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Thu, 2014-10-09 06:50 PM
Flooding during high tides -- something that rarely occurred in the past -- is now common in some places and is projected to grow to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they...
Thu, 2014-10-09 05:07 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Clifford Holly assistant director in charge of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters. Holly most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Training...
Thu, 2014-10-09 03:53 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at Honolulu seaport recently intercepted 11 Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on a ship from Taiwan. Each of these...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:42 PM
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...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:01 PM
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...
Wed, 2014-10-08 04:06 PM
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...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
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...
Tue, 2014-10-07 08:08 PM
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...
Tue, 2014-10-07 06:28 PM
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...
Tue, 2014-10-07 06:08 PM
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...
Mon, 2014-10-06 04:53 PM
A report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has found that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean...
Mon, 2014-10-06 03:23 PM
A southwest suburban Bolingbrook, IL man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attempting to travel overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic...

Company News

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a U.S. concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company and Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd (SEC) announced the companies have signed an agreement forming a joint venture for building utility-scale CSP plants in China. Under the agreement, the joint venture will leverage both partners’ contributions to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for projects featuring BrightSource’s solar power tower technology in China.

Cleveland, OH-based Mace Security International, Inc. and Hudson, OH-based National School Control Systems, LLC are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement for safety and security products with a focus on the Bearacade Door Control System. The target markets for these systems include educational, corporate, nonprofit, and government institutions.

TrendLabs has released a report called, The Invisible Becomes Visible, in which it outlines its industry predictions on what the cyber threat landscape is expected to look like in 2015.

Alexandria, VA-based ASIS International (ASIS) and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are collaborating on the development of an online training module focusing on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization.

In a strategic alliance, Sysorex subsidiary AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, and Cubeware GmbH, a provider of business intelligence and analytics software in Europe, have announced that they are offering an integrated next generation big data analytics platform focused on gaining business insights based on where, how and when people use mobile devices.

Oulu, Finland-based Elektrobit (EB) is proud to present the new EB Tough Mobile smartphone, designed and built for demanding mobile security and public safety markets. The EB Tough Mobile is packed with innovative features tailored for professional users like government agencies, authorities, first responders and other professionals with critical and secure communication needs. Built on the EB Special Device Platform, its unique mechanical structure combines extreme durability with modern and sophisticated smartphone look-and-feel.

With medical and security professionals in the U.S. and across the world searching for a quick, portable and effective way to screen for the Ebola virus, an American medical device company is seeking funding for emerging technology that could screen for Ebola and a host of diseases within minutes, simply by testing an individual’s breath.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced a new virtual event titled, Tripwire Threat Intelligence University, to take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

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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. 

America’s critical infrastructure includes communications, electric power, information technology, commercial and government facilities criss-crossing the country. With thousands of sites scattered across federal, state and local jurisdictions, there are inherent and challenging security risks, such as theft, sabotage and terrorism. 

In an effort to stay ahead of the ever increasing demands of managing and controlling the world’s vast network of roads, the vehicles that use them and the people that rely on them, law enforcement is turning to transportation vision systems for help. 

 

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Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

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.

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Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

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