2022 ‘ASTORS’ Honors Leadership & Innovation Award Winners in NYC

Attendees enjoying the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony: (left to right), Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Solutions (NSS); John Boyd Assistant Director of the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM); Jim Robell, President of Fortior Solutions and the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year; Commissioner Bill Bratton, Kym Craven, Executive Director for the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE); CBP OFO DEAC Diane Sabatino, the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year; OBIM Chief of Staff Penelope Smith; Frank Russo, CBP OFO Director of Field Operations NY & NJ; and Celinez Nunez, Assistant Director & Chief Security Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).
Attendees enjoying the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Include: (left to right), Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Solutions (NSS); John Boyd Assistant Director of the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM); Jim Robell, President of Fortior Solutions and the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year; Legendary Police Commissioner Bill Bratton; Kym Craven, Executive Director for the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE); CBP OFO DEAC Diane Sabatino, the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year; OBIM Chief of Staff Penelope Smith; Frank Russo, CBP OFO Director of Field Operations NY & NJ; and Celinez Nunez, Assistant Director & Chief Security Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.

An exclusive sold-out event featured at ISC East, well over two hundred representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.

Long-time FDNY Chaplain Monsignor Mark Fillachione honored us with a blessing for attendees at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in NYC.
Long-time FDNY Chaplain Monsignor Mark Fillachione honored us with a blessing for attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in NYC.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force, to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino
Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino addresses attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, a 24-year veteran who began her federal career as an Immigration Inspector at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in 1998, and now leads the Office of Field Operations with more than 31,000 employees, overseeing a budget of more than 6.6 billion dollars, provided out keynote address.

Hear directly from (DEAC) Diane Sabatino in this exclusive interview from the Awards Ceremony, facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Platinum Sponsor, who has been recognized for its Fifth Consecutive Year in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in NYC. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.)

In her keynote address to attendees, DEAC Sabatino explained the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our Borders and Homeland.

With oversight of the identity management portfolio,  DEAC Sabatino explained that Identity as a Service (IDaaS), is the key to frictionless travel and fraud reduction.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Honored at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.

The resounding theme of the DEAC’s remarks was her pride in the women and men of the CBP and their families who support them.

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony

The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

Katherine Schweit, former head of the FBI’s active shooter program speaks with 'ASTORS' Attendees and autographs complimentary copies of 'STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis,' courtesy of 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Sponsors NEC National Security Systems (NSS), ATI Systems, Automatic Systems of America, guardDog AI, Fortior Solutions, IPVideo Corporation, Rajant Corporation, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
Katherine Schweit, former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, speaks with ‘ASTORS’ Attendees and autographs complimentary copies of ‘STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis,’ courtesy of 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors NEC National Security Systems (NSS), ATI SystemsAutomatic Systems of AmericaguardDog AIFortior SolutionsIPVideo CorporationRajant CorporationRX Global, and SIMS Software!
2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Ceremony
2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony

The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon was an exclusive event featuring well over two hundred representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and top industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come. (Continued)

 

Commissioner William J. Bratton

Commissioner Bill Bratton accepts a 2022 'ASTORS' Excellence in Public Safety & Community Resilience Award at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.
Commissioner Bill Bratton accepts a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Excellence in Public Safety & Community Resilience Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.

Excellence in Public Safety & Community Resilience

  • During his 46-year career in law enforcement, Commissioner Bratton instituted progressive change while leading six police departments, including seven years as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and two nonconsecutive terms as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York.

Commissioner Bill Bratton meets with members of the NYPD TARU Unit at 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon in NYC.
Commissioner Bill Bratton meets with members of the NYPD TARU Unit at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in NYC.
  • He is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities.

  • As the Executive Chairman of Risk Advisory, Commissioner Bratton advises clients on risk identification, prevention, and response. Teneo addresses five key areas: cyber risk management, counterterrorism, crisis anticipation, critical infrastructure, and health crisis advisory services.

