From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Rail security: critical to national security
Date: Thu May 29 12:31:55 MDT 2014
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May 29, 2014


Rail security: critical to national security
By Marianne Molchan, President, Molchan Marine Sciences


In 2014 Government Security News (GSN) expanded the Border Security Awards program from 2013 to include the closely related markets of airport and seaport security. Included in this expansion was an updated roster of nominating categories for vendor companies and government agencies. This was an important expansion to the awards program providing a spotlight on vendors and government agencies with port facility and airport security best practices, hardware and software.

The shared common goal between border, seaport and airport security professionals is to provide safe, efficient and secure movement of goods and personnel within and across our borders. As a Maritime Security Specialist I recognize the need for an additional expansion of the GSN awards program to include rail security in 2015.  More 

Department of Defense (DoD) officials consider climate change a key factor in protecting national security around the globe, according to deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, Daniel Y. Chiu, who testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee.

The DoD is planning for contingencies and unexpected developments to protect the nation's security, said Chiu. Climate change can create sea-level rise, storm surge, shifting climate zones, and more severe weather conditions that can affect operations.  More

Tom Dimtsios

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation has named Tom Dimtsios to lead its Information Security and Assurance practice serving the critical security and compliance efforts of professionals in financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and other industries.

Telos has garnered over thirty years' experience defending vital networks throughout the DoD and the intelligence community, as well as some of the largest financial institutions in the world. The Information Security and Assurance practice is part of the company's Cyber Operations and Defense group.  More 


Sunnyvale, CA-based Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body vehicle repair business located in Sunnyvale, CA, has posted a new blog to its site that is devoted to the topic of safe driving, including why people should never think about texting while driving. The new blog is just part of a new public service campaign that Da-Les will release in the near future.  More    

Wallingford, CT-based Z-Media, a developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, has announced that its Belt Trauma Kit, which includes QuikClot Combat Gauze, will be standard issue to every law enforcement officer in the State of New York. Distributed by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), the initiative is one of the largest standardizations of advanced first aid kits ever deployed by a state.  More 


Glendale, CA-based Everbridge, a provider in unified critical communications, has launched IT Alerting -- a new product designed to resolve IT system issues faster and to maximize IT system uptime. IT Alerting automatically alerts IT personnel, escalating as necessary, to ensure that the right experts are engaged as quickly as possible during a service outage.  More    

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