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Tue, 2015-10-06 07:10 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has proposed a $1.9 million fine against a Chicago-based aerial photography company it claims repeatedly used unmanned...
Tue, 2015-10-06 06:55 PM

Chief Michael Fisher

Washington, DC, September 30 - The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy.  The Border Patrol Industry Academy is...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:27 PM
Washington, DC, September 28 - 'Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:21 PM
September 29 - Peter Neffenger, incoming Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has submitted written testimony to the Senate concerning efforts to respond to criticisms...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:09 PM
Lyon, France – Interpol and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are to forge closer ties in combating organized crime and terrorism in the face of an ever-increasing number and range of...
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:05 PM

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

By Jim Garamone, DoD News Washington, DC, October 2 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff listed his priorities in a message to the force released today. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr...
Mon, 2015-10-05 06:33 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday it believes the cargo ship El Faro sunk in the high seas created by Hurricane Joaquin, which battered the Caribbean last week. However,...
Sun, 2015-10-04 11:20 PM
St. Paul, MN, October 2 - A 30-year-old man who fled from Mexico to evade murder charges was removed Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (...
Sun, 2015-10-04 12:22 AM

This Nissan was rigged to explode in NY, 2010.

Washington, DC, September 30 - On Nov. 13, 2015, the Newseum will open "Inside Today's FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror," a new version of its popular FBI exhibit, featuring never-before-...
Thu, 2015-10-01 04:01 PM

Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington, DC, October 1 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During this month, outreach efforts will aim to...
Thu, 2015-10-01 03:55 PM
Philadelphia, PA, September 23 - Federal law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday the seizure of 363 pounds of cocaine concealed in cases of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash at the Port of...
Thu, 2015-10-01 03:51 PM
Washington, DC, September 24 - The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced more than $17 million in Fiscal Year 2015 grant assistance for states, territories and...

Commentary and Opinions

Grants Pass, OR, March 27 – California’s ongoing worst ever drought, and the recent record breaking winter blizzards in Boston and the U.S. Northeast, are both manifestations of the same global climate change patterns. Earth warming global atmosphere is creating changes in the atmosphere’s “energy balance,” according to L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, historical climatologist and former NASA researcher. The result is not only a warmer and dryer global climate but also greater and more frequent climatic extremes, including the recent Boston blizzards.
Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.

Company News

Waterloo, Ontario, September 23 - BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. AtHoc will operate as a division of BlackBerry. AtHoc’s Chief Executive Officer, Guy Miasnik, will lead the division as part of BlackBerry’s senior leadership team reporting to John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  
Anaheim, CA, September 21 - Christie® is showcasing its latest control room solutions at ASIS 2015 in Anaheim, California from September 28-30.  Displaying the newest and most innovative technology for security professionals, Christie will demonstrate the new Christie Phoenix® Quad-T processor, Christie Entero™ HB 70-inch HD front access cube and LCD solutions including the Christie FHD552-X 55-inch, ultra-narrow bezel flat panel and the new FHQ981-L 98-inch UHD flat panel.
Woburn, MA, September 23 - ISCON Imaging Inc., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has expanded its focus into new markets as demand for the company’s technologies grows in the border security, military, government, transportation and event environments. ISCON will highlight its expanded applications and the functionalities of its patented FocusScan™ and SecureScan™ solutions, including live security demonstrations, at booth 2183 at the 2015 ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits, being held Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Anaheim, Calif.
Annapolis, MD, September 23 - TeleCommunication Systems today announced that it has been named the awardee of a competitive five-year contract extension (a base plus five option periods) valued at approximately $68 million to provide the Department of Defense's (DoD's) personnel with critical curriculum development and training delivery services to support the government's cybersecurity workforce development. 
Washington, DC, September 21 - Michael T. Dougherty has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). Dougherty joins SIBA from the Raytheon Company, where he worked for 6 years as a Director of Business Development in Homeland Security Programs.
Reston, VA, September 17 - Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC) announced today that it was awarded the Border Patrol GIS task order under the Geospatial Service Center in coordination with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Border Patrol (USBP). The 4.5 year Period of Performance provides geographic information by planning, coordinating, and implementing GIS services, standards, and programs to support the unique business needs of CBP and USBP.  
Boston, MA, September 21 - Battery Ventures, a global technology investment firm, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Physical Security Business Unit (PSBU), formerly part of the security division of publicly listed NICE Systems. Through the acquisition, which was originally announced in August, Battery Ventures has established an independently operating business named Qognify. 
McLean, VA, September 17 - Researching and developing new technologies to ensure military ground systems can perform at optimum levels and meet emerging threats is an ongoing challenge. To assist, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been named an awardee of a $634 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).
 

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According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

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