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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a study of 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013 throughout the U.S. Among other major findings: such incidents, in...
Nearly 80 law enforcement officers from 30 Maine and Canadian agencies are partnering with the newly-commissioned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations' (...
Philadelphia U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently intercepted the Khapra Beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insect pets, in a passenger’s baggage at...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a Change of Command ceremony in Laredo, TX last week to formally instate David Higgerson as director, Field Operations (DFO) for the Laredo Field...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday, Sept. 25, but stated he will remain in the position until a successor is announced and confirmed by the Senate. Upon...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and has made...
In response to requests from a number of vendor companies and government agencies, Government Security News has announced an extension of the deadline for entries in its 2014 Homeland Security Awards...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has unveiled 40 new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal....
A third Colombian national has pled guilty for his involvement in the kidnapping and death of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Special Agent Terry Watson, The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Hé...
Sergeant Christopher Ciampa, 32, of Lillington, NC has pled guilty to bribery and conspiracy in the Eastern District of North Carolina for his involvement in an oil scheme that cost the United States...
United States President Barack Obama’s statement that the United States will adhere to the “spirit and humanitarian aims” of the Ottawa Treaty (1997) has drawn praise from anti-landmine organizations...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to open and operate a new residential center in Dilley, TX to house adults with children in response to the influx of adults traveling with...

Company News

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $247K contract to upgrade the current Defense ID system at Fort...
Israeli defense electronics contractor RADA Electronic Industries, Ltd., which specializes in the development, production, and sale of Tactical Land Radars, has announced the successful operational...
Tysons Corner, VA-based Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, software development, enterprise resource planning, and financial consulting...
Leading software firm NICE Systems (NICE) has launched a video surveillance program, NICE Suspect Search, which claims to be able to reduce the time it takes to locate and track persons of interests...
L-3 Corporation’s Applied Optics Center (AOC) recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5 m MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope). Located on the site of the Fred Lawrence Whipple...

Commentary and Opinion

Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.

The District of Columbia Council uncovered a serious homeland security flaw this week that should raise red flags for mayors and town managers around the country. In the nation's capitol, local transportation officials aren't conducting oversight over CSX and the goods it transports through the city. Similarly, officials are...

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...

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Gallagher’s D21 Disturbance Sensor enhances perimeter intrusion detection by measuring the transfer or changes of energy within a physical structure when disturbed. The sensor analyzes the...
A new Spyder pinhole camera/DVR kit is available from Sperry West. When a camera needs to be completely out-of-site to catch a crime on video, the dropped-ceiling pinhole camera can be placed on top...
Magnasphere Corp. has introduced its new HS L1.5 Series high security sensor, which can be used on safes, vaults, SCIFs and other high security applications. The device is listed to UL 634 Level 1...
Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance, speed enforcement and thermal imaging products, has introduced a new addition to its line of in-car video...
GammaTech Computer Corp., a manufacturer of notebook and tablet computers, has introduced the newest member to its line of cost-effective, high-performance rugged convertible notebook computers, the...