Homeland Security


Kevin Donovan Named Federal Security Director for Will Rogers World Airport

Donovan will be responsible for handling day-to-day security operations, which includes both passenger and baggage screening at OKC.

Researchers Creating Plants That React To Environmental Pollutants, Explosives

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.

U.S. Secret Service Uses Gaming Technology, 3D Modeling To Train For Incidents

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 Protects Homeland Security Sites In Asia, Latin America

Magal Security Systems, Ltd. Recently announced three orders totaling $4.1 million for homeland security projects in Asia and Latin America.

SightLogix Highlights Video Security Trailer at the Border Security Expo

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 Makes MorphoTrack an Ecosystem Provider

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.

SOCMA Renews Call For Long-Term Authorization Of Chemical Security Standards

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.

ADT Announces Expansion Of Food Defense Strategy

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 Applauds Movement On HSPD-12

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 Awarded Contract By State Of New Jersey

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.

Police Departments Adopt Salient Stills Technology

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.

AS&E To Develop General Aviation Aircraft Z Backscatter Screening System

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.

Cleveland Water Department Deploys IPSecurityCenter Technology

CNL, a provider of PSIM software, recently announced IPSecurityCenter has been selected to protect the Cleveland Water Department.

Codebench Integrates With Sielox's Pinnacle Software

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.

City Of Dallas Using NC4 Technology Around Super Bowl

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.

U.S. Air Force Awards Contract to SAIC to Support Network-Centric Operations

SAIC will provide IT services in support of network-centric operations under the NETCENTS-2 Enterprise Integration and Services Management contract.

SAIC Wins Contract to Provide Security and Force Protection Services to Department of Defense

Under the contract, SAIC will develop, procure, install and maintain electronic security systems and automated control systems as required, helping meet physical security and force protection requirements.

Unisys Federal Systems Appoints New Leaders for Civilian Agencies, Homeland Security and Sales

Unisys Corporation announced two new appointments to the Unisys Federal Systems leadership team, as well as new roles for three members of the organization's existing senior management team.

Lumidigm and Verimetrics Collaborate on Biometrics-Based Single Sign-On Solutions

Lumidigm has announced that Verimetrics has selected Lumidigm’s Mercury and Venus fingerprint readers as its preferred biometric platforms for SmartProfile deployments in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, emergency response vehicles and retail stores.

DHS Announces "If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign At Super Bowl XLV

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently joined NFL Vice President of Security Milt Ahlerich and Arlington, Texas Chief of Police Theron Bowman to announce a new partnership to bring the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign to Super Bowl XLV.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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