From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: GSN announces expansion of its Airport/Seaport/Border Security franchise
Date: Fri May 23 12:41:25 MDT 2014
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May 23, 2014


GSN announces expansion of its Airport/Seaport/Border Security franchise


Encouraged by a surge of nominations in the GSN 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Program, Government Security News has announced a two-pronged expansion of its burgeoning Airport, Seaport, and Border Security franchise.

According to GSN Managing Director and CEO Adrian Courtenay, the company has decided to extend the deadline for nominations in the Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards Program to June 20, and to reschedule the judges'announcement of Finalists to June 30 and the date of the Awards Dinner on board the luxury motor yacht Mariner 111 to August 7.

The 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security awards program is an outgrowth of the Border Security Awards Program that was successfully introduced by GSN in 2013. In the 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards, the number of vendor nominations has been very positive, Courtenay pointed out, but a number of airport, seaport and border security entities have asked for additional time to get approval for entering and completing their entry forms. More 

The District of Columbia's Police Complaints Board, in a recent report issued to Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy Lanier, has recommended the city implement an on-body camera program for police officers to help deal with complaints of alleged misconduct.

"The footage that these cameras capture can be used to resolve citizen complaints and train officers on proper procedures, and even as evidence in criminal and civil litigation," according to the report, Enhancing Police Accountability through an Effective On-Body Camera Program for MPD Officers.  More

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the Lawrence Police Department, has seized about three tractor trailers worth of counterfeit items between two flea markets with a retail value of approximately $30 million. The seizure marks the largest in HSI Boston's history.

In addition to the seized goods, 42 individuals were arrested and 13 vehicles were seized within the Don Flea Market and the Lawrence Flea Market & Auction House. The operation was a culmination of a federal investigation by HSI special agents, in coordination with the Lawrence Police Department.  More 


David Sullivan

Chicago, IL-based System Development Integration (SDI), a national systems integrator specializing in advanced technologies for security and critical infrastructure, has announced the appointment of security industry executive David Sullivan as its CEO. Founder David A. Gupta, SDI's previous CEO, will continue with the company as vice chairman of its board of directors.

"SDI has doubled its size in the past year, establishing itself as a $70M systems integrator in a rapidly growing and increasingly IT-centric market," states David Stienes, SDI board chairman and partner at LLR Partners. "As we continue to build out SDI's unique hybrid IT and security services platform, we are pleased to add the security market expertise and leadership of David Sullivan to drive the firm's growth."  More    

Seattle, WA-based F5 Networks has announced that it has acquired Defense.Net, Inc., a privately-held provider of cloud-based security services for protecting data centers and Internet applications from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The advanced technologies and operational experience shared between the two companies will expand F5's portfolio of security solutions for defense against Internet-based DDoS attacks on networks, data centers, and applications. Defense.Net's high-capacity cloud service is complementary to F5's existing on-premise DDoS Protection capabilities. The combination provides customers with a comprehensive hybrid DDoS solution, engineered to absorb the full threat spectrum of DDoS attacks.  More 


Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN (DLAN) version 9.0 includes major upgrades to style, usability, and function, according to the company, a provider of incident management software (IMS) and maritime training solutions. The new design and logo are more than just a facelift, the new style reflects system-wide changes that improve usability for both desktop and mobile devices.  More 

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