  • Before assuming his role at Teneo, Commissioner Bratton was the 42nd police commissioner of the City of New York from January 2014 to September 2016.

Commissioner Bill Bratton signs copies of his latest work, ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.
  • It was the second time he had held the post. During that time, he oversaw 32 months of declining crime, including historic lows for murders and robberies.

  • Commissioner Bratton spearheaded a major technological overhaul, the Mobile Digital Initiative, which gave a smartphone with custom-designed apps to every officer and put a tablet in every patrol car.

  • He also implemented major reforms to the NYPD’s counterterrorism program by developing two new units—the Critical Response Command (CRC) and the Strategic Response Group (SRG)—which now provide the city with more than 1,000 highly trained and properly equipped officers who are dedicated to counterterrorism, large-scale mobilizations, site security, and rapid deployment citywide.

(Learn more in an ‘American Security Today Exclusive Interview’ with Commissioner Bill Bratton facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in New York City. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.)

 

Kenneth Corey

New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, a 34-year veteran of the NYPD, is honored at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Ceremony in New York.
New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, a 34-year veteran of the NYPD, is honored at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in New York.

Excellence in Public Safety & Community Resilience

NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey at 'ASTORS' 2022
NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, who was recognized for Excellence in Public Safety & Community Resilience, calls out success stories and merits of the NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in NYC.
  • He began his career with the NYPD as a cadet in 1988, and is retiring as the New York City Police Chief of Department, making him the NYPD’s highest ranking uniformed officer.

  • Corey also served as the NYPD’s Chief of Training, where he developed targeted training programs for law enforcement, management-level & entry-level employees, and ongoing professional advancement training.

  • Under Corey’s leadership, shooting incidents, and homicides decreased by more than 50%, while major crimes decreased by 11%.

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (First of Three)

Travelers should download the free CBP One™ app on their web-enabled smart device. Note that a free login.gov account is required to use CBP One™. After opening the CBP One™ app, tap “Sign In with Login.gov.” (Courtesy of CBP)
Travelers should download the free CBP One™ app on their web-enabled smart device. Note that a free login.gov account is required to use CBP One™. After opening the CBP One™ app, tap “Sign In with Login.gov.” (Courtesy of CBP)

Excellence in Homeland Security

  • CBP One™

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed CBP One™, a mobile application to serve as a single portal for travelers and stakeholders to interact virtually with CBP.

  • More importantly, this platform served as a vital tool to combat the impact of the influx of undocumented non-citizens at the southern border.

  • CBP One™ consolidates OFO’s mobile application development within a single platform for travelers and stakeholders to interact virtually with CBP, and direct each user to the appropriate travel or trade services based on their needs.

CBP One™ is a mobile application that serves as a single portal to a variety of CBP services. Through a series of guided questions, the app will direct each user to the appropriate travel or trade services based on their needs. (Courtesy of CBP)
CBP One™ is a mobile application that serves as a single portal to a variety of CBP services. Through a series of guided questions, the app will direct users to the appropriate travel or trade services based on their needs. (Courtesy of CBP)
  • This initiative was particularly innovative in that the new approach created the most agile mobile platform that empowered CBP to quickly implement vital services to ensure efficient Ports of Entry (POE) Operations, enhanced services for travelers, and provided unprecedented transparency for stakeholders.

  • The CBP One™ platform was developed to be highly adaptable to implement new capabilities quickly by leveraging core capabilities such as document scanning, video conference licenses, liveness verification, facial matching, global positioning services (GPS), and plug-ins for interactive messaging.

  • These capabilities, combined with an agile approach to operational analysis, requirements development, and programming, have resulted in significantly reduced timelines for implementing new capabilities.

