DOD looks for extension on Huawei ban

The 2021 must-pass defense policy bill could be a prime vehicle to give the Defense Department and its contractors more time to comply with a governmentwide ban on Huawei and other China-made telecommunications equipment.

Surviving the COVID Crisis

COVID-19. Where to begin? This pandemic appears to be nowhere near controlled or over, and it certainly has taken its toll worldwide and on all Americans.

What’s On, What’s Not

What’s On, What’s Not

ICE HSI Baltimore seizes over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules, several unapproved test kits

ICE HSI Baltimore Seizes Over 14,000 Unapproved COVID-19 Treatment Capsules, Several Unapproved Test Kits

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore special agents and Maryland law enforcement partners have seized over 14,000 unapproved COVID-19 treatment capsules and several unapproved COVID-19 test kits as part of ongoing Operation Stolen Promise investigations.

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

The United States has reached agreements with Canadian and Mexican officials to limit all non-essential cross border traffic in order to deter further spread of coronavirus. The Department of Homeland Security has been part of the North American team to work collaboratively with all government entities to stop the spread of COVID-19

Brazil Added to COVID-19 Travel List

Brazil Added to COVID-19 Travel List

Based on a recommendation by DHS and its intergovernmental partners, such as the Centers for Disease Control, President Trump has signed a proclamation on May 24 and amended on May 25 suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

TSA thinking About Temperature Checks and Thermal Imaging

TSA thinking About Temperature Checks and Thermal Imaging

After TSA rolled out a series of new measures May 21, meant to encourage social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19, the agency also is thinking about checking temperatures and thermal imaging to help screen for the virus.

Be Vigilant as COVID Lockdowns Relax

Be Vigilant as COVID Lockdowns Relax

Experiencing an exponential rise of COVID-19 related security cases during the pandemic, International SOS sheds light on three emerging security challenges. These are alongside underlying security issues that the pandemic environment has and will continue to exacerbate.



COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

Human smugglers continue to plague law enforcement and society at large, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and without regards to several Customs and Border Protection policies and travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Smugglers continue to place migrants in harm’s way.

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Telethermography Devices: Current FDA Considerations

Adapting thermography machines to address COVID-19 issues qualifies them as medical devices, which can pose unique challenges for businesses that are unfamiliar with the FDA.

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How Security Companies Are Developing AI Cameras to Measure Social Distancing and Mask Compliance

A number of companies are either adding new features in response to the COVID-19 threat or developing new systems to identify if individuals are obeying guidelines.

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Security Essen Trade Fair Canceled Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Organizers cite health and travel concerns for canceling the international show in Germany, which is held every two years.

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Joint Survey From Security Organizations Reveals Pandemic's Impact

Industry associations keeping members informed about how the coronavirus crisis is affecting security businesses.

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Little Acts of Kindness

TSA officer spent her stimulus check to support and thank front-line workers.

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Should My Company Continue Marketing Through the Coronavirus Crisis?

Businesses should switch their efforts towards an inbound marketing/communications strategy and manage relationships with existing customers during the pandemic.

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Kastle Systems Launches Comprehensive, Integrated COVID-19 Safety Program for Office Buildings and Suites

KastleSafeSpaces platform for critical contact tracing and screening technology protects tenants building-wide

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TSA Requires Security Officers to Wear Masks in Screening Areas to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

The agency plans to receive millions of masks in the next few weeks to distribute to employees, but most agents will wear surgical masks rather than the more expensive N95 respirators.

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DoD Issues Guidelines That Might Not Disqualify New Recruits Over COVID-19 Exposure

it is not known if the interim Pentagon policy would eventually extend to current military member who have been ill from the coronavirus while on duty.

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Security Guard Killed in Dispute Over Face Mask Policy in Michigan

Calvin Munerlyn, a guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, was killed after telling two customers to leave the store for refusing to follow a governor’s order to wear face coverings in public.

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Cuomo: You Can’t Depend on China For PPE

The New York governor said that New York hospitals must prepare their own stockpiles of personal protective equipment.

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    One thing entertainment venues, sports stadiums and theme park officials want to accomplish is getting people back into their seats. That is happening today—but not without understanding and technology. In this episode, AJ DeRosa shares his insight on how COVID-impacted businesses are able to face safety and security issues with confidence and technology. We also discuss visitor expectations and how venue officials can ensure their space is secure as they welcome visitors back.

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