The Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s office (HSCO) in Tampa, Fla., is a full-service law enforcement agency comprising more than 3,400 employees. Leadership and officers value integrity, professionalism and community-oriented policing as the top priorities of agency operations. Today, HCSO, led by Sheriff David Gee, is one of fewer than 20 public safety agencies in the nation to attain law enforcement, jail and medical accreditation.
- By Lee Caswell
- Mar 01, 2011
For many years now, the promise of biometrics has not been fully realized. This is, in large part, because performance in the lab is not representative of performance in the field. That’s the reason major programs for Citizen ID and others have never really been fulfilled.
- By Phil Scarfo
- Mar 01, 2011
When border security comes to mind, people typically think of long lines at border crossing stations, fence lines, and the reported apprehension of illegal immigrants. Although those quintesssential images accurately depict daily life at the border, they certainly don’t tell the whole story.
- By Jake Lahmann
- Mar 01, 2011
FLIR Systems Inc. has teamed with Sonardyne International Ltd. on a multi-million dollar project in the United Arab Emirates. The companies, with FLIR as the project leader, will provide a commercial, off-the shelf, integrated perimeter and coastal protection solution for a key coastal facility.
Donovan will be responsible for handling day-to-day security operations, which includes both passenger and baggage screening at OKC.
Someday, that potted palm in your living room might go from green to white, alerting you to a variety of nasty contaminants in the air, perhaps even explosives. The stuff of science fiction you say? Not so, says a Colorado State University biologist.
Chemical releases, suicide bombers, air and subsurface threats: the U.S. Secret Service needs to be prepared to handle these real-life incidents. Training to respond to such incidents, however, has been more theoretical than practical. Now, with help from the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), the Secret Service is giving training scenarios a high-tech edge: moving from static tabletop models to virtual kiosks with gaming technology and 3D modeling.
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. Recently announced three orders totaling $4.1 million for homeland security projects in Asia and Latin America.
At the Border Security Expo, SightLogix will highlight the Video Security Trailer (VST), a self-contained, rapidly deployable perimeter security solution for temporary or long-term surveillance that is applicable to border security applications.
Cisco has selected MorphoTrack (Safran group) as an ecosystem provider, making the company’s MorphoAccess biometric readers available as an integral component of Cisco’s IP-based access control system.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, in a statement submitted recently to a key House Homeland Security Subcommittee, called for swift congressional action to pass a three-to-five year authorization of current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards that expire March 4.
Earlier this year President Barack Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act designed to help strengthen the ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall food products and require food manufacturers and suppliers to develop written plans to assure the safety of their products and ingredients.
Security Industry Association officials are welcoming the federal government’s move toward full implementation of the secure ID cards envisioned by a 2004 presidential directive.
ADT Security Services announced recently that the state of New Jersey has joined a four-year cooperative procurement agreement with the National Joint Powers Alliance, serviced by ADT, which will allow state and municipal agencies, school districts and public colleges and universities to satisfy competitive bid requirements to directly purchase security services and equipment from ADT.
Salient Stills, provider of video forensics and image enhancement, recently announced the Fall River Police Department, along with four other local police departments in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has purchased a VideoFOCUS Pro subscription.
American Science and Engineering Inc. recently announced a research and development contract award under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Small Business Innovative Research program to design and build a prototype to screen general aviation aircraft.
CNL, a provider of PSIM software, recently announced IPSecurityCenter has been selected to protect the Cleveland Water Department.
Codebench Inc., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication software, has integrated its PIVCheck Plus software with the Pinnacle access control software from Sielox, offering federal agencies and other organizations a fully compliant HSPD-12 solution.
NC4 Inc. recently announced that four command operation centers, including the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management and the City of Dallas Police Department Fusion Center will be using NC4 technologies to heighten situational awareness around the Super Bowl, and protect the region during some 300 Super Bowl events leading up to the game.
SAIC will provide IT services in support of network-centric operations under the NETCENTS-2 Enterprise Integration and Services Management contract.