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (Second of Three)

As of April 2022 all Global Entry kiosks have been upgraded to utilize facial comparison technology. This new process has reduced the time it takes an average traveler to use the Global Entry kiosk to fewer than 5 seconds. (Courtesy of CBP)
As of April 2022 all Global Entry kiosks have been upgraded to utilize facial comparison technology. This new process has reduced the time it takes an average traveler to use the Global Entry kiosk to fewer than 5 seconds. (Courtesy of CBP)

Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Global Entry (GE) Modernization Initiative

  • Global Entry (GE), is a CBP program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

  • At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration.

  • The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and exit.

(See how the Global Entry (GE) process continues innovating the arrival experience, offering members a streamlined and increasingly contactless processing experience. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and YouTube. Posted on Mar 29, 2022.)

  • CBP began the Global Entry Modernization Initiative in 2018, with the first step involving integrating facial comparison technology into the Global Entry arrival experience.

Facial comparison provides a faster and more secure experience for trusted travelers by automating the comparison of the traveler to their document photo. (Courtesy of CBP)
Facial comparison provides a faster and more secure experience for trusted travelers by automating the comparison of the traveler to their document photo. (Courtesy of CBP)
  • This process was greatly accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as of April 2022 all Global Entry kiosks have been upgraded to utilize facial comparison technology.

  • Facial comparison provides a faster and more secure experience for trusted travelers by automating the comparison of the traveler to their document photo.

  • The next step of this Global Entry modernization has been moving airports towards a receipt-less, and touchless process.

(Hear from DEAC Sabatino, and see how the Global Entry (GE) process continues innovating the arrival experience, offering members a streamlined and increasingly contactless processing experience. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and YouTube. Posted on Mar 29, 2022.)

  • During Fiscal Year 2022, CBP upgraded kiosks at 16 airports to no longer issue a receipt, meaning that for the Global Entry traveler, the new process is faster, with fewer touchpoints, and better protects their privacy.

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (Third of Three)

CBP OFO Officers accept Three 2022 'Excellence in Homeland Security' Awards at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.
CBP OFO Officers accept Three 2022 ‘Excellence in Homeland Security’ Awards at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.

Excellence in Homeland Security

CBP K9 Team Zaskya Steros and TYKE, with Commissioner Bill Bratton at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon.
CBP K9 Team Zaskya Steros and TYKE, with Commissioner Bill Bratton at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
  • However, a CBP drug detection dog alerted to the trailer, and a total of 7,976.20 kilograms (17,584.33 pounds) of Methamphetamine and 176.42 kilograms (388.94 pounds) of Fentanyl Pills were discovered by the CBP Officers whose diligence and outstanding enforcement performance resulted in this discovery of the largest fentanyl seizure in history, to date.

  • Securing U.S. borders — by air, land, and sea — is central to our national security.

  • Even as efforts continue to expand the zone of security away from the physical borders of our nation, highly adaptive criminal networks attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in enforcement capabilities between the ports of entry.

  • At the ports, criminals attempt to conceal their activities within the legitimate flow of trade and travel. Between the ports of entry, human and narcotic traffickers exploit gaps in terrain access, visual surveillance, and deterrence infrastructure.

CBP
Courtesy of CBP and Twitter
  • Trade is growing at an unprecedented rate, and CBP is charged with facilitating lawful trade, creating a level playing field for American businesses, protecting consumers, and reducing business costs.

  • With the value of imports nearing $3 trillion, the amount of international trade crossing U.S. borders has never been higher.  An important part of this volume is entering via e-commerce channels, express couriers, and international mail, but no longer primarily via air. 

  • E-commerce shipments are making their way into the U.S. via trucks, trains, ocean vessels, and airplanes.  Global supply chains have transformed in the past few decades, making it harder to trace products back to their original source and to pinpoint responsibility across the network of parties involved.

(Learn More about the CBP and their partnerships in securing our nation, in this American Security Today exclusive interview with Frank Russo, Director of Field Operations for New York and New Jersey, facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS). Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and YouTub.)

  • The world continues to change, in more dynamic ways than ever.  CBP remains committed to meeting existing and emerging challenges head-on.

