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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...

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Fri, 2014-05-02 08:45 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport said goodbye to a retiring CBP Agriculture K-9, April 20.Reno, a nine-year-old beagle, spent seven years...
Fri, 2014-05-02 08:31 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding individuals how to process small vessel arrivals, including in-person immigration processing, during this year’s boating season via Small Vessel...
Fri, 2014-05-02 12:48 AM
More than 600 gang members and associates from 145 different gangs have been arrested in 179 cities across the U.S. during Project Southbound, a month-long operation executed by U.S. Immigration and...
Wed, 2014-04-30 12:30 AM
A mass shooting at a Fedex distribution center in Kennesaw, GA has left six people wounded and one dead. Geddy Kramer, a 19 year old package handler arrived at the facility with a shotgun and opened...
Sun, 2014-04-27 05:55 PM

Michael McDaniel

“It is very common for ferries to be overloaded with passengers and cargo. There is a long history of that,” said Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel.
Thu, 2014-04-24 05:38 PM
The U.S. Fire Administration will participate in National Arson Week May 4-10 to increase public awareness of the dangers of arson and to discuss collaboration amongst emergency response efforts. The...
Fri, 2014-04-18 07:28 AM
A new campaign, involving a host of federal and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to a major child advocacy organization, has been launched to help curb the growing number of children...
Wed, 2014-04-16 08:26 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR) has warned anglers as well as other visitors to wooded areas to take preventive measures to stop wildfires. This warning comes...
Wed, 2014-04-16 07:50 AM
Boston city officials have released detailed public safety plans for Boston’s approximately two miles of marathon route when the 118th Boston Marathon takes place April 21. In addition to an...
Mon, 2014-04-14 10:02 AM

Paul Goldenberg

In the wake of yesterday’s murderous rampage by a 73-year old former head of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at a Jewish Community Center and an assisted living facility in Overland, KS,...
Wed, 2014-04-09 07:48 AM
Hospitals can be stressful places, and can face a host of potentially violent threats, ranging from potential revenge killings to domestic violence to disgruntled employees. But medical facilities...
Wed, 2014-04-09 03:17 AM
According to the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the 1,208 traffic deaths reported in 2013 were the state’s lowest number on record since 1928."Though Pennsylvania has...

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Emerging global trends are impacting the operating environment of light tactical interdiction vehicles for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations, particularly helicopters and patrol boats. As they engage in higher-risk scenarios, such as supporting clandestine operations and penetrating inner harbors and coastlines, such vehicles require enhanced armor protection that won't compromise their speed, agility, range and payload capacity.

San Ramon, CA-based Tiburon, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a provider of public safety software solutions, has announced the launch of Tiburon 9-1-1 Call Handling with seamless integration to Intrado A9-1-1 Connect.

Melville, NY-based Canon U.S.A., a provider of digital imaging solutions, has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship model lineup of the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras that debuted in 1989.

Weymouth, MA-based ELERTS Corp., a provider of mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events.

ELERTS develops mobile security solutions for academic, corporate, hospital and mass transit systems. Leveraging the popularity of smartphones and the power of crowd-sourcing, ELERTS apps enable rapid, shared communication when seconds count.

Livermore, CA-based Vigilant Solutions has announced a product bundling designed to allow law enforcement agencies of all sizes the opportunity to easily deploy -- and afford -- a comprehensive suite of technology solutions that would otherwise be unavailable in times of decreased budgets and grant funding. 

Quebec City-based Optosecurity and Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection have signed a long term Definitive Agreement towards developing and distributing an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution that improves the overall performance and further cuts operational costs of security checkpoints without compromising regulatory compliance or security.

Chicago-based RedSky Technologies, Inc., a provider of automated E911 solutions to enterprises, has announced that the company's flagship product, E911 Manager Version 6, has achieved Interoperability Certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) which is part of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Smart drinkers want to know how their bodies react to alcohol and discover their personal limits so they can take control of the experience when they go out. Alcohoot, based in New York City, gives these drinkers what they are demanding, a smartphone breathalyzer that enables users to track their blood alcohol levels and supports their decision to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

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In 1992, the FBI established its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division. It is the largest division of the FBI and it provides state, local, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies with access to centralized information, such as fingerprint identification records, criminal histories and sex offender registrations. Due to the extreme sensitivity of this information, the agency has mandated enhanced security measures to protect access to it.

One of the biggest challenges law enforcement officials face is dealing with gang-related activity. According to a report released by the National Gang Intelligence Center late last year, there are a more than 33,000 criminally active gangs with approximately 1.4 million members in the United States. That’s a 40 percent increase in gang membership in just two years.

High-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors are the recognized gold standard for detection and identification of characteristic gamma rays from nuclear or radiological sources. No other detector comes close to matching their extremely high resolution and sensitivity. However, until recently, their use outside the laboratory has been limited. A number of challenges had to be overcome before they could be deployed routinely in the field.

A widely held belief in the law enforcement community is that the more information sharing that takes place among different agencies, the better opportunities law enforcement officials have to connect the dots on possible criminal activity. Tips and leads, or Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from citizens, can help piece together what otherwise might remain silos of pertinent clues or data -- never a connection to be made.

It’s a distressing feeling when you’re in the middle of an unfolding disaster, and suddenly it hits you -- your plans and resources are being overwhelmed by the event. At this point or soon thereafter, you’ll likely ask yourself a series of questions: How and when will we re-establish services for customers and employees? What will this disaster cost us in terms of revenue, reputation and recovery expenses? How can we avoid being in this position again?

 

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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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