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Tue, 2014-11-04 09:22 PM
Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the Immigration Rights and Civil Rights Clinics at the University of Texas Law School, Human Rights First, and the Law...
Tue, 2014-11-04 08:55 PM
The U.S. Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego....
Tue, 2014-11-04 06:13 PM
At the recent 2014 Urban Shield preparedness exercise in Oakland, CA,  Mutualink, Sonim and Oceus participated in a FirstNet-related deployment of an Enhanced System on Wheels (ESOW). The...
Tue, 2014-11-04 04:39 PM

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FBI Director James B. Comey has named Rafael “Jorge” Garcia, Jr. assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Garcia most recently served as deputy...
Mon, 2014-11-03 05:58 PM
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as...
Mon, 2014-11-03 04:22 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers have arrested 62 criminal aliens, fugitives, and other immigration violators in central and south...
Sun, 2014-11-02 04:53 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign -- the unified voice for DHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking- - and the City of Phoenix...
Sun, 2014-11-02 03:39 PM
As part of Operation Predator, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) designed a smartphone last September to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. Since...
Thu, 2014-10-30 02:44 PM
The Federal Protective Service has been directed by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to enhance its presence and security at various U.S. Government buildings in Washington...
Wed, 2014-10-29 04:23 PM
Many of the boardwalks in New Jersey that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy have been successfully rebuilt in the two years that have passed since the storm, according to the Federal...
Tue, 2014-10-28 05:15 PM

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Following an eight-day trial, a federal jury has convicted a college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for making false statements to investigators assigned to the FBI’s...
Tue, 2014-10-28 03:42 PM
In its investigation of five Metro-North accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified several recurring safety issues, including inadequate and ineffective track...

Company News

Endicott, NY-based SureScan Corporation, a provider of advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, has announced it has appointed LeeAnn Levesque as president and CEO. Promoted from the post of general manager, which she has held since 2004, Levesque has been responsible for the design, manufacture, and sale of SureScan’s x1000 computed tomography explosive detection checked baggage screening solution.

Dallas, TX-based Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to Jobview's 2nd Chance application and making it directly available to all customers.

Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, the security intelligence company, has announced that Todd Headley, the former chief financial officer of Sourcefire, has been appointed to the LogRhythm board of directors. Headley brings a wealth of expertise in information security to the LogRhythm board, where he will help guide the company during a period of rapid growth and increased customer adoption of LogRhythm’s next generation Security Intelligence and Analytics platform.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a consumer survey conducted by One Poll and Dimensional Research on holiday shopping security practices. The survey evaluated online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S. and U.K., and revealed that more than 40 percent believe emails from “trusted brands” are safe to click, and nearly a quarter of respondents (24 percent) anticipate doing at least part of their holiday shopping while at work.

Digital security vendor TrustPipe has emerged from stealth mode to release TrustXP, a lightweight downloadable application that provides a significant breakthrough in security for Windows XP, helping make it virtually hack-proof. The company also announced a reseller agreement with NCR’s Telecom and Technology business, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies, through which NCR will globally distribute and manage implementations of TrustXP.

Winnipeg, Canada-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity consulting and managed services, has partnered with organizations working diligently to solve the rise of cyber threats and a shortage of qualified security professionals. The organizations include Sisler High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the Government of Manitoba.

The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corporation spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), has held a grand opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. With its core facility supporting sustainable development of the town and its community now coming into operation, the Fujisawa SST is moving from the construction stage into a new stage where the town is nurtured to grow in full-scale into an eco and smart town that puts a high priority on the residents’ lifestyles.

Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global security software solutions, has launched Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device, a comprehensive and fast way to protect your privacy, defeat even brand new malware, fend off fraud, ease online shopping and more on all your PCs, Macs and Android devices.

Commentary and Opinions

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Editor’s Note: Mark Metcalf is a former immigration judge in  Miami, FL. The article was distributed in a press release from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank which is said to focus on impacts of immigration on the United States.

Exelis C4i has been selected by the City of Grand Rapids, MI, to provide its radio dispatch console system to the Grand Rapids and Kent County emergency 911 call centers.

The Exelis radio dispatch console system, called SwitchPlusIP, will enable both call centers to support emergency calls even if one of the centers requires an evacuation. The system will use a fiber link between the two centers enabling communications access to each agency’s radio systems.

Last week, we wrote an article for GSN about personal resilience being the foundation of national resilience, and we discussed the consequences of the following facts:

By Ann Coss and Ronald Bearse

Since the attacks of 9-11, our nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on strengthening its homeland security and domestic disaster response and recovery capabilities.  

Despite these expenditures, individuals and families are concerned that they now have to think seriously about being prepared to be self-reliant for as long as a week, based on assumptions about disaster aid from external sources. And so they should be. 

 

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