 

Women In International Security Global (WIIS)

Members of WIIS with Commissioner Bill Bratton, (left to right) Elisa Mula, Co-Founder Moms in Security, and President of EM Designs, LLC; Izabela Regula, Assistant Regional Vice President of ASIS International, Min Kyriannis, CEO of Amyna Systems Inc., who was also recognized for Excellence in Cybersecurity in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program; Janet Fenner, Co-Founder Moms in Security, and President of Defined Marketing; Antoinette King, Co- Founder of Moms in Security, Founder of Credo Cyber Consulting, and Board Member of Advisors for Robotic Assistance Devices, also a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Multi-Award Winner, and SIA Ethics in Security Technology Working Group and Cybersecurity Advisory Board Member; and Cory Harris, Editor at Security News.
Members of WIIS with Commissioner Bill Bratton, (left to right) Elisa Mula, Co-Founder of Moms in Security, and President of EM Designs, LLC; Izabela Regula, Assistant Regional Vice President of ASIS International; Min Kyriannis, CEO of Amyna Systems Inc., who was also recognized for Excellence in Cybersecurity in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program; Janet Fenner, Co-Founder of Moms in Security, and President of Defined Marketing LLC; Antoinette King, Co-Founder of Moms in Security, Founder of Credo Cyber Consulting, and Board Member of Advisors for Robotic Assistance Devices, also a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Multi-Award Winner, and SIA Ethics in Security Technology Working Group and Cybersecurity Advisory Board Member; and Cory Harris, Editor at Security News.

Excellence in Cybersecurity & Community Resilience

  • With members in nearly 50 countries, WIIS publishes research, conducts training, and convenes policy forums that bridge the gap between gender and today’s critical security issues, including combatting human trafficking.

American Security Today would like to Congratulate our Outstanding 2022 ‘ASTORS’ ‘Government Excellence’ Homeland Security Awards Winners!

 

Introducing the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award Recipients

American Security Today’s Highest-Ranking Crystal Awards, the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Awards and Government & Industry Person of the Year Awards, are Presented at the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.

 

NEC National Security Solutions (NSS)

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Team NEC National Security Systems (NSS), the 2022 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Sponsor, which includes Christopher Gillyard, Senior Account Manager; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC NSS; Kimberly Archer, Head of Operations, Frank Sangiorgi, Director; and Stephanie Yanta, Senior Account Manager; accept a much-coveted 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony.
Team NEC National Security Systems (NSS), the 2022 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Sponsor, which includes Christopher Gillyard, Senior Account Manager; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC NSS; Kimberly Archer, Head of Operations, Frank Sangiorgi, Director; and Stephanie Yanta, Senior Account Manager; accept a much-coveted 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony.

NEC NSS for Biometrics, AI, and Computer Vision that Supports Critical Government Missions

(Learn More about NEC, also a proud 2022 Diamond Sponsor of InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA), an FBI-affiliated non-profit organization dedicated to protecting U.S. critical infrastructure and the American people. NEC and InfraGard National Members Alliance are co-creating solutions to prevent and combat human tracking. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America and YouTube.)

(Learn More about NEC National Security Systems latest #AI and #biometricidentity managegment and #irisrecognition capabilities, from connect:ID in Washington, D.C. Several NEC NSS experts presented and participated in speaking sessions to discuss key issues in homeland security and public safety. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America and YouTube.)

To Learn More, please visit www.necnss.com.

 

Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems)

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Accepting this prestigious honor at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony, Tarek Basiouni, Director of Business Development for Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems)
Mobile voice messaging and tone alerts made easy, with ATI MHPSS.
Mobile voice messaging and tone alerts made easy, with ATI MHPSS.
  • ATI Systems continues to demonstrate an unfaltering commitment to the design, manufacture, integration, and installation of the industry’s most innovative, reliable, cost-effective, and compact emergency warning and natural and man-made disaster notification systems to colleges and universities, communities, ports, refineries, power plants, military bases all over the world.

