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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, 2015-07-14 04:37 PM

Mike Janus

As incidences of mass shootings continue increasing at an alarming rate, security and law enforcement personnel are faced with a number of questions: Can anything more be done to save lives when the...
Tue, 2015-07-14 04:03 PM
DHS Inspector General’s July 14 Statement to Congress on The Future of CBP Air and Marine Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Vela, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today...
Tue, 2015-07-14 01:47 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 10 – Citing the need for a territory-wide approach to fighting the escalation of child exploitation and other predatory crimes against children, U.S. Immigration...
Tue, 2015-07-14 01:26 PM
Columbia, SC, July 7 – Joel Perrin Robinson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a DEA special agent serving a search warrant at Robinson's house. Agents had obtained the...
Thu, 2015-07-09 03:43 PM
Queens, NY, July 9 – A total of 12 members and associates of the Bloods street gang located in Queens, NY, including Covel Duncan, a New York State Corrections Officer at Riker’s Island, were...
Wed, 2015-07-08 09:26 PM
New York, NY, July 8 – This month marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. In July 1995 over 8,000 Bosniaks were massacred by the Army of the Republika Srpska. The Secretary-...
Wed, 2015-07-08 12:11 PM

Lucas Michael Chansler

Washington, July 7 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance to identify additional victims of convicted online predator Lucas Michael Chansler. Chansler, 31,...
Tue, 2015-07-07 03:05 PM
Alexandria Bay, NY, July 2 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Gregory Baker, Leslie Mathews and Joseph Casterline, from the Port of Alexandria Bay, have been presented with the CBP...
Tue, 2015-07-07 10:51 AM
Newark, NJ, July 6 – Four individuals were indicted in federal court last week for allegedly smuggling counterfeit Sony and Apple products from China, for sale in the U.S. This charge resulted from...
Mon, 2015-07-06 01:30 PM
Newark, NJ, June 30 – During a three-day targeted enforcement effort in New Jersey, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 69...
Sun, 2015-07-05 12:45 PM
Las Vegas, July 1 – Child sex offenders and convicted drug traffickers are among the 25 criminal aliens arrested during a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...
Sun, 2015-07-05 12:28 PM
Washington, July 2 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the expansion of the DHS Blue Campaign’s public awareness efforts to major airports, truck stops, and motorist gas...

Commentary and Opinions

It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
With Secretary of State John Kerry releasing the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, global human rights organization International Justice Mission (IJM) is saying it continues to call upon Congress and the State Department to protect the integrity of this diplomatic tool in the fight against modern-day slavery.
With release of the U.S. State Department's 2014 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report, it is critically important to focus on facts and tangible progress made on the ground in order to put into perspective the assessment made on each country in combating the global problem of human trafficking, according to the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC.
With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
Editor’s Note: Mark Metcalf is a former immigration judge in  Miami, FL. The article was distributed in a press release from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank which is said to focus on impacts of immigration on the United States.

Company News

Sunnyvale, CA July 8 – Vidcie, a provider of crowdsourced incident intelligence solutions for law enforcement, has announced deployment of Vidcie InSight during the 140th Preakness Stakes, held May 16, 2015 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.
Waltham, MA – Fidelis Cybersecurity has announced new appointments and promotions to accelerate its full lifecycle advanced threat defense offering and market position.
Atlanta – Damballa, a provider of advanced threat detection and containment, has announced the promotion of Stephen Newman to chief technology officer. Newman succeeds former CTO Brian Foster, who joins Damballa’s Strategic Advisory Board. Newman was previously vice president of products for the company.
Seattle, July 9 – IOActive, Inc., a provider of research-driven security services, has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) assurance services. The new services are designed to help technology innovators protect the billions of IoT devices coming online, defend public and private sector organizations from related threats, and further empower the secure growth of smart cities.
New Haven, CT, July 7 – ASSA ABLOY IP-Enabled Campus Access Control Locks with HID Mobile Access support have been named a winner of the 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Awards. 
Paris, July 8 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a cyber security provider, has announced the launch of a new version of its protection solution for workstations and servers, “Stormshield Endpoint Security.” This version, which consists of two new modules – “Full Control” and “Full Protect” – was developed with the aim of providing better protection for workstations, servers and terminals for all organizations targeted by cyber threats.
Pasadena, CA, July 6 – Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), a provider of Digital Investigations, has announced enhancements to its Guidance Software Global Partner Program that will expand upon earlier programs to enable worldwide delivery of endpoint detection and response technology, training and support.
Irvine, CA, July 7 – Secure Channels, the technology innovators, has announced Bring Your Own Encryption (BYOE), which allows users to individualize and "personalize" data to prevent back door access and data mining by any non-legal third party. BYOE enables the customer to control and own encryption keys which personalizes their data with orders of magnitude more secure than all known commercial encryption methods leaving them free from relying on highly targeted and vulnerable 3rd party providers.

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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.