Homeland Security


On Target: Pinpointing the Perimeter Security Challenges of Today’s Military Bases

On Target: Pinpointing the Perimeter Security Challenges of Today’s Military Bases

One might think that a military base is among the most secure places in the country. Unfortunately, though, the sprawling nature of military bases makes them difficult to secure effectively, which leaves these sites vulnerable to a wide range of threats.

Profile of a Modern Terrorist

Profile of a Modern Terrorist

Learn what terrorists believe, their goals, timeline and tactics, and last but certainly not least, how to protect ourselves against terrorism.

Top 10 Articles of 2013 on Security Today

Most-read articles of 2103 are about airport security, iPhones, social media, guns, TSA, Android and Homeland Security.

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FBI Special Agent Discusses Counterterrorism at GovSec West 2013

Kevin Kolbye, as assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas office, spoke about the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts.

Stopping Truck Bombers

Stopping Truck Bombers

The following provides examples in which highly-secure, crashrated, vehicle barricade systems and bollards have saved lives as well as buildings and property from the destruction of attacks.

Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

The government recognizes the need to increase security for cyber and physical assets so counter measures to reduce, mitigate and eliminate external and internal terrorist threats have been, and remain, paramount.

Access control solutions are a culmination of years of fine tuning and installation experience

Monitoring Detainees

As a part of the GSA-led effort to bring federal buildings in compliance with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive, (HSPD-12) Vector Electric Inc. (VEI) was asked to explore the possibility of adding additional features to the standard FIPS-201 access control systems being upgraded at a number of Customs and Border Protection, Port of Entry (LPOE) facilities.

McAfee CTO to Lead US Cybersecurity Efforts

McAfee CTO, Phyllis Schneck to Lead US Cybersecurity Efforts

Phyllis Schneck, PhD, chief technology officer and VP at McAfee named new head of cybersecurity.



Trapping Terahertz Rays for Better Security Scanners

Trapping Terahertz Rays for Better Security Scanners

Terahertz waves, which are electromagnetic waves with frequencies between those used for mobile phone communications and for optical fiber communications, are used for some airport body scanners and other security scanners to see through packages and clothes.

Intelligent Protection - The next generation of Intermodal security

Intelligent Protection

Cargo theft is the costliest crime in America, reporting an estimated $25 billion in merchandise stolen, with incidents on the rise, according to the International Cargo Security Council.

To Store and Protect

IP surveillance allows port officers access to relevant information from anywhere at any time, and delivers automatic incident alerts and alarms to reduce incident response times.

3D Printed Guns Topic of Bulletin from Homeland Security to Law Enforcement

3D Printed Guns Topic of Bulletin from Homeland Security to Law Enforcement

Are 3D printed guns the next nemesis for the Department of Homeland Security along with state and federal law enforcement agencies?

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Grabbing a Slice of Government Pie

Despite the economic uncertainty in our nation’s capital, there is still plenty of upside to government security spending in fiscal 2013 with opportunities to be awarded significant contracts.

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Evolution of the Face

Are our faces now like bar codes, easily scanned and instantly traceable? Not quite. But face recognition has grown into a tool that every investigator can benefit from.

Operation bunkers - first responders can make a difference if properly protected

Operation Bunkers

Portable bunkers provide first responders the ability to make a difference in the early stages of critical crisis response. If staged in schools, airports or a mall, these tools become a needed resource for first responders regardless of the level of training or the equipment they may have.

TSA Will Allow Airline Passengers to Carry Small Knives on Planes

Passengers Will Be Able to Carry Small Knives on Planes

For the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks, airline passengers will be allowed to have small knives and some previously prohibited sports equipment as carry-on items.

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a statement that cyber-attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure have jumped 52% compared to last year.

PureTech Systems Provides Perimeter Surveillance for Texas Water Utility

PureTech Systems, specializing in wide-area surveillance software, today announced two completed installations of its PureActiv system for a major undisclosed Texas water utility.

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.

DHS Creates Low-Cost Device for Dismantling Pipe Bombs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer’s project, but that’s no accident.

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  • Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 Government Security Awards. The Govies honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. For this year’s awards program, participants can choose from 38 different categories to enter their product(s) into. Read Now

  • Back to the Basics

    Back to the Basics

    Security is a continuous evolution of practices and procedures. The developments in technology and advancements in threats make security difficult at times. Although security from one location may look different from another location, there is a common goal applied to security measures. The common goal is protection. Read Now

  • The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    As security technology has become more widely used, the interest in new capabilities and increased security measures has increased. As we head into 2023, these three trends will shape the security landscape. Read Now

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    TSA Breaks Record Nationally and in Washington for Firearm Discoveries in 2022

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers in Washington detected 164 firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage in 2022, with the majority of the firearms discovered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s (SEA) security checkpoints. Read Now

New Products

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    Altronix eFlow™ Dual Voltage Access Control Kits

    Altronix has launched an enhanced line of eFlow™ power supply/charger kits that provide 12 and 24VDC simultaneously for locking devices and peripherals. 3

  • ComNet CNGE6FX2TX4PoE

    The ComNet cost-efficient CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is a six-port switch that offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs. It also has a dedicated FX/TX combination port as well as a single FX SFP to act as an additional port or an uplink port, giving the user additional options in managing network traffic. The CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is designed for use in unconditioned environments and typically used in perimeter surveillance. 3

  • Dahua 2-Wire IP Video Intercom System

    Dahua 2-Wire IP Video Intercom System

    Dahua Technology is introducing a new line of expandable 2-wire IP video intercom solutions for the North America market. The New 2-wire IP video intercom is more advanced, cost effective, and designed to help businesses increase their security. 3