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Dangerously low temperatures and accumulating snow are in the forecast for much of the Midwest and the Northeast. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be...
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The former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Monday for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise and...
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International organizations, development partners, and the Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries assembled in Geneva earlier this month for a high-level meeting on how to...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago made a first-in-nation pest discovery when...
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There have been recent developments in immigration-related news stories related to tainted political fundraisers from both parties.Perhaps the most thoroughly reported was the latest twist in the...
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On December 23, Governors Christie of New Jersey and Cuomo of New York, accompanied by a contingent of NJ State Troopers, enjoyed a private lunch together at the Il Villagio restaurant in Caldstadt,...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a reciprocal arrangement with Germany for each nation’s trusted traveler program -- the U.S. Global Entry program and the German EasyPASS. Global...
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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a Japanese corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $59.4 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers...
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In a major multi-agency operation, dubbed Lost Paradise, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 15 people December 23 for...
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Contracts to speed further development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z, could pave the way for commercial scale production of millions of vaccine doses if...
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A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty last week to bribery charges, admitting that he provided internal law enforcement documents and other confidential information about a prominent citizen of...
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An AirAsia passenger jet flying from Surabaya, Indonesia lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. (Surabaya LT) on Sunday. The jet, carrying 162 people, was en route to Singapore flying...

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Addressing the growing problem of illicit cell phone use in correctional facilities, AirPatrol, a developer of mobile device detection systems, and Pay Tel Communications, a provider of inmate phone service, have announced a partnership to combat cell phone smuggling. Under the terms of the partnership, Pay Tel will resell AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense system for detecting and pinpointing the location of cellular and WiFi devices within correctional facilities.
Belcamp, MD-based SafeNet Assured Technologies, a U.S. based provider of government high assurance data security solutions, has announced its formal company launch. SafeNet Assured Technologies’ mission is to provide high assurance data security products and technologies to defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies across the Federal Government.
In the wake of the latest data breach news and the fact that the personal records of more than 85 million people were exposed in 2014 alone, LifeLock has released a new identity theft risk calculator to help consumers assess their risk and adjust their behavior accordingly. The calculator asks consumers questions ranging from their habits related to changing their online passwords to whether they take steps to safeguard their postal mail.
On the globally recognized Safer Internet Day, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and CA Technologies are joining forces to host a free webinar on Tuesday, February 10 at 4 p.m. EST, focused on new strategies in teaching online safety.
El Dorado Hills, CA-based Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI), a provider of simulation-based driver training solutions, has announced its commitment to the Buy America provisions ensuring that its simulation-based training products are built with American-made products.
Secure cloud provider FireHost has announced it will be teaming with Dell Services to deliver secure, fully managed private cloud services to meet customers’ needs for secure, compliant private cloud environments.
Comcast Business has announced that Ogden City is using its Ethernet services to provide faster Internet access and high-performance connectivity between 18 municipal locations, including its City Hall, public safety headquarters, airport, five fire stations and two golf courses, as well as the city’s parks.
DeLorme has announced the availability of new enterprise plans and services that will make it easier for business and government customers to track, monitor and communicate with workers in remote locations using inReach personal satellite communicators.

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You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
With Secretary of State John Kerry releasing the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, global human rights organization International Justice Mission (IJM) is saying it continues to call upon Congress and the State Department to protect the integrity of this diplomatic tool in the fight against modern-day slavery.
With release of the U.S. State Department's 2014 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report, it is critically important to focus on facts and tangible progress made on the ground in order to put into perspective the assessment made on each country in combating the global problem of human trafficking, according to the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC.
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.
 

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