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Thu, 2015-03-26 08:58 PM
Washington, March 20 – The National Transportation Safety Board will host a multi-modal roundtable to discuss the dangers of distractions in transportation. The roundtable, “Disconnect from Deadly...
Thu, 2015-03-26 12:06 AM
Among the many mysteries of why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps Tuesday is why, after reaching 38,000 feet, the jet began a 10-minute descent but never issued a distress signal...
Wed, 2015-03-25 06:56 PM
Aurora, IL, March 25 – Research conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is more serious a problem than previously known, according to the...
Wed, 2015-03-25 06:16 PM
Washington, March 24 – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week as construction season approaches. Deputy Federal...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Tue, 2015-03-24 09:46 PM
In a bizarre lone-wolf attack on Friday, March 20, a perpetrator named George White entered the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, LA, and after being stopped from crossing the check point by a...
Tue, 2015-03-24 08:00 PM
On April 21 & 22, 2015, the largest annual gathering of the “who’s who” of border security, customs and immigration enforcement, other federal, state, local and international law enforcement, as...
Tue, 2015-03-24 06:02 PM

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Boston, March 23 – MassDevelopment has selected Avwatch, Inc. of Plymouth MA to operate and manage the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Ranges at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) and...
Mon, 2015-03-23 12:08 AM
Tallahassee, FL, March 20 – Proposed legislation that requires law enforcement agencies in Florida to develop rules, procedures, policies, training, and such around police body cameras is one step...
Sun, 2015-03-22 10:49 PM
Geneva, March 20 – A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine...
Sun, 2015-03-22 10:06 PM
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 19 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations has announced the enforcement of a federal quarantine order suspending imports of...
Thu, 2015-03-19 12:31 AM
Sosua, Dominican Republic, March 18 – Twenty-nine sex trafficking victims were rescued in Sosua, Dominican Republic, March 11 following an international undercover law enforcement investigation.U.S....

Company News

London & Hong Kong, May 20 – Ribose has become the world’s first collaboration platform to complete the UK Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps to protect businesses against cyber threats.
Boston, MA, May 20 – 908 Devices, a provider of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, have announced that its patented High-Pressure Mass SpectrometryTM (HPMS) has been selected to move forward in the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program. The contract supports the Army’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) defense programs.
Van Nuys, CA, May 18 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Louroe Electronics, a provider of audio monitoring within the security industry, the President’s “E” Award for Exports in a ceremony at the Department of Commerce on May, 18, 2015. The award recognizes Louroe Electronics’ outstanding achievement in export growth and for its significant contributions to the overall increase of U.S. exports.
Barcelona, Spain, May 19 – Purpose-designed to support the toughest mission-critical roles, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has introduced the 
San Francisco, May 19 – Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure, has announced the results of its commissioned study of federal IT decision makers that uncovered a troubling lack of resources for addressing application performance issues. These federal leaders indicated they suffered from insufficient network and application visibility, which can lead to lost productivity and inefficiency at a time when the federal government relies on mission-critical applications more than ever.
New York, NY, May 19 – Vkansee, a developer of ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors, has announced the development of a fingerprint sensor that is 400% more powerful than Apple’s and Samsung’s sensors. While Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets its reader from Synaptics, these only allow for 550 pixels per inch when capturing a fingerprint. This resolution means these sensors can gather 10 or 11 data points, whereas Vkansee's 2,000 pixel-per-inch system can capture 150 data points. 
San Francisco, May 13 – Praetorian Digital, Inc., a digital media company in the public safety and local government market, has announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, an online training company serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
Des Moines, IA, May 14 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO), together with local, state and federal law enforcement in central Iowa, have unveiled an out-of-home media campaign to combat human trafficking in the region.

Commentary and Opinions

It’s hard to fathom that as late as 2012 the U.S. State Department estimated 27 million people around the world are trapped in a life of slavery. Recent high-profile news stories have served as a painful reminder that even in the U.S. individuals are held against their will, subjected to forced labor, prostitution or other criminal activity. According to a 2013 Congressional Research Service report, as many as 100,000 children in the U.S. may be victims of domestic human trafficking.
Machine-to-machine communications, or M2M, is the automated interchange of information between several machines or between machines and a control center. In more and more areas of business and life, M2M is making entirely new business models possible by simplifying workflows and improving processes.  M2M takes the big data conversation to new levels because it allows users to collect data, analyze it and gain deeper insights into production and processes. 
It is possible to forecast the types of warfare that one’s terrorist adversary is likely to conduct, whether as an organized group or as “lone wolf” operatives. Such a forecasting capability is especially crucial when complete information about one’s terrorist adversary is lacking. This is important because several recent high visibility terrorist attacks could have been pre-empted and thwarted if the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that were tracking these groups and operatives had possessed such a forecasting capability.
The disastrous results of the Boston Marathon bombings are testimony to the ineffectiveness of current security systems to predict and help avert devastating attacks. Although Boston’s security infrastructure was quite effective at post-disaster forensics, enabling the identification and neutralization of two suspects only days after the bombings, the community still had to suffer hundreds of injuries, loss of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral damage. 
Setting the stage for LTE in Mobile County  Mobile County, Alabama, was looking for ways to expand its public safety communications footprint. At the same time, it wanted to tap into the power of LTE broadband to ensure the highest levels of interoperability and connectivity for its senior leadership, regardless of their physical location. 
 

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