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Hootsuite’s Ben Cathers: Research, Creativity Key to Citizen Engagement Via Social Media

Ben Cathers, principal value consultant at Vancouver, Canada-based social media management platforms provider Hootsuite, has said government agencies should conduct research and learn how people communicate in order to build up their capability to facilitate citizen engagement through social media. Cathers wrote that in order to establish a social media …

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Donnie Scott Named Idemia North America Public Security SVP

Donnie Scott, formerly director of national security business development at DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), has been named senior vice president of public security at Idemia‘s identity and security business in North America. Idemia said Tuesday Scott brings more than 16 years of business development experience in the U.S. public sector market to his new role. He …

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Noblis NSP Merges Into Parent Nonprofit Org

Noblis has merged a wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis NSP, into the nonprofit science and technology organization in a move to consolidate service delivery efforts for law enforcement and intelligence agency clients. Ellen McCarthy, former president of Noblis NSP, will transition into the role of vice president of intelligence and analytics …

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Report: Accenture to Help CBP Employ 5K Border Patrol Agents Under $297M Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a potential five-year, $297 million contract to help the Customs and Border Protection recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. CBP received five bids for the contract that also covers the recruitment of 2,000 customs officers and 500 employees for …

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Thomson Reuters’ CLEAR Investigation Platform to Integrate License Plate Recognition; Steve Rubley Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 26, 2017 — Thomson Reuters has partnered with Vigilant Solutions to integrate the latter’s database of license plate recognition records into the CLEAR investigation platform in efforts to support law enforcement operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The integrated offering works to utilize license plate data and CLEAR’s collection of …

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NJ, Virginia Police to Use Lockheed-Built Small UAS for Search & Rescue Ops

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 12, 2017 — The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Indago small unmanned aircraft system will be deployed by law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Virginia to support search-and-rescue operations for people with special needs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday the New Jersey and Virginia sheriff’s offices plan to pair …

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IBM, Partners Expand Tech Training for Veterans in Pennsylvania

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has partnered with PNC Bank, Corporate America Supports You and the National Cyber-Forensics Training Alliance to offer an expanded technology training program in Pennsylvania that works to certify military veterans for employment, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The technology company said Wednesday the Veteran …

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Huntington Ingalls to Build 9th US National Security Cutter Under $486M Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has secured a $486 million contract to build a ninth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard. The company said Friday that Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet and will replace 12 current Hamilton-class cutters. HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has provided six NSCs to the service branch and is scheduled to deliver two more …

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PiXlogic’s Joseph Santucci: AI-Based Software Tools Could Help Agencies Analyze Visual Images in Support of Security Missions

Joseph Santucci, president and CEO of California-based software technology firm piXlogic, has said an artificial intelligence-based software platform could help government agencies search and analyze videos and pictures for use in investigations and security missions. Santucci wrote that such software tools work to “understand context in an image, distinguish faces and …

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Gemalto to Buy 3M’s Identity Mgmt Business for $850M in Biometrics Market Push

Digital security company Gemalto has agreed to purchase the identity management business of 3M (NYSE: MMM) for $850 million in a push to expand government programs technology offerings for the commercial biometrics market. Gemalto said Friday it expects the transaction to close in the first half of 2017 pending regulatory approvals …

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