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.
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.
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.
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.
Lynn Dugle will participate in Intelligence and National Security Alliance discussions on safeguarding the United States.
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.
The American Federation of Government Employees -- the union for TSA workers across the country -- has heard from its Transportation Security Officer members that while most passengers are understanding of the new TSA security procedures and recognize that TSOs are not the ones who created those procedures, there have been a few instances where passengers have become angry, belligerent and even physical with TSOs.
Oberthur Technologies has been selected to provide its ID-One PIV smart card to members of CLEAR, Alclear LLC's Trusted Traveler program.
Since 2007, chemical facilities across the country have been regulated by federal rules developed by the Department of Homeland Security. Although the value of these regulations is debated, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this year unanimously approved bipartisan legislation offered by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that government officials say is critical to securing chemical facilities across the country.
- By Peter Jankowski
- Nov 19, 2010
By integrating with denied parties screening, Lobby Track is helping to ensure that its users comply with federal and international rules.
When one pictures Colorado, the majestic Rockies and clean, pristine wilderness come to mind. Even so, water needs to be treated for human consumption, and Montezuma Water Company (MWC), located in an unincorporated area near the town of Dolores, Colorado, is a privately-owned water treatment plant that provides clean, safe drinking water to local residents in the unincorporated areas of Montezuma County.
Passenger John Tyner’s recent refusal to undergo x-ray scanning at airport security has led to 80,000 hits on Youtube and sparked huge debate over screening procedures. However, a skyscanner.com survey of international travelers found that less than a third of passengers disapproved of the scanners.
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., reportedly promised to remove any requirement that CFATS-covered facilities use inherently safer technologies once he becomes chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in January.
The Water Research Foundation nominated Kraeuter, who works at Artesian Resources Corporation, to the council.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole recently announced the expansion of the nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign in the National Capital Region and to the nation's hotel and lodging industry -- raising public awareness and strengthening security in America's tourism and travel industry in anticipation of the busy holiday travel season.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have proposed a scheme for detecting a concealed source of radioactive material without searching containers one by one.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano outlines increased security measures taken after the thwarted terrorist attempts to being down cargo planes.
The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security is committed to providing the highest quality certification, training and continuing education in homeland security.
Mike Cleary, president of U.S. Airline Pilots Association, recently wrote a letter to members saying that TSA has not provided “credible specifications for radiation emitted by the machines.”
Brivo Systems LLC recently announced that the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department (RPD) continues to expand the deployment of its Brivo ACS WebService at a growing number of police substations and other locations. ASG Security is the integrator on this ongoing project.