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Mon, 2015-10-05 12:40 AM

William J. Bratton

New York, NY, September 29 - The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has proudly awarded the New York City Police Department (NYPD), in partnership with the nonprofit All Stars...
Wed, 2015-09-30 08:21 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...
Sat, 2015-09-26 04:08 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...
Tue, 2015-09-22 08:01 AM
Washington, DC, September 14 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the expansion of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Securing the Cities program to Houston and...
Tue, 2015-09-01 05:06 PM
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta first announced the initiative in May, asking for volunteers to test the app. The FAA has notified those who previously signed up and will be pushing the app to them...
Tue, 2015-08-25 02:44 PM
Therese W. MacMillan, Acting
FTA Administrator
Los Angeles, CA, August 25 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.
Wed, 2015-08-19 01:34 PM
Washington, DC, August 18 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked Muslim community leaders nationwide to consider instituting additional safety measures for prayers and other...
Tue, 2015-08-11 08:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...
Mon, 2015-07-27 12:58 PM
Washington, July 23 – FBI officials announced a nationwide campaign geared toward educating business and industry leaders about the growing threat—and mounting losses—of economic espionage. As part...
Sun, 2015-07-26 09:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...

Commentary and Opinions

Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
By Austin MartinIf you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of LMS or virtual training – with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just a few examples: Battlefield Visualization
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
To train police and first responders in the leadership skills needed to successfully run a critical incident command, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has decided to utilize the Hydra/Minerva Suite software package developed by Critical Simulations, Ltd, of London, UK.

Company News

Arvanda, CO, October 1 - In honor of those who Protect and Serve, MT2 is on a mission to support the Wounded Warrior Project and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). When you visit their booth #1444, scan your ID badge & shoot in their electronic firing range game, they will donate $3 to each Organization (up to $3,000). You also will be registered in their drawing giving away 2 full Range Assessment packages ($8,000 value).
Annapolis, MD, September 23 - TeleCommunication Systems today announced that it has been named the awardee of a competitive five-year contract extension (a base plus five option periods) valued at approximately $68 million to provide the Department of Defense's (DoD's) personnel with critical curriculum development and training delivery services to support the government's cybersecurity workforce development. 
Ann Arbor, MI, September 16 -  Arotech Corporation's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announced up to $8.1 million in new contracts and awards for its Air Warfare Simulation Group. These orders include a $4 million five-year sole source award for FAAC's air-to-air training range software, as well as significant awards to enhance its Zone Acquisition Process software, which is embedded in every U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft to assist the pilot in weapon employment.
Anaheim, CA, September 21 - ASIS Booth # 3039 - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, is honored to present two educational sessions at ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, CA, from September 28 to October 1, 2015. AlliedBarton is also celebrating the inaugural National Security Officer Appreciation Week.
Falls Church, VA, September 1 - Recognizing the critical need for experienced cyber professionals requires year-round attention, Northrop Grumman Corporation supported numerous activities this summer aimed at exciting and motivating youth to pursue a career in cybersecurity.   
Washington, DC, August - The pathway to career success for military veterans often has its share of obstacles and uncertainty. To assist veterans interested in building a career in information technology (IT), GEICO is launching a Veteran's IT Professional Development program.
Clarion Events, one of the top three events companies in the United Kingdom, which recently purchased the Border Security Expo in the United States, has announced that its Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition will take place on September 15-18 at ExCel London. According to the company, the event will feature its strongest aerospace offering yet, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Emphasising the importance of DSEI as a premier aerospace forum, DSEI will also host presentations by top level UK and overseas senior air officers.
St. Petersburg, FL, - In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts. The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work. Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria. This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.

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