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Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition

Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition. Available on the GSN Magazine Website at


NEWS GSN January 2017 Digital 4 6 10 12 13 16 18 26 28 37 38 42 More than 170 members of House of Representatives Join Effort to Create Independent Commission to investigate foreign interference in U.S. Elections Louisiana parish protects children in schools with real-time chemical detection technology, by George Lane AMICO Security expects to play major role in Trump’s border security initiative USCIC updates how processing times are posted: specific dates rather than weeks or months States and localities respond to Donald Trump’s immigration plans Robots, not immigrants, are replacing U.S. manufacturing workers Rule will streamline approval of new technologies DOJ issues final rule about unfair immigration-related employment practices GSN announces Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Homeland Security Awards Program Will Congress fund President Trump’s executive order on border enforcement? Resentment and hatred from the Middle East: Why they hate us Cloudera and Docker, Inc. partner to vastly improve the security of data 2

Edition Table of Contents 44 45 46 47 48 50 LGBT Military Community calls on General Mattis to make clear his support for ALL service members & their families during confirmation hearing General Mattis says no to roll back open LGBT Military Service as Secretary of Defense DHS Science and Technology Directive Explosive Division (EXD) releases new incident management planning tool for first responders GTT solutions awarded supplier status for Crown Commercial Service TMT2 framework agreement Upgrades to allow for more frequent, reliable and faster rail service along the Northeast Corridor recommended The Chemistry behind the Flint Water Crisis: Corrosion of Pipes, Erosion of Trust, by George Lane FEATURES SPECIAL REPORT ON ACCESS CONTROL & IDENTIFICATION 20 22 24 HID Global predicts top trends for 2017 in the Identity Technology industry Heightening security verification with self-service kiosks Card personalization now making Government ID cards more secure with better visual security SPECIAL REPORT ON VIDEO SURVEILLANCE, SOFTWARE, MANAGEMENT 32 34 Hikvision supports school security and success for students with disabilities New Thermal Chassis Surveillance Camera Offers Continuous Zoom 3