American Security Today is delighted to congratulate Kimberly Archer on her new role as Head of Operations for NEC National Security Systems (NEC NSS), the PLATINUM Industry Sponsor of the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
Kimberly brings over 20 years of results-oriented experience, successfully building, improving, and integrating sales, marketing, and support organizations.
She is skilled in sales leadership, channel marketing, organizational alignment, process transformation, strategic planning, market research, and intelligence and program development.
Kimberly has been with NEC Corporation of America, which was honored with Multiple Platinum Excellence Awards in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, for nine years having most recently served as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Corporate PMO in the Finance organization.
“I am very thankful for Kimberly’s contributions over the years in the finance department,” said Keith Terreri, Senior Vice President CFO & CIO, NEC Corporation of America.
“She is a tremendous team player and helped manage major projects in the department over the years.”
“I am confident she will be a great asset to NEC NSS and Dr. Kiernan.”
(NEC National Security Systems (NEC NSS) recently showcased several of its latest #AI and #biometric technologies, including the company’s #digital #identity management #platform and #iris recognition capabilities, at the connect:ID 2021 conference in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 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.)
Kimberly’s career at NEC began by supporting the growth and transformation of the Enterprise direct sales organization, leading both inside sales and technical teams.
Kimberly has been involved with numerous strategic initiatives over the years, most notably, leading NECAM’s successful transition of business operations into a Global Shared Services Center in the Philippines and managing NECAM’s strategic relationship with Accenture to deliver the expected business outcomes.
Kimberly is also engaged in supporting Executive Management’s vision surrounding NEC’s Social Value Creation, leveraging technology to address society’s most complex problems through co-creation and sustainable partnerships with organizations like Haven for Hope.
In her new role as Head of Operations, Kimberly will work with the NEC NSS leadership team to execute on priorities, oversee business operations and support the team in driving future strategic objectives.
NEC NSS is a rapidly growing subsidiary of NEC Corporation of America with an anticipated Special Security Agreement (SSA) coming in the near term.
(With the company’s focus on Solutions for Society, NEC’s goal is to lead the advancement of the world’s social infrastructure by leveraging ICT and new business models. NEC Solutions for Society activities will become the pillars of NEC over the company’s next 100 years. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America and YouTube.)
NEC NSS was envisioned and designed by NEC to optimize its ability to deliver key capabilities and technologies to federal government customers across the homeland security, defense, and national security threat landscape.
NEC NSS is continuing to grow and expand its service to government customers, partnering with purpose and operating at a speed that anticipates emergent threats to safety and security, developing technology and services that enable those who protect us.
Working within a classified environment carries tremendous responsibilities, and NEC NSS is building new capabilities into the organization and hiring additional engineers, data scientists, and intelligence analysts to deliver upon those requirements.
“Please join me in welcoming Kimberly Archer as Head of Operations for NEC NSS,” said Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC NSS.”
“I am confident that with her talent and expertise coupled with our distinguished team of employees that we are positioned to change the world for the better.”
NEC NSS and NEC Corporation of America Win Big in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and 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.
Best Federal Govt/DoD Access Control Management
NEC National Security Systems (NSS) provides full-service solutions for large agencies using the intellectual property and resources of the global NEC brand.
Redstone Arsenal, one of the most important military bases in the US (serving the DoD, DOJ, the NASA, and the likely future home of USSPACECOM, requires best-in-class security solutions, and with 44,000 employees and guests using the facility, it also requires solutions geared towards improving daily efficiency around the base.
In March 2021 Redstone began using a new NEC Face Recognition Algorithm (NeoFace) deployed by Leidos to verify all entries onto the base, while seated comfortably in their vehicles.
The NeoFace System minimizes time-consuming manual checks, and gives security personnel an added tool to verify identity with greater assurances.
(Redstone Arsenal is the only base in the country with this facial recognition technology. “We are the only post right now with facial recognition. So, we are leading the army in this part of the technology,” said Redstone Garrison Commander Col. Glenn Mellor. “…all Arsenal employees, members of the military, and retirees and their dependents who utilize a Defense Common Access Card for entry to the installation are automatically registered in the pilot programs database via hand-held scanners at the Gates. Once the initial scan is complete, the registered individual is clear to use the Facial Recognition lanes,” added Arsenal representatives. Courtesy of WZDX News and YouTube. Posted on Mar 12, 2021.)
Excellence in Innovation for Airport/Aviation Safety
NEC Thermal Express combines NEC’s world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-driven advanced video and thermal analytics, and industry-leading face recognition technologies with trusted infrared (IR) thermal imaging sensors to deliver a solution that simultaneously verifies identities and detects body temperatures without contact.
This innovative NeoFace Thermal Express technology was successfully deployed by the State of Hawaii at all five Hawaiian airports in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, to automatically screen the body temperature of every arriving passenger entering the airport terminal, to ensure they would not become hotspots of virus contraction as people cross paths from across the globe.
As a global technology leader for 120 years, NEC has proven its ability to anticipate and meet market needs, to demonstrate technical excellence, and to build a dependable and enduring business model based on NEC’s primary mission, to help orchestrate a brighter world.
(The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DoT) partners with NEC to install a hygienic, contactless, thermal body temperature screening solution at Hawaii’s 5 major airports. The purpose of this project is to protect the health and safety of the traveling community, the visitors, and the residents and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America and YouTube.)
Excellence in National Security for Traveler Security Mgmt
The NEC I:Delight digital identity management platform provides a unified experience for a variety of aviation services using a unique Digital ID to transform the passenger curb-to-gate journey.
NEC I:Delight enables a hygienic and seamless travel experience that benefits everyone, from travelers to airport staff by giving travelers a single Digital ID that they can use within the airport and beyond.”
(The world’s largest global airline alliance, Star Alliance, launched its new #biometrics service, Star Alliance Biometrics in November 2020. Watch this video to see how Star Alliance members can enjoy and experience various airport touchpoints using a single #DigitalID. Touchpoints include check-in, baggage drop, VIP lounge, duty-free shopping, and many more. Powered by NEC I:Delight, this technology is now available at Frankfurt and Munich airports, for Lufthansa flights. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America and YouTube.)
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS), New Premier Sponsors Rajant Corporation, and guardDog AI, and returning Sponsors to date, Automatic Systems, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
|Access Control/ Identification||Personal/Protective Equipment||Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism|
|Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System||Interagency Interdiction Operation||Cloud Computing/Storage Solution|
|Facial/IRIS Recognition||Body Worn Video Product||Cyber Security|
|Video Surveillance/VMS||Mobile Technology||Anti-Malware|
|Audio Analytics||Disaster Preparedness||ID Management|
|Thermal/Infrared Camera||Mass Notification System||Fire & Safety|
|Metal/Weapon Detection||Rescue Operations||Critical Infrastructure|
|License Plate Recognition||Detection Products||COVID Innovations|
|Workforce Management||Government Security Programs||And Many Others to Choose From!|
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
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‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local level as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
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 – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
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