Border Security


Bordering on Chaos

On the Border

The death of a border patrol agent takes security to a new level and is something all Americans should be seriously concerned about. If this doesn’t worry you, please consider the life and career of CBP Agent Nicholas J. Ivie.

Situational Awareness

Due to increases in maritime commercial trade and related terrorist activity, challenges to maritime security have produced a demand for better and smarter technology to support our forces and protect our offshore assets.

A Port In The Storm

In 2011, U.S. imports of manufactured goods exceeded $2 trillion and exports reached approximately $1.3 trillion, reflecting an annual growth of more than 15 percent from 2010.

Video Provision

After recommending strategies for on-the-border video cameras and other security technologies, Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) and her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed H.R. 1299, known as the Secure Border Act.

Canada and U.S. Launch New Technology to Reduce Border Wait Times

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced the installation of new technology at the Peace and Queenston-Lewiston Bridges to help people cross the border faster.

New Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism

Attacks involving nuclear devices or materials are among the terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security.

Counterfeit Perfume Seizures Total $51 Million

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized imports of counterfeit perfume valued at nearly $51 million during fiscal year 2011.



Port of Tacoma Selects AMAG Technology's Symmetry Homeland Security Management System

The Port of Tacoma will heighten security thanks to a new partnership with AMAG Technology.

TSA Pre Pilot Expands to Busiest U.S. Airports

TSA Pre ✓Expands to Busiest U.S. Airports

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole recently announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓ to...

Respect the Border

Not only do we as U.S. citizens have a right to be concerned about security, we should be up in arms about what the federal government is not doing to protect our country.

New Scanner Allows Liquids Back into Aircraft Cabin Baggage

Cobalt Light Systems has received European approval for its revolutionary INSIGHT100 bottle scanner, which enables aircraft passengers to carry liquid items larger than 100ml once more. Airports could now allow passengers to take items such as water, cosmetics, perfumes and duty free through airport security channels from as early as 2013. The current ban on items over 100ml in hand baggage can only be lifted when airports are able to effectively screen quickly and without opening the containers. INSIGHT100 screens individual bottles in less than 5 seconds to determine whether there is a security threat.

New Test Could Help Track Down and Prosecute Terrorist Who Use Nerve Gas and Other Agents

Impurity Profiling Method Tracks Down Chemical Terrorists

Scientists are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind technology that could help law enforcement officials trace the residues from terrorist attacks involving nerve gas and other chemical agents back to the companies or other sources where the perpetrators obtained ingredients for the agent.

  • How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

    In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Steve Karoly talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes experienced in the aviation security vertical. The pandemic has changed society and our way of life. It has also brought about seismic changes.

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  • Security Today Magazine - April 2021

    April 2021

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