Homeland Security


Report Highlights DHS Progress in 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Seven years after the release of the 9/11 Commission report, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently released a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report highlighting the significant progress that DHS, along with its many partners, have made in fulfilling specific recommendations by the 9/11 Commission to build a country that is stronger, safer and more resilient.

Diebold to Provide Situational Awareness Platform System for World Trade Center Site

Exercising its large-scale security integration capabilities, Diebold, Inc. is managing the installation, integration and maintenance of a complex security software system for the new World Trade Center (WTC) site in New York City.

TSA: New Scanner Software Provides More Generic Outline of Passengers

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole recently announced that TSA will begin installing new software on TSA’s millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines -- making upgrades designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images.

USCIS Wins International Innovation Award for Its U.S. Green Card Manufactured By HID Global

HID Global announced that the U.S. Permanent Resident (“Green”) Card manufactured under its LaserCard brand has won the ACT Canada “International Innovation Award” for identity management.

United States and India Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

The United States and India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote closer cooperation and the timely exchange of information between the organizations of their respective governments responsible for cybersecurity.

Terror Attacks Underscore Need for Cohesion, Deeper Strategic Ties

A provocative series of deadly blasts in Mumbai, occurring just days prior to the arrival in India of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, underscore the urgency to share technology, intelligence, as well as to resolve the war on terror, says USIBC.

Experts Respond to Defense Department Cyber Strategy

The U.S. Department of Defense recently unveiled declassified portions of its long-awaited strategy for handling cyberattacks, declaring publicly for the first time that it would treat cyberspace -- just as land, sea, and air -- as an "operational domain."

Crystals Detect Threats to National Security

Using a crystal ball to protect homeland security might seem far-fetched, but researchers at Wake Forest University and Fisk University have partnered to develop crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats, radioactive material or chemical bombs more accurately and affordably.



Report: Cloud Computing Worth More Than $82 Billion by 2016

Visiongain's latest report entitled "Cloud:Moving into the Realm of an Essential IT Strategy," examines the fast-growing cloud services market.

A Dosimeter That Could Save Your Life and It Fits in Your Wallet

No matter how many plastic cards currently crowd your wallet, one day you may wish to make room for one more.

Vector Security Names First Falcone Scholarship Winner

Scholarship recipient Janeen Bligen from City of Poughkeepsie High School is headed to Cazenovia College to pursue a criminal justice degree.

Senior Administration Officials Release Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently joined National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin, DHS Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement Director Grayling Williams, and other public health and safety officials to release the 2011 National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy—a key component of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented efforts to enhance security along the Southwest border.

Toronto Pearson International Airport Increases Security and Reduces Costs with T-DARR

Security managers at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada are poised to benefit from a reduction in operating costs with the July 1, 2011 deployment of the recently constructed tailgate prevention system featuring T-DARR stereo vision technology developed by Newton Security Inc.

Multi Layer Secure Columbus

Multi-Layers Secure Columbus

Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) oversees the operations of Port Columbus International Airport, Ohio, which manages commercial service flights; Rickenbacker International Airport, which handles cargo and passenger charter flights; and Bolton Field, a corporate and general aviation airport.

Stanley Black & Decker Announces Offer to Acquire Niscayah

Stanley Black & Decker recently announced that it has made an offer to acquire all of the outstanding common stock and warrants of Niscayah, a commercial security and monitoring company specializing in electronic security services and solutions based in Stockholm, Sweden, for SEK18.00 per share in cash.

Travelers Will Pay for Airport Security Experience

A new survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, shows significant majorities of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted traveler program.

A Conversation with Frank Pisciotta

Frank Pisciotta is the president of Business Protection Specialists Inc., a security consulting firm that works in a number of different verticals, including chemical security. We sat down with him to find out the on-the-ground view of CFATS compliance.

Second Bipartisan Chemical Security Bill Clears House Committee

Just weeks after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a seven-year extension of the current chemical security standards, the House Homeland Security Committee recently followed suit, approving H.R. 901 by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5.

Ameristar Receives SAFETY Act Certification from DHS

Ameristar Fence Products announced recently that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has Designated and Certified the company’s Impasse High Security Pale Fence and Stalwart Anti-Ram Pas¬sive Cable Barrier systems under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act).

Rogers Centre, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays, Deploys Avigilon Surveillance Technology

Avigilon recently announced that Rogers Centre, a 50,000 seat capacity multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue and home to the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Canada, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to assist in maintaining a safe, comfortable, and entertaining spectator experience.

  • The Power of the Open Platform The Power of the Open Platform

    In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.

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