  • Incorporated in Massachusetts in 1981 as an acoustic consulting firm, ATI Systems developed a cutting-edge wireless system that provided audible and visual warnings via a reliable, compact hardware design, user-friendly software, and redundant communication methods, including radiofrequency, Ethernet, and satellite technology.

Team ATI Systems at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in NYC: including Sales Manager Charles Pelissier (left to right); Sales Manager, Alessandro Abys; Director of Business Development Tarek Bassiouni; Dr. Ray Bassiouni, President of ATI Systems; Consultant Jill Gullace; and Sales Manager Robert McLaughlin.
Team ATI Systems at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in NYC: including Sales Manager Charles Pelissier (left to right); Sales Manager, Alessandro Abys; Director of Business Development Tarek Bassiouni; Dr. Ray Bassiouni, President of ATI Systems; Consultant Jill Gullace; and Sales Manager Robert McLaughlin.
  • With advanced encryption and the latest security features, ATI enables users to initiate advanced Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) coverage, ensuring ease of communication in the most critical moments. 

(Learn about current trends in Alerting and Mass Notification in this American Security Today Exclusive Interview with Robert McLaughlin, Sales Manager at ATI Systems, a world-class leader in alerting solutions, within the military, industry, education, and community sectors, which provides innovative and cutting-edge technologies for outdoor and indoor speaker systems for mass notification. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.)

  • ATI Systems offers the most reliable, cost-effective, and compact system designs available on the market today.

  • With a dynamic team of skilled designers, engineers, and technicians, ATI Systems creates and installs systems customized to their customer’s requirements, and offer redundant communication and power options for all their system components to ensure optimal performance, even in the most challenging environments.

 

Automatic Systems America

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Michael Stoll, Regional Sales Manager for Automatic Systems America, accepts the company's 2022 'ASTORS' Leadership & Innovation Award.
Michael Stoll, Regional Sales Manager for Automatic Systems America, accepts the company’s 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award.
  • For over 50 years, Automatic Systems has enabled innovative, secure access management, for the fluidity of movement, security of people, and infrastructure through the design and manufacture of automated pedestrian, vehicle, and passenger access systems.

SmartLane installation from Automatic Systems, at Sheremetyevo Airport exit from Terminal C. #Security #accesscontrolsolutions
SmartLane installation from Automatic Systems, at Sheremetyevo Airport exit from Terminal C. #Security #accesscontrolsolutions
  • Automatic Systems America continues to evolve its award-winning SlimLane swing optical barrier turnstiles to offer customized solutions able to meet customer requirements for even the most unique installations with a variety of speedgate cabinets range from the sleek standard unit and evolve to the SlimLane EP model or the rounder SlimLane EPR.

  • Larger biometric peripherals such as facial recognition and frictionless fingerprinting offer a contactless alternative to proximity readers and can easily be integrated within the SlimLane EPW or NK cabinets.

Architecturally minded security designers are managing competing goals of security, safety, health and beauty into today’s entrance control systems, such as Smartphone Access Systems like those from HID Global, which blend well with 2020 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner SlimLane EPR Swing Glass Turnstiles.
Architecturally minded security designers are managing competing goals of security, safety, health and beauty into today’s entrance control systems, such as Smartphone Access Systems like those from HID Global, which blend well with 2020 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner SlimLane EPR Swing Glass Turnstiles.
  • With increasingly contactless solution requirements across the industry, the SlimLane can also offer a fully touchless solution while protecting its users.

  • The hand “wave” and facial recognition readers were easily integrated and offer a fully contactless solution, while the UL 2593 Certified SlimLane offers a highly reliable (10 Million MCBF) physical access control turnstile, and with its 5-year standard warranty and infinite customizations, the SlimLane continues to be a perfect solution for lobby entrances.

  • Selected as the “standard” for multiple financial institutions, we are confident that the SlimLane will continue to answer any pedestrian access control requirements for your years to come.

