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Mon, 2015-05-11 09:41 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Director James B. Comey has named Stephen Woolery the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Woolery most recently served as chief...
Mon, 2015-05-11 09:21 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Preliminary statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This...
Sun, 2015-05-10 09:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 8 ­– The United States Secret Service (USSS) and National Park Service (NPS) have begun implementing a series of new, temporary security enhancements and aesthetic improvements...
Sun, 2015-05-10 04:29 PM
Washington, D.C., May 7 – The 2015 Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED)/Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise will run intermittently between May 4 and...
Thu, 2015-05-07 08:10 PM
Houlton, ME, May 6 – U.S. Border Patrol employees has welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert. CPA Hiebert will oversee the operations of Houlton Sector Headquarters...
Mon, 2015-05-04 01:44 AM
Washington, May 1 – Director James B. Comey has named Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. to the newly established position of associate executive assistant director for the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and...
Wed, 2015-04-29 06:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...
Tue, 2015-04-28 08:44 PM

Peter Neffenger

Washington, DC, April 28 – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration at the...
Tue, 2015-04-28 04:53 PM
Washington, D.C., April 28 – A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60 percent of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster by...
Tue, 2015-04-28 03:06 PM

Janice Kephart

Washington, April 28, 2015 – In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart has called upon the Department of Homeland Security to...
Thu, 2015-04-23 11:01 PM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Wed, 2015-04-22 09:32 PM
Geneva, April 22 – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million...

Commentary and Opinions

By Rep. Ted Poe [Editor’s note: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House on March 22, 2010.]    Once again, there's a new push for an amnesty bill to pass this Congress. Yesterday, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C., wanting amnesty. And it was interesting. As I looked over this very peaceful crowd and all those people marching, I wondered why there were no American flags.
By Jonathan McDonaldMany government organizations are charged with combating terrorism, identifying criminals and effectively applying immigration policies. All these activities require that persons of interests (and organizations and networks) be accurately identified. Identification is an extremely complex process that is only compounded by increasing data volumes, complex relationships, and tightly coupled application and data architectures.
By William SappIn an operating environment where threats are imminent and the response must be equally swift, video communication technology can offer DHS and its communities of interest new ways to collaborate to improve homeland security operations.Whether responding to a natural disaster or sharing intelligence to thwart a terrorist plot, video conferencing technology allows organizations to connect quickly and collaborate meaningfully.
Leaving Seattle recently, I was in for a surprise. As six of my colleagues and I stood in line for an airport security check, we were all told to step aside for secondary screening. They wanted to search our turbans -- mandatory religious articles of our Sikh faith. Each of us was pulled out of line while other passengers stared at the group being corralled. As several screeners investigated our turbans, the wasted time and resources made me uneasy.
By Jim Giermanski    In 2007, I wrote two articles on why 100 percent scanning was not doable. I laid out four fundamental reasons why 100 percent scanning would not work: its foreign acceptance, its limitation to seaports only, the non-existence of required technology, and the non-inclusion of land ports within the concept of critical infrastructure.Two years later, where are we?
 

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Lehi, UT, January 5 - Converus, Utah technology start-up, says its new lie detection technology called "EyeDetect" is what the U.S. government needs to screen Syrian...

Westford, MA, December 10 – Tyco Security Products introduces the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical z...

San Diego – CohuHD Costar is proud to introduce the first in the RISE series of high-performance video cameras - the RISE 4260HD PTZ camera.  Designed and built using the l...

HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. ...

Greenville, RI and Uden, The Netherlands, October 27 - Videology announces a new CCD based camera board with 960 horizontal pixels, model 2XK17X.  Alrea...

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Establishing the first line of defense between a facility and a threat on its perimeter, the guard station can also define the image of a facility. Here are twelve questions to ask before specifying a guard booth.

 

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