Government Security


Air Force Academy Invests in Thousands of Security Cameras

Air Force Academy Invests in Thousands of Security Cameras

The U.S. Air Force Academy is increasing cadet safety and security with the installation of security cameras.

California Introduces New Bill to Enhance Data Breach Notification Laws

California Introduces New Bill to Enhance Data Breach Notification Laws

California already has some of the strongest data breach laws in the U.S., but thinks it can do better.

Rhode Island City Considering Security Upgrades for Government Building

Rhode Island City Considering Security Upgrades for Government Building

A City Hall in Providence, Rhode Island might be getting a boost in security.

Cybersecurity Preparations for 2020 Election Underway

Cybersecurity Preparations for 2020 Election Underway

The director of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency said on Wednesday that election security officials should prepare for all possibilities.

Defense Intelligence Agency Report Aims to Educate on Space Security

Defense Intelligence Agency Report Aims to Educate on Space Security

The Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new report detailing the security challenges the United States face in outer space.

Oklahoma Ramps Up Security in Capitol Building

Oklahoma Ramps Up Security in Capitol Building

Oklahoma leaders announce new security measures for the Capitol, including guard stations and banning public access to stairwells.

NASA Faced Cybersecurity Threats During Government Shutdown

NASA Faced Cybersecurity Threats During Government Shutdown

According to Renee Wynn, NASA’s Chief Information Officer, NASA’s Security Operations Center (SOC) continued to operate 24/7 during the government shutdown, fighting cybersecurity threats.

Securing the State of the Union Address

Securing the State of the Union Address

Several agencies work together to create a comprehensive security plan to protect the State of the Union.



San Francisco Looking to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Looking to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

A proposed ban in San Francisco has introduced a series of rules that could dramatically limit enhanced surveillance.

A Profile in Partnership

A Profile in Partnership

Microwave sensors, also known as Radar, RF or Doppler sensors, detect walking, running or crawling human targets in outdoor environments.

Cabling our Government

Cabling our Government

The government commands a lot of information in data centers, local municipalities, homeland security, health, and every touch that governments have with private citizens and companies. The data can be classified, private and public-facing as in forms.

Crimes on Campus

Crimes on Campus

College and university campuses aren’t immune from the same types of crime, such as burglary and assault, found in any small city where thousands of people live and work closely together. Yet overall, campuses remain a mostly safe place for young adults to learn and mature.

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Long Reach of Government Security

The government has its fingers in everything, and it is necessary when you think about managing the nation’s infrastructure. Think carefully about securing the nation’s transportation system.

Introducing Kessel Run to DOD

Everyone wants a piece of Kessel Run, the Air Force’s agile software development program, and attempts to replicate its success of are already underway.

Adding Sound and Safety

Adding Sound and Safety

At JFK Airport, immigration officers process hundreds of international passengers per flight. With the continual influx of people combined with limited staffing, law enforcement personnel are increasingly looking for technologies to enhance their efforts to deter illegal entry or trafficking and aid in crime investigation.

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Rural Ohio County works to increase security at courthouse.

The “Other” Government Shutdown Cybersecurity Risk

The “Other” Government Shutdown Cybersecurity Risk

Many furloughed employees still have access to government IT networks and systems, which makes them prime targets for criminals and nation states who are constantly seeking to steal credentials for accessing government IT systems and data.

Securing Transportation

Securing Transportation

In today’s connected world, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) play vital roles managing our Nation’s critical infrastructure including roadways, interstates, intersections, ports, mass transit lines, city traffic, and urban mobility.

Sensitive Files Exposed in Oklahoma Securities Commission Data Leak

Sensitive Files Exposed in Oklahoma Securities Commission Data Leak

Millions of sensitive files were discovered on an unprotected server belonging to a state level agency.

Stop the Bleed Campaign Proves to be Working Following Shooting in Utah

Stop the Bleed Campaign Proves to be Working Following Shooting in Utah

Victims in a Utah mall shooting arrived at the hospital with tourniquets, a life-saving measure frequently taught in Stop the Bleed courses.

NASA to Boost Data Security with Blockchain Technology

NASA to Boost Data Security with Blockchain Technology

NASA plans to advance its technology security by adding blockchain.

Government Shutdown: TSA Union Warns of "Massive Security Risk"

Government Shutdown: TSA Union Warns of "Massive Security Risk"

TSA agents are calling in sick for work, and even quitting altogether, following days of unpaid work due to government shutdown.

Australian Police Examining Suspicious Packages Left at Foreign Consulates

Australian Police Examining Suspicious Packages Left at Foreign Consulates

"The packages are being examined by attending emergency services," an Australian Federal Police spokeswoman said. "The circumstances surrounding these incidents are being investigated."

Tennessee Justice Center Gets Security Upgrades

Tennessee Justice Center Gets Security Upgrades

Justice Center in Tennessee is continuing the work to create a more secure facility.

US Marine Killed in Shooting at Washington, DC Barracks

US Marine Killed in Shooting at Washington, DC Barracks

A U.S. Marine was shot and killed while on duty at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., early Tuesday morning, according to a U.S. Marine Corps press release.

Protect Your Port: Using Segmentation to Keep Cyber Attackers at Bay

Protect Your Port: Using Segmentation to Keep Cyber Attackers at Bay

What do the city of Atlanta, the Port of Barcelona, Spain and the Port of San Diego have in common? They all have been victims of ransomware attacks this year.

U.S. Ballistic Missile Systems Lack Cybersecurity

U.S. Ballistic Missile Systems Lack Cybersecurity

A Department of Defense report found no anti-virus, no data encryption and no multi factor authentication.

Indiana City to Install Surveillance Cameras to Government Building

Indiana City to Install Surveillance Cameras to Government Buildings

Columbus, Ind. is adding surveillance cameras to its Department of Public Works building.

