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Government Security News announces B.I.G. Enterprises as a Winner in the category of Best Perimeter Protection Product in GSN’s 2011 Homeland Security Awards competition.
Los Angeles – November 28, 2011 A large audience of federal, state, county, municipal officials, active and retired military officers and vendors of IT and physical security products gathered in the grand ballroom of the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, last month, to witness Government Security News announce the names of the winners in more than 45 separate homeland security categories, including B.I.G. Enterprises, which was named a winner in the Best Perimeter Protection Product category.
The awards were handed out at a gala dinner and awards ceremony, where the distinguished and upbeat crowd celebrated the outstanding achievements of security vendors and government agencies.
“We had a top-notch group of entries and finalists this year, so it’s a real honor to have been selected as a winner,” said Jacob Goodwin, the editor-in-chief of Government Security News, who served as emcee at the awards banquet. He urged everyone in the ballroom to consider entering the competition in 2012.
Winners received inscribed trophies to honor their achievements.
“Government Security News was proud to bestow honors on such a deserving group of recipients,” said Adrian Courtenay, managing partner of World Business Media, LLC, the corporate parent of Government Security News.”
The 2011 B.I.G. Ultimate Ballistic & Blast Resistant Enclosure (BBRE) was honored as a Winner in the Best Perimeter Protection Product category by the judges of the Government Security Awards.
Built to the highest level of ballistic and blast resistance available, B.I.G.’s Ultimate BBRE has custom locking slide type gun ports, a ductless split system HVAC with low ambient temperature feature, and windows and doors manufactured and installed to allow the guard to respond even after a severe blast occurs near the installation location.
Working extensively with leading ballistics engineers and suppliers of ballistic resistant materials, B.I.G. employs highly specialized materials such as fiberglass composites and armor-plated steel on their custom steel booths to achieve the highest level of blast resistance in the industry.
The dinner was also highlighted by the presentation of the first annual GSN/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security to Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.), who led the federal efforts to respond to last year’s BP oil spill, and had earlier served as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
“Admiral Allen truly personifies the values of the GSN/ Raytheon Award,” said Courtenay. “He not only served his country during a long career with the Coast Guard, but then stepped up during two moments of extreme crisis and helped guide the nation through these catastrophes in a thoughtful and steadfast manner.”
The list of winners of the GSN Homeland Security Awards in 2011 included:
Category 1 Vendors of IT Security Products & Solutions
Category 2 Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions
Best Perimeter Protection Product/System (Excluding Video)
Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Bollards, Guard Booths)
Smith & Wesson Security Solutions
Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Program, Project or Initiative
Port of Long Beach, CA
Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Program, Project or Initiative
TSA International Security Program
Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program (I-STEP)
Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Program, Project or Initiative
TSA International Security Program
Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program
Most Notable Cyber Security Program or Technology – Government or Military
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State or Local
Operational Emergency Response Deployment:
Bastrop County, TX, Unified Command, Texas Forest Service, Boise NIMO Team and Southern Area Red Team
Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal, State and Local
Emergency Response Technologies:
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office
Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program
Operational Interdiction or Arrest:
United States Customs and Border Patrol, Detroit Sector,
Assistant Chief Gregory Lambert
Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter-Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program
New Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Programs:
Los Angeles Police Department
Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program, Project or Initiative
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Fort Smith, AR, Police Department
Most Notable State Government Security Program, Project or Initiative
Montana State Department of Justice
Montana All Threat Intelligence Center (MATIC)
Most Notable Federal Government Security Program, Project or Initiative
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform
2011 Winner of the GSN/Raytheon Award
For Distinguished Leadership and Innovation
In Public Safety and Security
Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.)