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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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Washington, DC, November 6 - ‘While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:20 AM
Rowley, MA, November 2 - In response to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in our nation's schools, noted artist Greg Bokor, and Chris Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), today joined...
Wed, 2015-11-04 04:16 PM
Los Angeles, CA, October 29 - A Venezuelan national captured in the Los Angeles area, who is wanted for the hit-and-run death of a police officer in his native country, was turned over to authorities...
Tue, 2015-11-03 06:37 PM
Bingen, WA, October 28 - Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the...
Tue, 2015-11-03 12:23 PM

Derek Brown, Wynyard

Arlington, VA, October 28 - When crime fighting software provider Wynyard Group surveyed U.S. law enforcement officials on their use of crime analytics software, 88 percent of respondents felt that...
Tue, 2015-11-03 12:18 PM
Reston, VA, October 27 - Bechtel, with its partners and the U.S. Department of Defense, today marked the completion of construction of a key plant that will destroy the last remaining stockpile of...
Fri, 2015-10-30 03:47 PM
San Francisco, CA, October 30 - The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and the Bay Area Earthquake Country Alliance will present QuakeSmart® Earthquake Business Preparedness Summits...
Thu, 2015-10-29 01:48 PM
New York, NY, October 28 - Carnegie Corporation of New York is awarding grants of up to $500,000 each to six nuclear security programs that developed forward-thinking approaches to studying how...
Wed, 2015-10-28 11:15 AM
Washington, DC, October 21 - Leading DC based sexual assault and advocacy group, Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), through support from Verizon HopeLine, and in collaboration with the Arizona Coalition to...
Wed, 2015-10-28 10:02 AM

Sen. Lieberman and Tom Ridge, Homeland Security Sec

Washington, DC, October 28 -  Today, the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, co-chaired by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and former Governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom...
Wed, 2015-10-28 09:33 AM
Jackson, MS, October 21 - By now, most of the general public are familiar with the Avian Influenza virus, or Bird Flu as it is commonly referred.  This is due in large part to the national...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:23 AM
Nogales, AZ, October 22 - A Mexican national, wanted in his native county for his role in the drug-related kidnapping and murder of three brothers, was turned over Wednesday to Mexican law...

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, DC, September 11 - Today, the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of some 3,000 Americans. In the 14 years that have passed, the world has become an even more dangerous place, while in many ways our defenses against another major terrorist attack have been weakened, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
Washington, DC, August 5 – The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s updated 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season. A below-normal season is now even more likely than predicted in May, when the likelihood of a below-normal season was 70 percent.
Tucson, AZ, July 27 - The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home, which can carry up to 1,000 passengers, according to Stephen Jones, Special Projects Director of Physicians for Civil Defense.

Company News

Abbotsford, BC, October 29 - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. is pleased to report that it has completed on approximately $700,000 CDN in purchase orders previously received for its high-definition mobile video systems. As part of Gatekeeper's pre-product launch activity, management presented its high-definition system to several school districts on both the West and East Coast of the United States, successfully closing on one-hundred percent of the projects.
Wallingford, CT, October 28 - Mutualink today announced an alliance with one of the Nation’s top school safety and security experts, William “Bill” Smith, to improve schools’ preparedness and response in emergency situations through advanced communications technology. As the founding member of American School Safety.com, LLC and principal of Jennings Smith Associates , Mr. Smith brings over thirty years of experience as a security consultant and is a renowned authority on US school safety and security issues.
Archbald, PA, October 28 - Lockheed Martin received a $76 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of PavewayTM II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2015 funding, as well as 100 percent of available funding for Foreign Military Sales. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and include the guidance and tail assemblies for GBU-10 and GBU-12 LGBs.
Tucson, AZ, October 23 - The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $159.9 million contract to manufacture, inspect and test Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The contract, which provides for a $10 million option in FY15 and another valued at $291 million in FY16, includes support equipment for the Phalanx and SeaRAM Weapon Systems, Block 1B radar upgrades and kits for reliability, maintainability, and availability. The contract also covers overhaul of four Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems.
Miramar, FL, October 20 - EMC announces it has appointed several established executives to its global leadership team to further enhance its delivery of mission-critical communications and content to top organizations around the world.
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.
Boston, MA, September 30 - International manufacturer of award-winning panoramic infrared thermal imaging systems, HGH Infrared Systems, have been selected by the British Navy to incorporate their Spynel-S 3500 into an integrated Compact Combat System (C2S) for situational awareness and ship-based protection against small fast inshore attack crafts (FIACs). The innovative system has already been tested in trials in the UK and will be used in part towards securing war ships in perilous locations.
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.

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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.