance and Security -- How Technology is Helping Protect Us," will detail how security and high-end surveillance technologies are used around the world to safeguard people and assets. 

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