(See the Latest Innovations from Automatic Systems America in this Exclusive AST Interview with Regional Sales Manager Robin Hakos at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.)

 

Fortior Solutions

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Accepting the Fortior Solutions 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award is President & CEO Jim Robell and James Hart of Oliver Estate Inc., with Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in New York City.
  • Fortior Solutions is a leader in world-class identity and access control solutions specializing in National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC III) checks and third-party commercial background screenings.

The RAPIDGate® Program is the only vendor-funded program of its kind, supporting organizations from the planning phase through implementation and providing ongoing program support.
The RAPIDGate® Program is the only vendor-funded program of its kind, supporting organizations from the planning phase through implementation and providing ongoing program support.
  • The company is a nationally recognized leader in high-assurance identity management solutions, that helps organizations reduce risk by quickly identifying who they can trust.

  • Fortior Solutions, through their RAPIDGate®  and RAPID-RCx® programs, provide unparalleled perimeter control at some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world, including, the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and NASA among others, and is the largest commercial provider of recognized vendor credentials to the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • The RAPIDGate program is a complete vendor management solution that includes verification of company sponsorship, company enrollment, multi-language kiosk-based registration, individual biographic and biometric collection, equipment, commercial background screenings, DOJ/FBI NCIC/III checks (subject to approval of the relevant government authorities).

(Learn about Forior Solutions Access Control Solutions for Commercial Spaces and Improving the Customer Experience in this American Security Today exclusive interview with President & CEO Jim Robell. Fortior Solutions is a nationally recognized leader in high-assurance identity management solutions, helping security-conscious organizations reduce risk by quickly identifying who they can trust. Courtesy of AST, My Digital Images, and Vimeo.)

  • Fortior Solutions is the market leader in high-assurance identity solutions used by the government and critical infrastructure.

  • The company creates end-to-end trusted identity programs offering full credential lifecycle management through the combination of registration, identity proofing, verification, background screening, credentialing, and identity authentication for government, critical infrastructure, and individuals, including contractors, vendors, and other authorized personnel.

  • Fortior Solutions’ RAPIDGate® program provides an enterprise-wide, single-credential high-assurance identity for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and critical infrastructure sectors across the country. Fortior Solutions is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and has been delivering trusted identity solutions to customers since November 2001.

 

guardDog AI

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Peter Bookman, guardDog AI’s Founder & CEO; and Kelly Ryan, Director of Business Development, attend the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony in New York.
Peter Bookman, guardDog AI’s Founder & CEO; and Kelly Ryan, Director of Business Development, attend the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony in New York.
  • guardDog.AI is a new solution for cyber security threats in “edge territory” – the locations outside the network’s perimeter or on attached devices that other solutions can’t see – including the many IoT devices that now occupy homes, businesses, and government networks, and it can stop cyberattacks in under two milliseconds.

ReThink Cybersecurity Securing Networks & IoT Devices with Autonomous Detection and Response from guardDog AI.
ReThink Cybersecurity
Securing Networks & IoT Devices with Autonomous Detection and Response from guardDog AI.
  • guardDog.ai is rapidly gaining ground in the U.S. and worldwide thanks to its Autonomous Incident Response (AiR) technology, which uses artificial intelligence to detect cyber threats and instantly shut attacks down.

  • In wired and Wi-Fi networks, guardDog.ai protects against threats in edge territory – the software service uses its Autonomous Incident Response (AIR) technology to automatically detect and respond to threats and recognize vulnerabilities that can be addressed before they can be exploited.

(Learn More about guardDog Solutions from Founder & CEO and Kelly Ryan, Director of Business Development, in this exclusive American Security Today Interview at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony and Luncheon in NYC. Courtesy of AST, My Digital Images, and Vimeo.)

  • guardDog.ai accomplishes its work through a continuous cloud-based service that stays up to date on all the latest threats, such as ransomware, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial of service, and emerging novel threats, to protect networks and the devices attached to them.

