Homeland Security


NASA Scientist Unveils New Chemical Detection Technology

NASA scientists are creating technology that can detect hazardous chemical compounds in the air with a smart phone.

Security Around the Globe

What’s up with the TSA these days? Have you noticed that officers are acting a little nicer and even asking questions about you, your travel or maybe even your job? Don’t be fooled: It’s all an act, because it’s business as usual at the airports.

Protecting the Corridor

This need for better image quality led GMU directly to IP-based megapixel camera technology. The university evaluated several wellknown camera suppliers before deciding on Arecont Vision.

Federal Identity

Federal Identity

When the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) was enacted in August 2004, government agencies embarked on the challenging task of complying with an evolving set of standards designed to ensure that all federal employees and contractors have secure and reliable forms of identification.

Racing Against Time

When the twin towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2011, one of the most critical challenges that first responders faced was cutting through concrete to get to victims trapped under debris – a painful and tedious race against time when tragedy strikes. Breaching reinforced concrete has long been a losing race when relying on drills, saws, and jackhammers.

Protecting Bridges from Terrorist Attacks

Initial reports on the morning of Sept. 11 made it sound like a tragic, but unintentional event: a commuter plane had accidentally crashed into one of the twin towers. But by the time Williamson left the dentist for his office at The University of Texas at Austin's J.J. Pickle Research Campus, another plane had hit.

AS&E Receives $34.9 Million Order for Z Portal Screening Systems

Z Portal vehicle screening systems will be deployed on multiple border crossings.

National Airshow Uses FutureSentry Technology

FutureSentry, a developer of automated detection solutions designed to enhance security, today announces that its First Responder solution was selected to provide perimeter security at a world-renowned air enthusiast’s show in Oshkosh, Wis.



DHS, ASIS Partner to Expand "If You See Something, Say Something Campaign"

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a new partnership with ASIS and DHS to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something,” campaign during the Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day luncheon last week.

ISee3D Unveils Single Lens 3D Technology

ISee3D Inc., developer of single lens 3D technology, announced recent industry-specific updates and advances. ISee3D is introducing a modified lens solution that cuts 3D down to size and increases frame rates, making practical a range of applications and bringing 3D to more markets, such as consumer, automotive, industrial and medical devices.

Smiths Detection Joins New Coalition of Security Manufacturing Companies

The coalition will serve as a unified voice on issues relating to security technology.

Evergreen Fire & Security Team Receives $697 Million Contract from United States Army

The contract will provide force protection capabilities at U.S. Army sites worldwide.

U.S. Army Awards FLIR Systems up to $50 Million Contract for Repair and Maintenance Services

Under the terms of the five year contract, the Army has placed an initial order for $10.2 million of repair and maintenance services for one year and has the option to procure an additional $39.8 million of similar services over the following four years.

Verint Provides IP Video Solutions for the New World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selects a comprehensive security solution from Verint to help create safe and secure environment for a new state-of-the-art mass transit center.

DHS Recognizes the Faces of Homeland Security: Heroes on The Front Lines

Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently recognized outstanding Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and key state, local and private sector partners as part of the Faces of Homeland Security: Heroes on the Front Lines initiative.

Federal Agencies Showcase First Responder Technologies

The 12th annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Expo highlighted Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security technologies and training tools currently available and being developed for the emergency response community.

Amtrak Security Beefed Up for 9/11 Anniversary

More screenings of passengers and baggage, increased use of K-9 explosives detection teams, and expanded police patrols are being used across the country.

Verimatrix Licenses Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall Security Technology

Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus Inc., innovative technology developer, and Verimatrix, specializing in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, recently announced that Verimatrix has licensed Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall security core technology to help build advanced solutions protecting video delivery revenue streams.

Decade of Security

The 10 years since the tragedy of the Sept. 11 attacks seem to have swept by like the winds rushing down the Oklahoma plains. Do you remember where you were that day?

  • Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen and Eric Byer talk about Chemical distributors and their task to balance a host of security-related issues: from safely handling and transporting hazardous chemicals to securing facilities against inclement weather.

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  • Security Today Magazine - April 2021

    April 2021

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    • Transforming Security
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    • Running the Gauntlet
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