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Federal agencies seize more than $19.5 million in fake NFL merchandise during 'Operation Team Player'
Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combating counterfeit sports merchandise.
Speaking at a NFL news conference, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah R. Saldaña, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations William K. Brooks, and NFL Counsel Dolores F. DiBella discussed the results of the initiative, dubbed “Operation Team Player.”
BAE Systems awarded $43 million mission training contract to support National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract with an estimated total value of $43 million to provide mission essential training and instructional support to NGA analysts and intelligence officers stationed across the United States and around the world.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes in the hope that tips from the public could lead to the individuals’ identification and arrest.
Statistics released this week in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report have revealed overall declines in both violent and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2014 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2013.
The report is based on information from 11,009 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months of comparable data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for the first six months of 2013 and 2014.
ShotSpotter adds six new cities in second half of 2014; now in more than 90 cities to help deter illegal gunfire
Newark, CA-based SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter and a provider of gunfire detection, location, alerting and analysis, has announced it is now deployed in more than 90 cities worldwide, with six new cities -- Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Savannah/Chatham, GA; Trenton, NJ and Cape Town, South Africa -- signing up in the second half of 2014 to bring ShotSpotter to their communities.
Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, has announced that Bill O’Neill will be joining the company as vice president and general manager for Iron Mountain’s Government Services business. In his new role, O’Neill will lead Iron Mountain’s efforts to generate growth and market share in the Federal government sector by delivering records and information management solutions for the company.
Kenvil, NJ-based Major Police Supply (MPS), a supplier and installer of specialized emergency vehicle equipment, has announced an array of emergency equipment for law enforcement officials and work vehicles. Incorporated in 1989, MPS stocks and distributes products for many manufacturers of emergency vehicle equipment.
Denver, CO-based Lifeloc Technologies, a manufacturer and exporter of professional breath alcohol testers for use by law enforcement, corrections, schools, and the workplace, has announced that it’s board of directors has named G. ‘Ravi’ Ravishankar as the company’s new president, effective February 1, 2015. Ravishankar joined Lifeloc in December 2011 as vice president of New Ventures and Acquisitions.
Hundreds of people died in terrorist attacks on foreign mass transit systems over the past twenty years. To prevent similar attacks in the United States, Congress mandated new measures in 2007 that include security plans, vulnerability assessments, and training. Shockingly, Washington, DC residents learned this week that vital security measures have not been implemented and the public remains at risk when using the metro system.
The Harris Corporation has received an order to supply communication systems to the Air National Guard (ANG) for crucial ground-to-air communications during wartime and domestic emergency responses, including natural disasters.