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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...
Tue, 2015-10-27 08:20 AM

Bruce Blythe

AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the  industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free seminar on Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations...
Mon, 2015-10-26 10:02 AM
Washington, DC, October 15 - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (...
Thu, 2015-10-22 09:27 AM

Jeh Johnson, DHS

Washington, DC, October 8 - “Chairman Johnson, Senator Carper, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to be here. I welcome the opportunity to appear before you with Directors...
Thu, 2015-10-22 09:14 AM
Atlanta, GA, October 15 - Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States – mostly due to abuse and misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers, benzodiazepines (sedatives/...
Wed, 2015-10-21 09:49 AM

Gen. Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command

Hill Air Force Base, UT, - Base officials and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony here Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35...
Tue, 2015-10-20 06:52 PM

RDML Paul Thomas

Written testimony of USCG Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy RDML Paul Thomas titled “Protecting Maritime Facilities in the 21st Century: Are Our Nation’s Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?”
Mon, 2015-10-19 09:48 AM
Waltham, MA, October 15 - Boston Engineering today announced a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop a prototype to enhance hurricane forecasting. The...
Sun, 2015-10-18 09:39 AM
Atlanta, GA, October 14 - Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months...
Thu, 2015-10-15 09:36 PM

US Rep. Grace Napolitano

Washington, DC, October 14 - As water shortages continue to plague California, mayors from across the country will be meeting in Los Angeles, CA for The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Wed, 2015-10-14 12:52 PM
Miami, FL, October 12 - Researchers from FIU's College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the nation's power utilities...

Commentary and Opinions

Grants Pass, OR, March 27 – California’s ongoing worst ever drought, and the recent record breaking winter blizzards in Boston and the U.S. Northeast, are both manifestations of the same global climate change patterns. Earth warming global atmosphere is creating changes in the atmosphere’s “energy balance,” according to L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, historical climatologist and former NASA researcher. The result is not only a warmer and dryer global climate but also greater and more frequent climatic extremes, including the recent Boston blizzards.
Representing experts dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s more than 87,000 dams, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) applauds Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for introducing a bill that will get the nation closer to alleviating the public safety risk of over 2,000 dams that are the most “at-risk,” while providing a continuation of the vital benefits that dams serve for the public and their owners.
Seven of the nation's top scientific societies have joined over 200 distinguished climate and natural resource scientists to urge the Obama Administration to speed up its transition out of old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law Thursday. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S.

Company News

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.
Cabot, AR, October 15 - Metova, a technology services and app development company with expertise and extensive experience working with government entities, announced today a multi-year contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab. Metova is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing technology services and training solutions to more than 200 organizations. 
 

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Add Jerusalem-based Identa Corp. to the handful of companies that issued statements in the wake of the failed...

Legalzoom.com, an online legal service, and Donate Life America (DLA), a non-profit organization, have created and are offering ICE App, intended to help users input the compreh...

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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.