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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...

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Thu, 2015-07-23 02:49 PM

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By Steve Bittenbender Railroads that transport more than 1 million gallons of crude oil must continue to notify state officials of when those shipments will take place in their jurisdictions. That’s...
Wed, 2015-07-22 05:40 PM

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SEATTLE, July 22 - TASER International today announced large orders of its Axon body-worn video cameras and Evidence.com solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. These orders were...
Wed, 2015-07-22 04:18 PM
Mexico, July 21 – Mexico’s bloody gangland warfare has cost an estimated 80,000 lives since 2006 and the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from the maximum-security prison of Altiplano last week...
Tue, 2015-07-21 07:02 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched a comprehensive, focused safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway’s (NY&A)...
Tue, 2015-07-21 05:02 PM
Washington, July 20 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign – the unified voice for DHS’s efforts to combat human trafficking – and...
Tue, 2015-07-21 12:59 PM

Jeh Johnson

By Rosemary Laughlin, American Immigration Council
Tue, 2015-07-21 11:57 AM
By Steve Bittenbender Officials from the Department of Homeland Security testified before a Senate panel last week that while its agencies and other countries are cooperating to ensure the safety of...
Tue, 2015-07-21 11:23 AM

Michael Grimm

Washington, July 17 – In federal court in Brooklyn, former U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm was sentenced to a term of eight months of incarceration in connection with his conviction for aiding and...
Mon, 2015-07-20 08:00 PM
Washington, July 17 – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced charges against three significant Afghan heroin traffickers, two of which were arrested in Thailand and subsequently...
Mon, 2015-07-20 07:48 PM
Washington, July 17 – Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly known as a drone, during research flights to...
Thu, 2015-07-16 06:16 PM
By Steve Bittenbender A gunman shot up two U.S. Navy recruiting facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday morning, killing four Marines and injuring a police officer in the city in what is possibly...
Wed, 2015-07-15 01:27 PM
By Walter Ewing

Commentary and Opinions

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
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.

Company News

Dallas, TX, August 6 - Over 200 Houston Independent School District (HISD) police officers will patrol Texas’ largest school district wearing WatchGuard Video’s VISTA™ HD body-worn camera. “As the largest district in the state, we have close to 300 schools, 215,000 students and 28,000 employees that we need to keep safe. These cameras will serve as a vital tool to better monitor school environments, evaluate school incidents and ensure our officers are performing well.”
Paramus, NJ, August 5, 2015 - NICE Systems NICE, today announced that it has won an 8-figure contract from New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) in association with the City's ongoing Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP). The new contract expands on an existing long standing relationship between NICE and the City of New York dating back to 2001.
Lenexa, KS, Aug 4 - Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that it received an order for 300 FirstVu HD body-worn video cameras from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ("SEPTA"), along with FirstVU HD orders from many other agencies, during the month of July 2015.
Wilmington, MA, July 29 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced the award of its 19th patent.  Titled "Trace Chemical Particle Release Nozzle" (Patent No. 9,067,219), this patent enhances Implant Sciences' non-contact sampling capability to allow for its integration and use in a wide range of high through-put screening deployment scenarios.
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 28 - LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of long range acoustic devices and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a LRAD 360XT order from South Africa for mobile mass notification and public safety. Scheduled for delivery this fiscal year, this is the Company's first mass notification order from South Africa.
Washington, DC, July 28 – Clarion Events announces today the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, FROM Eagle Eye Expositions, effective immediately.  
Runnemede, NJ, July 28 - Sielox LLC has partnered with Security Reps to serve as manufacturers’ representative for the company’s full line of solutions including its industry-leading Pinnacle® software suite and innovative Sielox Class (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System™) in the Southeastern U.S.
Cincinnati, OH, July 28 – Response Technologies Ltd., the manufacturer and distributor of the Centurion® duress and emergency notification system, has extended the application deadline for its inaugural emergency safety grant program for eligible K-12 public schools in the U.S, to August 31, 2015. Applications are accepted online only at http://response-technologies.com.
 

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The Netherlands, December 9 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection...

JW Fishers Pulse 8X has been rated the best underwater metal detector by the US Department of Homeland Security’s SAVER program. The System Assessment and Validation...

Sarnia, ON, December 16 - A research collaboration between Lambton College's Bluewater Technology Access Centre (BTAC) and Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. has led to the su...

Los Angeles, December 9 - AEE Technologies, a leading provider of body cameras and drones, today announced the availability of the P60 body camera in the United States. Followin...

Marlborough, MA, December 2 - In response to the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, Block Engineering is now offering a suite of products that can be used to p...

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.