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Thu, 2015-12-17 11:50 AM
Washington, DC, December 16 - In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory...
Tue, 2015-12-15 10:20 AM

Dr. Reginald Brothers

Washington DC, December 9 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the membership of its Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25...
Thu, 2015-12-10 11:16 AM
Washington, DC, December 3 - The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) presented the 2015 Industry Engagement and Innovation Awards to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the...
Wed, 2015-12-09 01:53 PM

Congressmen Jim Langevin

Washington, DC, December 2 - Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Randy Forbes (R-VA) today applauded passage of the Cybercrime Anti-Resale Deterrent and Extraterritoriality Revision (CARDER) Act by...
Tue, 2015-12-08 09:15 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Roughly 45,000 federal security officials could lose representation if their labor union and the Transportation Security Administration cannot reach an agreement by the end of...
Tue, 2015-12-08 05:13 PM
Washington, DC, December 8 - The U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), today presented the Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC)...
Tue, 2015-12-08 11:09 AM
Washington, DC, December 3 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the award of five contracts totaling $7.8 million for research on...
Sun, 2015-12-06 11:06 AM
After months of coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Division, the...
Wed, 2015-12-02 01:22 PM
Washington, DC, November 30 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teamed with industry and law-enforcement agencies from 27 different countries to...
Tue, 2015-12-01 11:15 AM
Washington, DC, November 30 - ‘In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, federal, state and local law enforcement and homeland security officials in this country have been in a heightened state...
Sun, 2015-11-29 04:58 PM
Baltimore, MD, November 25 - A 40-year-old Salvadoran who fled from El Salvador to evade criminal charges for attempted murder was removed Nov. 18 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
By Jason Hart, Vice President and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto
Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
By Steve Bittenbender Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled on Monday a proposal to tackle immigration issues, saying any plan that addresses amnesty for illegal aliens must also come with a “robust strategy to improve border security.”

Company News

Stony Brook, NY, November 4 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based supply chain, authentication and product identification solutions, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, and product genotyping solutions, announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the company a one-year extension of its current contract through November 12, 2016.
Reston, VA, November 3 - Leidos, a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide research and development in support of Phase 2 for the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) program. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has an eleven month base period of performance, an eleven month option, and a total contract value of approximately $14 million, if the option is exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Arlington, Va.
Fort Worth, TX, October 29 - Lockheed Martin announced today that Jeff Babione has been named the executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 Program, effective January 1, 2016. Babione succeeds Lorraine Martin who has been appointed to the newly created position of deputy executive vice president, Mission Systems and Training (MST).
Plymouth, MA and Macedonia, OH, November 2 - Avwatch, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with headquarters in Plymouth, MA, today announced the Grand Opening of its new, state-of-the-art Research & Development Center, located in Macedonia, Ohio. This new 4,000 square foot facility will balance consumer-center innovation with technology leadership. 
Andover, MA, October 28 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a research and development (R&D) contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop the Advanced Itemiser® DX Air Cargo explosives trace detector (ETD).
By Steve Bittenbender Anaheim, CA – When it came to developing the new branding for IndigoVision, CEO Marcus Kneen knew whose input he wanted most. The U.K.-based provider of IP video management products and solutions unveiled the new branding, which included a new tag line (“Safe is a Wonderful Feeling”) and a redesigned Web site (IndigioVision.com), at the ASIS2015 conference in September. The end products are a result of 18 months of work, including surveys and conversations with employees, end users and clients.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.
Tampa, FL, October 28 - SureView Systems, a global provider of enterprise command center software, announced today it has partnered with Access Technologies, a full-service integration firm serving the Southwest United States, to provide the Immix® Command Center (CC) software platform to its current and future customers in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Southern California and Nevada.
 

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