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Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to...


Tue, 2013-11-26 05:28 PM

Substation in
Springfield, MO

Mission Hard economic times and the skyrocketing value of recycled copper, which reached $3 per pound, have led to an alarming rise in copper theft at unmanned electricity substations in Springfield...
Fri, 2013-11-22 04:46 PM

John Roth

John Roth, who spent a quarter-century as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming director of the FDA’s office of criminal investigations, has been nominated by President Obama...
Wed, 2013-11-20 07:34 PM

EDGE training

On November 20, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) joined the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento first responder community for a...
Mon, 2013-11-18 07:19 PM
First released in 2011, the mobile app known as First Responder Support Tools, or FiRST, has just been enhanced with a major sharing service update, according to the Science and Technology...
Sun, 2013-11-17 07:50 PM

U.S. and El Salavor sign
agreement on
criminal investigations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and El Salvador’s National Police signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on November 14 to further define and...
Sun, 2013-11-17 07:00 PM

Triggerfish T4H
Remotely Operated

Using their Triggerfish T4H Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., the Carter County, TN, emergency and rescue squad located and retrieved a fisherman from Roane Mountain...
Thu, 2013-11-14 04:24 PM

LPR system
by Vigilant

Vigilant Solutions announced on November 14 that the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department used a license plate recognition system by Vigilant Solutions to bring two interstate fugitives to...
Thu, 2013-11-14 03:38 PM
FEMA anticipates that its Emergency Management Institute, which educates first responders, will hear from more than two million individuals each year who are interested in the Institute’s independent...
Wed, 2013-11-13 07:52 PM
A New York man pleaded guilty on November 12 to his role as the leader of one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity tax refund fraud schemes ever identified. The guilty plea...
Mon, 2013-11-11 03:59 PM
The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various...
Mon, 2013-11-11 09:49 AM

Gerardo Hernandez

TSA employees, airport workers and travelers across the nation paused on the morning of November 8 to mark the moment an attack took the life of TSA officer, Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, last week at...
Fri, 2013-11-08 07:45 PM
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued its analysis of a specific piece of legislation, H.R. 1791, the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act, and determined that because the money cited in...

Company News

Motorola Solutions is offering a Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit, designed to provide police departments with crime data, statistics, and records to facilitate more effective policing strategies. The system emphasizes the use of predictive policing data that enables law enforcement officials to anticipate and plan responses for future incidents.

Chesham, U.K.-based Axell Wireless, a provider of wireless cellular and public safety solutions for buildings and confined spaces, is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world.

Law enforcement and military dogs (K9s) face life-threatening situations daily. While on the job, many experience heat related incidents including heat stroke, such as when they are left unattended in a patrol car.

Data Sciences International (DSI), of St. Paul, MN, has partnered with Boston-based software developer Blueforce Development Corp. to introduce a new system designed to improve K9 occupational health and safety.

Nickerson PR, a Waltham, MA based PR firm, will offer a Public Safety Communications Training Series, a training program for public safety officials to communicate with the public more effectively. The Cambridge Police Department will host the first event on Friday, April 4, 2014.

"We look forward to being the first police department to host what I anticipate to be a very valuable communications training series," said Robert Haas, Cambridge police commissioner.

Toronto-based SceneDoc, a company whose goal is to assist the field of law enforcement and public safety through the use of secure mobile technology, has announced the implementation of its leading edge field documentation software, SceneDoc, at The Brentwood Police Department in Tennessee.

SecureAlert, a Sandy, Utah based creator of digital monitoring solutions, has acquired GPS Global Tracking & Surveillance System Ltd. (GPS Global), an Israeli based research, development, and services firm.

Inovonics, a Louisville, CO based provider of wireless sensor networks for life safety and commercial applications, will sponsor a school safety panel entitled "Beyond School Shootings: Everyday Violence in K-12 Schools and Methods for Prevention." It will be held at ISC West 2014, an annual international security and conference and exposition in Las Vegas, NV.

The Safe Homes Coalition in San Diego has partnered with a number of organizations including local non-profit organizations, the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS to encourage citizens to learn how to properly store and dispose of prescription medications.

Commentary and Opinions

In May 2010, the Federal Communications Commission approved the use of 700 MHz spectrum for public safety broadband networks based on commercial, fourth-generation (4G) cellular technology.

By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Today, we meet to discuss this nation’s progress in bringing about safety, security and resiliency against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11. 

But before we look back, I want to acknowledge and remember all the firefighters, police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning. Remembering those who died must inspire us to make this nation better and safer. 

9/11 unleashed ripples of uncertainty and fear of further attacks in the following months. While this was expected, given the enormity of the event, did the federal and state response fuel the terror of terrorism?

I would argue that it did, and that effective risk communication strategies are still lacking 10 years later. Furthermore, failure to implement a comprehensive risk communication strategy that covers natural and man-made disasters will continue to undermine preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts. 

On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.

As expected, the media and others are paying closer attention to this anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 than they have in recent years. For whatever reason, 10-year, 25-year, or similarly numbered anniversaries of tragedies garner increased interest and coverage.


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John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.

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