SCIF in Prime Time

It’s always great to wind down on a Sunday night by watching one of my favorite shows, The Good Wife. Each character’s storyline intertwines, sometimes crossing the lines of personal and professional. Now you’re asking, why am I even writing about a non-reality television show? Well, last Sunday’s episode referred to the industry that our company.. read more →

SCIF Procurement 101: Our Seven Step Process Towards Acquiring a SCIF

I receive numerous phone calls requesting a quote on a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility).  Most potential customers want to acquire either a portable, modular SCIF or a SCIF space for their company or government unit. The problem is that they only have a minimal amount of information that pertains to their project. Actually, it’s.. read more →

Does the Pope Use a SCIF?

Vatican Security Issues Everyone has seen the popemobile, the modified Mercedes Benz SUV complete with a rear platform protected by bulletproof glass. First constructed after the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, the vehicle is as much a status symbol as a protector of the papacy. Not only is technology being used.. read more →

Where Uncle Sam Shops for Security Systems

The Defense Intelligence Worldwide Trade Show Want to learn about engaging and educating the very people whose job it is to procure security systems for the various branches of the US government?  Visit the yearly (formerly known as the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference), where Uncle Sam shops for security systems. Bringing together hundreds of defense contractors, security.. read more →

The Appeal of Modular Construction for the Federal Government

Permanent Modular Construction Modular construction of federal projects such as SCIFs has a lot of appeal in Congress, since they represent a way of saving on construction costs. SCIFs are also durable structures that have a reduced impact on the environment. The term permanent modular constructions (PMC), a term used in the Appropriations Report Language,.. read more →

Listen Up – How Sound Transmission Class Ratings Relates to SCIF Security

When it comes to breaching a facility’s audio security, sometimes it doesn’t take high tech electronics. All it takes is the lowest tech of all: ears. That’s right. All the high tech security in the world does not help if a classified conversation can be heard by a covert operative standing nearby. This is why.. read more →

Keeping a Secret Is Hard to Do

Getting Hacked Hurts During the Cold War, spies used to use contrivances like dead drops and microdots to hide their nefarious activities. While such old school techniques are a little out of date by today’s standards, we’ve seen that it’s hard to keep secrets in the information age too. Recently publicized data security breaches and hacking.. read more →