Homeland Security


Chemical Security Through Streamlined System Communication

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.

Jolly and MK Data Services Partner to Check Visitors' Backgrounds

By integrating with denied parties screening, Lobby Track is helping to ensure that its users comply with federal and international rules.

Colorado Water Treatment Plant Uses Vivotek Technology

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.

Survey: Less Than A Third Of Travelers Disapprove Of Full-Body Scanners

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.

Incoming House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Takes Aim at IST

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.

Kraeuter Joins DHS Water Sector Coordinating Council

The Water Research Foundation nominated Kraeuter, who works at Artesian Resources Corporation, to the council.

DHS Announces Expansion Of See Something, Say Something Campaign

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 Propose New Way of Detecting Concealed Radioactive Material

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 Announces Increased Cargo Security Measures

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano outlines increased security measures taken after the thwarted terrorist attempts to being down cargo planes.

White Named Chair of ABCHS, Delivers Retail Advisory on LP Professionals' Role

The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security is committed to providing the highest quality certification, training and continuing education in homeland security.

Two Airline Union Presidents Tell Pilots to Steer Clear of Body Scanners

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.”

North Carolina Police Department Continues Roll Out Of Brivo Access Control Technology

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.

Mass Transit Gets Real

The Mumbai Metro is deploying a realtime, mobile wireless video surveillance network, the first transit agency in India to do so. The network will broadcast text messages and provide onboard video surveillance to passenger information displays.

Augmenting Reality

Collaboration is an essential feature of all office environments. However, what happens when your office is not in a cubicle, but rather in an emergency operations center that sprung up amidst the tremendous devastation of a hurricane, tsunami or battlefield? What tools do you need when your decisions are guided not by the eight-hour workday but by the minutes or seconds that remain before your team is to be deployed?

DHS Announces Increased Security Precautions

DHS released a statement Friday regarding increased security measures due to the explosive devices found on cargo planes.

L-3 Awarded TSA Contract For Technology To Screen Passenger Carry-On Items At Checkpoints

L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $325 million by the Transportation Security Administration to supply next-generation Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray systems to screen carry-on baggage at security checkpoints.

Survey: Majority Of Americans Support Internet ‘Kill Switch’ As National Security Remains Top Overall Concern

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corp.

Unisys to Help Secure US Borders Under Integration Project

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract, worth up to an estimated $129 million, builds upon successful Unisys work on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Dallas Police Department Uses Wireless Video Surveillance Network To Help Reduce Crime

In addition to serving as host city for ASIS 2010, Dallas also provides a great testament to how security technologies can help law enforcement improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness. A wireless surveillance system in Dallas watches over various parts of the ASIS host city, supplying the Dallas Police Department real-time video from many areas throughout throughout the city.

CFATS Professionals: Slow-Moving Approval Process No Reason To Rest

Three professionals who help chemical facilities meet security responsibilities note that facility officials need to ensure that they can deliver on their site plan promises.

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