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VoIP now must support 911 capabilities

FCC/NARUC task force established for enforcement purposes
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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--As of Nov. 28, interconnected VoIP providers must deliver all 911 calls to the customer's local emergency operator.

Olympic, counterterrorism expert Tubbs to keynote TechSec

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--As chief architect of SAIC's security infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, David Tubbs led an international team tasked with protecting more than 11,000 athletes and millions of fans through a massive IT implementation, comprising 29 different subsystems, 130 fixed and five mobile command centers, to safeguard the games.

Gilbeau to bring NBFAA insight to international code council

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12/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Saying they're happy to have a seat at the table, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced that its president, Merlin Gilbeau, will join the International Code Council advisory board.
"Not only will we have a better idea what's going on with the ICC, so we can stay on top of it and convey that information to our membership, we can also bring issues that the ICC hasn't thought of to their attention," said Georgia Calaway, NBFAA communications director.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

ANKENY, Iowa
Fire Chief David Burns told the City Council that November, 2004's false fire alarm ordinance isn't doing
the job, reported The Des Moines Register.
False alarms have increased 30 percent this year, he said.

Ridge to keynote ISC West

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

NORWALK, Conn.--Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former two-time governor of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker at ISC West 2006.

MVP raises funds to assist risk management firms

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12/01/2005

MCLEAN, Va.--Monumental Venture Partners will raise $75 million for early stage IT companies, such as enterprise risk management software firms throughout the Washington, D.

ADS technician makes unexpected installation stop, saves life

The Right Response
SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

SAVANNAH--Floyd Johnson was at the right place at the right time and saved the life of one of his customers.
In August, Johnson, a technician with ADS Security, finished an installation early and decided he had enough time to install a keypad at another customer's house in the neighborhood.

RFID companies enter privacy debate, educate legislators

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11/01/2005

IRVINE, Calif.--The RFID industry is playing catch-up this fall in an attempt to become active in a burgeoning discussion taking place about RFID technology and the right to privacy.

NBFAA offers web-based training

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Web-based courses on the latest security technology are being offered to National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members at a reduced cost, the organization announced last month.
NBFAA has teamed with STAM Multimedia to offer courses on CCTV, digital video and networking, fiber optic technology and biometrics technology.

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