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Check out this new video about Telephonics' critical role during a successful search and rescue mission.“Telephonics is extremely proud that a system designed and developed by its engineers was able...


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Boca Raton, FL, February 3 - Cleartronic, Inc. through its subsidiary ReadyOp Communications, Inc. announces that the Tampa Police Department used ReadyOp™ for the planning and operational...
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GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
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Washington, DC, January 14 - At a time of escalating threats and as world leaders prepare to gather for the final Nuclear Security Summit, the third edition of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)...
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Cleveland OH, January 5 - Mace Security International, Inc. today announced a significant increase in customer demand for its iconic Mace® Brand defense sprays internationally. The company believes...
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Washington, DC, December 30 - In what has already been a historically busy year for disaster relief, The American Red Cross is responding once again to the ongoing flooding in the Midwest, as well as...
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Newark, CA, December 29 - Springfield, Mass. topped the nation with the largest reduction in New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire, down 60 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to ShotSpotter data....
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Surgeon's perspective - Fireworks aren't worth the risk

Washington, DC, December 28 - New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, fireworks and alcohol don't mix! If...
Mon, 2015-12-21 11:17 AM

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD

Tel Aviv, Israel, December 15 - The Israel -U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Israeli...
Thu, 2015-12-17 11:50 AM
Washington, DC, December 16 - In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory...
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Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 2015 - In an Elite Interactive Solutions report issued October 1, 2015, Elite ISI’s Remote Guarding service was able to stop false alarms to police for three months....
Tue, 2015-12-15 10:20 AM

Dr. Reginald Brothers

Washington DC, December 9 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the membership of its Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25...
Thu, 2015-12-10 11:21 AM

Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford

Baltimore, MD, December 8 - Ameritox (SM), a national leader in medication monitoring solutions, today applauded the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, chaired by Maryland Lieutenant...

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, DC, December 29 - The year began with a powerful nor'easter that dumped several feet of snow in Massachusetts, forcing major road closings and flight cancellations in the Northeast. In October, heavy rains in the Charleston, South Carolina area resulted in flooding that caused widespread losses. The year ended with deadly tornadoes and floods sweeping through the Midwest and the South.
New York, NY, December 23 - With multiple recent terrorist incidents in the news, and the issues they raise driving heated discussion in the latest Presidential debates, it may come as little surprise to hear that terrorism currently leads the list of issues Americans want to see government action on: 24% of U.S. adults name it – without prompting – among the top issues for the government to address.
Houston, TX, December 16 - Terrorist attacks in such places as offices, concert venues and stadiums in the U.S. and internationally have made it clear that no one's personal safety is guaranteed. While we cannot live in fear, it is wise to live with caution and prudence, says Robert H. Sholly, a retired army colonel who is experienced in both counter-terrorism and performing security assessments for companies internationally.
Colorado Springs, December 3 - "I'm deeply saddened by today's active shooting event in San Bernardino, right on the heels of two similar events in Colorado Springs, CO and of course Paris.  These events hit home for me having managed through similar events in Aurora and Littleton, CO during my tenure at Denver Health Paramedic Division." What you need to know: 

Company News

Sophia Antipolis, France and Lanham, MD, January 13 - McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and a division of Orolia, has been selected by a leading Northern Africa search and rescue (SAR) authority to deploy their next-generation MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) satellite-aided SAR system. The contract is valued at over €4M (US$4.5M) with a performance period of 16 months.
Washington, DC, January 21 - The East Coast is preparing for Winter Storm Jonas, expected to produce abundant amounts of snow and high winds. Local, state and federal governments, emergency responders and businesses are moving into emergency response mode relying on some of the most powerful and reliable and proven technology available today – diesel power – to play a major role in protecting public health and safety.
Although in-vehicle displays and tablets certainly exist, none were developed with the particular needs of police and fire personnel in mind.  Most were originally meant for point-of-sale, warehousing or other universal uses and then were later “adapted” for emergency services.
Sonim Technologies, SLA Corporation and Intrepid Networks teamed up to provide Los Angeles County First Responders with ultra-rugged smartphone technology during the 127th annual Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, which drew nearly one million spectators from around the world. The combined hardware and software platform was key in demonstrating a working solution that can be used in live operations for end users on a Band 14 network soon to be procured under the recently released FirstNet RFP.
Chicago, IL, January 13 - TransUnion, a leading global risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers, announced today the launch of its Government Information Solutions division. The new group provides fraud, benefit eligibility verification, identity authentication, data breach response, investigation services, and other key solutions to federal, state and local government agencies in the U.S. TransUnion's solutions help both private and government sector organizations manage risk and reduce costs.
Sophia Antipolis, France and Lanham, MD, January 13 - McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and a division of Orolia, has been selected by a leading Northern Africa search and rescue (SAR) authority to deploy their next-generation MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) satellite-aided SAR system. The contract is valued at over €4M (US$4.5M) with a performance period of 16 months.
San Diego, CA, January 14 - LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE® mass notification systems, today announced that Company representatives and partners will be exhibiting LRAD acoustic hailing devices ("AHDs") and ONE VOICE mass notification systems January 19 - 22 at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The LRAD 450XL and the LRAD 360X, awarded "Best Acoustic Hailing Service" and "Best Mass Notification System" respectively by Government Security News, will be exhibited.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 23 - AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc. has opened a new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The base opened in December 2015 and is located at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). This location will be AeroCare's third base of operations in the U.S. The main base of operations is headquartered in Sugar Grove, IL. AeroCare also operates a base in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Recent Disaster Preparedness Videos

El Segundo, CA based NC4 specializes in situational awareness, emergency response and event planning, according to Jim Montagnino.

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.

Kevin Madden discusses the nation’s first demonstrated multi-vendor interoperable Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, which was deployed by a consortium of companies including Cisco and Raytheon during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

Spillman Technologies is a vendor of public safety software used by law enforcement, fire and emergency management agencies, according to Dave Snyder. The company provides an integrated solution and specializes in multi-jurisdictional assignments involving agencies that want to collaborate with other agencies with information systems in large geographic areas. Snyder points out that the company has been in business for almost 30 years and has an extraordinary degree of stability, and its customers can count on major upgrades each year at no cost.