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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...


Mon, 2015-08-31 08:56 PM

 Jeh Johnson, DHS Secretary

Washington, DC, August 26 - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced a “If You See Something, Say Something™” public awareness campaign with the Washington Nationals at the Nationals Park...
Mon, 2015-08-31 01:32 PM

Vahan Gureghian, CSMI CEO

Chester, PA, August 28 - Vahan Gureghian, CEO of CSMI, the firm which manages the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), here, met recently with State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, whose...
Sun, 2015-08-30 10:00 PM
Washington, DC, August 25 - With the start of a new school year fast approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds all drivers, students and parents to put safety...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:18 PM
Kansas City, MO, August 26 - From Texas to Minnesota, New Jersey to California, motorists travelling on I-80 and I-35 August 28-30 will recognize law enforcement personnel out in full force. That's...
Wed, 2015-08-26 12:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...
Tue, 2015-08-25 07:23 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Last week’s incident aboard a train heading for Paris, in which three American travelers helped subdue an armed attacker, has led two U.S. Senators to write to the head of the...
Tue, 2015-08-25 01:58 PM
Jacksonville, FL, August 2015 - The Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) – a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship – heroically rescued 11...
Mon, 2015-08-24 07:05 PM

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Mon, 2015-08-24 11:59 AM

French President François Hollande awarded

France's highest honor to three Americans

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released the following statement on the actions of U.S. military personnel aboard a passenger train in France Friday. Airman First Class Spencer Stone of Lajes Air...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:33 PM

Brian Zimmer, President of Keeping IDentities Safe

Washington, DC, Aug. 20 - Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or identification card from a state...
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.

Commentary and Opinions

By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law Thursday. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.

Company News

Schaumburg, IL, September 3 - Global technology leader Laird introduces two new, in-building, public safety antennas with industry leading frequency performance that ensure more reliable communications and greater connectivity for emergency responders.
Washington, DC, September 04 - International security solutions developer, Gallagher, has today confirmed that their innovative PIV Solution will be installed for two Federal agencies residing at the World Trade Center. Purpose built for the U.S. Federal market, Gallagher's PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Solution delivers state-of-the-art security architecture with the fastest form of authentication available.
IFSEC Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – September 2 - Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is pleased to announce that StarNet 2, our new full-featured security management system (SMS), is now available across the globe. It was originally launched in the United States and Canada in April. 
Wilmington, MA, September. 2 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, announced today the appointment of Robert Liscouski to the position of President. Mr. Liscouski, formerly Executive Vice President, will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Bill McGann will continue to serve as Implant Sciences' CEO and as a member of the company's Board of Directors.
Hillsboro, OR, August 27, 2015 - Fiber Sensys Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce a new and important addition to our growing global sales team. Mr. Matt Bathalter has joined the FSI America's sales team as Western Regional Sales Manager, a key position that includes the full multi-state regional responsibility for the sales activities of the Fiber Defender® fiber-optic sensing product line.  
Monroe, LA, August 25 - CenturyLink, Inc. announced today that it will bring high-speed Internet services to approximately 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states by accepting approximately $500 million a year for six years from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Connect America Fund (CAF). CenturyLink is accepting 33 CAF phase II statewide offers from the FCC to bring Internet service with speeds of at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload to locations in FCC-designated, high-cost census blocks.
San Diego, CA, August 27 - LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE mass notification systems, today announced mass notification orders for a public utility in Texas and a Department of Energy renewable energy facility in Colorado. The orders total $310,000 and include LRAD 360X dual and quad emitter systems, LRAD DS-60 horns, and accessories.
Los Angeles, CA, August 25 – Delivering high quality and cost effective performance, Arecont Vision’s megapixel IP camera technology has become the go-to choice for new schools and those updating their aging analog video surveillance systems.

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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.