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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published its first multi-state plan for a comprehensive, high-performing passenger rail network that will support...

Eric Birnbaum

Director James B. Comey has named Eric S. Birnbaum special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego division. Birnbaum most recently served as SAC of the Administrative Division in the Los Angeles...

John Pistole

John S. Pistole, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) longest serving administrator, has announced his retirement from public service, effective December 31, 2014, following more than...

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Nearly 100 senior government officials, law enforcement, university leaders and students participated in the launch of Leading through Crisis on Tuesday at the University of Chicago, a leading-edge...
A federal grand jury in Seattle returned a second superseding indictment last week charging a Russian national with 11 additional counts and further detailing his alleged scheme to hack into...
Monitoring of extremist Internet forums has uncovered a link between the Islamic State (ISIS) and the potentially life threatening virus, Ebola. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a...
An international undercover law enforcement operation In Bogota, Colombia culminated on Saturday with the arrests of 12 individuals involved in sex trafficking and the rescue of 55 sex trafficking...
There have been several interesting developments in the Bakken crude by rail debate within the past two weeks that local first responders should keep an eye on. These developments include federal...
Cybersecurity professionals from across the globe came together to compete in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics held on September 29 2014 at ISACA’s EuroCACS/Information Security and Risk...
Senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have signed a Fleet Plan and Officer Exchange memorandum of understanding (MOU) at a ceremony...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has found an invasive insect at the Lewiston Bridge border crossing (New York/Canada). A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist positively...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant has announced grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient...

Company News

Framingham, MA-based IDC Government Insights has launched the U.S. Digital Government Innovation and Transformation (DGIT) Strategies advisory service, designed to inform and...
Atlanta, GA-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced the company has been certified by the U.S. government-approved Trust Framework Provider, SAFE-BioPharma Association. This...
CNL Software, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, has announced the appointment of Colin Gallick as a non-executive main board director. Gallick will work closely...
Pasadena, CA-based Meridian Rapid Defense Group has announced that Mr. Dean F. Valentine has been appointed as president effective immediately. Valentine takes the top post as the defense specialists...
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to a White House announcement regarding data and payment security.“We...

Commentary and Opinion

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...

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption...

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data...

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