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Donald Alway named special agent in charge of FBI Jackson Division

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FBI Director James B. Comey has named Donald Alway special agent in charge of the agency's Jackson (MS) Division. Alway most recently served as section chief for the Investigations and Operations section of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ).

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ICE expands reach of smartphone app designed to locate child predators and rescue their victims

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The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions.

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Enhanced Ebola screening to start at five U.S. airports for all people entering U.S. from Ebola-affected countries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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HID Mobile Access included as enterprise solution in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program

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Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has been named a silver partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP). The partnership brings the company’s award-winning HID Mobile Access solution for opening doors using smartphones, and HID Trusted Tag Services that add trusted identities for everyday objects for “Internet of Things” applications into Samsung’s extensive product sales and marketing ecosystem.

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(ISC)2 Foundation and University of Phoenix Research identify gaps hindering efforts to fill cybersecurity jobs

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Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. As organizations increasingly use data networks for business, commerce and the transfer of sensitive information, the risks multiply, as do the needs for qualified cybersecurity professionals.

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ShotSpotter reports more than 25% reduction in gunfire incidents across U.S. in first half of 2014

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SST, Inc., the California-based maker of ShotSpotter Flex and a global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, has announced that its National Gunfire Index revealed that gunfire incidents during the first half of 2014 are down by 25.9 percent, compared to first half of 2013, in the 31 communities across the U.S. where ShotSpotter was deployed during both periods.

Year-on-year comparison of 31 communities

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Quantum Technology Sciences wins security industry’s most innovative new product

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ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected Quantum Technology Sciences intrusion detection solution as a 2014 ASIS Accolades winner during their annual conference in Atlanta. The competition recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and solutions.

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Secretary Johnson designates Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Monday designated Joseph P. Clancy to serve as Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Johnson appointed Clancy, a 27-year veteran of the Service, and former Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, as Acting Director following the resignation of Julia Pierson.

At a ceremony, Johnson welcomed Clancy and thanked him for his continued service in overseeing the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service.

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U.S. details response to West African Ebola epidemic

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The first cases of the Ebola virus were reported in West Africa in March 2014. Shortly after, the U.S. began a whole-of-government response to contain and eliminate the epidemic at its source, while also taking prudent measures at home, according to reports from the White House.

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Motorola unveils lightweight MOTOTRBO two-way radio

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Schaumberg, IL-based Motorola Solutions has announced the stylishly designed MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio, a reliable push-to-talk communication device designed by the company’s award-winning SL Series product team. This new solution provides superior audio quality and provides MOTOTRBO features necessary for essential day-to-day, two-way radio communications.

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