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FAA calls on the aviation industry to increase safety and efficiency

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The summit will be held on October 28.

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DHS delegates criminal misconduct investigative authority to CBP

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged criminal misconduct. As a result, CBP is converting qualified internal affairs employees from general investigators to criminal investigators. This authority will allow CBP to perform misconduct investigations with more transparency and hold the workforce accountable, DHS says.

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G4S to showcase its top security personnel at 2014 ASIS Expo

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Jupiter, FL-based G4S Secure Solutions USA will honor members of its Custom Protection Officer (CPO) program at the ​ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Atlanta, GA.

Men and women from the G4S CPO program will be available to meet and greet ASIS Expo attendees at Booth #1725 and explain about their backgrounds and training. Anyone who says hello and gets to know a CPO is eligible to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

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OPM names (ISC)2 Security Congress a qualified U.S. government training activity

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(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced that its fourth annual Security Congress event has been approved by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for federal government employees' attendance and qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C., chapter 41. The event is being held Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

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Grant provides NJ firefighters with modern, compliant equipment

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An award from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will outfit 46 volunteer firefighters in Secaucus, NJ with personal protective equipment, in addition to funding advanced firefighter training.

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Hawaii man sentenced to 87 months for sharing classified defense information

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Benjamin Bishop

A former Honolulu, HI, civil defense contractor and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has been sentenced to 87 months imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for sharing defense secrets, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, was sentenced for “willfully communicating classified national defense information to a person not authorized to receive it and unlawfully retaining classified national defense information at his home.”

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CBP Atlanta intercepts destructive Khapra beetle

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted an insect some scientists consider the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and seeds.

CBP Agriculture Detector Dog “Regal” alerted to the passenger’s luggage after the passenger arrived from Sudan. The CBP K9 handler then referred the passenger to a secondary agriculture examination.

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Telephonics awarded contract to supply Common Terminal Digitizer systems for FAA program

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Farmingdale, NY-based Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (GFF), has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Common Terminal Digitizer (CTD) system, supporting the FAA’s initiative to upgrade Airport Surveillance Radar-8 (ASR-8) throughout the U.S.

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FBI Special Agent Mike Finnegan’s relentless pursuit of terrorist bomber Khalid Al-Jawary

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Michael Finnegan

This article focuses on the incredible determination of former FBI Special Agent Michael Finnegan, who spent five-plus years of his life studying the activities of Palestinian terrorist Khalid Al-Jawary, tracking him down from country to country through Europe and the Middle East and finally arresting him in Italy, transporting him to the U.S. for trial, and then providing evidence and testimony in court that assured his conviction.

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Rochester man indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS and to kill U.S. soldiers

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Mufid Elfgeeh

A federal grand jury in Rochester, NY has returned a seven-count indictment charging Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), aka the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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