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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....


Sat, 2015-10-10 01:26 PM
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, October 8 - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 13 CubeSats lifted off from Space Launch...
Thu, 2015-10-08 12:41 AM

Bella Dinh-Zarr, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender Six days after the cargo ship El Faro disappeared in the waters outside of the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that it would suspend at sunset its rescue...
Thu, 2015-10-08 12:21 AM
By Steve Bittenbender A rock slide was the apparent cause of Monday’s Amtrak train derailment in Vermont, where seven people were injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board....
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:30 PM

Trooper Joseph C. Ponder

By Steve Bittenbender The father of a Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has called on elected officials to equip cruisers with bulletproof windshields to possibly prevent other...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:27 PM
Washington, DC, September 28 - 'Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:21 PM
September 29 - Peter Neffenger, incoming Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has submitted written testimony to the Senate concerning efforts to respond to criticisms...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:09 PM
Lyon, France – Interpol and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are to forge closer ties in combating organized crime and terrorism in the face of an ever-increasing number and range of...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:05 PM

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

By Jim Garamone, DoD News Washington, DC, October 2 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff listed his priorities in a message to the force released today. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr...
Mon, 2015-10-05 07:33 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday it believes the cargo ship El Faro sunk in the high seas created by Hurricane Joaquin, which battered the Caribbean last week. However,...
Mon, 2015-10-05 12:31 AM
By David Smalley, Office of Naval Research Arlington, VA, October 2 - Robotic arms help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs to neutralize underwater mines. Autonomous underwater vehicles map out...
Mon, 2015-10-05 12:20 AM
St. Paul, MN, October 2 - A 30-year-old man who fled from Mexico to evade murder charges was removed Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (...
Sun, 2015-10-04 01:35 PM
Atlantic Ocean - Two F-35C Lightning II carrier variants conducted their first arrested landings aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) off the coast of the eastern United States on Oct. 2.

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On June 12th, analog TV ceased to exist. The traditional analog rabbit ears and roof-top antenna now join the Betamax VCR and cassette recordings. What was the reason for this change? Enhanced public security.
In my work with hazardous material technicians, I am continually impressed with their dedication, training, and breadth of knowledge. It is an honor to assist them in one very discrete area -- hazmat suits and the certification standards they must meet. It all starts with National Fire Protection Association standards. For more than 100 years, the NFPA has been the leading authority on fire protection and safety, developing thousands of standards for equipment that emergency service workers rely on to keep them out of harm's way – including chemical protective hazmat suits. Hazmat suits must pass the organization's rigorous tests of physical and chemical resistance to achieve NFPA certification.
Last week we explored the first and most significant proposed change to Part 28 Section 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which contains guidelines for intelligence system operating policies. The proposed change would lengthen the retention period for which criminal and counter-terrorism intelligence can be kept. Now, let's look at the other two major revisions proposed to 28CFR23 by the Department of Justice. The second major change is the manner in which agencies can disseminate information cross-jurisdictionally.
As President Obama completes his first months in office, there are pressing issues involving the collection, assessment, sharing and optimal processing of criminal and counter-terrorism intelligence. Debate continues on Part 28 Section 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as law enforcement agencies wait for the U.S. Department of Justice to act upon proposed revisions to the code.
Thanks to Conficker and GhostNet, the potential impact of botnets has finally spilled into the mainstream media, with predictably overwrought results. Botnets are, of course, a very serious challenge. They are so successful at perpetrating online crime that some researchers, reporters and analysts have openly discussed whether the Internet itself is to blame. These pundits argue that the most logical response is to rebuild the Internet from the ground up, using a model that replaces today's emphasis on privacy with another that places security at the forefront.

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