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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, 2015-08-03 02:42 PM

U.S. Senator Tim Scott

By Steve Bittenbender South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott announced on Tuesday a proposal to spend $500 million over the next five years to provide body cameras for law enforcement organizations...
Sun, 2015-08-02 11:41 AM
By Steve Bittenbender A man is in federal custody after he rammed his car into a barricade to the south side of the U.S. Capitol Friday morning. Witnesses using social media say the car, a red Nissan...
Sun, 2015-08-02 11:32 AM
Washington, July 30 – This month marks the tenth year since the devastating 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane...
Thu, 2015-07-30 06:27 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of accounts of exceptional achievements in homeland security, as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport,...
Wed, 2015-07-29 03:59 PM


Honourable Peter MacKay

Washington, DC, July 28 - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting of the two...
Wed, 2015-07-29 03:49 PM
Geneva, July 28 – With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of...
Wed, 2015-07-29 03:18 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of accounts on exceptional accomplishments in homeland security as described in winning entries in GSN’s recently completed Airport, Seaport, Border...
Tue, 2015-07-28 01:55 PM

Scott L. Cruse

Washington, DC, July 27 – Director James B. Comey has named Scott L. Cruse special agent in charge of the FBI’s Oklahoma City Division. He most recently served as legal attaché (legat) in London as...
Mon, 2015-07-27 01:16 PM
Newark, NJ, July 23 — Two men who fled from Central America to evade criminal charges were removed within days of each other by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and...
Sun, 2015-07-26 09:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Sat, 2015-07-25 05:40 PM

Rabbi David Saperstein

Washington, July 21, - A bipartisan group of national thought leaders has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting “politics above national security” if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.
From emptying classified trash in the Pentagon to providing state-of-the-art security monitoring for America’s most important military installations, private sector contractors are instrumental to securing the nation’s most precious resources -- our sons and daughters.

Company News

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
Lenexa, KS, July 23 – The Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) at Rolla, MO, will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund research on the impacts of climate change on indoor air quality and resulting health effects.
New York, July 27 - Good Vibrations Shoes, Inc. today announced that Vindai Corporation has acquired the company. Vindai specializes in developing and supplying equipment, including body cameras, to law enforcement, military, and large private security firms in order to protect citizens from the officer brutality, and abuse of power that seems to be sweeping the nation.
Plymouth, MA, Issued July 17, 2015… Avwatch, Inc.’s ( proven network communications technology, which has supported the efforts of firefighters in the West for the past six years, was recently deployed by a Western state law enforcement agency, allowing law enforcement officials to view, remotely and in real-time, the capture of a felon from as far as 40 miles away.
NEWARK, Calif. – July 21, 2015 – Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has ordered five CTX™ explosives detection systems (EDS) valued at $6 million. 
IRVINE, CA - Jul 20, 2015 - Cylance, the first predictive cyber security company that applies artificial intelligence to stop malware, today announced that it has achieved accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 - Varonis Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, today announced that it has been added to the U.S.
Foster City, CA, July 16 – Norse, a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the next-generation version of its popular 

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Highland, IL, September 22 - Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its latest B-Line™ series TOLCO™ Branch Line Restraint (BLR...

Edgewater, FL, September 11 - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Enforcement & Training Committee recently met and voted to exp...

Lanham, MD, September 11 - McMurdo Smartfind S10 and S20 Automatic Identification System (AIS) MOB devices will be on display in booth B19 at the 2015 Newport Interna...

Schaumburg, IL, September 3 - Global technology leader Laird introduces two new, in-building, public safety antennas with industry leading frequency performance that...

Houston, TX, September 2 - Power systems innovator Southwest Electronic Energy (SWE), has expanded their POW-R TOTE® line to include a variety of Solar Charger option...

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.