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Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition

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AMICO Security expects to play major role in Trump’s border security initiative BIRMINGHAM, AL — January 11, 2017 — AMICO Security announced today that its AMIGUARD system, considered one of the most secure and cost effective border solutions available on the market, is expected to play a large role in President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. AMICO Security brings to the market extensive experience in building border walls and fences. The company’s high security fence system currently secures a 36-mile stretch along the United States and Mexico Border near Yuma Ariz., at the San Luis Crossing and an 18- mile area at the Otay Mesa Crossing in California. With President-elect Trump’s call to expand the border wall between the United States and Mexico, AMICO Security has already seen a sharp increase in interest from several government agencies. “AMICO Security is one of the only truly U.S.-owned manufacturers of high-security border fencing,” said Gary Baltz, an AMICO Security spokesperson. “In many speeches on President-elect Donald Trump’s ‘Thank You Tour,’ he stated that the policy of his administration will be to buy American and to create American jobs.” AMICO Security buys U.S.-made steel and produces its security fence panels in its U.S. factories with American workers, while many other competitors are foreign-owned and purchase raw materials from producers in Mexico and China. “We hope that our government will be vetting out those that are not in compliance with the buy America 10 policy,” added Baltz. AMICO is considered the largest manufacturer of Security Mesh in the world and has the capacity to meet a large demand. Security Mesh is an extremely cost effective way to build a barrier and allows border guards to see through the fence structure and wind to pass through thereby reducing wind resistance. These high security meshes can be produced to meet anti-climb and cut requirements making it very difficult to breach. AMIGUARD’s patent pending design allows for the simple integration of technology such as radar systems, which can classify targets and track movement along the border, in addition to anti-tunneling More on page 33

GSN: What are your general thoughts on the 2015 awards? 8 GSN: You spent many years on Capitol Hill and also at the Department of Homeland Security. As we head into 2016, what do you envision as homeland security spending priorities? Awards Category: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GSN 2015 GSN: DIGITAL What area/issue YEARBOOK pending OF AIRPORT/SEAPORT/BORDER trends do you SECURITY AWARDS RECIPIENTS see as priorities for the homeland security community? Name of Nominated Product, Service, or Program: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reason this entry deserves to win: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 54 9 GSN: What future areas of homeland security interest would you advise companies to explore? Continued on next page Awards Category: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Name of Nominated Product, Service, or Program: Link to Web Page of Nominated Organization: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reason this Link entry to additional deserves to information win: on product, –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– service or program, with brief description: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Name and organization of nominating contact for this entry, including name, title, organization: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 55 GSN 2015 DIGITAL YEARBOOK OF AIRPORT/SEAPORT/BORDER SECURITY AWARDS RECIPIENTS Nominating contact’s office telephone and cell phone: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nominating contact’s email address: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 30 31 Link to additional information on product, service or program, with brief description: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– radiation_detection Name and organization of nominating contact for this entry, including name, title, Nominating contact’s office telephone and cell The Winners and Finalists have been selected. Now our national and international readers want to know what the strategies, technologies and innovations were that gave you the advantage. Let them know with a 2-page spread in the 2016 Digital Yearbook of Award Winners. The GSN 2016 Digital Yearbook OF Homeland Security Awards CLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST YEAR’S YEARBOOK The GSN 2015 Digital Yearbook OF Airport/Seaport/ Border Security Awards AND Homeland Security Awards National Programs and Protection Directorate. ed world. New legislation pending in Congress formalizes the increased DHS role in public/private partnering. GSN 2015 DIGITAL YEARBOOK OF HOMELAND SECURITY and Global spending also parallels the DHS spending raise. AIRPORT, SEAPORT, BORDER SECURITY AWARDS PROGRAMS A new market research report, “Global Homeland Security and Emergency Management Market, 2013–2018”, Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and de- New legislation also would update the 12-year-old Federal published by MarketsandMarkets is expected to reach lineate DHS’s role in guarding government networks and $544.02 Billion by 2018. Unfortunately, those numbers websites. could go even higher if there are more incidents similar to A priority for 2016 will be to accelerate rollout of GSN INTERVIEW what happened in Paris, Mali, and San Bernardino, CA. Einstein III Accelerated (E3A), the latest phase of DHS’s Best Detection Solutions automated network-security correcting systems. DHS has established memoranda of agreement with 55 federal Chuck