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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....


Mon, 2015-08-31 01:32 PM

Vahan Gureghian, CSMI CEO

Chester, PA, August 28 - Vahan Gureghian, CEO of CSMI, the firm which manages the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), here, met recently with State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, whose...
Sun, 2015-08-30 10:00 PM
Washington, DC, August 25 - With the start of a new school year fast approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds all drivers, students and parents to put safety...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:18 PM
Kansas City, MO, August 26 - From Texas to Minnesota, New Jersey to California, motorists travelling on I-80 and I-35 August 28-30 will recognize law enforcement personnel out in full force. That's...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:10 PM
Washington, DC, August 25 - A debilitating drought plaguing many regions of the nation has Americans scrambling to save water, especially during the peak water usage months of summer. While the...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:02 PM
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...
Wed, 2015-08-26 12:34 PM
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 (...
Tue, 2015-08-25 07:23 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Last week’s incident aboard a train heading for Paris, in which three American travelers helped subdue an armed attacker, has led two U.S. Senators to write to the head of the...
Tue, 2015-08-25 01:58 PM
Jacksonville, FL, August 2015 - The Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) – a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship – heroically rescued 11...
Mon, 2015-08-24 11:59 AM

French President François Hollande awarded

France's highest honor to three Americans

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released the following statement on the actions of U.S. military personnel aboard a passenger train in France Friday. Airman First Class Spencer Stone of Lajes Air...
Mon, 2015-08-24 11:50 AM
This week the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) participated in a successful land-based and maritime exercise of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collections Task Force, whose...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:33 PM

Brian Zimmer, President of Keeping IDentities Safe

Washington, DC, Aug. 20 - Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or identification card from a state...
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:35 PM
An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 millimeter Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base earlier this month.  The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and...

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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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