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GSN Magazine June 2016 Digital Edition

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Winners in GSN 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program Editor’s Note: Based on the exceptionally high quality of winning entries in our 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, GSN will publish entries and interviews with a dozen Winners in the program. The first two will appear in this June Digital Edition, and the remaining Winning entries will be covered in upcoming editions of GSN’s Daily Insider and Airport, Seaport, Border Security Weekly. See pages 36 through 41. – Adrian Courtenay, CEO/Editorial Director PureTech Systems: Winner, Best Video Analytics Solutions By Adrian Courtenay June 24, 2016 – PureTech Systems describes itself on its website as follows: “Founded in March, 2005, PureTech Systems is an Arizona based computer vision software company that develops and markets its patented PureActiv video analytics surveillance software, which is used for perimeter protection of critical facilities and infrastructure. Current customers include large deployments in several seaports, airports, military bases, transit railways, and country borders.” As the company put the case in its entry into the GSN Awards Program, “PureActiv geospatial video analytics provide security professionals with accurate, real-time alarms and video of suspicious activity in outdoor and remote environments while minimizing nuisance alarm.” That’s a mouthful, but when you consider the company’s markets, it’s clear that every word in that sentence is appropriate. Read more on Page 39. Implant Sciences: Winner, Best Explosives Detection Solution By Adrian Courtenay June 24, 2016 – As airports and nations around the globe become more concerned with every new act of terrorism, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has committed tens of millions of dollars to an explosive trace detection (ETD) product: the Implant Sciences QS-B220. The TSA, considered the leading ETD evaluation agency in the world, qualified the QS-B220 for passenger and baggage screening in August of 2014. Shortly thereafter, the product became the first to pass Europe’s stringent laboratory testing protocol in October 2014. Since that time, the TSA has awarded Implant Sciences an exclusive ID/IQ (basically an open purchase order) for $162 million, followed by an order for 1,170 units. These units are being installed right now. In Europe, the QSB220 has been deployed at airports in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Cyprus and Poland. Read more on Page 36. 2

GSN June 2016 Digital Edition Table of Contents NEWS AND FEATURES Federal Court orders Customs & Border Protection to release evidence of deplorable conditions in Tucson detection facilities Page 4 Hikvision honors children of first responders with ESA Youth Scholarship Page 5 DOD’s “Immune System” strategy for Cyber Security Page 6 Why broadening U.S.-Mexico cooperation is good for America, By Walter Ewing Page 8 Pentagon announces end to transgender military ban on July 1st Page 10 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) found to be caused by physical as well as physological trauma, By George Lane Page 14 Campbell on Crypto: Big Data, Big Troubles Page 18 Disaster Preparedness report: To be prepared is to be safe, by Mike Pena, Apprio Page 21 Disaster Preparedness report: Emergency Communication Network offers enhanced safety options for emergency notification delivered by smart phone Page 24 Convy on Net-Centric Security: New Mobile technologies for Disaster Response Page 26 Six Tips for better unified IT monitoring in hybrid cloud environments, by Adelle Rydman Page 28 Salient’s Laurence Rose discusses improving telemarketing programs through trusting work relationship Page 30 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77th anniversary Page 31 NUI Galway has received Horizon 2020 EU funding for ROCSAFE ITC using software and robots Page 32 DHS announces Grant Allocations for fiscal year 2016 Preparedness Grants Page 34 Call for Nominations: DHS requests nominations for 2016 National Seminar and Table Top Exercise (NITX) Page 35 Winners Portraits – Implant Sciences, Winner, Best Explosives Detection Solution Page 36 Winners Portraits – PureTech Systems, Winner, Best Video Analytics Page 39 3