Brooks, Distinguished Judge agencies to implement Einstein to provide horizon scanning and automated monitoring, detection, and remedia- GSN 2015 Homeland Security and Best Integrated Security Programs Rapiscan Systems CB: Counterterrorism and the counter CBRNE (chemical Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards programs tion of government networks. DHS is also planning for 2015 Winner , biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) mission new cyber technologies that provide advanced defense of Network will always Harbor, be fundamental Inc. to homeland planning and network framework layers, including authentication, better encryption, biometrics, and data analytical tools”. spending. Those are the most catastrophic threats. In 2015 Winner addition to CBRNE DHS has assumed more and more of a leadership role in cybersecurity derived from both Presidential mandates and congressional legislation. Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection CB: For me it was a real pleasure judging this year’s Cybersecurity is indeed a top priority as government agencies and mega corporations experience more data breach- IPM (integrated process management) provides an annual Homeland Security and Airport, Seaport, Border CB: CB: Macro spending will increase across the board on The key word really is “future” and it is already additional element of extensibility and power for policy Security Awards programs. The submissions this year Best Physical Security Information Management homeland security products and services In accordance es with each passing year. I recently published an article around the corner with the Internet of Things (IoT). management and workflow processing that is virtually Rapiscan Systems were frankly quite amazing. The capabilities and technical System - PSIM to the new threats we are especially facing from ISIS and in The Federal Times on Key homeland security priorities Recently both the FBI and DHS issued warnings about unlimited IoT in its capabilities. The end result is an intuitive, comprehensive automated security management merits of the IT and Physical security products/solutions from other terrorist actors, and global instabilities. This to watch in 2016 ( and pending threats. The reality is that we have become platform that operates identically, anywhere within the of all the vendors made it especially difficult to judge. In was reflected in the recent passage of the 2016 omnibus government/dhs/blog/2015/12/15/key-homeland-securitypriorities-watch-2016/77368604/) My thoughts in regards immersed in a new digital era comprised of more organization. than 50 There’s no need to retrain staff when Rapiscan they Systems, a leading provider of security screening solutions, is well known for the high quality, reliment or integrated with Rapiscan’s X-ray and metal- detection products can be used in a standalone deploy- my opinion they were all winners because they are leading technological contributors to the current and future LightHouse spending Bill recently passed by Congress by Congress. billion interfaced devices. Anything connected is move vulnerable. Expect significant investments in smart cities, nents smart are connected to the platform, which in turn ability saves and affordability of its solutions. With products based threat detection solutions. 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It included increased funding levels for Customs next Its decade. click-and-go For the ability security to adopt community this conveys Baggage Screening and People Screening, the company performance, easy to use radiation monitor combining designing and upgrading security solutions to fill gaps as unified security management for enterprise organizations, extending the capabilities of physical security its own capabilities means that there’s no “dumbing the full functionality of any security system’s API within and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for DHS Cybersecurity programs in the incident DHS management DHS’s (PSIM) inception to include as we geographical have become a more down” interconnect- of features or for functions threat detection, – just a seamless, surveillance, con-predictive data analytics, tion situations Convy its customers Associatescould face. 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The Rapiscan RadviewerTM Android app displays the operator’s current position and direction toward the radiation source. The design of the MP100’s radiation detectors provides increased directional sensitivity of the radiation detection. A radiation alarm is signaled audibly via a headphone jack on the backpack or visually –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– organization: via RadviewerTM. In this way, the MP100 enables users Jennifer Edgerly, Senior Account Director, to effectively detect and locate radioactive threats. The SpeakerBox Communications MP100 is manufactured by Rapiscan’s Radiation Detection Products division, which has supplied thousands of radiation monitors that are deployed at border crossings, seaports, airports and facilities around the world. office: 703-287-7809 phone: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The MP100 uses Rapiscan’s proven radiation detection cell: 202-486-0518 technology adapted for a backpack deployment. The radiation detection performance meets the requirements of ANSI N42.53. The MP100 offers customers –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nominating contact’s email address: efficient, easy to use and reliable man-portable radiation detection with high performance at an affordable cost of acquisition and operation. Address of nominating contact’s organization: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite T410, McLean, VA Contact Adrian Courtenay at 917-696-5782 to get more information and reserve your 2-page spread.