Government Security


Taking a Shot at Violence

I suppose when the topic of government security comes up, we often think big, as in the federal government. Let’s back it down a little bit and think of King City, Calif.

Securing the Building

Securing the Building

Multi-tenant buildings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a few to dozens of stories tall. Tenants may include residents, professional service providers, commercial businesses, government agencies or retail shops.

A Sustainable Future

Just a few months ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its special report on the impact of climate change.

Legislators Seek Funding for Security Measures at Houses of Worship

Legislators Seek Funding for Security Measures at Houses of Worship

After several deadly attacks on houses of worship, legislators are stepping up to find funding to install necessary security solutions.

Contruction on Taller White House Fence to Begin this Summer

Construction on Taller White House Fence to Begin this Summer

The fence around the White House will grow by five feet this summer.

5 Challenges of Creating a Cybersecurity System for Our Electric Grid

5 Challenges of Creating a Cybersecurity System for Our Electric Grid

Here are some of the challenges that we must resolve before making the electric grid hacker-proof.

San Francisco May be the First to Ban Facial Recognition

San Francisco May be the First to Ban Facial Recognition

The use of facial recognition by police might cease to exist in San Francisco if adopts a ban on the technology.

Microsoft Introduces ElectionGuard to Boost Election Security and Verifiability

Microsoft Introduces ElectionGuard to Boost Election Security and Verifiability

Microsoft has announced a new platform called ElectionGuard, which aims to increase election security and transparency.



Army Considers More Multi-Factor Authentication Measures

Army Considers More Multi-Factor Authentication Measures

The U.S. Army is working toward adding more authentication measures to provide more options to access Army online resources while maintaining information technology system security.

Almost 300 Killed in Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka

Almost 300 Killed in Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka

Almost 300 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in a series of coordinated attacks that struck three churches and three hotels.

Sailor Injured, Shooter Killed in Virginia Beach Naval Station Incident

Sailor Injured, Shooter Killed in Virginia Beach Naval Station Incident

A sailor at the Virginia Beach Naval Air Station Oceana was injured in a shooting last Friday.

Little Rock Police Department Considering Body-Worn Cameras

Little Rock Police Department Considering Body-Worn Cameras

Little Rock Police Department is considering purchasing 250 to 450 body-worn cameras for all of its patrol officers.

Illinios Ready to Issue REAL ID Compliant Drivers Licenses

Illinois Ready to Issue REAL ID Compliant Drivers Licenses

REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses in Illinois will display a gold star showing the holder has presented necessary documents to obtain at REAL ID.

Florida Sheriff’s Office Needs More Deputies to Protect and Patrol

Florida Sheriff’s Office Needs More Deputies to Protect and Patrol

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in Fla., needs to add at least 40 more deputies to keep up with calls for service, according to the sheriff.

District of Columbia Introduces Legislation on Data Privacy

District of Columbia Introduces Legislation on Data Privacy

New proposal creates stricter safeguards against data breaches, protects more private consumer information and enhances data security and reporting requirements.

Jacksonville Increases Number of Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Jacksonville Increases Number of Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Jacksonville, Fla., now has 380 officers on its streets wearing body cameras.

Security at Houses of Worship Increased Following New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Security at Houses of Worship Increased Following New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Security in New York has been stepped up at at Muslim community centers and mosques following the New Zealand attacks that killed 49 people.

Security Plans Underway for 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

Security Plans Underway for 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

Security plans have already begun for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which will take place in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 13-16, 2020.

Congress Introduces Bill to Improve IoT Security

Congress Introduces Bill to Improve IoT Security

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act aims to establish a bare minimum of security standards for IoT devices used by the federal government

New System Uses Machine Learning to Scan Tweets for Security Flaws

New System Uses Machine Learning to Scan Tweets for Security Flaws

Machine learning and Twitter could be the future of catching security flaws and vulnerabilities early.

NY Boosts Security After Explosives Found at London Transportation Hubs

NY Boosts Security After Explosives Found at London Transportation Hubs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced increased security measures at "critical New York infrastructure points" after explosive devices were found in London.

Military File-Sharing Site Brought Back Online Following Security Concerns

Military File-Sharing Site Brought Back Online Following Security Concerns

The Defense Department website used to transfer large files containing sensitive unclassified information was brought back online earlier this month after being taken down due to security concerns last year.

Vermont is the First State to Ban Chinese Tech

Vermont is the First State to Ban Chinese Tech

In the next big move against Chinese technology, the State of Vermont has banned the tech.

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.

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.

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