Homeland Security


HID’s Parent Co. Acquires LaserCard Corp.

ASSA ABLOY says that its pending acquisition of LaserCard Corporation represents an important advancement in HID Global’s worldwide market position in the government sector and will significantly expand its portfolio of technology capabilities.

AOptix Technologies Appoints Earl Charles as CFO

Charles' responsibilities will include corporate finance, financings, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure planning to see AOptix through the company’s fastest and most exciting growth phase to date.

IBM Implements Cloud-Computing Model for NATO

NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) has selected IBM for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations.

Raytheon to Acquire Applied Signal Technology

Raytheon Company has signed a definitive acquisition agreement with Applied Signal Technology Inc., which collects and processes communications signals to support tactical and strategic intelligence missions. The boards of directors of both companies approved the deal.

Intelligent Outdoor Video For CFATS Chemical Facilities

Facilities that manufacture, store or transport dangerous chemicals operate in a challenging environment with expanding regulatory compliance and security costs. Automated surveillance systems designed specifically for protecting large outdoor areas are now available to help address Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations while also lowering the associated costs.

CFATS Is Coming Of Age

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) are coming of age. This federal regulation is finally becoming the autonomous, living organism the chemical, petrochemical and related industries were expecting a few years back. In simpler, less dramatic terms, CFATS has grown teeth.

Hoyos to Unveil Iris-Scanning Technology for Airport Security Screenings

Hoyos Corporation will partner with Herta Security to implement iris-scanning technology in airports to deal with airline security issues and create a more-secure process from check-in to boarding.

DHS Grant Funding Research To Develop Thinner, Lighter Blast-Resistant Glass

With an international research grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a team of engineers from the University of Missouri and the University of Sydney in Australia is working to develop a blast-resistant glass that is lighter, thinner, and colorless, yet tough enough to withstand the force of an explosion, earthquake or hurricanes winds.



New Orleans Airport Implements NICE Situator Technology In New Security Center

NICE Systems recently announced that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has implemented NICE's open platform situation management solution, NICE Situator, in its new Security Operations Center.

Identity checking can be a time-consuming process at border crossings.

HID Global Fuels e-Passport and e-ID Adoption in Europe

RFID reader technology deployments expand role in the accelerating buildout of the worldwide e-Passport, e-Visa and e-ID infrastructure.

Poll: Majorities In U.S., Five Largest European Countries Say Air Travel Is Safe

A new Financial Times/Harris Poll in the United States and the five largest European countries looks at air travel safety and security and finds an overall sense of safety prevails.

DARPA Awards $4.3 Million To Develop Biological, Chemical Threat Detector

A new class of sensors able to detect multiple biological and chemical threats simultaneously with unprecedented performance may soon be within reach thanks to the establishment of a multi-million dollar research center led by Georgia Institute of Technology engineers.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Deploys Video Intrusion Detection System

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has deployed the SightLogix video intrusion detection system to provide perimeter security and prevent vandalism at the transit system’s Northwest Rail Operations Facility (NWROF).

The Olympic Challenge

The major security risk at any large sporting event is people. Such gatherings not only attract fans, but also criminals, traffic chaos and potential terrorist attacks. Video surveillance is therefore a key component of the integrated security solution at these events.

New Guidance Released For First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These events are expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous. To help first responders at all levels of government deal safely and more effectively with suspected biothreat agents, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a broad team of federal, state and local agencies and other organizations worked together to update an existing standard for sample collection and develop overall guidance for when to collect a sample and how to coordinate with other agencies and organizations.

Experts: Proposed National Air Cargo Screening Bill Seen As Early Warning For Transportation Planners

ComSec International LLC, an independent provider of cargo screening services and consultation, recently has started advising shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and other companies involved in supply chain management to begin tentative planning for new federal air cargo screening requirements.

DHS Now Vetting 100 Percent Of Passengers On Flights Within Or Bound For U.S. Against Watchlists

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that 100 percent of passengers on flights within or bound for the United States are now being checked against government watchlists -- fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation a month ahead of schedule. The TSA reached 100 percent watch list matching for all domestic airlines on June 22.

Service To Harness Cell Networks For Emergency Communication

When a major weather incident, terrorist threat, or other emergency affects the American population, emergency personnel need a way to inform residents of what to do. Television and radio alerts help spread the word, but they cannot reach everyone. Fortunately, many people carry another method of communication -- a cellular phone.

Raytheon's Dugle to Serve INSA Board

Lynn Dugle will participate in Intelligence and National Security Alliance discussions on safeguarding the United States.

Research: Consumerization Of IT Will Drive Investments In Remote, Mobile Security

Increasing levels of cyber crime, numerous regulatory and compliance requirements, and an explosion in usage of consumer devices and applications in the workplace will drive organizational investments in security solutions in 2011, according to Unisys security experts.

  • Fresh Security Perspective from AMAG’s New Sales Director A Fresh Perspective on Security

    Fred Nelson may be new to the security industry but his sales and leadership methods are time tested, and true. Fred joined AMAG only a few months ago, but brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and life balance solutions. This year is off to a good start for AMAG with new solutions on the horizon.

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