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Fri, 2015-02-06 12:50 AM

Sen. Susan Collins

A U.S. Senator Wednesday introduced an amendment to a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), hoping to break a Congressional impasse over paying for two Presidential actions in...
Wed, 2015-02-04 02:09 AM
Nineteen alleged members of a major international drug trafficking and money laundering organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine into the United States and...
Wed, 2015-02-04 12:06 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun a pilot program to train and equip officers with Naloxone, a potentially life-saving drug for the treatment of opioid overdoses. CBP officers...
Sun, 2015-02-01 06:23 PM
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced the selection Friday of Deputy US Marshals (DUSMs) Matthew Barger, Michael Cifu, Andrew Kottke, and Frank Morales as the recipients of...
Thu, 2015-01-29 05:43 PM
Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combating counterfeit sports merchandise.Speaking at...
Wed, 2015-01-28 06:46 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes in the hope...
Wed, 2015-01-28 06:22 PM
Statistics released this week in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report have revealed overall declines in both violent and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2014...
Tue, 2015-01-27 11:12 PM
The “Secure Our Border First Act of 2015” voted out of the House Homeland Security Committee last night is not a serious effort at legislating border security -- and its authors know it, according to...
Tue, 2015-01-27 10:38 PM

Denise Rucker Krepp

Hundreds of people died in terrorist attacks on foreign mass transit systems over the past twenty years. To prevent similar attacks in the United States, Congress mandated new measures in 2007 that...
Tue, 2015-01-27 09:45 PM
Rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely. That's one of four new issues on the NTSB's “Most Wanted List for 2015.”Also new...
Tue, 2015-01-27 06:19 PM
The President’s FY 2016 Budget is proposing to nearly double the amount of Federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance to more than $1.2 billion. The funding will improve...
Mon, 2015-01-26 10:40 PM
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday by a federal jury in Alexandria, VA, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon...

Company News

Alexandria, VA, March 12 – The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21, 2015. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.
Rolling Meadows, IL, March 4 -- More than 92% of organizations hiring cybersecurity professionals this year say it will be difficult to find skilled candidates, according to a new study by global IT association ISACA. To help train additional professionals and address the global cybersecurity skills shortage, ISACA has launched a new online course through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX).Called Cybersecurity Fundamentals, this online course covers:
Austin, TX, March 12 -- Motion Computing has announced that the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has armed its more than 155 deputies with Motion F5 tablets, in-vehicle docks and desktop mounts to allow for more frequent and successful use of e-citations and other emerging criminal justice applications.
Tempe, AZ, March 12 -- Phoenix Data Security has announced the launch of Swimlane, a new security operations management platform and company focused on empowering enterprises and government agencies with data-driven automation and orchestration for incident response and improved security operations.
Phoenix, AZ, March 11 -- Redflex Traffic Systems, a provider of road safety technology throughout North America, launched a mobile app this month informing drivers of fixed red-light, rail and speed-camera locations.Available for iOS, Redflex Locator App identifies approximately 900 intersections and roadways with fixed camera systems in 18 states utilizing the technology to combat dangerous driving.
The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) returns to Huntsville, AL, on March 31 to April 2 for its late-winter meeting called the Global Force Symposium and Exposition.“Win in a Complex World” is the theme of this AUSA professional development forum that will be held at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center. The symposium theme is also the title of the Army Operating Concept released in October that sets a path for the force of 2020 to 2040.
Indianapolis, IN, March 6 -- Less than four months after the installation of a new security system, the Montessori School of Dayton in Kettering, OH credits the products and services provided by STANLEY Security with preventing a break-in attempt at the school during the winter break. The Montessori School of Dayton was a grant winner in the inaugural STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program, and received extensive new security measures for their school, valued at the $100,000 grant amount.
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 10 -- Viscount Systems Inc. (“Viscount”) (OTCQB: VSYS), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has named Ambassador Ned L. Siegel as the Chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. Ambassador Siegel was elected to Viscount’s Board in April 2014 and succeeds Dennis Raefield, who has stepped down as Chairman to focus on the company’s expected rapid growth and will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board.

Commentary and Opinions

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
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.
 

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