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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....

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Wed, 2010-02-17 11:45 AM
Montclair, CA-based CaseCruzer is offering a new case, the GunCruzer KR-20, designed for the military and law enforcement.The new case, the company says, “deters malicious sabotage and pilfering by...
Wed, 2010-02-17 11:42 AM
Solon, OH-based HDT International Holdings, Inc., which is majority owned by Metalmark Capital, reports that it has acquired Airborne Systems Group Limited, the developer and manufacturer of...
Tue, 2010-02-16 03:04 PM
Add the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the well-known civil liberties and advocacy organization, and the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), a Muslim scholars organization, to groups...
Mon, 2010-02-15 04:13 PM
The National Institute of Justice, the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, seeks applications for funding research and development of sensor and...
Mon, 2010-02-15 04:09 PM
The National Institute of Justice seeks grant applications from eligible applicants who can “research, develop, and demonstrate a hand-held biometric acquisition device that can identify individuals...
Mon, 2010-02-15 03:23 PM
In the wake of Frost & Sullivan’s recent prediction that the homeland-security sector will continue to enjoy “healthy” growth, despite the many troubles of the wider economy, comes confirmation...
Mon, 2010-02-15 03:19 PM
Fitchburg, MA-based Headwall Photonics has announced the availability of the High Efficiency Hyperspec imaging sensor for airborne spectral sensing missions that require significantly higher levels...
Mon, 2010-02-15 03:15 PM
When the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, headed by former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and former Senator Jim Talent (R-MO), recently...
Mon, 2010-02-15 03:13 PM
Arlington, VA-based ICx Technologies, Inc., has unveiled ClearPoint, the newest addition to its line of Fido explosives detectors.  Designed for airport security checkpoints, Fido ClearPoint...
Sun, 2010-02-14 11:41 AM
The Atlanta, GA-based Homeland Security Foundation of America has launched RubyWATCH, a national terrorism and crime prevention database that also functions as a tip line for citizens.HSFA, a non-...
Thu, 2010-02-11 04:51 PM
FEMA has drafted what it calls a National Disaster Recovery Framework, which lays out a systematic approach to disaster recovery that is applicable to all levels of government, and it is soliciting...
Thu, 2010-02-11 04:21 PM
The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office within DHS is gathering information from companies and other organizations about their ability to detect radiological and nuclear materials being carried on...

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: 
 

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