SecurityWorldHotel

11/01/2010

Joseph R. Granger assumes presidency of ASIS International

Joseph R. (Bob) Granger, CPP, has advanced to the presidency of ASIS International, the largest organization for security management professionals worldwide.

Granger is the director of security for United Space Alliance, which is NASA's space shuttle prime contractor, with primary locations at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Johnson Space Center in Texas and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Granger is responsible for all aspects of USA's security worldwide, including personnel and industrial security, as well as internal physical security and access, and integrity controls for the space shuttle fleet. Granger has been an ASIS member since 1985.

"ASIS will continue providing outstanding educational opportunities to our members, along with developing and promulgating standards and guidelines and offering professional certification opportunities," Granger says. "We will also continue our role as the recognized leader advancing security worldwide."

Granger has more than 39 years in security and law enforcement. After serving in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, he spent eight years as a municipal police officer in Cocoa, Fla., and more than 28 years working in various security disciplines at the Kennedy Space Center.

Granger has served on the ASIS Board of Directors for the past five years. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a member of the CSO Roundtable. Previously, he served as a council vice president, member and chairman of the Physical Security Council, faculty advisor and speaker for the Physical Security Professional (PSP) Review program, and member of the ASIS Foundation Board of Directors. He has been a featured speaker and lecturer before international audiences at numerous ASIS professional development programs.

Granger and his wife LJ are residents of Merritt Island, Fla. Both enjoy the east coast Florida lifestyle, including water sports, and both are avid billiards enthusiasts who have competed in amateur competitions at the local and national levels.

Business News

Embassies step up integrated people screening

According to Jared Bickenbach, analyst for Security and Building Technologies at IHS Inc, commenting on the use of integrated people screening equipment at embassies and consulates, overall, governments appear to be expanding, rather than abandoning, diplomatic operations in high risk countries, resulting in the need to integrate data from multiple security systems. As a result, IHS anticipates the EWC (explosives, weapons and contraband) detection equipment market is poised to see continued growth as governments look for integrated security solutions to protect embassies and consulates from evolving threats.

Product News

Vivotek convenient retail solution

In the face of challenging economic conditions, Vivotek recognises the demands of retail market customers and has responded by developing the cost-effective and user-friendly “Convenient Retail Solution”. The state-of-the-art solution comprises the ND8321, an 8-channel plug-and-play network video recorder, elegantly designed ultra-mini bullet network cameras, and ultra-mini dome network cameras. The solution is especially ideal for retail outlets like convenience stores, boutique stores, restaurants, and clothing stores. 

Product Suppliers
Back to top