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Mobile device forensics can make a difference in many investigations, but you need training that teaches you how to get the most out of your mobile forensics hardware and software, and certifies you...


Tue, 2015-11-24 01:09 PM

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By Karen Ferrick-RomanCoordinated attacks in a Paris concert hall and cafes. A lone gunman killing nine and himself on a rural community college in Oregon—on an October day when campuses in Arizona...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Mon, 2015-11-16 03:18 PM
Chestertown, MD - November 16, 2015 -- Washington College of Chestertown, MD announced early this morning that a shooter threat is presently in progress and the campus has been locked down.In a...
Wed, 2015-11-11 07:04 PM
Douglas, AZ, November 4 - An enforcement action outside Douglas Monday involving multiple Department of Homeland Security agencies resulted in the seizure of more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana and...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:20 AM
Rowley, MA, November 2 - In response to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in our nation's schools, noted artist Greg Bokor, and Chris Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), today joined...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:04 AM
Macon, GA, October 30 -  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 29 people in 13 cities and eight states Thursday on sex trafficking and...
Wed, 2015-11-04 04:16 PM
Los Angeles, CA, October 29 - A Venezuelan national captured in the Los Angeles area, who is wanted for the hit-and-run death of a police officer in his native country, was turned over to authorities...
Tue, 2015-11-03 12:23 PM

Derek Brown, Wynyard

Arlington, VA, October 28 - When crime fighting software provider Wynyard Group surveyed U.S. law enforcement officials on their use of crime analytics software, 88 percent of respondents felt that...
Sun, 2015-11-01 11:06 PM
Newark, NJ, October 27 -  During a five-day targeted enforcement surge in New Jersey, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)...
Fri, 2015-10-30 03:47 PM
San Francisco, CA, October 30 - The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and the Bay Area Earthquake Country Alliance will present QuakeSmart® Earthquake Business Preparedness Summits...
Wed, 2015-10-28 11:15 AM
Washington, DC, October 21 - Leading DC based sexual assault and advocacy group, Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), through support from Verizon HopeLine, and in collaboration with the Arizona Coalition to...
Wed, 2015-10-28 09:56 AM

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker

Santa Ana, CA, October 21 - A clerk at the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in El Monte and five others have been indicted on federal charges for allegedly selling legitimate birth...

Commentary and Opinions

Saint Leo, FL, October 28 - A new nationwide survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute found 86.8 percent of respondents either strongly or somewhat agreed that police officers should be required to wear body cameras to better assist in reviewing difficult incidents, while 79 percent said the U.S. Department of Justice should continue to open investigations of community police departments following controversial incidents.
By Joshua Breisblatt Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a yearly report on the number of use of force incidents. The report stated that use of force incidents by officers and agents were down 26 percent from the previous year, from 1,037 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 to 768 in FY 2015.
By Walter Ewing, The American Immigration Council
Washington, DC, September 17 - Representing more than 1,100 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors, members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids are meeting with lawmakers in Congress on Thursday, September 17. Their message: states across the nation must continue efforts to reduce the number of juvenile offenders in state-run facilities and focus instead on family interventions that have been proven to reduce juvenile crime and save taxpayer dollars.
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).

Company News

Portland, OR, November 20 - Gary Ryan, President of GPS AnyPlace, a company offering full GPS satellite communications devices for land and marine applications, announces the quick and successful recovery of $20,000 worth of aluminum concrete forms from J.T Hoover Concrete in Bear, Delaware.
Castro Valley, CA, Novembe 18 - Released to existing customers last month, Version 19 of HazMasterG3, available now commercially, delivers additional high-priority first aid, biological agent and HME/Clandestine lab counter terrorism capabilities requested by users. New intelligent first aid checklists allow first responders to quickly monitor the status and progress of suggested first aid procedures, and electronically communicate this status to first receivers and other medical personnel. 
Markham, Ontario - VIQ Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that VIQ Dataworxs has been awarded an Audioworxs enterprise capture and workflow system contract with a police department in Colorado.
Plymouth, MA, November 4 - Avwatch, Inc. has been awarded a civilian license for the business use of a high-tech app, developed by  the military, for applications that include first responder, emergency management and environmental protection.
Idstein, Germany, November 6 - The German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein has started the migration to TETRA digital, mission-critical communications radio technology for 1,500 non-police public-safety organizations. Used by fire departments, emergency services and civil protection agencies, the new Motorola Solutions devices will enable users to respond faster and more effectively to keep cities safe.
Colorado Springs, CO, November 2 -root9B, a root9B Technologies Company, and a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today that it has been selected to participate in the North Carolina Statewide Security Assessment Services Contract (918a) for future Statements of Work. The award will be for a one-year period with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.
Abbotsford, BC, October 29 - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. is pleased to report that it has completed on approximately $700,000 CDN in purchase orders previously received for its high-definition mobile video systems. As part of Gatekeeper's pre-product launch activity, management presented its high-definition system to several school districts on both the West and East Coast of the United States, successfully closing on one-hundred percent of the projects.
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 (, 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.

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Fishers, IN, November 19 - In the past year, Ebola has made headlines throughout the healthcare community, causing CDC guidelines for protecting healthcare personnel...

Irvine, CA. November 5 - IntelliNet Sensors, Inc., a developer of multi-sensor breathing detectors, announced the launch of its Lynx6-A™ robot, a breathing and heartb...

Pearl River, NY, October 29 - In continuing to deliver higher performance and added value to customers, OnSSI announces that the System Galaxy access control solution...

Wilsonville, OR, October 22 - FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the Fido® X2, the latest addition to its leading-edge Fido X-Series handheld explosives...

Mutualink has developed the world's first wearable communications gateway that enables first responders to share multimedia information with command posts and ot...

Recent Videos

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

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.

Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

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.