New Secret Service Pins to Include Security Feature

New Secret Service Pins to Include Security Feature

The document says the Secret Service contacted three other vendors, but none were able to “provide the expertise in manufacturing lapel emblems with any type of security technology features.”

Physical Security Equipment Market to Reach $64 Million by 2022

Physical Security Equipment Market to Reach $64 Billion by 2022

The physical security equipment market will see an increase in the next few years, largely due to threats and terrorism around the world.

City of Richmond Implements Security Measures at Department of Social Services

City of Richmond Implements Security Measures at Department of Social Services

Last month, a youth intern at the Department of Social Services who was supposed to be washing and detailing city vehicles took off with three cars.

Microsoft Wants to Work with Trump Administration on Cybersecurity

Microsoft Wants to Work with Trump Administration on Cybersecurity

At the 2018 Web Summit this week in Lisbon, Portugal, Microsoft president Brad Smith said the company wanted to work on a solution to protect civilians against cyber threats. According to Smith, concerns include the role of AI in the future of work and cyber threats to democracy.

Largest Massachusetts Homeland Security Drill to Commence This Week

Largest Massachusetts Homeland Security Drill to Commence This Week

Sirens, helicopters, military vehicles, first responders and other disaster response measures are expected to be present this week in various locations across the state. The public should not be alarmed, as the emergency response presence is part of the training exercise.

Alabama Courthouse Installs Metal Detectors, Video Surveillance

Alabama Courthouse Installs Metal Detectors, Video Surveillance

“If we’re going to do courthouse security, then we need to be serious about it. We need to take a look at what is lacking,” Sheriff Rick Singleton said.

U.S. Blocks Tech Exports from Chinese Firm over Security Concerns

U.S. Blocks Tech Exports from Chinese Firm Over Security Concerns

Washington restricts U.S. companies working with Fujian Jinhua citing national security interests.

FBI Believes There May Be More Suspicious Packages

Arrest Made in Connection to Mailed Pipe Bombs

The federal authorities are investigating the source of suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama and Former Secretary of State Clinton.

HealthCare.gov System Breached: 75,000 Users Affected

HealthCare.gov System Breached: 75,000 Users Affected

Hackers have breached a HealthCare.gov sign-up form, stealing the personal data of nearly 75,000 people.

Georgia Details Plans for New Cybersecurity Center

Georgia Details Plans for New Cybersecurity Center

Georgia CIO said the new facility will be used to train Army Cyber Command personnel and state and local IT workers.

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

In addition to the relatively low install rate, after a year of staggered deadlines to implement the tool, one-fifth of government agency web domains appear not to have even begun installing it, according to the Global Cyber Alliance.

Increased Cybersecurity for Illinois Midterm Elections

Increased Cybersecurity for Illinois Midterm Elections

The Illinois National Guard is bringing in hundreds of cybersecurity experts to help ensure the integrity of the midterm elections and prevent the compromise of election results.

FBI Director: Drone Attacks Unlikely in the United States

FBI Director: Drone Attacks Likely in the United States

FBI Director Christopher Wray is convinced that terror groups will deploy drones to carry out attacks on American soil, and told a Senate committee that the threat of drones and other unmanned aircrafts is “steadily escalating.”

DOD Weapon Systems Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, GAO Reports

DOD Weapon Systems Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, GAO Reports

Although GAO and others have warned of cyber risks for decades, the Defense Department did not prioritize weapon systems cybersecurity until recently, the new report says.

Securing the Supreme Court

Securing the Supreme Court

Who protects the Court and its inhabitants?

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California has passed a law that sets higher standards for passwords.

Capitol Increases Securty Following Kavanaugh Testimony

Capitol Increases Securty Following Kavanaugh Testimony

Police are stepping up patrols in the Capitol amid the intense debate over confirming Brett Kavanaugh.

Packages Destined to Pentagon, White House Tested for Poison

Packages Destined to Pentagon, White House Tested for Poison

Neither package entered the Pentagon, and they were both turned over to the FBI for further analysis, according to authorities.

29 Complete Homeland Security Master

29 Complete Homeland Security Master's Degree Program

These graduates will join a national cadre of cohorts who are helping keep our nation safer.

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Protecting government agencies requires the widest palette of security solutions with facilities ranging from a storefront military recruitment center to a bustling international airport or a biological research center.

Offering More than Products

Offering More than Products

In the security industry, our mission is critical: protect the people, places and things that matter most.

Going High Tech

With the added video capabilities, Manteno authorities can alert agencies north or south of town to be on the lookout for specific vehicles with good description details.

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

By their very nature, terrorist attacks are unpredictable and predicated on surprise. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas, and securing them, is critical to staving off vehicular attacks.

The Command Center of the Future

The Command Center of the Future

At the center of any government organization’s security operation stands its nucleus, arguably one of the most important pieces for overall functionality and efficiency: a command center or Security Operations Center (SOC).

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Deputies were dispatched at 9:09 a.m. and arrived on the scene in five minutes, Gahler said. No shots were fired by law enforcement, and the woman died at a hospital nearby after shooting herself, he said.

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customers

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customer Records

U.S. government payment site GovPayNow.com had poor security measures risking data leaks as far back as 2012

FEMA Testing Presidential Alert System

FEMA Testing "Presidential Alert" System

FEMA is testing an Emergency Alert System that would allow the President access to 99 percent of U.S. cell phones.

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Four U.S. senators are asking for enhanced security for email.

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to keep security measures the same following protests of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Remembering 9/11

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Florida officials are boosting security at and around airports for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston Police Department is looking to phase in 400 body cameras after a yearlong pilot program showed benefits of the tech.

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