 

IPVideo Corporation

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Team IPVideo Corporation, Jake Hatzel, Mechanical Engineer Technician; Ken Blume, IT Consultant; Rick Cadiz, VP of Sales & Marketing; David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation; Steve Grillo, CFO; Allyson Patanella, Marketing Manager; and Christina Francesco, Graphics Manager; accept the company’s 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award.
Team IPVideo Corporation, Jake Hatzel, Mechanical Engineer Technician; Ken Blume, IT Consultant; Rick Cadiz, VP of Sales & Marketing; David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation; Steve Grillo, CFO; Allyson Patanella, Marketing Manager; and Christina Francesco, Graphics Manager; accept the company’s 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award.
  • IPVideo Corporation harnesses the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to deliver a range of open platform physical security, sensor, and audio/visual solutions that provide maximum flexibility, performance, ease-of-use, and value.

(The HALO Smart Sensor from Event-Driven AI Security Provider IPVideo Corporation, is an IoT device that captures comprehensive health, safety, and vaping awareness, and it is, in fact, the #1 vape detector worldwide for vaping and vaping with THC detection. Courtesy of HALO Smart Sensor and YouTube.)

  • IPVideo Corporation, which is based in Bay Shore, New York, maintains a commitment to an open-standards philosophy and delivering best-in-class performance and value underlies all offerings – from physical security solutions that bridge the Internet of Things (IoT), to purpose-built HD audio/video recording solutions for education, law enforcement, healthcare, and beyond.

 

Rajant Corporation

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Rajant Corporations Vice President of Global Marketing Alice DiSanto (at right); and Channel Engagement Manager Liz Gyuris accept a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.
Rajant Corporations Vice President of Global Marketing Alice DiSanto (at right); and Channel Engagement Manager Liz Gyuris accept a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.
The Peregrine LTE, which is interoperable with all Rajant BreadCrumb nodes, is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning (ML).
The Peregrine LTE, which is interoperable with all Rajant BreadCrumb nodes, is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning (ML).
  • Organizations worldwide are highly dynamic operating environments that rely on an ever-growing number of sophisticated applications to support increasing personnel, vehicles, and equipment operating in remote, geographically-dispersed locations.

  • As a result, mobility has become a major driver shaping networking requirements. Through Rajant’s unparalleled ability to turn mobile assets into network infrastructure, organizations can take private network applications and data everywhere.

(Hear from Rajant engineers on how they work to continually enhance the integrity of Rajant’s hardware designs and ensure manufacturability, to keep components running at optimal performance in long-term use. You’ll learn why Rajant has earned numerous awards from key customers, for delivering reliable, safe, and valuable wireless networking solutions. Courtesy of Rajant Corporation and YouTube.)

  • With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, mission-critical business intelligence. A low-latency, high-throughput, and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video, and autonomous applications.

  • Rajant was established in October 2001, after founders, Robert Schena and Paul Hellhake recognized the significant shortcomings in traditional wireless mesh technology, particularly regarding mobile voice and data networks used by first responders.

  • The Rajant team envisioned a new, more robust mesh technology that would allow these networks to be fully mobile and mobility-enabled, and operate reliably in even the most demanding environments. Enter the Rajant Kinetic Mesh® network.

  • Rajant Corporation solutions have successfully deployed in over 75 countries for customers in militaries, mining, ports, rail, oil & gas, petrochemical plants, municipalities, and agriculture infrastructure projects.

 

SIMS Software

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award

Michael Struttman, CEO and president of SIMS Software, the most trusted supplier of industrial security information management software to the government and defense industries, accepts the coveted 2022 'ASTORS' Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 Awards Ceremony.
Michael Struttman, CEO and president of SIMS Software, the most trusted supplier of industrial security information management software to the government and defense industries, accepts a coveted 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2022 Awards Ceremony.
  • SIMS Software is the leading industrial security information management software provider to the government and defense industries.

