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Sun, 2015-10-04 11:31 PM
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...
Sun, 2015-10-04 11:20 PM
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 12:35 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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This Nissan was rigged to explode in NY, 2010.

Washington, DC, September 30 - On Nov. 13, 2015, the Newseum will open "Inside Today's FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror," a new version of its popular FBI exhibit, featuring never-before-...
Thu, 2015-10-01 08:45 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Roseburg, Ore. became the latest town in America affected by a mass shooting incident Thursday as a 20-year-old male entered Umpqua Community College and opened fire in multiple...
Wed, 2015-09-30 07:28 PM

Rick Hite, IMPD Chief

By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced grant awards from its Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office to law enforcement agencies in Kentucky and...
Wed, 2015-09-30 07:21 PM
Perry, GA, September 22 - Guardian Centers, the most realistic disaster training center in the United States, will host the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and Georgia’s Urban...
Wed, 2015-09-30 02:09 AM
By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month about 20 entrepreneurial teams met with venture capitalists, technology leaders and government officials to showcase the products and applications they’re...
Mon, 2015-09-28 10:00 PM

Richard Brent

By Richard Brent, CEO Louroe Electronics Crime never sleeps. Law enforcement officers know this all too well as they are constantly reacting to theft, vandalism and assault incidents. Over the years...
Sat, 2015-09-26 03:08 PM
Carlsbad, CA, September 23 - When you look at the causes of death from traumatic injury, the number one fatality is blood loss. If you can stop the bleeding, the chances of survival skyrocket, and...
Wed, 2015-09-23 10:54 AM
Washington, DC, September 17 - The American Red Cross has launched an interactive online map that consolidates multiple sources of disaster data into a real-time, interactive tool to get information...
Wed, 2015-09-23 10:35 AM

Officer Jessica Hawkins

Washington, DC - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Officer Jessica Hawkins of the Greenville (SC) Police Department as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award...

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Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
As the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is currently being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) remains concerned about conflicting Ebola medical waste regulations and confusion over regulations and proper procedures at hospitals across the U.S. Despite the U.S.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water

Company News

Orlando, FL, October 15 - Lockheed Martin has received a $305.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and its Extended Range (ER) version. The Lot 13 contract includes 140 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. The Lot 13 award represents the largest JASSM-ER order to date and brings total missiles under contract to more than 2,300.
Dulles, VA, October 14 - Orbital ATK, Inc. announced today that it has received orders totaling $203 million to produce small caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army. Orders for .30 caliber, .50 caliber, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition were placed over the past few months under Orbital ATK’s seven-year supply contract to produce a variety of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.
Palm Beach, FL, October 14 - UAS Drone Corp., a developer of unmanned aerial systems for the law enforcement and first responder market, announced that Grant A. Begley, a drone technology development and policy leader, has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. 
Dulles, VA, October 8 - Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company was awarded a $16 million contract with options for the first phase of development for the 120mm Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP), XM1147 High Explosive Multi-Purpose with Tracer cartridge. This new tank ammunition will provide Abrams Main Battle Tank crews a multi-purpose round that replaces four existing rounds, giving greater mission flexibility and main-gun capability through a single munition for multiple engagement scenarios.
Burlington, Ontario, October 12 - L-3 WESCAM announced today the launch of its MXTM-GCS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) independent stabilized sighting system for land combat vehicles. The MX-GCS is a highly versatile above-armor gunner or commander sight that provides on-the-move target identification, tracking and firing capabilities. 
New York, NY, October 8 - L-3 Communications announced today that it has been competitively awarded a $30 million contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to missionize two C-130J aircraft using a next-generation mission system suite. The total value of the contract, with all options exercised, is approximately $93 million and work will be performed by L-3 Platform Integration in Waco, Texas. The government-owned mission system was developed jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy and is operated across multiple platforms.
Fort Worth, TX, October 8 - As the United States Army faces the new challenges of an increasingly capable enemy, Elbit Systems of America and its parent company Elbit Systems Ltd. are investing heavily in research and development to give the soldier the decided advantage in this new and complex environment. Providing integrated and networked solutions that leverage technical and operational expertise, the company will showcase its solutions at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C., October 12-14.
Washington, DC, October 12 - Computech International (CTI) is a technology service provider delivering high quality solutions including unique ruggedized computing and communication solutions for a variety of military, first responder, and industrial environments. The company will showcase its latest high-end rugged computing technologies for the infantry soldier, as well as its solutions for tactical platforms, at the upcoming AUSA exhibition. 
 

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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.