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The U.S. Fire Administration will participate in National Arson Week May 4-10 to increase public awareness of the dangers of arson and to discuss collaboration amongst emergency response efforts. The...
The average home in the U.S. uses about 11,000 kWh per year of energy. Most of the electricity used comes from coal, nuclear, and other non-renewable power plants. But the Obama administration is...

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors has released findings of a climate survey showing that cities with a mayoral pledge or formal city council action to curb carbon emissions are making progress on their...

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The maximum amount of ice covering the arctic this winter was the fifth lowest since satellite data began to be kept in 1978, according to the Boulder, CO-based National Snow & Ice Data Center (...
North Carolina State University has been awarded a five-year, $25 million grant by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and...
Link to video: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/331417/cbp-air-and-marine-rescue.Just nine days after agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s (OAM) Tucson Air Branch...
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has signed a historic $8.5 million agreement with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to develop CyberSpark, which includes a National Cyber Research Center...
As part of Earthquake Preparedness month, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a San Francisco based electric and natural gas utilities company, has announced its ongoing efforts to...
From: Owens, Amanda L MCSA NAVCO, USN [mailto:amanda.l.owens@navy.mil]Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:32 AMTo: Owens, Amanda L MCSA NAVCO, USNSubject: Photo/possible interview opportunity with Navy...
A new campaign, involving a host of federal and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to a major child advocacy organization, has been launched to help curb the growing number of children...
“A lot of organizations are moving away from password based access control systems,” said Tom Flynn, vice president of identity and access security for Gemalto North America. Gemalto is an Amsterdam...
Backed up by research findings of the New York Times and the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, three consecutive speakers at an April 10 public discussion conducted in...

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Three up-and-coming leaders in various fields of law enforcement have been selected by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), based in Springfield, IL, as "Rising Shields of Law Enforcement" for their leadership in advancing the field.

According to a survey from the Find Me 911 Coalition, 97% of 9-1-1 dispatch centers have been unable to locate a wireless call in the last year. The Find Me 911 Coalition, an organization focused on improving emergency communications for first responders, surveyed 1,014 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the U.S.

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be a special guest at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Workshop hosted by the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency, Northeast Utilities, the Traveler’s Institute, and the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Institute for Technology and Business Development. The workshop is designed to educate small business owners on disaster preparedness planning and disaster recovery strategies to anticipate and respond to crisis situations.

Government officials from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will participate in a Twitter chat to discuss emergency preparedness strategies for wildfires. The social media discussion will include Teresa Neal, a specialist from the U.S. Fire Administration, Chief Ken Pimlott, the Director of CAL Fire, and Tom Harbour, the U.S. Forest Service Fire Chief.

Santa Maria, CA-based Quintron Systems, Inc., a major provider in advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control/intrusion detection systems, has announced the successful support of the first launch operation for its DICES VoIP system for United Launch Alliance (ULA). The Atlas V lifted off at 7:46 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 from Space Launch Complex-3 (SLC-3) at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. This launch successfully placed into orbit the 19th satellite in the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-19).

Commentary and Opinion

Editor’s Note: Mark Metcalf is a former immigration judge in  Miami, FL. The article was distributed in a press release from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank which is said to focus on impacts of...

CCTV -- check. Radiation detection -- check. Remote operations -- check. Non-intrusion inspection technology -- check. And the list goes on.

By John Convy

Video harvesting is the process of delivering access to many dissimilar video systems in a standardized form, so that you can ingest any video feed into a master video system of any kind.

An example of an environment where video harvesting might be valuable is a Safe City project,...

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