Government Security News January 2017 Digital Edition. Available on the GSN Magazine Website at www.gsnmagazine.com
Category #2: Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions Judging in this category is based on a combination of: • Increase in client organization Technological innovation or improvement • Filling a recognized government IT security need • Flexibility of solution to meet current and future organizational needs PHYSICAL SECURITY, ACCESS CONTROL, IDENTIFICATION, COMMUNICATIONS Best Biometric Identification System No Entry Best Access Control Hardware Identive - Winner Best Asset Tracking With Pairing Technology Offsite Vision Holdings - Winner Best Mass Notification System Amplifox Sound Systems - Winner LRAD 2 - Finalist Rave Mobile Security - Finalist Best Acoustic Hailing Service Amplivox Sound System - Finalist LRAD - Winner Best Lock-Down and 9-1-1 Notification in Active Shooter Situations Rave Mobile Safety - Winner Best Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Solution Shooter Detection System - Winner DETECTION PRODUCTS Best Chemical Detection Product or Solution FLIR - Winner Best Explosives Detection Product or Solution FLIR - Winner Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution FLIR - Winner Best Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPAR) Perceptics LLC - Winner Best Spherical Situational Awareness Imaging Technology IC Realtime - Winner OTHER PRODUCTS Best Perimeter Protection, Intrusion Detection System Ross Technology Corporation - Winner 30 Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Barriers, Bollards) Best Guard Booths B.I.G Enterprises – Winner SERVICES/EDUCATION Best Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, Clean-up High Rise Escape Systems Inc - Winner Category #3: GSN 2016 Government Excellence Award Judging in this category will be based on one or more of the following criteria: • Development of successful strategy and increase in public safety • Providing a notable solution to a recognized problem • Reduction in cost and/or major increase in efficiency and effectiveness • Decisive, successful action to respond to threat or emergency Special note on this year’s Government Awards: Rather than relying on predetermined categories, the judges decided instead to select five entries that would best represented the term Government Excellence.
The GSN 2016 Homeland Security Awards Readers who would like to learn more about the selected entries may go to the GSN 2016 Digital Yearbook of Homeland Security Awards, where descriptions of the Government Excellence Winner’s entries will be posted shortly. 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Category: Most Notable Federal Government Program, Project or Initiative Product: BeyondTrust Powerbroker 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Category: Most Notable Cybersecurity Program or Technology Product, Service or Program: Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Single Sign On (SSO) enablement 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Category: Most Notable Cybersecurity Program or Technology Product: National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services (NCATS) 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: State of Montana Category: Most Notable State Government Program, Project or Initiative Program: State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD), State of Montana 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: DOJ, OPM Category: Most Notable Government Security Program, Project of Initiative Product, Service or Program: Interagency Security Committee Risk Management Process (ISCRMP) Training Program 2016 Government Excellence Entry selected by judges: Agency: Wombat Security Technologies Category: Most Notable Cybersecurity Program or Technology Product, Service or Program: Wombat Security Education Platform 31 Nomination process Vendors of IT security or physical security products or solutions may nominate themselves or be nominated by a federal, state or local government official. Government agencies or departments may nominate their own agency or department, or another government agency or department, or may be nominated by a vendor of IT Security or Physical Security products and solutions. Entrants in any category may enter for multiple awards. Entry procedure Each entrant, or representative of entrant’s company or government agency, must fill out a separate entry form for each award being sought. A written narrative of company or agency’s achievements and credentials for the award being sought should not exceed 500 words. Entrants are welcome to provide supporting documentation such as Web links, supporting letters or favorable press coverage of their company or agency.