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Washington, April 7 – NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Geological Survey to transform...
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Chicago, April 6 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) leadership in energy conservation and efficiency with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –...
Tue, 2015-04-07 06:42 PM
Port Canaveral, FL – As a recipient of only 1.5% of the DHS federal grants, says Captain Tom Allan, Commandant of Sector Jacksonville, FL, the U.S. Coast Guard is “the best bargain you’re ever going...
Tue, 2015-04-07 05:59 PM
The Maritime (water) side of critical infrastructure sites was always the soft spot of any security system. The threat of attack by underwater divers as demonstrated in the past, during the Second...
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Washington, April 6 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner...
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New York, April 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of a high-level panel on the global response to health crises. The Secretary-General has appointed...
Mon, 2015-04-06 02:16 AM
Washington, April 2 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has announced the fiscal year 2014 results of an...
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Washington, April 3 – Keonna Thomas, also known as Fatayat Al Khilafah and YoungLioness, 30, of Philadelphia, has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources, including...
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Beverly Good

El Paso, TX, April 2 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) El Paso Port Director Beverly Good was formally sworn into office during a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony at the...
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Geneva, April 2 – New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food...
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Josh Shapiro 

Harrisburg, PA, April 1 – Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he has named Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman Josh Shapiro the chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency."I...
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Washington, April 1 – Director James B. Comey has appointed three new executives as special agents in charge at the FBI New York Office (NYO). George Ennis was named special agent in charge of the...

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Las Vegas, NV, April 13 – Panasonic, an industry provider of reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, has announced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show updates to the standard edition of the Toughpad 4K tablet.
Cranbury, NJ and Seoul, Korea, April 14 – IRIS ID Systems Inc. has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). IRIS ID’s IrisAccess® iCAM iris recognition products are deployed globally and now interface with the Lenel® OnGuard® access control system. IrisAccess® is a solution for providing non-contact, strong biometric authentication, which offers both convenience and security. With this new interface, OnGuard and Iris ID customers can now leverage a more seamless enrollment process and management of data.
Las Vegas – At ISC West 2015, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. will introduce the new G Series, a powerful multifunctional security control panel that provides combined UL intrusion and fire functionality along with door control and essential video surveillance functions for commercial applications. Bosch will also launch new intelligent IP surveillance solutions, and cloud-based services that enable central stations to tap into the growing video monitoring market. With these security solutions, Bosch offers innovative technology for connected systems.
Los Alamos, NM, April 9 – The Eagle-i Edge™ Perimeter Surveillance Control System is the first embedded camera-to-camera software application built upon the AXIS Camera Application Platform to deliver highly-accurate wide-area, long-range perimeter surveillance capability for critical asset and infrastructure protection.
Oakdale, MN, April 8 – Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global data storage and information security company, has announced the Golden IronKey program. In addition to providing enterprises and government agencies around the world with a secure flash drive, IronKey has reached a major milestone with more than two million devices sold.
Portland, OR, April 8 – Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced a new virtual event titled “Tripwire Threat Intelligence University: RSA Edition.” The event will take place Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT.
New York, April 7 – New research from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the Ponemon Institute sheds light on the success factors of companies that have improved their cyber security strategies, resulting in quantifiable business benefits. The research shows that proactive strategies can improve and expand on value delivered to the business.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013. NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities decreased from 33,561 in 2012 to 32,719 in 2013, with 31 percent of all fatalities resulting from a drunk driving crash measured from .08 BAC and above.Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking, learned that drunk driving fatalities continued to top 10,000.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
The central east coast of Florida is home to one of the largest nesting grounds of loggerhead turtles in the Western hemisphere. Over the period of 31 years, the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge has had an estimated 358,243 turtle nests laid on its beach. This refuge spans some 21 km, of which, 34.5% is publicly owned, 49.8% is residential, 12.6% is commercial, and the remaining 3.1% are small gaps used for public beach access.
Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
 

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According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

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