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Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process, which evaluated every UAS operation individually, and future operations after the agency publishes a final version of the proposed small UAS rule.
March 30 – Early Monday morning, two men drove a stolen vehicle into a National Security Agency (NSA) police vehicle at the agency’s Fort Meade, MD headquarters. The two men, dressed as women, ignored commands to cease and desist. NSA agents opened fire, killing one man and wounding the other. The wounded man and an NSA officer were sent to the hospital due to their injuries.
March 30 – CNL Software, a provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, and Edge360, a provider of Safe City security solutions, will be presenting two exclusive Safe City sessions at ISC West 2015. The sessions will especially benefit those involved with city surveillance programs, policing, security consultancy, homeland security, law enforcement or system integration.
Washington, D.C., March 30 – The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced the launch of a new resource for law enforcement and corrections officers when seeking information on high-quality, life-saving equipment. PoliceArmor.org, a product of OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) features news and information on body armor that meets the standards set forth by NIJ.
Newtown, CT, March 27 – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has released a new resource, the "How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety" video. The video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, encourages parents to have "the talk" about firearm safety with their kids sooner rather than later, and provides tips for how to have a helpful discussion.
Jericho Systems invited to participate in the Personal Identity Verification Interoperable / First Responder Authentication Credential quarterly workshop
Dallas, March 26 – Jericho Systems, a provider of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) and content filtering technology, has been invited by the Department of Homeland SECURITY (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to discuss its current efforts with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) and the Open Geospatial Consortium Geo4NIEM Testbed effort at the PIV
Since 2011 the Open Security Exchange (OSE) has sought to align with an organization where convergence of Physical Security and Information Technology would be continued and sustained. After many intense discussions it was decided that the Open Security Exchange would become a guild under The Merge Foundation.
San Diego, March 26, 2015 – Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) companies, Costar Video Systems, CohuHD Costar and IVS Imaging, will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 15 – 17 in booth 11099.
Centennial, CO, March 26 – Since 2013, Laser Technology (LTI) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP) National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) have hosted several informative webinars for law enforcement agencies who are interested in participating in the NLEC and improving their traffic safety programs. In preparation for the 2015 Challenge application deadline, the final LTI hosted NLEC webinar in this years’ two-part series will air on April 9, at 9:30 AM MDT.
Newton, MA, March 25 – CyberArk Software Ltd.