Homeland Security


Department of Homeland Security to Test U.S. Bridges for Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has joined forces with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center to conduct series of experiments that assess potential vulnerability of critical structural components of aging steel bridges.

When Your Ship Comes In

Every day, thousands of cargo containers from around the world pass through our nation’s sea ports carrying items we need, and possibly some that are not so welcome: drugs, explosives, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons -- even human cargo. The possible concealment of such items in containers led lawmakers to call for the screening of all ocean cargo containers -- thousands per port per day.

New Zealand Airport Deploys March Network Technology

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that Christchurch International Airport Ltd. in New Zealand has standardized on the company’s IP video surveillance solution to support safety and security requirements across its operations.

SightLogix Solution Featured on ABC World News Tonight

SightLogix Inc., was recognized on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. The story, which aired on Friday, March 2, highlighted that 1,300 perimeter intrusions have occurred at US airports since September 11, 2001 and how airports are deploying technology to combat the potential for security breaches. ABC News discovered SightLogix while researching proven technologies for airport perimeters.

SIA, AAPA Urge DHS to Reconsider Port Allocations

Today, the Security Industry Association (SIA), along with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano. In the letter, the organizations urge the secretary to reconsider grant allocations assigned to the Fiscal Year 2012 Port Security Grant Program, or to offer waivers on cost share agreements of previously awarded grants.

DHS and The Netherlands Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten recently signed a Letter of Intent to build upon cooperative cybersecurity initiatives to promote a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.

DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year 2012 Preparedness Grants

DHS Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of FY 2012 grant guidance and application kits for seven DHS preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.3 billion.

Secretary Napolitano Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget request of $39.5 billion in net discretionary funding.



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...

Michigan Man Arrested for Illegally Streaming Live Sporting Events Over the Internet

Yonjo Quiroa, 28, of Comstock Park, Mich., was arrested Wed., Feb. 1, charged with criminal copyright infringement related to a website operation that illegally streamed live sporting event telecasts and pay-per-view events via Internet.

DHS Partners with NFL for Super Bowl XLVI

“Our partnership with the NFL on the “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign during the Super Bowl is a critical part of our efforts to ensure the safety of every employee, player and fan.”

The National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security

The National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today unveiled the Obama administrations National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Secretary Napolitano Meets with Law Enforcement on Countering Violent Extremism

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently joined Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at the White House to meet with senior state, local and tribal law enforcement officials to discuss the Obama administration’s strategic implementation plan for empowering local partners to prevent violent extremism in the United States—released in December 2011—and engage them on the critical task of preventing violent extremism in their communities.

New Index Ranks Ability of G20 Nations to Withstand Cyber Attacks, Harness Digital Environment

A benchmark study of 19 of the world’s 20 leading economies found that the United Kingdom and the United States lead Group of 20 (G20) countries in their ability to withstand cyber attacks and to deploy the digital infrastructure necessary for a productive and secure economy. The index also found that several major economies—Argentina, Indonesia, Russia and Saudi Arabia—do not have cybersecurity plans and do not appear to be developing them.

New Medical Device Prevents Soldiers From Bleeding to Death

Two emergency medicine physicians with wartime experience have developed a weapon against one rapidly lethal war injury.

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.

Giant Weed Creates Threat to Our Nation's Ecosystems - and Border Security

Weed control has become a matter of national security. Along U.S. southern coastal rivers, most particularly Texas’ Rio Grande, an invasive species of plant known as giant reed is encroaching on the water, overrunning international border access roads, and creating a dense cover for illegal activities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called for a plan to control this weed.

French Officers Look to ICE HSI for Gang Enforcement Guidance

Across the United States, gangs threaten public safety in neighborhoods and communities.

High Flying Security

High Flying Security

There are not many topics that can invoke more mass fear in the general public than threats against major U.S. airports.

DHS, DOD Announce Continued Partnership in Strengthening Southwest Border Security

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security will continue their critical partnership to further strengthen the already unprecedented levels of personnel, technology and infrastructure along the Southwest border.

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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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