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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...


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Waltham, MA, August 28 - Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston...
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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 (...
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Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
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.
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Washington, DC, August 19 - Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA's...
Wed, 2015-08-19 12:55 PM
Chicago, IL, August 18 - Geofeedia, a market leader in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence and analysis, and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) will host ...
Tue, 2015-08-18 04:10 PM

Heath Naquin

Washington, DC, August 18 - The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium today announced that Heath Naquin of the University of Texas at Austin has become a member of the NCOIC Advisory Council.
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Washington, DC, August 14 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 50 fugitives sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation...
Sun, 2015-08-16 03:11 PM
August 6 - As I have said a number of times now, the current global threat environment requires that we know more about those who travel to the United States. This includes those from countries for...
Wed, 2015-08-12 04:31 PM

U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

Sacramento, CA, August 11— Two defendants, including a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a scheme to sell commercial driver’s...
Wed, 2015-08-12 04:26 PM
Years before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its immigration enforcement directorate Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) were established, law enforcement leaders espoused the...
Wed, 2015-08-12 11:29 AM
Schaumburg, IL,  Aug. 12 – When officials in Stafford County, Virginia, decided to update their emergency phone system, they wanted to lay the groundwork for implementing next generation 9-1-1 (...

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Exelis C4i has been selected by the City of Grand Rapids, MI, to provide its radio dispatch console system to the Grand Rapids and Kent County emergency 911 call centers. The Exelis radio dispatch console system, called SwitchPlusIP, will enable both call centers to support emergency calls even if one of the centers requires an evacuation. The system will use a fiber link between the two centers enabling communications access to each agency’s radio systems.
Many large mobile phone and computer makers are scrambling to make their devices more rugged, not only for field workers but also for the mass consumer market. For instance, it has been hard to not notice Sony’s strong promotion for its waterproof Xperia Z model, or Samsung’s recent launch of the waterproof and dustproof Galaxy X4 Active. Even your trusted and delicate iPhone can become water-resistant with one of the increasingly popular smartphone cases.  
Mobile solutions, i.e. software for PDAs and smartphones, have an enormous potential to improve efficiency and save big money for companies that today rely on time-consuming paper-based solutions. Industries such as fire safety, security, electrical, telecom, data, energy, power, construction, logistics, and heating/ventilation/cooling, have much to gain by adapting modern mobile business solutions for their work forces.
A healthy dose of paranoia is a good thing when it comes to computer security. It sometimes seems that every person with a bad agenda is trying to attack your systems (and that just might be the case). 
According to combat fatality statistics, most in-theater deaths occur within the “golden hour,” the first hour after traumatic injury. Combat medics are the first responders on the frontlines and their medical care increases a warfighter’s chance of survival during this critical time. 

Company News

Reston, VA, October 16 - Daon, a global leader in mobile biometric authentication technology, announced today that one of its leading customers, USAA, has reached a key milestone of processing 1 million mobile biometric enrollments.
Paramus, October 15 - As part of a major expansion project at Oslo Airport's Terminal 2, slated for completion in 2017, Qognify, formerly NICE Security, has been selected to help ensure operational efficiency, business continuity and passenger safety and security, Qognify announced today.
Anaheim, CA, October 21 -MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), has announced the of launch Morpho Cloud, a secure and flexible Multi-biometric Identification-as-a-Service solution, at the Florida International Association for Identification (FDIAI) 56th annual Educational Training Conference. The conference took place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 18 - 22, 2015.
Carson City, NV, October 21 - Committed to building citizen trust, Callyo a US based mobile law enforcement communications company, announces the release of 10-21 a free mobile app available exclusively to all law enforcement personnel in the United States and Canada. The 10-21 app, radio code for "make a phone call" provides an innovative way to encourage safe, convenient dialogue with police officers. The free service provides increased efficiencies to communicate directly with law personnel.
Annapolis, MD, October 19 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications, today announced that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army for sustainment of the AN/TSC-198A SNAP (Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point), Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs).
Livermore, CA, October 23 - Vigilant Solutions announces today that its hosted LEARN™ software enables 217,751 agency-to-agency license plate reader (LPR) data sharing relationships in the United States, enabling agencies to assist one another in solving all types of investigations. This data sharing network is the largest LPR data sharing network in the United States, if not the world.
El Segundo, CA, October 23 - NC4, a leader in revolutionizing safety and security and an innovator in public safety and emergency management solutions has collaborated with Motorola Solutions to integrate PremierOne™ Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) & Records Management Solution (RMS) with NC4 Street Smart™. The collaboration empowers customers to leverage their investments to better fight crime. Calls for emergency services are managed by CAD and seamlessly integrated with NC4 Street Smart.
Schaumburg, IL, October 20 - Responding to law enforcement demand, Motorola Solutions is transforming body-worn cameras and digital evidence management with the debut of its first-ever, three-in-one combination body-worn video camera, radio speaker and microphone along with a new, cloud-based content management system.

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Detective Bob Shilling describes the Seattle PD’s winning entry in the category of “Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program” for its “Common Operating Program (COP)” that took five different CAD programs and put them into one system that could be used by the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, Public Utilities, City Lights and Seattle Department of Transportation. The project was financed by an $800,000 Urban Area Grant, but after looking at various large vendors’ solutions, the Seattle PD decided to build the program on its own.

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Stephen Meer, one of the founders of Intrado, Inc of Denver, Colorado, indicates that his company provides services and products to the 9-1-1 infrastructure, which he says is a very complicated ecosystem with lots of different constituent groups. The 9-1-1 infrastructure is like an iceberg, he says, with a little piece that delivers services to the public that is above the water line, and a massive infrastructure under the water line that supports it in operating seamlessly, continuously, dealing with all the regulations and issues in the world of public safety communications.

Mike Bostic of Raytheon points out that he spent 34 years as an Assistant Chief in the LAPD, where he worked about a third of that time in technology  and communications. And one thing he learned from his LAPD experience is that everything the military needs, so does public safety. But Raytheon is in the business of solving operational problems rather than selling boxes and devices, he says, and as a systems integrator the company sells solutions to specific sets of problems.

Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.