Homeland Security


Research Group Says Suicide Terrorism On The Rise

The frequency of suicide terrorism has increased in recent years, with more than 90 percent of all suicide attacks from 1970-2008 occurring between 2000 and 2008.

DHS Announces New National Terrorism Advisory System

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will discontinue the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System in favor of a new system, the National Terrorism Advisory System.

California City Uses IP Video To Help Successfully Tackle Crime

IP video surveillance technology developed by IndigoVision and Leverage Information Systems is behind an amazing security and public safety transformation in the City of Lynwood, Calif.

Tailor-Made Enzymes Protect Against Nerve Gas

Protection against nerve gas attack is a significant component of the defense system of many countries around the world. Nerve gases are used by armies and terrorist organizations, and constitute a threat to both the military and civilian populations, but existing drug solutions against them have limited efficiency.

New Disaster Preparedness Tool From DHS Calculates Casualty Estimates

In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured.

Nuclear Power Plant

AlertEnterprise Debuts Cybersecurity Compliance Solution for Nuclear Industry

The solution is the industry’s first integrated NEI 08-09 cybersecurity and compliance solution designed to analyze risks across IT, physical access and process control systems.

QinetiQ North America Appoints Bill Goss as Chief Financial Officer

Gross has served as chief financial officer of QinetiQ North America's Systems Engineering group since October 2006, where he had responsibility for the group's accounting, finance, contracts, facilities and IT activities.

Researchers Develop Laser-Based Source Of Terahertz Radiation With Possible Security Applications

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. The technology might be useful in applications such as detecting trace gases or imaging weapons in security screening.



Andes Water Crisis Posing Challenge for U.S. Security

U.S. officials worry Peru could quickly become a case study in how climate change could destabilize a strategically important region, and emerge as a national security threat to Americans thousands of miles away.

West Virginia County Adds MOBOTIX Technology To Surveillance Network

MOBOTIX recently announced an extensive installation agreement with Berkeley County, W. Va., in which the company will be integrating a highly advanced surveillance infrastructure across multiple municipal buildings and complexes.

North Central Texas Fusion Center To Expand Capabilities With i2's COPLINK

The North Central Texas Fusion Center (NCTFC) has awarded a contract to i2, a provider of intelligence and investigation software, to facilitate secure information sharing between the 60-plus contributing law enforcement and public safety organizations in the North Texas region, including Allen, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, through its COPLINK software.

Intrado, ShotSpotter Join Forces To Provide Real-Time Violent Crime Information

Gunfire rings out on a city street. Within seconds, a 9-1-1 Center knows the exact location of the gunfire, how many rounds were fired, and that a shootout is in progress: minutes before the first emergency call, if any, is placed to 9-1-1.

DHS Cancels Electronic Border Surveillance System

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the results of a year-long reassessment of the controversial SBInet electronic border surveillance system program.

HID Global RFID Module To Be Used In Border Control Identity-Checking System

HID Global recently announced that its RFID reader module has been chosen by DESKO for its Personal Identification Mini Dock (PIMD) identity-checking system.

Americans Predict Major Terrorist Attack On United States In Next Decade

A new Harris Poll measures how many people expect various events will happen in the next decade, in the next 50 years and in the rest of the 21st century. A major terrorist attack on the U.S.is seen by a majority (54 percent) as likely to happen in the next 10 years.

Poll: Large Majority Believe Releases By WikiLeaks Should Be Illegal

A new BBC World News America/Harris Poll finds that Americans are divided, with no consensus, as to how much freedom the media should have to publish confidential government documents.

Balancing Safety and Privacy

For local governments and its citizens the term “surveillance dilemma” may not be considerably well-defined or eminent. The concept, however, certainly is. It has always been implied. Ever since technology afforded government with the opportunity to remotely monitor their communities, a struggle to balance the inherent public safety benefits of security cameras without eroding privacy has persisted through all conversations.

Morpho Detection Receives Fourth TSA Order for Trace Explosives Detection System

Morpho Detection Inc. announced the fourth delivery order of Itemiser DX to the TSA of more than 1,200 additional Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection systems.

Texas City Standardizes IP Surveillance With IQinVision Technology

IQinVision recently announced that the City of North Richland Hills in Texas has standardized on IP surveillance technology using IQeye HD megapixel cameras equipped with IQ Vcam virtual camera technology and LENSEC video management software.

  • 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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