  • The company’s flagship product Security Information Management System (SIMS), has protected classified and high-value information for security stakeholders since 1983, and has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for providing development, support, and training for software used in auditing critical assets of the US government, defense contractors, and emergency responders.

  • SIMS Dashboards is the newest and most powerful tool to maximize your investment in SIMS, providing real-time visibility, analysis, and reporting of your security domain – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • SIMS (Security Information Management System), has been the most trusted industrial security information management solution on the market for over 39 years, and some of the world’s most renowned government agencies, defense contractors, high technology giants, academic institutions, and research facilities all rely on SIMS to protect classified and high-value information. 

(See an ‘American Security Today Exclusive Interview’ with Michael Struttmann, CEO & President of SIMS Software, the leading provider of industrial security information management software to the government and defense industries. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.) 

  • By equipping security stakeholders with the tools to protect the lifeblood of their organizations, SIMS Software is proud to play a vital role in advancing the interests of our nation and its allies at home and abroad.

 

Jim Robell

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year

The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year is President & CEO Jim Robell, shown here with James Hart of Oliver Estate Inc., and presented by 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award Recipient, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Ceremony in New York City.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year is President & CEO Jim Robell, shown here with James Hart of Oliver Estate Inc., and presented by 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Leadership & Innovation Award Recipient, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony in New York City.
  • A nationally-recognized leader in high-assurance identity management solutions Fortior Solutions’ President and CEO Jim Robell was named Person of the Year for Platinum Level 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Industry Leadership & Innovation.

  • The powerhouse management provider is also pleased to announce that it received the Platinum level 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today (AST) for Best Access Control & Authentication Solution for the company’s RAPIDGate® and RAPID-RCx® programs. These awards come at a time of immense growth for Fortior, including its ongoing work screening against the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List and its campus and stadium access control management initiatives.

TSA Administrator Pekoske (at right), was honored with the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year, and Dr. Kathleen Kiernan with the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year
TSA Administrator Pekoske (at right), was honored with the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year, and Dr. Kathleen Kiernan with the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year
  • The prestigious 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year Award was presented to Robell at the Annual AST Homeland Security Event held in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on November 16th, 2022.

  • Robell has been an industry leader for over 40 years, first serving in the technology space for nearly 20 years at Intel Corporation, before joining Fortior Solutions in 2002. Under his leadership as the top executive at Fortior Solutions, the company has developed new industry-leading products to make military, government, critical infrastructure, and commercial facilities and locations safer and more secure.

Mike Madsen, AST Publisher (at left); and Tammy Waitt, Managing Director (at right); presenting Commissioner William J. Bratton with his 2019 'ASTORS' Person of the Year Award at the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon at ISC East.
Commissioner William J. Bratton accepts his 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

 

Diane Sabatino

2022 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (at left), and Tammy Waitt, Editorial Director at AST (at right), present CBP OFO Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Diane Sabatino with the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year Award at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Luncheon banquet in New York City.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Honored at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in New York City.
  • With oversight of the identity management portfolio, described by DEAC Sabatino as Identity as a Service (IDaaS), the key to frictionless travel and the reduction of fraud, she shared a personal story related to a national study on identical and fraternal twins from 1978.

  • As an identical twin, DEAC Sabatino and her sister participated in the study, and she shared that it may have been a harbinger of her future career!

  • Hear directly from (DEAC) Diane Sabatino in an exclusive interview (see above) from the Awards Ceremony, facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Platinum Sponsor, who has been recognized for its Fifth Consecutive Year in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

 

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is among the nation’s top events annually held to recognize and honor industry leaders of physical and border security, cybersecurity, emergency preparedness-management and response, law enforcement, first responders, as well as federal, state, and municipal government agencies which share in the mission to keep our nation safe and secure.

 

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The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by NEC National Security Systems (NSS), ATI Systems, Automatic Systems of America, guardDog AI, Fortior Solutions, IPVideo Corporation, Rajant Corporation, RX Global, and SIMS Software!

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From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

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